|Red Devils travel on opposite paths |
|Posted: Monday, January 9, 2012 7:00 pm |
South Fulton’s two basketball teams are seemingly headed in opposite directions.
The Devilettes won for the fourth straight time Friday, beating Humboldt 49-28.
The Red Devil boys, though, dropped their fourth in a row in an 60-48 loss to the Vikings.
SF is now 11-5 overall, 4-2 in District 14A play on the girls’ side and 7-8 and 2-4 respectively, in boys’ play.
The Devilettes got off to a quick start in Friday’s opener, leading 15-4 after the first eight minutes.
“I thought we really played hard early, we forced some turnovers and made a couple of buckets and that got us off on the right foot,” South Fulton head coach Curt Lee said. “We really gave them some issues with our press and that was a big deal.”
The Devilettes forced 25 turnovers in all.
Taleeah Cross poured in a game-high 24 points for the victors, while Cori Jo Edmison hit for 13 and also came up with seven steals.
Kalon Martin had eight points and team-best 11 rebounds.
It was 29-13 at halftime and SF was comfortably ahead 39-18 after three periods of play.
In the nightcap, the Redmen gave a good accounting of themselves despite missing leading scorer Jordan Davis — who was sitting out the first of two games after being ejected in Tuesday night’s contest at Hickman County — as well as Kyle Clouse, who was ill.
Harrison Hawks picked up the slack and had a solid outing for South Fulton with 17 points, four assists and four rebounds against the perennial Class 1A power Vikings.
Tevaris James had 11 points and eight rebounds, while Keshawn McManus accounted for nine points and seven boards.
The Red Devils were down 19-10 after one frame and 36-23 at the half before outscoring Humboldt 25-24 over the final two quarters.
South Fulton will play at league foe Greenfield Tuesday night.
Publlished in The Messenger 1.9.12