|Messenger Sports Briefs for February 23 |
|Posted: Wednesday, February 23, 2011 4:50 pm |
Late Lexington 3
sets up OC-Bolivar
Lexington’s Niya Sparks made Obion Central’s postseason road a little rougher.
Sparks sank a last-second 3-pointer to give her team an exciting 62-61 triumph over Bolivar in the District 14AA Tournament consolation game.
As a result, the Lady Rebels will host Bolivar in the Region 7AA Tournament quarterfinals on Friday.
The Lady Tigers, who were ranked in the Associated Press’ Top 10 earlier this season, enter the contest with a 19-8 worksheet. Lexington, which goes to Gibson County on Friday, is 12-15 on the current campaign.
Representatives from all the teams in the 7AA tourney met this morning.
A complete bracket will be in Thursday’s edition of The Messenger.
LC start in running
for Miss Basketball
Lake County girls’ standout T.T. Flowers is a finalist for Class 1A’s Miss Basketball Award.
Flowers, who led the Lady Falcons to the No. 1 ranking in the final Associated Press poll and both the regular season and tournament championships in District 14A, is the first player in LCHS hoops history to be named a finalist for the prestigious honor.
She’s averaged 15 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.3 assists for Lake County, which has a 28-3 record heading into regional tournament play.
Her individual statistics would, no doubt, be better if she had not been limited to less than a quarter’s worth of playing time in five Lady Falcon blowout victories vs. overmatched opponents.
Flowers was also District 14A’s most valuable player
Rural West Tennessee was also represented on the finalist for Mr./Miss Basketball by Liberty’s Kendall Anthony (2A) and USJ’s John Ross Glover.
Anthony, who’s bound for Richmond, averages 28.3 ppg for the top-ranked Crusaders, while Glover scores at a 26 ppg clip for the Bruins.