Sports Briefs

Sports Briefs
Devils not bothered
in pair of Hall wins

South Fulton bounced back from a pair of season-opening losses to beat Bruceton in a second Hall of Champions doubleheader Friday night.
The Devilettes won 54-14 and the Redmen 71-45.
The SF girls were never challenged, ahead 16-3 after one quarter and 38-8 at the half. The difference was 49-10 at the end of three periods.
Taleeah Cross had 18 points and five rebounds, and Laken Haley scored 11 points and grabbed five steals to lead SF.
Savannah Larson had eight points and five rebounds, and Haeven Sisson pitched in six points for the Devilettes.
On the boys’ side, South Fulton led 25-17 after one, then used an 18-5 burst in the fourth quarter to salt the outcome away the outcome.
Tavarius James scored 23 points to pace the Devils, while Jordan Davis and Kyle Clouse both had seven rebounds. Harrison Hawks dished out six assists.
South Fulton hosts Obion Central on Tuesday night.

Cougars drop pair
at Lake County

Lake County took a pair of games from visiting Hillcrest in junior high basketball action Friday night, winning 41-26 in girls’ play and 53-12 in the boys’ contest.
Courtney Heuck scored 16 points for the Lady Cougars, who trailed just 8-4 after one quarter and 22-15 at the half. LC outscored Hillcrest 13-1 in the third period.
Jonathan Dobson and Hunter Brown both had three points for the Hillcrest boys. LC put it away early, outscoring the Cougars 21-2 in the first period and 19-0 in the second.
Both Hillcrest teams fall to 1-5 and host Lake Road tonight.

UTM ends season
with loss at EKU

Eastern Kentucky took advantage of two turnovers in the final 1:30 of the game to claim a 23-16 victory over the University of Tennessee at Martin.
The Skyhawks finish the season with a 5-6 overall record and a 4-4 Ohio Valley Conference worksheet.
UTM managed to tie the game at 16-all after trailing 13-0 with 13:40 to play in the second quarter, but Eastern Kentucky scored the go-ahead touchdown with 1:08 to play when Matt Denham scored on a 7-yard run. Luke Pray added the PAT.
Derek Carr threw two TD passes but also had two intyerceptions for the Skyhawks.
Published in The Messenger 11.21.11

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