Lady Generals, Ridgemont boys winners

Lady Generals, Ridgemont boys winners
Lake Road and Ridgemont split a pair of middle school basketball games on Thursday night, the Lady Generals winning the opener 45-17, before R’mont’s boys captured a close 37-34 decision in the nightcap.
The LR girls jumped out to a 17-6 first-quarter lead, then doubled that advantage at halftime (28-6) by outscoring Ridgemont 11-0 in the second period.
In the second game, Ridgemont held a slim one-point edge (16-15) at intermission and was up 31-27 after three.
Elsewhere locally on Thursday, Hillcrest swept Black Oak, winning 27-22 and 46-34, while South Fulton took a pair from Fulton City, winning the girls’ game 41-25 and the boys’ 43-13.
The following is a recap of those highlights reported to The Messenger.
LR, R’mont go 1-1
Avery Partin led Lake Road (2-0) with 12 points, while teammate Hannah Cavness accounted for a double-double with 10 markers and 10 rebounds.
Anna Logan was a playmaker with seven assists.
Landry Webster had five points and four rebounds for Ridgemont, while Samantha Davis pitched in four points.
The Lady Mustangs fell to 1-3.
Both Noah Cooper and Emanuel Morgan had outstanding rebounding nights for Ridgemont in the boys’ game, hauling down 21 and 18 caroms, respectively. Morgan also had eight points, second only to Nathan King (11) for the winners.
The Mustangs squared their record at 2-2.
Brett Jackson and Seth Clouse posted solid all-around games for Lake Road (1-1), Jackson with 15 points and 13 rebounds, while Clouse had 10 and 12. Houston Snead was just a point shy of double-figures in scoring with nine.
Lake Road hosts Hillcrest on Monday, while Ridgemont also plays Hillcrest at home in its next game, on Thursday.
LR will play at South Fulton on Thursday in an early-season showdown of unbeaten girls teams.
H’crest sweeps BO
Nellina Wooten had nine points and JennaLea Green eight for the Black Oak girls in Game 1.
The Lady Eagles trailed 10-9 at the half and 16-13 after three.
Courtney Heuck had 16 points for the Cougar girls and McKinleigh Bell put in five.
In the nightcap, Hillcrest outscored BO 10-3 in the fourth quarter to pull away.
Cain Aaron posted a monster game with 25 points and nine rebounds to pace H’crest, while teammate Walker Miller pitched in with 10 markers.
Zac Jones had eight points and Drake McGuire and Hayden Davis tallied seven apiece for the Eagles.
Both Hillcrest teams are now 1-1, while the Black Oak squads are now 0-2 on the young season.
BO’s next game is at Northview on Tuesday. Hillcrest will play at Lake Road on Monday.
Black Oak will also be in action against another Dyer County school on Thursday, playing host to Three Oaks. Hillcrest will play a second time next week when it is at home to meet Ridgemont for a pair of games.
SF sweeps rival
The Devilettes remained unbeaten after four games, pulling away in the second half in which they outscored Fulton 20-9.
SF actually trailed 9-8 after one quarter, but had eased ahead 21-16 by halftime.
Taylor Rogers had 17 points and 10 steals for the victors, while Cassidy Ruddle continued her string of double-doubles with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Rogers also had five rebounds.
Each of the Devilettes’ four victories this season have come via double digits.
The South Fulton boys jumped on the Bulldogs early, racing to a 22-7 intermission advantage on their way to their third win in four games.
Gevin Courtney had nine points, Chan Malray and Chris Morris eight each, and Jyriq Jones six steals for the Redmen. Zaccius Mays helped out with seven rebounds.
The Red Devils were up 10-5 after one period and then held Fulton to just two points in the game’s second six-minute canto.
The two schools meet again Monday night at Fulton. SF will then play host to Union City in another rematch of an earlier meeting on Tuesday night.
In that first meeting, both the South Fulton girls and Union City boys claimed convincing double-digit victories.
UC’s two teams will participate in the annual West Tennessee Athletic Conference Jamboree on Monday night. Both Tornado squads will face Lake County in the exhibition-type matchup that will not count in the records.
Published in The Messenger 11.4.11

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