Weekend tough on SF squads

Weekend tough on SF squads
South Fulton had a tough weekend by all accounts.
The SF basketball squads claimed just one victory in four tries  — an unsatisfying 72-38 rout of Halls in girls’ action — in the span of 48 hours on Friday and Saturday.
The Devilettes dug themselves a 23-5 hole in the first quarter on Saturday at No. 2 Lake County and ultimately fell 60-44.
Meanwhile, the SF boys dropped two District 14A contests, falling to Halls 65-58 on Friday and losing to LC 58-46 on Saturday.
South Fulton returns to the hardwood at home Tuesday against Humboldt.
Lake Co. sweeps SF
The South Fulton girls (12-9, 6-6 in 14A) battled back to within single digits with three periods complete, but the Lady Falcons bested SF 11-6 in the final canto to preserve the triumph.
Taleeah Cross was SF’s stat leader with 15 points, nine rebounds and three assists.
Laken Haley also had a double-digit night in the scoring department with 13 points and three steals, while Ka-Lon Martin was just short of a double-double with nine points and eight rebounds.
 “You can’t just play offense and expect to win,”   Devilettes’ coach Curt Lee said.  “Against good teams, we need to play defense. We’ve got some players right now that just play one or the other.
“Until we can get some balance and play on both sides of the basketball we’re going to be inconsistent.”
In the nightcap, the Red Devils (9-13, 3-9) trailed by just seven at the end of a half, but LC bested the locals 17-6 in the third quarter to create an 18-point cushion after three periods.
 “I thought we played pretty good in the first quarter and the second quarter wasn’t bad,”   SF boys’ coach Wes Miller said. “What really killed us was in the third quarter when we missed four to eight shots that we should have made from within 10 feet.”  
Jordan Davis led South Fulton in scoring with 13 points, while Harrison Hawks swished the nylons on a trio of trifectas and finished with nine. Montre Lewis had the most diversified statistical offering for SF with eight tallies, six assists and four steals.
Split with Halls
The Lady Tigers were close after one quarter with SF up by a slim 18-16 margin.
The Devilettes did as expected from that point on, outscoring Halls 55-22 the rest of the way.
Cross was atop the scoring summary with 23 points. Martin totaled 21 points and six rebounds, while Haley had a double-double (12 points and 10 boards).
 “We’re not going to be very good until our best players start to work the hardest (for a whole game),” said Lee, who was disappointed despite the triumph.
Lewis was the lone Red Devil to finish in twin figures on Friday at the Tigers’ gym with 18 points.
Next in line for SF was usual leading scorer Davis, who was limited to nine markers. Freshman KeShawn McManus was a bucket shy of double digits with eight points.
Tevaris James pulled down nine rebounds for the Redmen, while Davis had five boards and three steals.
 “We were flat for 2 1/2 quarters and then decided in the fourth that we wanted to play,” Red Devil coach Wes Miller said.

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