Sweeps good, bad for county teams

Sweeps good, bad for county teams

Ridgemont and South Fulton swept through other parts of Obion County on Thursday night. Lake Road did the same just north of the border.
Ridgemont knocked off Hillcrest in their county showdown, winning 37-34 in the girls’ game and 52-32 in boys’ play. The Red Devils, meanwhile, took two at Black Oak with a 36-12 girls’ win and 52-29 boys’ decision.
LR traveled across the state line into Fulton for wins of 36-24 in girls’ action and 40-35 in boys’ play.
In other action, the Union City boys dropped a see-saw game at Three Oaks, 44-37. There was no report on the girls’ game.
The following is a recap.
Sweep for R’mont
Landry Webster scored 19 points, grabbed nine rebounds and had seven steals in leading the Lady Mustang girls to a win in the opener.
Ridgemont led 15-6 after one quarter but saw the game get close from that point on as Hillcrest pulled within 21-17 at the half. The Lady Cougars took a 28-24 lead by the end of three periods, but the Lady Mustangs rallied with a 13-6 scoring edge in the fourth.
Bailey Daniel added seven points and eight boards, and Kirstlen Petrie had six points, two rebounds and a pair of steals.
Ridgemont improves to 4-7.
Courtney Heuck scored 26 points for Hillcrest, hitting five 3-pointers.
The R’mont boys jumped out to a 24-5 lead after one period behind 10 points from Nathan King and never looked back, ahead 36-14 at the half and 44-23 after three quarters.
King finished with 20 points and three steals, Noah Cooper had eight points and seven rebounds, and Cameron Powers tallied four points and pulled down four rebounds for the Mustangs, now 6-5.
Rhett Thomas Fussell led the Cougars with nine points.
Ridgemont hosts Gibson County on Monday, while Hillcrest hosts Fulton City on Thursday.
SF sweeps Black Oak
South Fulton led 12-4 after one period and then outscored the Lady Eagles 20-0 in  the second before turning the game over to the reserve unit.
Taylor Rogers had 11 points, and both Aalia Bivens and Cassidy Ruddle had nine points, Ruddle grabbing eight rebounds as well.
Jyriq Jones led the way for SF with 17 points, seven rebounds, seven steals and five assists as the Devils led 8-3 after one quarter, 21-11 at the half and then 35-23 going into the final frame.
Chris Morris and Zaccius Mays each had nine points, Morris with eight rebounds and Mays with six, and Chan Malray had eight points and four assists for the Redmen.
Nellina Wooten scored eight points for the Lady Eagles, while Drake McGuire had 10 points, Zac Jones scored nine points and Chance Basham added six for the Black Oak boys.
The BO girls falls to 1-7, and the Eagle boys are 0-8.
SF crosses into Kentucky to play Hickman County, while Black Oak travels to Lake Road on Monday.
LR takes pair
Hannah Cavness scored 16 points, and Avery Partin added 12 points as the Lady Generals overcame an early deficit and then pulled away in the second half to remain perfect on the season.
Fulton City led 11-8 after one period, but Lake Road battled back to take a 14-12 halftime lead. LR then outscored Fulton 12-2 in the third.
The Lady Generals are now 8-0.
Seth Clouse had a double-double in leading the Generals, scoring 14 points and pulling down 12 rebounds.
Lake Road allowed only two points in the third quarter in holding off the Bulldogs.
The Generals led just 11-7 after one quarter and took a 22-17 advantage into the locker room.
Fulton City scored just two points in the third as LR stretched its advantage to 27-19.
Brett Jackson added seven points and six boards, and both Hunter Craddock and Brennan Whaley had six points for the Generals, now 5-3.
The Generals host Black Oak on Monday.
Twisters fall
Joe Wiggins and Willaevion Burton each had 14 points, but UC could not keep pace with the home team in the second half.
UC trailed 15-8 after one quarter but took a 21-19 halftime lead. Three Oaks then outscored the Golden Tornadoes 25-16 in the second half.
Wiggins added five assists, and Burton had eight rebounds.
UC drops to 5-2 overall and 1-2 in the West Tennessee Athletic Conference and will play Monday at Humboldt.

Publlished in The Messenger 12.2.11

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