Courtney Heuck’s double-double helped Hillcrest double down on Ridgemont.
Heuck scored 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in the Lady Cougars’ 33-27 win in the girls’ game, and then Hillcrest used solid free throw shooting to claim a 60-53 win in the nightcap.
In other middle school basketball action across Obion County on Thursday, South Fulton swept Black Oak 35-20 in the girls’ game and 53-25 in the boys’ contest.
Lake Road ventured into Kentucky and took a 42-20 win over Fulton in girls’ action but dropped a 40-23 verdict in boys’ play.
Meanwhile, Union City lost 33-28 to Dyersburg in girls’ action at the Union City High School gym.
The following is a roundup of games reported to The Messenger.
H’crest 32, R’mont 27 (G)
Heuck also had five steals, and teammate Macey Cox pulled down 13 rebounds for the Lady Cougars.
McClain Bell had four points and four boards for Hillcrest, which improved to 6-1.
The Lady Cougars held a 12-10 halftime advantage.
H’crest 60, R’mont 53 (B)
The Cougars were 20-of-27 at the free throw line, led by Hunter Brown’s perfect 10-of-10 effort, to hold off Ridgemont in a shootout Thursday night.
Brown finished with 24 points, while Tyler Walton scored 14 points, and Rhett Thomas had 10 points and eight rebounds.
Ridgemont held a slim 14-13 lead after one quarter, but then Hillcrest came back for a one-point halftime lead, 27-26. The Cougars led 43-41 at the end of three periods.
Hillcrest is now 3-4 overall and 3-2 in the county and will host Greenfield on Monday.
SF 35, Black Oak 20 (G)
The Red Devilettes limited Black Oak to just two points in the second half — one in each quarter — to break open a close game.
SF led 11-9 after one period and 20-18 at the half.
Emma Glisson led the Devilettes with 11 points and seven rebounds while also picking off three steals.
Diamond Smith had seven points, Olivia Pope had five points, four rebounds and four steals, and Stacie Goodman grabbed four boards and four steals for SF, now 5-3.
Nellina Wooten popped for 16 points and took four steals, while Trisha Schmidt pulled down seven rebounds for the Lady Eagles.
SF 53, Black Oak 25 (B)
The nightcap was not as close as the Redmen pulled out to a 22-6 lead after one quarter and were ahead 38-13 at the half. The difference was 30 points, 49-19, after three periods.
Jyriq Jones had 15 points, and both Zaccius Mays and Branden Walker tossed in 11 points for the Red Devils. Jones also had six steals, five rebounds and five assists, Mays added seven rebounds and three steals, and Walker had eight rebounds.
Kody Davidson had five rebounds, dished out three assists and took a pair of steals for the Redmen.
Isaac Darnall had eight points and three steals, Brandon Swift scored seven points and yanked down seven rebounds and Blake Jones had five points and three assists for the Eagles.
Black Oak hosts Lake Road in an Obion County doubleheader, while SF hosts Hickman County on Monday.
LR 42, Fulton 20 (G)
Jenna Smith had 13 points and Rachel Dunn added 10 to lead the Lady Generals to their sixth win in eight games this season.
Dunn added six rebounds, while Smith had four steals.
Lindsey Craddock added seven points, six assists and seven steals, Dharma Grinder grabbed six steals, and Taylor Heathcock pulled down eight rebounds.
Traveling just north of the Tennessee state line, Lake Road got off to a fast start and never looked back.
The Lady Generals led 11-2 after one period and 24-6 at the half. It was 28-9 after three periods.
Fulton 40, LR 23 (B)
The Bulldogs outscored Lake Road 13-6 in the second quarter to open up a 20-8 halftime lead and then matched their first half output with 20 points in the second half.
Thomas Mathis had eight points, Mason Davidson had seven points and seven rebounds and Collin Terry added five points for LR (0-8).
Blake Huggins pulled down 12 rebounds and had two steals for the Generals.
Lake Road travels to Black Oak on Monday.
Dyersburg 33, UC 28 (G)
The visiting Lady Trojans outscored UC 17-10 in the fourth quarter to rally past Union City.
The Lady Twisters trailed by four points at the intermission but doubled Dyersburg, 12-6, in the third frame for an 18-16 lead.
A scoreless second period led to a 10-6 halftime deficit for the Lady Tornadoes, who held a 6-4 advantage after one quarter.
Tykeysha Vaughn led Union City’s effort with 19 points.
Published in The Messenger 11.30.12