Holiday classic good to pair of girls’ teams
Posted: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 2:03 pm
Another successful Westview Thanksgiving Classic is in the books — and that was good news for two Weakley County girls’ teams.
Greenfield topped Munford 42-33, and Westview knocked off Bolivar 52-23 in girls’ play. Boys’ action had Henry County edging Greenfield 51-48 and Westview falling to Dyer County 84-47.
The Classic brought in 30 teams playing in 23 games in the two-day event.
Greenfield 42, Munford 33
The Lady Yellowjackets jumped out 9-2 in the first period with a Haley Rawls 3-pointer and never looked back against the Lady Cougars. Shameilla McMullen got the scoring started for G’field with an easy basket less than a minute into the game. McMullen led all scorers with her game-high 21 points.
It was the second period that put Munford in a hole. The Lady ’Jackets did not give up a field goal to Munford until the 1:47 mark in the second period. Shaliyah Wiggins hit a 3-pointer for the Lady Cougars’ only score.
Greenfield hit four baskets in the second period and built a 10-point lead by halftime with a score of 19-9.
The second half is when McMullen took control of the game, scoring 13 of her 21 points in the second half. Rawls finished second in scoring for Greenfield with 10 points, hitting three 3-pointers in the game to continue her hot hand from beyond the arc. Greenfield held Munford to nine points in the second half.
Westview 52, Bolivar 23
The Lady Chargers used 6-0 run to start the game to breeze past the Lady Tigers Friday night.
Five Westview players scored in the first period for a 16-4 lead. Kendall Leyhue led the scoring attack with five points and Bryelle White had four. Leyhue scored 12 points in the game to finish second in scoring.
Westview’s offense slowed somewhat in the second period, scoring only five points, but the Chargers still maintained 21-14 advantage going into halftime.
Bolivar had no answer for the Lady Chargers in the second half as Westview put 31 points on the board and held Bolivar to nine points. Teddy Vincent and Kaley Leyhue provided most of the offense for Westview after intermission, Vincent with nine of her game-high 13 points and Leyhue with all seven of her points in the second half.
Westview hit seven 3-pointers in the game with Vincent and Katelyn Luthi draining two from 3-point range.
Henry Co. 51, Greenfield 48
The ’Jackets almost pulled one out of the hat Saturday against the Patriots.
Henry County had a 15-point lead to begin the second half, but thanks to some poor field goal shooting, the Yellowjackets were able to claw their way back into the game.
Zach Grooms scored nine of his 12 points, and Heath Crouse also scored 12 points in the second half. Crouse led all scorers with 19 points. Amairi Cook led the Patriots with 17 points.
With the Patriots up by nine to begin the fourth, the Yellowjackets went on a nine-point run to tie the game at 44-all with 2:30 to play. Hunter Crouse hit a 3-pointer to cap off the run and send the Greenfield faithful into a frenzy.
With seven seconds left on the clock, Heath Crouse hit a 3-pointer to pull the ’Jackets to within two points, making the score 50-48. Greenfield quickly fouled on the inbound pass and sent Andy Pillow to line. He hit the tail end of a double bonus with 5.8 seconds on the clock.
Dyer Co. 84, Westview 47
The Choctaws set the tempo of the game early as they scored the first five points 15 seconds into the game and kept the lead until midway through the first period with both running the floor at full speed.
The Chargers went up 13-10 on short jumper by Javier Gordon. The Chargers and Choctaws swapped a couple of lead changes before Dyer County went up 16-15 on a Fred Yarbrough layup. From that point on, the Choctaws kept the lead.
Up 28-24 in the second period, the Choctaws used their deep bench to go on an 11-point run for a 35-24 lead. Antonio Hogard finally ended the scoring run with 3-pointer, but the Choctaws had 46-31 lead at the half.
Published in The WCP 11.29.11