How the hoops teams fared over holidays

Fri, 01/04/2008 - 9:21am
By: Michael Boylan

The holiday break recently concluded for all the local basketball teams, some of which came away with confidence-boosting victories.

Fayette County’s boys (9-6 overall, 5-1 region) went 2-3 in tournaments over the holiday break.
Their victories came against Louisville Ballard (Ky.), 80-67, and Holy Cross (La.), 63-52.
Noel Johnson scored 46 points and had 10 rebounds, Brandon Boykin had 13 points and Maurice Dorsey added 10 points and 13 rebounds against Louisville Ballard.

Johnson scored 27 points, Addison Flynn had 10 and Dorsey added eight and had six rebounds and five steals against Holy Cross.

Johnson scored 23, Cuincy Carruthers 20, Boykin 19 and Dorsey 13 in Fayette’s 82-76 loss to University Heights (Ky.)

Boykin scored 30 points and had 10 rebounds and 6 assists, Carruthers had 20 points, Johnson 20 and Flynn 16 in Fayette’s 109-106 loss to Louisville Manual.

Their other loss, 81-79, occurred in the Sunshine Series in Ft. Myers, Fla.

The Fayette girls (7-3 overall, 5-1 region) and boys start the second half of the season tonight at Region 2-AAAA rival Banneker, and then they travel across town Tuesday to face another region rival, Whitewater.

Landmark’s boys (4-3, 0-2 region) and girls (8-1, 2-0 region) host back-to-back games this weekend: ELCA tonight and Chestatee tomorrow.
The McIntosh boys (4-4, 2-4 region) and girls (5-3, 3-3 region) have a busy slate of upcoming games, playing host to Woodward Academy tonight and Newnan tomorrow, then traveling to Westlake Tuesday.

Northgate’s boys (1-8, 1-5 region) and girls (6-6, 2-4 region) play host to Whitewater tonight, then travel to Fayetteville Tuesday to face Starr’s Mill.

The Our Lady of Mercy Bobcats (6-5, 0-3 region) were busy over the break, defeating Silver Buff (S.C.) 76-75 in overtime and losing to S. Aiken 75-40 and Washington County 48-46.

The Bobcats, along with the Lady Bobcats (3-4, 1-1 region), will be in action tonight, playing at Starr’s Mill, tomorrow, playing at ELCA, and Tuesday, at home against Landmark.

Sandy Creek’s boys (7-6, 3-0 region) and girls (9-3, 2-1 region) were active over the break. The Patriots won two games, 73-54 over Mary Persons and 67-61 over Jones County in overtime, and lost three, 104-82 to Central Macon, 79-50 to Jonesboro and 57-39 to Tift County.

Blake Brewer was Creek’s high scorer against Mary Persons, finishing with 26 points. Theodore Day and Zachry Smith both had 16 points and Brewer added 12 against Central Macon.

Creek had three players score in double figures against Jones County: Brewer (19), Malcolm Jackson (15) and Day (10).

Brewer and Jackson each scored 13 against Jonesboro, and Brewer had a team-high 22 points against Tift County.
The Lady Patriots won four games, 55-35 over Upson-Lee, 59-54 over Mary Persons, 61-54 over Warner Robins and 69-62 over Jonesboro, and lost one, 53-51 to Carrollton.
Both the Creek boys and girls play host to Cass tonight and at Haralson County Tuesday.
The Starr’s Mill Panthers (3-9, 3-4 region) lost both games they played over the break, 62-56 to Woodland, Henry and 72-48 to Dutchtown.
The Lady Panthers (2-8, 1-5 region) lost all three games they played over the break, 56-45 to Clarkrange (Tenn.), 69-50 to Marshall County (Ky.) and 59-55 to Allen County-Scottsville (Ky.).
Ashley Wilson scored a team-high 12 points and had five rebounds for Starr’s Mill against Clarkrange, and Alexis Shaffer and Marie Jubb each had 11.

Marissa Ring and Jubb both scored 13 points for Starr’s Mill against Marshall County, and Shaffer had 15 points and nine rebounds, Savage had 15 points (on five 3-pointers) and Ring had 10 against ACS.

The Whitewater boys (2-11, 0-6 region) lost to ELCA 60-49 and beat Pike County 43-36, and the Whitewater girls (6-6, 1-3 region) won both games they played, 56-51 over ELCA and 37-34 over Riverwood. Both the Whitewater boys and girls play at Northgate Friday and at home Tuesday against Fayette.

The East Coweta boys and girls kick off the second half of their schedules tonight when they play host to Region 6-AAAAA rival Mundy’s Mill, then play at Starr’s Mill tomorrow.

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