|New year start good only for SF girls |
|Posted: Wednesday, January 4, 2012 7:02 pm |
|The South Fulton girls got off on the right foot in the new year. |
Not so, for the Red Devil boys.
Playing for the first time since the calendar changed to 2012, SF split a pair of games at Hickman County Tuesday night.
The Devilettes hammered the Falcon girls 61-33 in Clinton, while the South Fulton boys dropped a 53-46 decision.
The SF girls improved to 10-5 with their runaway triumph, using a 26-4 second-quarter burst to bury the host team after leading just 15-12 at the end of the first eight minutes.
Taleeah Cross had nine of her game-high 19 points in that second frame.
“We were able to survive their early burst of energy and then we made some shots there in the second quarter,” South Fulton head coach Curt Lee said of his team’s triumph.
Cross also finished with six steals and five assists.
Kalon Martin had 13 points and nine rebounds for SF, while Cori Jo Edmison, Sydney Easterwood and Sierra Coley tallied six points apiece.
Carmen Hutchins pitched in with six rebounds and Savannah Larson recorded four steals.
South Fulton led 55-22 after three quarters and Lee used his bench extensively in the fourth period.
The Big Red boys did not enjoy such a luxury as they saw their record fall to .500 (7-7) with the road loss.
The hotly-contested game was tied at 23 at halftime before the SF took a 31-29 lead into the stretch run after a third stanza that saw the teams combine for just 13 points.
HC owned the fourth frame, though, outscoring the Redmen 24-15 to rally for the victory.
Jordan Davis had 16 points and eight rebounds to lead South Fulton, while Harrison Hawks finished with 12 points, six assists and four rebounds.
SF was again without the services of Keyshawn McMannus, who missed his third game due to an ankle injury.
Head coach Wes Miller said McMannus was progressing and likely will play in the team’s next outing — Friday at home vs. Humboldt. Published in The Messenger 1.4.12