Basketball roundup: Hitting the hardwood
Marked Tree's Lady Indians (1-0) opened their season this past Monday night with a 78-17 win over the visiting Cross County Lady Thunderbirds.
Jay Perry led Marked Tree in scoring with 19 points. Caflora Hillis had 14 points and 11 steals, Poohnu Perry added 14 points while Lexi Perry chipped in 10 points.
Harrisburg's Lady Hornets split their games this week. Harrisburg lost to Hoxie 59-56 this past Monday and defeated Ridgefield Christian 44-31 this past Tuesday night. In the Hoxie game, Kellie Simpson scored 21 points for the Lady Hornets with Kiley Howton tossing in 17 points. Harrisburg won the junior high contest 50-29. Natalie Eaton scored 10 points to lead Harrisburg in their win over Ridgefield Christian.
The Lady Warriors of EPC won their season opener over McCrory 63-52 this past Monday night. Teria Young scored 27 points for EPC (1-0) with Alicia Ross adding 21 points and 14 rebounds. EPC took the junior high game 28-24.
Bay's Lady Yellowjackets ran their record to 7-1 with a 63-54 victory over Maynard this past Monday. Hannah Willard led Bay with 25 points, Jade Presley netted 16 and Katie Ferguson added 15 points. Maynard won the junior high contest 48-23.
The Weiner Cardinals lost both their games this week in varsity boys basketball. Black Rock posted a 51-43 win this past Monday while Tuckerman downed Weiner 69-49 this past Tuesday night. Alex Nicholson led the Cardinals in scoring with 20 points against Black Rock. In the Tuckerman game, Tyler Armstrong scored 15 points, Seth Soden finished with 12 points and Nicholson added 11 points.
Marked Tree's Indians downed the Cross County Thunderbirds 82-62 in varsity boys action this past Tuesday to start the season 1-0. Allen Buchanan led the Indians with 23 points while Darius Ivy and Terry Carter scored 13 and 12 respectively. Cross County won the junior high contest 35-25.
The Harrisburg Hornets (0-1) dropped their season opener to Ridgefield Christian 55-47 this past Tuesday night. Brayden Honeycutt led the Hornets in scoring with 17 points. Alec Witt chipped in 10 points for Harrisburg. Harrisburg won the junior high contest 51-8.