Thanksgiving event mostly good feast for Weakley entries
Posted: Tuesday, November 27, 2012 12:00 pm
By RANDY CAVIN
Another Westview Thanksgiving Classic in the books with teams from Weakley County taking part in it.
Westview girls improved to 3-1 on the season with a 61-27 win over Bolivar, while the boys lost a close one to Dyer County 62-60 Friday and beat Munford 48-47 on a pair of free throws by Antonio Hogard with half a second left in the game on Saturday.
Both Greenfield teams stayed perfect in the young season with the girls downing Dyer County 64-47 and the boys getting past University School of Jackson 48-32.
In other area action, it was Gleason girls getting a big win over archrival Bradford by a score of 52-32 while the Gleason boys remain winless after losing to Bradford 79-38.
Westview 61, Bolivar 27
The Lady Chargers dominated the Lady Tigers on the defensive end by beating Bolivar on the rebounds and creating turnovers Friday in the Thanksgiving Classic.
Bolivar had no chance at getting any second looks with Teddy Vincent and Kaley Leyhue controlling the defensive boards. Westview was so dominating on defense that it led to easy baskets and a 19-point run to begin the second half.
Vincent started the run with a pair of baskets and scored its last basket with 5:28 left to play in the third period. She had eight points in the run. Leyhue had five points in the run, including a 3-pointer. Alexus Taylor scored four in the run and Tiffany Rechis added two.
The Lady Chargers outscored Bolivar 24-2 in the period.
Vincent finished with a game 19 points. Rechis was second in scoring with 13, followed by Kendall Leyhue and Taylor with nine each. Kaley Leyhue scored seven for Westview.
G’field 64, Dyer Co. 47
Three Lady Yellowjackets scored in double figures with Kalee Kesterson getting the game-high 14 as Greenfield made short work of the Lady Choctaws on Saturday.
Allee Dees and McCall Scates each scored 11 points. Scates had the hot hand in the third period, hitting three straight 3-pointers to put the Lady ’Jackets up 42-24.
Greenfield hit five 3-pointers in the third period. Kesterson opened up the period with from long range and Aubrey Riggs ended the period with a 3-pointer.
Greenfield hit 11 threes for the game and made 11 from inside the arc.
Brittany Peoples scored eight for Greenfield and Riggs finished with seven. Chasity McMullen scored six followed by Lauren Rush and Shaynece Clemons with three each. Rachel Roberts rounded out the scoring with one point.
Gleason 52, Bradford 32
Briana Jones’ game-high 26 points were too much for Bradford to handle on Tuesday night as the Lady Bulldogs improved to 2-1.
Gleason shot 50 percent from the field and 75 percent from the charity stripe. Gleason out-rebounded Bradford 23-16 with Jones grabbing 10 boards.
The Lady Bulldogs also forced Bradford into turning the ball over 20 times with Calay Smith getting four steals.
Smith, Kim Quick and Courtney Taylor scored five points each for Gleason. Emily Bell scored four, Jaclyn Montgomery had three while Jasmine Taylor and Jasmine McKinney each score two.
Dyer Co. 62, Westview 60
A long 3-pointer by Antonio Hogard at the buzzer hit the back of rim as the Choctaws held on to beat the Chargers on Friday night.
Dyer County’s Robert Hubbs II, a University of Tennessee commitment, hit a layup with 23 ticks left on the clock to put the Choctaws up 62-60, and the Choctaws committed a foul with 4.2 seconds remaining. That was just enough time for the Chargers to set up for Hogard’s 3-pointer.
Westview built a 19-14 lead in the first period, but the Choctaws closed the gap on a pair of free throws by Hubbs to make the score 19-17 after one. The Chargers had problems all night trying to contain the big man from Dyer County. Hubbs was dominant on the inside getting layups and dunks. He finished with a game-high 29.
The Choctaws led 38-34 at the half and 53-49 at the end of the third period.
Tyquis Johnson led the Chargers with 20 points followed by Hogard’s 17. Jazell Baker scored seven followed by Jordan Davis, Justin Johnson and Parker Beale with four points each.
Westview 48, Munford 47
Hogard got a chance at winning a ballgame on Saturday, but this time it was at the free throw line.
Hogard was fouled at the midcourt line by Munford’s Sedrick Pryor with 0.5 seconds left on the clock and Munford up 47-46. Hogard had three chances to make two shots — the first two were nothing but net. He missed the last one, but that did not matter because Munford could only try a full court shot that fell well short.
The Chargers (4-1) had to battle back from 14 down at the half to even have a shot at winning it. Munford started the game with a 6-0 run and led 18-6 at the end of one.
The Chargers finally got their shooting groove on in the second by scoring 13 points, but Munford kept up its pace with 15 in the period.
The Charger defense came to life in the third period and held Munford to only five points. Baker’s 3-pointer at the buzzer pulled the Chargers within eight at 38-30.
Munford got things going in the final period with a six-point run to put them up 44-30.
Westview kept picking away at the lead, which is when Hogard took over. He scored Westview’s final 12 points, including back-to-back 3-pointers.
Hogard finished with a game-high 25. Baker and Johnson each scored five. Justin Johnson and Beale scored four points each for Westview.
Greenfield 48, USJ 32
The Yellowjackets had some problems with USJ in the first half on Saturday, but Tony Robinson and Hunter Crouse made remedied that in the second half by taking over the game.
Greenfield (2-0) forced USJ into 16 turnovers in the first half, but the ’Jackets could not put the Bruins away. Greenfield led by four at the end of the first period and led by a score of 20-16 at the half.
The ’Jackets expanded their lead to seven at the end of the third period with Robinson scoring five points and a 3-pointer by Zack Grooms to make the score 33-26.
Crouse scored eight points in the final period to help put the Bruins away. He finished with 14. Robinson scored a game-high 18.
Grooms scored five followed by Jeremy Lannom and Tyler Hoke with four each.
Bradford 79, Gleason 38
Twenty-four turnovers kept the Bulldogs winless on the season at (0-3) against Bradford on Tuesday night.
Add the turnovers to being out-rebounded 33-22 and it’s a recipe for being outscored by 41 points.
The Bulldogs were led by Dakota Parsons’ 12 points.
Alex Hahn and Chris Sumner scored six points each.
The Bulldogs only shot 33 percent from the field.
Published in The Weakley County Press 11.27.12