’Jackets crash exclusive 14A party
Posted: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 12:00 pm
Friday night, the Yellowjackets kicked the door in.
Greenfield doubled Humboldt in the third quarter and claimed a 51-50 verdict over the perennial district and state power.
The win capped a sweep for Greenfield, which claimed a 42-35 triumph in the girls’ game.
Across the region in District 13A, Gleason split with Clarksburg by taking a 52-35 win in the girls’ game and then suffering a 53-34 setback in the boys’ game.
Each of the four Weakley County schools will be back in action tonight as Gleason hosts West Carroll and Greenfield entertains Halls.
In addition, Dresden is at home against Huntingdon, and Westview hosts Dyersburg.
G’field 51, H’boldt 50 (B)
The Yellowjackets used a 16-8 advantage in the third period to take the lead and then matched the Vikings nearly point-for-point in the final period to preserve the big league win.
The two squads were tied at the end of the first period, 11-all, and then Humboldt took a six-point 24-18 lead into the halftime break.
After Greenfield seized command at 34-32 by the end of the third quarter, the Vikes could erase just one point off the deficit in the final frame.
Heath Crouse had 14 points, and Graham Perkins pitched in 13 for the ’Jackets, who improved to 8-7 overall and 4-4 in the district.
G’field 42, H’boldt 35 (G)
Shameilla McMullin did a majority of the scoring for Greenfield, pumping in 22 of her team’s points in the win.
The Yellowjackets (12-5, 5-3 District 14A) were up 15-10 after one period and maintained that five-point advantage at the half, ahead 27-22.
Greenfield then outscored the Lady Vikings by a point in each of the final two periods.
Breuna Lenon scored 16 points for Humboldt, hitting three 3-pointers.
Gleason 52, C’burg 35 (G)
The Lady Bulldogs were in control from the opening tip, ahead 20-11 after one period and 35-15 at the half.
Gleason’s only hiccup came in the third period, where Clarksburg owned an 11-4 scoring advantage to get within 39-26.
Briana Jones almost outscored Clarksburg on her own with 27 points, while Alex King pitched in 10 for the Lady Bulldogs.
Taylor Peterson had 20 points for the Lady Rockets.
C’burg 53, Gleason 34 (B)
The Rockets start was reversed for the boys’ nightcap as Clarksburg jumped ahead early to put the game away.
Clarksburg pulled out to a 17-6 lead after one period and widened that to 36-10 at the half.
It was 46-18 by the end of the third quarter.
Devon Bailey led the Rockets with 15 points.
Austin Perry had 13 points, while Thomas Fowler added 10 for the Bulldogs. Published in The WCP 1.17.12