County clashes result in sweep, split; UC boys win

County clashes result in sweep, split; UC boys win
Hillcrest swept a middle school doubleheader from Black Oak Monday night, winning the girls’ game 37-29 and the boys’ contest 58-37.
Elsewhere on the local hardwood, Lake Road and Ridgemont split two games,  LR remaining unbeaten through three games on the girls’ side with a 41-22 win, and R’mont running away with the nightcap 60-13.
The Union City Middle School boys topped Halls 29-22 in jamboree play and will be back in action tonight against South Fulton in a game to be played at the UCHS gymnasium.
The following is a recap of those games reported to The Messenger.
H’crest 2, BO 0
The Cougars put on an impressive long-range shooting display in the nightcap, hitting 10-of-17 from 3-point range to win for the second time in as many games.
Six difference players sank treys and Hillcrest made a half-dozen triples in the third period alone.
Garrett Northam went 3-for-3 from long distance and finished with 13 points in all for the victors. Hunter Brown had a solid all-around game with game highs of 14 points and 11 rebounds. Walker Johnson was just a point shy of double figures with nine markers, while Rhett Thomas Fussell had seven rebounds.
For Black Oak, Brandon Swift had 10 points and seven boards and Jonathon Davis contributed eight points to the Eagle cause.
In the girls’ contest, BO’s Nellina Wooten poured in game-best 25 points, but the Lady Eagles fell short. Wooten and Harley Burress also had five rebounds each.
Courtney Heuck shined for Hillcrest with 21 points and eight caroms. Justice Pearson had a team-high 10 rebounds and seven markers, while Hannah Fulbright pulled down six rebounds.
The game was tied at 17-all at halftime.
Both teams play again Thursday, Hillcrest at Ridgemont, Black Oak at home vs. Northview.
LR girls, R’mont boys win
Lake Road pulled away in the second half to claim the girls’ game victory, while Ridgemont dominated from the opening tip in the nightcap.
Taylor Heathcock recorded a double-double in the Lady Generals’ triumph with 16 points and 15 rebounds. Dharma Grinder added 11 points, while Jenna Smith came up with seven steals. Lindsey Craddock had six points and five steals for the victors.
Carly Bramlett’s eight points topped the Ridgemont scoring list.
Game 2 saw Ridgemont bolt to a commanding 44-10 halftime lead then cruise the rest of the way.
Jaylee Hobbs and Emanuel Morgan had 12 points each for the winning Mustangs while J.P. Jones chipped in with eight.
Collin Terry scored four and Blake Huggins had five rebounds for Lake Road.
Ridgemont next plays Hillcrest Thursday, while Lake Road’s next outing is Monday at South Fulton. Published in The Messenger 11.6.12

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