|Trenton no problem for SF teams |
|Posted: Monday, December 5, 2011 7:01 pm |
|South Fulton swept Trenton, while both Union City and Obion Central split district twinbills with visiting opponents on Friday night. |
The Red Devil teams topped Peabody, 65-45 and 70-46, respectively, to win their 14A openers.
The Union City boys beat Bradford 63-44 after the girls lost to the Devilettes 49-44, while the Central girls routed Haywood 72-39 before the Rebels suffered a heartbreaking 68-65 defeat to the Tomcats in the nightcap.
SF 65, Trenton 45 (G)
The Devilettes got off to a good start in district play, scoring 20 points in both the first and second quarters in overwhelming Peabody.
It was 40-14 at the half.
Laken Haley tallied a game-high 22 points and swiped five steals to pace the victors, while teammate Taleeah Cross scored 19, had six rebounds, four assists and three steals. Kalon Martin had nine markers in the scoring department.
South Fulton hosts Union City on Tuesday.
SF 70, Trenton 46 (B)
The Redmen continued their impressive early-season play, winning for the fourth time in five games so far and opening 14A action with a convincing triumph over the Tide.
Harrison Hawks led a parade of five double-figure scorers for the winners with 13 points, while Kyle Clouse was just a point behind that total. Both also had six rebounds and six assists.
Keshawn McManus recorded a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds, while both Clint Wells and Jordan Davis hit for 10 points apiece.
A 26-7 SF third-quarter run was the difference as the Devils already led by 10 at the half.
UC 63, Bradford 44 (B)
Lamonte Dickerson led three Golden Tornado players in double figures with a game-high 21 points as UC took control early and then broke open the game in the third quarter.
Malik Stockdale added 12 points, and Peyton Mosley pitched in 11 for the Twisters.
Dickerson hit four free throws and Stockdale added two more as Union City took a 15-7 lead after one quarter, and then Dickerson hit a 3-pointer in scoring eight more points in the second as UC took a 31-21 lead into the intermission.
Union City then outscored the Red Devils 18-8 in the third period for a 49-29 lead.
UC hit 18-of-33 at the free throw line, while Bradford was 7-of-14.
Bradford 49, UC 44 (G)
The Lady Red Devils hit three 3-pointers and 8-of-9 free throws in the fourth quarter to complete a second-half rally against the Lady Tornadoes.
Union City took a 23-13 lead at halftime but then were outscored 36-21 after the break.
Amber Fair scored a game-high 16 points for UC, while Jackilann Street had 13 points for Bradford.
OC 72, Haywood 39 (G)
The Lady Rebels — propelled by a zone defense that gave Haywood fits — bolted to a 19-5 first quarter and were comfortably ahead 43-14 at the half.
Macy Wright poured in 20 points and Whitney Dodd added 11 to lead OC, which improved to 2-0 in District 13AA play.
“Our zone really gave them problems, and then we were able to work the ball inside-out and get several people involved offensively,” Central skipper Lyle LaRue said afterward.
After beating Union City for a second time this season on Saturday, the Lady Rebels stand at 6-0 overall heading into tonight’s game at Liberty.
Haywood 68, OC 65 (B)
The Rebels were done in by a 3-pointer with seven-tenths of a second to play that gave the Tomcats the District 13AA triumph.
Central was ahead by a single point with 30 seconds left and even with four seconds showing after Shyheim Slayton made one of two free throws before the visitors sank the game-winner from just outside the arc.
Bryan Morris had 10 points and nine rebounds for Central, which is now 2-4 overall after dropping a game with Union City on Saturday.
Published in The Messenger 12.5.11