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Ingomar 50 Hickory Flat 25
What started out as a slow game for the Lady Falcons resulted in a big win as Ingomar soared past the Lady Rebels 50-25.
Maggie Cobb opened the game for the Lady Falcons with a three, as Ingomar built an early 12-8 lead in the first frame. A steal by Shalonda Reynolds followed by a basket by Hannah Wilkerson cut Ingomar's lead to one midway through the second, those were the last points Hickory Flat would score before the half. Shelly Grisham's free throws sent the Lady Falcons to the locker room up six at the half.
Brittany Edwards opened the third the same as Cobb did the game, and her three opened Ingomar's scoring attack.
Back-to-back steals by Cobb led to a timeout for Hickory Flat, only to have Cobb score another three with 3:55 left in the third. Cobb closed the quarter with one more three, as the Lady Falcons built a 41-21 lead.
Hickory Flat was held to only eight points in the second half, as the fourth quarter mirrored the third with the Lady Rebels only scoring four.
Cobb led the Lady Falcons on the night with 19, followed by Kayla Stevens with 13.
Ingomar is now 5-11 on the year and will host East Union this week before traveling to South Pontotoc on Friday.
New Albany 75 Tishomingo Co. 23
Jazmine Spears scored 15 while Kebrina Lucas added 11 for the Lady Dawgs, as they remain perfect on the year with a 75-23 win over Tishomingo County Friday night.
New Albany's tough defense held Tish. to single digits the entire game, as the seven points scored in each the third and fourth quarters were the most by the Lady Braves.
Beth Hudson was the leading scorer for Tish. with 11.
New Albany is now 11-0 on the year and will host North Pontotoc this Friday before taking a break for the holidays.
Baldwyn 46 East Union 42
A slow second quarter proved costly for the Lady Urchins as they were unable to finish the comeback at Baldwyn Friday night.
After leading the Lady Bearcats 10-6 after the first, Baldwyn outscored East Union 13-3 in the second to lead 19-13 at the half.
Baldwyn remained in the lead by three after the third frame, and East Union was unable to comeback in the fourth, as they lost by four, 46-42.
Stephanie Dillard led East Union with 19.
For the Lady Bearcats, Amber McGee led with 15, while Consuela Starks added 13.
East Union falls to 3-12 on the year. They will host Ingomar and Potts Camp this week.
West Union 69 Hatley 37
The Lady Tigers kept the game close early on, but West Union pulled away for their 16th win of the year, defeating Hatley 69-37 Friday night.
The Lady Eagles led 17-11 after the first, before taking a 35-23 lead to the half. 28 points by West Union in the third helped the Lady Eagles pull away, as they held Hatley to only 15 points in the second half.
Rachel Baker led West Union with 18, while April Rollins added 17 and Claire Wilkerson had 11.
For Hatley, Maleah Miller had 14, followed by Lauren Sloan with 10.
West Union will host Myrtle this Friday in a big division showdown.
Myrtle 69 Oxford 48
The Lady Hawks made a statement Friday night as they downed 4A Oxford 69-48.
Myrtle held the Lady Chargers to only 18 second half points, while scoring 20 in the third quarter alone.
Aspriona Gilbert played like an experienced upperclassman than a freshman, as she led the way with 30 points on the night, as she shot 74 percent from the court. Completing the double-double, Gilbert also had 10 rebounds.
Amber Williamson added 17, with 15 of those points coming from behind the arc, as she was 5-for-8 from three.
Beth Goolsby led the Lady Hawks with six assists.
Myrtle held the lead at the end of each quarter, and stepped up after the half to overpower the bigger school.
Myrtle is now 13-3 on the year and will host Hickory Flat this week before their big showdown with the 16-2 Lady Eagles of West Union Friday night.