LR girls feast on post-holiday opponent

LR girls feast on post-holiday opponent
The Thanksgiving break did nothing to slow down the Lake Road girls.
The Lady Generals remained Obion County’s lone unbeaten middle school basketball team on Monday night, routing Hickman County 32-10.
LR is now 7-0.
The General boys’ team made it 2-for-2 in the nightcap with a 33-23 triumph.
In other games involving local teams reported to The Messenger, Ridgemont split two games at Gibson County, the boys winning 43-28 after the girls dropped a 44-37 decision, and South Fulton lost a pair at Martin, 37-21 and 52-28.
Hillcrest beat Black Oak twice, 29-17 in the girls’ game and 37-15 in the boys’.
The following is a recap of Monday’s games.
Generals sweep
Lake Road jumped out to a 14-0 first-quarter lead and never looked back in keeping its record unblemished.
It was 20-4 at the half and 28-6 after three periods.
Hannah Cavness scored a game-high nine points for LR with Parker Albright adding seven and Macy Horner five.
The nightcap saw the Generals erase a slim halftime deficit (13-11) to improve to 4-3 as they outscored the Kentucky visitors 22-10 over the final two quarters.
Brett Jackson had eight points and six rebounds, Brennan Whaley contributed seven points and three assists and Seth Clouse totaled six points and eight caroms for the winners.
Lake Road hosts Fulton City in its next games on Thursday.
R’mont squares mark
The Mustang boys evened their record at 5-5 by winning the nightcap.
Cameron Flowers and Klayton Hagan had nine points each to lead a balanced Ridgemont attack.
Noah Cooper and Nathan King tallied six points apiece for the victors, who led 12-7 after one and 27-14 at the intermission before cruising in the second half.
GC led at every turn in the girls’ game, by seven (23-16) at the half and 32-23 after three periods.
Landry Webster led Ridgemont (3-7) with 18 points and 11 rebounds, while both Samantha Davis and Keaton Cooper finished with five points apiece.
Ridgemont hosts Hillcrest on Thursday.
SF drops pair
The Devilettes scored just six points in the second half and lost for just the second time in 11 games.
Aalia Bivens scored eight points and Taylor Rogers seven for SF. Rogers also had five rebounds.
South Fulton was down just 19-15 at the half.
The story wasn’t good in the boys’ game either as Martin overwhelmed the now 5-6 Redmen from the get-go.
It was 13-7 at the first break and 36-17 at halftime in favor of the Panthers.
Jyriq Jones led SF with 12 points.
South Fulton plays at Black Oak on Thursday.
H’crest takes two
The Cougar teams improved to 2-6 and 3-5, respectively, by topping Black Oak.
Jordan Albright scored 13 points for Hillcrest in the opener.
Hillcrest led 12-7 at the half and stretched that advantage to double digits (22-12) after three.
The Cougars pitched a shutout in the first quarter of the nightcap (9-0), then pulled away to leads of 16-6 at intermission and 27-10 after three.
Cain Aaron led the victors with eight points, while both Jonathan Dobson and Walker Miller tallied six apiece.
Black Oak did not report its statistics from the games.
Hillcrest plays at Ridgemont Thursday, while Black Oak hosts South Fulton. Published in The Messenger 11.29.11

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