’Jackets sweep Halls; Dresden tops Ponies

’Jackets sweep Halls; Dresden tops Ponies

Posted: Friday, December 9, 2011 12:03 pm

Greenfield’s boys were good enough in the first half, particularly the second quarter, to rise above Halls. The Lady Yellowjackets were just plain better.
The ’Jackets pulled out to a 33-20 halftime lead and then held off a charge by Halls throughout the second half for a 58-56 win, while the Greenfield girls were never challenged in a 55-38 verdict Tuesday night.
Other local action saw Dresden split with Huntingdon, winning 58-53 in the boys’ game following a 62-49 loss in the girls’ game.
Gleason lost to West Carroll, 61-38, in boys’ play on Tuesday. There was no report on the girls’ game.
Sweep for ’Jackets
Greenfield took a slim 12-10 lead after one period and then expanded that to a 13-point margin by halftime in boys’ play.
Halls spent the second half trying to get back in the game, pulling within 43-35 after three periods and then outscoring the Yellowjackets 21-15 in the final period to fall two points short of a comeback.
Heath Crouse and Tony Robinson paced Greenfield with 19 and 16 points, respectively. Trey Tharpe had 14 points, and Will Powell added 13 for the Tigers.
Greenfield improved to 3-3 overall and 1-1 in District 14A.
The Lady ’Jackets put the first game away early, pulling out to a 28-5 lead after one period and then stretching that to 44-16 at intermission.
In improving its records  to 7-1 overall and 2-0 in  District 14A, Greenfield got 13 points from Haley Rawls.
Iensha Claybrooks had 18 points, and Molly Houston scored 11 for Halls.
Dresden splits
The Lions picked up their first win of the season behind 19 points from Austin Daniel and 15 from Joseph Sipes.
Dresden (1-4) took a 14-10 lead after one period and maintained that four-point advantage, 31-27, at the half as both teams put up 17 points in the second frame.
The Lions then took a 49-42 lead at the end of three quarters.
Corbin Jordan scored 19 points, Justice Scott added 14 points, and Donnell Burton put up 10 points for the Mustangs, who fell to 2-3 overall and 2-1 in District 13A on the season.
Dresden is 1-0 in league play.
The Lady Lions, meanwhile, fell behind early and saw the gap widen throughout the first three quarters in falling to 3-2 on the season and 0-1 in District 13A.
Huntingdon grabbed a 14-8 lead after one period and stretched that to 24-17 at the half.
The Fillies then doubled Dresden’s scoring output in the third quarter, 20-10, for a 44-27 lead heading into the final frame.
Jessica Jones had 18 points, and Amy McAlpin scored 14 for the Lady Lions.
Madison Ballard finished with 16 points, and Allee Maxwell scored 15 for Huntingdon, now 5-0 overall and 3-0 in the district.
Gleason boys fall
West Carroll outscored the Bulldogs 18-4 in the third quarter to break open a game that was tight throughout the first half.
The two teams were knotted at 9-all after one quarter before the War Eagles took a 27-21 halftime advantage.
Ethan Terrell and Austin Terry each scored 10 points for the Bulldogs.
Bandon Blackwell scored 16 points and Jamal Glenn had 14 for West Carroll. Published in The WCP 12.8.11

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