FC girls, LC boys win

Published 6:00 am Tuesday, January 4, 2005

MONTICELLO — A 19-0 spurt by the Franklin County Lady Bulldogsto start the second frame propelled them to a 68-42 win over thehosts Lawrence County Lady Cougars Thursday night in the LawrenceCounty Round-Robin Tournament.

LCHS’s David Clark pumped in a game-high 24 points, to lead theCougars to a 58-32 win over the Franklin County Bulldogs.

Franklin County and Mendenhall tangle at 3 p.m. and 4:30 today.Division 6-4A rivals Lawrence County and Brookhaven clash in anon-division match-up at 6 and 7:30.

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Franklin Co. 68, Lawrence Co. 42

Both teams came out of the starting gates connecting on allcylinders. Lawrence County (3-8) held the first advantage 20-17heading into the second quarter. Senior guard Ronesha Garner tossedin 9 of her game-high 23 points for head coach Jennie Vance.

Franklin Co. (11-1) got a balance scoring for their 5 startersin the opening 8 minutes including Ashley Weathersby, VictoriaHunt, Tamara Gant, Shalencia Wilcher and Shareka Hunt. The LadyBulldogs, coached by Charles Moore, authored a 19-0 run to startthe second to take a 36-20 lead.

Garner scored LCHS’s lone basket in the period as the LadyCougars found themselves down 43-22 at the intermission. Garneralso had 14 rebounds and 2 assists.

“We played well in the first quarter,” said Vance. “After that,we had too many turnovers.” Vance was referring to the 35 miscuesby her team.

Shereka Hunt pumped 8 of her team-high 20 points in the third asFranklin County extended their cushion 59-30, entering the finalstanza.

Lending support for LCHS were Erical Bryant with 9 rebounds.Cortoya Barnes had 6 rebounds and 4 blocked shots.

For the Lady Bulldogs, Gant scored 15 points and Victoria Huntadded 12.

Lawrence Co. 58, Franklin Co. 32

Both teams started slowly, trying to get a feel for the other.Offenses were at a minimum in the first quarter, but LawrenceCounty (11-1) claimed the early 10-9 lead.

Clark, a 6-foot-6 senior, exploded for 13 second-quarter pointson a variety of silky-smooth outside jumpers and several thunderousslam dunks. The Cougars outscored the Bulldogs 22-3 in the secondto carry a 32-12 lead into the halftime lockerroom for head coachBobby Lee.

Franklin Co. (6-4) scored their lone second quarter bucket on atrey by DeAndre Cameron.

Both teams were deadlocked at 9-9 in the third but LCHSmaintained their 41-21 advantage entering the final quarter.

Lending support for the Cougars were Justin Middlebrook with 15points and Craig Tyler with 11. The Bulldogs, coached by ChrisJordan, were led by DeAndre Davis and Marcus Tillman with 7 pointseach.