LR teams break away; Devils, UC also sweep

LR teams break away; Devils, UC also sweep
Lake Road and Ridgemont were tied at 7-7 at the end of the first quarter in both games of their junior high doubleheader Monday night.
And, in both games, Lake Road opened up a lead in the second quarter on the way to a win.
The Generals swept Ridgemont at the LR gymnasium, winning 40-25 in the girls’ game and 32-26 in the boys’ nightcap.
In other local action, Union City doubled up visiting Northview with a 48-37 girls’ win and 53-36 boys’ triumph, South Fulton claimed a pair of wins over Black Oak with a 29-4 girls’ outcome and 50-12 boys’ decision, and Hillcrest lost 42-14 in girls’ play and 56-23 in boys’ action at Martin.
All Obion County junior high teams will next play in the Obion County School System Junior High Tournament, moved from January to December this year with games on Thursday, Saturday and Monday at Obion County Central High School.
Hillcrest and Black Oak will open play Thursday night, the girls playing at 6 p.m., followed by the boys at 7:15. Four games are on the slate for Saturday with Ridgemont playing South Fulton in girls’ action at 4:30, Lake Road and Ridgemont meeting in a boys’ game at 5:45 and then the top-seeded LR girls and SF boys playing the Black Oak-Hillcrest winners at 7 and 8:15 p.m., respectively.
The championship games will be at 6 and 7:30 Monday night.
Union City, meanwhile, will travel to Halls on Thursday for its final game before the Christmas break.
LR sweep Mustangs
Lake Road pulled out to a 20-12 halftime lead and widened that to 33-18 after three periods to win the girls’ game.
Macy Horner led all players with 13 points for Lake Road with teammate Avery Partin right behind at 12 points.
Parker Albright added five points for the Lady Generals.
Keaton Cooper had a solid overall game for the Lady Mustangs with nine points, eight rebounds and three steals.
Bailey Daniel also had nine points and had a pair of steals. Landry Webster tossed in seven points and Kirstlen Petrie had five steals for Ridgemont.
The boys’ game was tight throughout, LR holding the Ponies to just four points in the second period to open a 17-11 halftime lead.
The margin was 27-20 after three periods.
Brett Jackson’s double-double led the Generals (7-4) as he had 12 points and 10 rebounds along with three steals.
Brennan Whaley had eight points, three rebounds, three steals and two assists, and Seth Clouse grabbed 11 boards and scored five points for the Generals.
Noah Cooper had eight points, Nathan Lynch added seven, and both Nathan King and Cameron Flowers added four points for the Mustangs.
UC wins twice
Chante DeBerry scored nine of her team-high 12 points in the second half, coming off the bench to pace the Lady Tornadoes.
Chynia Hyde added 11 points and eight rebounds, and Piper Warren scored seven points, had five steals and grabbed four boards.
Tykesha Vaughn and Japril Hegler each had six points, and Caroline Chism had nine rebounds and four points for Union City, which improved to 3-3 in West Tennessee Athletic Conference play.
The Twister boys outscored Northview 15-4 in the second quarter to break open a close game. UC led 15-11 after one quarter and 30-15 at the half. The Twisters’ advantage was 48-27 at the end of three periods.
Joe Wiggins led the Twisters with 15 points, while Quentrail Polk added 14 points, and Willaevion Burton scored nine points and had even rebounds.
UC improves to 7-3 overall and 2-3 in league play.
SF tops Black Oak
The Red Devilettes took a 16-4 lead in the locker room and then pitched a shutout in the second half.
Aalia Bivens scored 11 points, grabbed six rebounds and had three steals, and Taylor Rogers added nine points, three assists and three steals for SF. Tiffany Potts had seven steals for the Devilettes, now 11-3.
SF’s boys led 22-4 after one quarter and 32-7 at the half in completing the sweep.
Zaccius Mays had seven points and five rebounds, Chris Morris also scored seven points, and Kody Davidson had four assists and three steals for the Redmen.
Cougars drop pair
Hillcrest trailed just 4-3 after one period and 18-11 at the half, but then saw Martin go on a 24-3 scoring blitz in the second half to pull away in the girls’ game.
McClain Bell had seven points for Hillcrest, now 2-8.
Martin took care of business early in the second game, ahead 24-5 after one quarter and 38-8 at the half.
Rhett Thomas Fussell had six points for the Cougars (3-7). Published in The Messenger 12.13.11

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