Local teams fare well in most opening events

Local teams fare well in most opening events

Posted: Wednesday, November 21, 2012 12:00 pm

High school basketball got under way last week with three Weakley County high schools taking part in Hall of Fame games and the McDonald’s Region 7-AA Tip-off Classic at Crockett County.
Westview girls used experience to beat Henry County 55-22 on Thursday in the Hall of Fame game in Paris. The Lady Chargers used a strong third period to beat South Side 69-55 in the McDonald’s Region 7-AA Tip-off Classic.
Briana Jones scored 24 points in Gleason’s 69-66 win over South Gibson on Saturday in a Hall of Fame game.
Dresden girls had no difficulty beating Sacred Heart 53-20 on Tuesday at Jackson State Community College in another Hall of Fame game. The Lady Lions beat Trenton 56-18 on Saturday.
Antonio Hogard’s 24 points helped to lead Westview’s 68-65 win over Henry County in the boys’ game of the Hall of Fame matchup on Thursday. The Chargers fell to South Side 87-49 on Saturday in the McDonald’s Region 7-AA Tip-off Classic.
Dresden beat Trenton 61-17 at West Carroll on Saturday in a Hall game, while Gleason lost to South Gibson 68-43 in its Hall of Fame game at West Carroll.
GIRLS
WV 55, Henry Co. 22
Too much experience and an aggressive game by the Lady Chargers proved pivotal in beating the Lady Patriots on Thursday.
The Lady Chargers opened up a 9-0 lead in the early going of the game and by the time the first period was over the Lady Chargers had built up an 18-4 advantage. Westview ended the period with five points from Jasmine Howard and 3-point buckets from Kaitlyn Harrelson and Kayle Layhue.
Westview kept up the pressure in the second period and had the game already well in hand with a score of 32-8. Teddy Vincent made sure Westview had this game in the books with 11 points in the third period to extend Westview’s lead to 50-14. Vincent finished with 20 points to lead the Lady Chargers in scoring.
WV 69, Crockett Co. 55
A 20-5 third quarter by the Lady Chargers was the turning point in what was a close game at the half with Westview up by only six points with the score 38-32 at the half.
Teddy Vincent once again had a big scoring period in the third scoring eight straight points in Westview’s 11-0 run. Vincent scored a game-high 34.
The Lady Chargers were up 58-37 by the end of the third period.
Tiffany Rechis hit a 3-pointer to extend the lead, but Crockett County came back to close the gap to 63-53 on a seven-point run. Westview’s free throw shooting secured the win with four free throws in the final two minutes. Westview went 26-of-31 from the line.
Gleason 69, So. Gib. 66
Briana Jones made sure the Lady Bulldogs got off on the right track by pouring in 24 points to lead the Lady Bulldogs over the Lady Hornets.
Gleason out-rebounded South Gibson 33-20 with 16 coming on the offensive boards. Jones had 16 rebounds to give her a double-double.
The Lady Bulldogs also forced the Lady Hornets to turn the ball over 24 times.
Emily Bell scored 13 points and had seven rebounds. Kim Quick scored eight and Jasmine Taylor chipped in seven.
Dresden 53, Sa. Heart 20
The Lady Lions stymied the Lady Knights in the first period and held them to just one point and led 19-1 after one.
Carrie Hatchel and Hailey Browning gave the Lady Lions two players in double figure scoring with 11 points each.
Jaqueline Ellis and Amy McAlpin each scored nine points for Dresden.
Dresden led 40-6 at the end of the first half and 46-10 at the end of the third with mostly reserves playing.
Dresden 56, Trenton 18
Trenton was the Lady Lions’ victim in another blowout win with Amy McAlpin and Carrie Hatchel providing the offense. Both players scored in double figures with both sharing the game-high in points with 18.
For the second game in a row the Lady Lions dominated the first period by outscoring Trenton 17-2. Hatchel and McAlpin accounted for 14 of Dresden’s 17 points in the opening period.
The Lady Lions led 34-8 at the end of the half and 48-14 at the end of the third.
Ashlee Garner and Hailey Browning each scored seven points for the Lady Lions.
BOYS
WV 68, Henry Co. 65
Antonio Hogard scored 24 points to help the Chargers take down the Patriots on Thursday and hit two of Westview’s four 3-pointers in the first period.
Hogard made six 3-pointers in the game.
Even with four 3-pointers in the first period, the Chargers were behind 15-14. The Chargers used a 15-10 second period to take a 29-24 halftime advantage.
The Patriots hit five from long range to take a narrow 45-43 lead going into the final frame. The Chargers out-muscled the Patriots on the offensive glass in the fourth period to get second chance opportunities and draw fouls to pick up the win.
Jarrell Baker scored 14 points with Davis finishing with 10 points. Justin Johnson had eight points and Parker Beale hit for seven. R.J. Scott put in three points while Tyler Sams scored two points.
South Side 87, WV 49
Antonio Hogard was once again Westview’s leading scorer, but not even his 16 points could help the Chargers.
The Hawks erupted for 33 points in the third period and that was more than enough to deflate the Chargers.
Westview is now 1-1 on the season and will play at Union City tonight with the girls getting started at 6 p.m. followed by the boys in the nightcap.
So. Gib. 68, Gleason 43
The season did not get off to the kind of start the Bulldogs were hoping for against the Hornets.
Austin Perry and Alex Hahn accounted for 28 of Gleason’s points with Perry scoring a team-high 16 and Hahn scoring and even dozen.
Gleason shot 36 percent from the field with the Hornets hitting 50 percent of their shots. Gleason hit seven 3-pointers and hit 39 percent from long range.
The Bulldogs went 16-of-27 from the line for 59 percent. The Bulldogs also committed 27 turnovers in the game.
Dresden 61, Trenton 17
It was the basketball team’s turn against Trenton just one day after the football team eliminated Trenton in the playoffs.
Both teams were extremely short-handed on the basketball court with the Lions having a slightly better advantage. Dresden only had five players to dress out while the football team is still playing.
Even though Trenton’s football season is over, the Golden Tide was still without several players and had to use some of the basketball team’s managers to have enough players to put on the court.
That gave the Lions a field day on the court. Four of the five players scored in double figures with Austin Maxey scoring a game-high 21. He hit four 3-pointers in the game.
Kaleb Houston scored 12 followed by Brock Dilday and Caleb Davidson with 10 each. Alex Gordon scored eight for Dresden. Published in The WCP 11.20.12

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