Devilettes avenge lone loss in opener of H’crest sweep

Devilettes avenge lone loss in opener of H’crest sweep
Devilettes avenge lone loss in opener of H’crest sweep
The South Fulton girls avenged the lone blemish on their season’s worksheet on Thursday evening.
The Devilettes, who now sport a 13-1 record, defeated Hillcrest 35-24 in Troy.
The Lady Cougars had defeated SF (24-19) prior to Christmas break.
In the nightcap, South Fulton made it a sweep, besting H’crest 34-26.
Other junior high action on Thursday evening had Lake Road twice a victor against Black Oak.
The Lady Generals edged the reigning Obion County School System champions by a 29-26 margin, while the LR boys prevailed 31-11 in the second game.
The Union City boys improved to 14-0 on the season after a 44-26 victory over the Falcons. The Lady Twisters, minus head coach Lisa Williams (in the hospital due to sickness), fell 38-11.
It is expected that Williams, according to her husband Bobby, will be released from the hospital this afternoon.
Ridgemont also split a twinbill on Thursday. The Lady Mustangs bested Paris Inman 34-27. Meanwhile, the R’mont boys lost the nightcap by a 54-35 count to the Bulldogs.
SF sweeps Hillcrest
South Fulton led by as many as 14 points in the second half, but the Lady Cougars made things interesting with a 9-0 run to start the fourth quarter.
However, SF’s Kristin Crocker — who finished with a game-high 12 markers — bottomed a 3-pointer with two minutes left to take the wind out of H’crest’s sail.
Aside from Crocker, Carmen Hutchins and Maddie Kate Coffey each had five points for South Fulton.
Hillcrest (7-4) had Karen Fluty with 10 points, while Morgan Jones totaled seven and Rachel Jones added five.
In the nightcap, Cory Pinion and Hunter Wade keyed the Red Devils’ efforts with 11 and 10 points, respectively.
Pinion brought down seven rebounds, while Mason Pullen offered six tallies and grabbed four caroms for the Redmen (6-8).
The Cougars (2-9) had Jeremy Underwood with seven points, Cain Aaron with six and Bryce Warner with five.
Hillcrest hosts Black Oak on Monday. SF travels to Ridgemont the same evening.
Lake Road wins twice
General Blake Berner outscored Black Oak on his own, totaling 17 points and five rebounds.
Additionally, Kyler Page had eight points for Lake Road (7-4).
Eagle Lane Baker paced his team with seven markers and six rebounds.
In the girls’ game, LR’s Hannah Cavness turned in a diverse outing that included nine points, seven rebounds and five steals. Teammate Anna Logan also had a full stat sheet for the Lady Generals (4-7) that included a little bit of everything with eight markers, six rebounds and four steals.
Lake Road’s Tia Parks also was noteworthy with nine points.
On the other bench, Black Oak’s Dianna Flippen had a double-double (14 points and 14 rebounds), while Kelsey Pollock added seven points.
Lake Road goes to Martin on Monday.
UC splits at Lake Co.
Marcus Deberry drained six 3-pointers and totaled 20 points as the Twisters defeated LC.
Donte Simpson also hit in twin figures for Union City (11-0 in West Tennessee Athletic Conference play) with 10 points and nine rebounds, while Malik Stockdale was stuck on the No. 7 with that number of tallies and boards.
In the girls’ game, Lake County — the defending TMSAA West Sectional champion — was ahead 16-2 at halftime.
Chelsea Williams led the Lady Twisters (6-8, 5-6) with three points and five rebounds.
UC closes out its regular season on Monday at home against Northview.
R’mont girls prevail
Nicole Whitson bottomed four 3-pointers and totaled 15 points for the victorious Lady Mustangs (8-6).
Stella Preuett was also key for the winning team with nine points.
In the nightcap, Kaleb Byars offered 12 points and eight rebounds for Ridgemont (9-5), while Hayden Cary pitched in eight markers.

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