Lake Road and Black Oak opened with a split decision.
The Lady Generals took the opener in the Obion County School System basketball showdown Tuesday with a 33-15 win, and then the Eagles bounced back with a big 53-15 boys’ triumph.
In other county junior high hoops action, Ridge-mont split with Greenfield, winning 50-30 in the boys’ game following a 52-16 girls’ loss.
LR 33, Black Oak 18 (G)
Bryleigh Jennings and Taylor Heathcock each had eight points as Lake Road fought back from an early deficit to win its season opener on Tuesday.
Jennings had six steals, tying Jenna Smith and Lindsey Craddock in that category, while Heathcock grabbed nine rebounds.
Craddock had seven points, and Rachel Dunn added six points for LR.
The Lady Generals rallied from a 10-5 deficit after one quarter, doubling BO in the second period (8-4) and shutting out the Lady Eagles in the third (7-0). LR then closed the game on a 13-4 run in the fourth frame.
Nellina Wooten had nine points and six rebounds, Harley Burress added five points and Trisha Schmidt grabbed six boards for the Lady Eagles.
Black Oak 53, LR 15 (B)
The Eagles jumped out to a 15-2 lead after one period and expanded that to 40-4 by intermission.
Isaac Darnall and Brandon Swift led the Eagles with 12 points each, while Blake Jones dropped in 10 points and Chance Basham added nine points for BO.
Collin Terry and Blake Wilson had four points apiece, Terry adding an assist and a steal, while Blake Huggins grabbed six rebounds and had a steal for the Generals, Will Jones scored three points for LR.
R’mont 50, G’field 30 (B)
Jaylee Hobbs paced a balanced scoring attack for the Mustangs with 10 points.
Emanuel Morgan added nine points, while Cody Little, J.P. Jones, Heath Cary and Trey Summers all pitched in six points.
G’field 52, R’mont 16 (G)
The unbeaten (7-0) Lady Yellowjackets started strong and never looked back, ahead 12-4 after one quarter, 24-10 at the half and 39-14 by the end of the third frame.
Kinlee Moore topped all players with 15 points for Greenfield, while Carly Bramlett totaled 10 points for the Lady Mustangs.
Published in The Messenger 10.31.12