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Devilettes, Twister boys make bold early statements

Devilettes, Twister boys make bold early statements
The South Fulton girls are on the fast track to a good season.
The Union City boys got out of the blocks quickly, too, on Tuesday.
The Devilettes and Tornadoes both posted convincing wins in an early-season middle school basketball twinbill on Tuesday, SF winning the girls’ game 49-30 and the UC boys triumphing 49-16.
South Fulton is now 3-0 in girls’ play, while the contest was the opener for the Tornado clubs.
In other results from Tuesday, Lake Road took a pair from Black Oak, winning the girls’ game 41-15 and the boys’ game 35-28, while Ridgemont fell short to Greenfield in two games, 31-28 in the opener and 41-27 in Game 2.
The following is a recap of those games reported to The Messenger.
SF girls, UC boys big
The Devilettes were up 30-12 at halftime and 45-18 after three in cruising to their third double-digit triumph in as many outings.
Taylor Rogers hit for a game-high 18 points and was one of three South Fulton players in twin figures.
Aalia Bivens had 11 markers, while Cassidy Ruddle posted another double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.
Chyna Hyde led Union City with 13 points.
The Twister boys allowed just one point in the first quarter and the Red Devils to score none in the fourth. UC held a commanding 32-7 lead at halftime.
Willaevion Burton had 14 points and 11 rebounds to pace the Tornadoes.
Joe Wiggins pitched in with 13 markers.
Chris Morris topped SF (2-1) with five points.
South Fulton plays Fulton City on Thursday, while UC will participate in the Humboldt Jamboree vs. Lake County on Monday.
The two Obion County entries have a rematch scheduled for next Tuesday at SF.
LR sweeps Eagle teams
Both Lake Road teams jumped out to big early leads in winning their season openers.
The Lady Generals led 19-2 after one and 28-3 at halftime, while the LR boys were up 14-3 with one quarter in the books.
Macy Horner had nine points, Avery Partin eight, and both Hannah Cavness and Bryleigh Jennings totaled six markers for Lake Road in the opener. Nellina Wooten scored seven for Black Oak, while Jasmine Boyd had four points.
In the nightcap, the Generals got 10 points, six rebounds and five steals from Brett Jackson, and six points and a game-best 12 boards from Seth Clouse to record a win in their first outing.
Drake McGuire matched Jackson’s point total for Black Oak, with Zac Jones totaling seven markers.
Both schools are back in action on Thursday, Lake Road at Ridgemont, and Black Oak visiting Hillcrest.
R’mont drops pair
The Mustangs were close in both games, but saw both their records fall to 1-2.
The girls were down just 23-22 heading into the fourth quarter, but could manage just six points down the stretch.
Kirstlen Petrie had 10 points and nine rebounds to pace Ridgemont. Landry Webster just missed double figures with nine points, but did have 11 caroms.
In the boys’ game, Ridgemont was down just a single point (21-20) after three periods, but were outscored 20-7 in the final six minutes.
Emanuel Morgan (14) and Noah Cooper (13) each were terrors in the rebounding department for the Mustangs and finished with eight and six points, respectively.
Ridgemont hosts Lake Road in its next games on Thursday.
Published in The Messenger 11.2.11

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