|Twisters, SF teams start fast |
|Posted: Tuesday, February 7, 2012 7:00 pm |
|Not bad for a Monday. |
All three Obion County prep teams in action won Monday as the final regular season week began a night early for a handful of teams.
The Union City boys beat visiting Calloway County 56-40, while South Fulton went on the road and swept Gleason, winning an overtime thriller 40-35 in the girls’ game, and a 73-21 runaway in the nightcap.
Tonight’s local action features SF entertaining Twin-Cities rival Fulton City and Obion Central playing at Westview.
Union City closes its regular season on Thursday night with home doubleheader against Dresden.
UC 56, Calloway 40 (B)
The Golden Tornadoes (17-8) forced 20 turnovers and led at every quarter turn.
UC was up 10-6 after one, 29-20 at the half, and in complete command with a 47-32 lead with three periods in the book.
Peyton Mosley scored a game-high 17 points for the Twisters, who also got nine from Malik Stockdale and eight more from Jaime Hyde.
While the visiting Kentuckians were struggling with ball-handling issues, Union City committed just six turnovers in the contest.
The Tornadoes did continue their season-long free throw shooting woes, however, missing 10-of-24 attempts from the foul line.
SF 40, Gleason 35 (G)
The Devilettes scored the game’s final seven points and won without leading rebounder and No. 2 scorer Kalon Martin, who missed the game due to illness.
Talleah Cross scored 15 points and pulled down 12 rebounds for SF, which improved to 16-9 and completed a season sweep of the Lady Bulldogs.
Cori Jo Edmison had nine points and Sydney Easterwood seven for South Fulton.
Calay Smith’s 3-pointer with just eight seconds left in regulation forced the OT.
Edmison’s bucket in the extra session after Cross had tied the game at 35 all gave the Devilettes the lead for good.
Cross, a junior, needs just five more points to reach 1,000 for her career.
SF 73, Gleason 21 (B)
The Redmen (11-14) had no trouble with 2-23 Gleason.
Freshman Skylar Grissom got considerable playing time in the lopsided contest and finished with a game-high 11 points for S.
Keshawn McManus had 10 markers and Kyle Clouse eight.
South Fulton held a commanding 45-13 lead at the half. Published in The Messenger 2.7.12