Terry surprises Lawrence at home

Published 6:00 am Monday, January 24, 2005

MONTICELLO — The Division 6-4A race seems to be going down tothe wire this season. Terry figures to be one of the teams in thehurt for a top-seed in the district tourney, to be held Feb. 14-18,at Lawrence County. The maroon-clad Dogs took a major step towardsthat goal, by sweeping a pair from Lawrence County Fridaynight.

The Lady Bulldogs defeated the Lady Cougars 50-37. The Bulldogsgot a pair of free throws from Trenero Powell with under 3 secondsleft in the game to escape with a 57-54 win over the Cougars.

Lawrence County travels to Brookhaven for a key Division 6-4Atest Tuesday. The tripleheader gets under way at 5 p.m., with a JVboys game. The varsity girls tips off at 6, followed by the varsityboys game around 7:30.

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Terry 50, Lawrence Co. 37

The Lady Bulldogs (6-14, 2-5) brought their long-distancecalling cards from Hinds County. Terry sacked 6 treys in the game,including 5 from point guard Sheena Allen who tallied 8 points inthe opening 8 minutes as her teammates authored a 19-7 lead.

The Lady Cougars (4-15, 2-4) could not generate any offensivefluency, trailing 26-12 at the intermission break.

Terry head coach Vince Granberry got 9 points from forwardChiquita Harrison. The Lady Bulldogs led 43-20 at the end of thethird period.

LCHS, coached by Jennie Vance, got in gear in the final frame.Center Cortoya Barnes led the charge with 6 points, guard RoneshaGarner added 6, and Erical Bryant scored 4 points; as the LadyCougars outscored Terry 17-7 in the period.

“We could not get anything going in the first 3 quarters,” saidVance. “We played a lot better in the fourth. We did not giveup.”

Garner led the way with 21 points and 5 steals. Barnes had 6points, 7 rebounds and 5 blocked shots. Brittney Sherman dished out3 assists. Jasmine Courtney and Cande’L May each had 2 assists.

Allen paced Terry with 19 points, followed by Harrison with 16points and 12 rebounds.

Terry 57, Lawrence Co. 54

Terry (11-9. 4-4) is another of the top 3-point shooting teams,that Lawrence County will play this year. Their guards shot thebasketball extremely well from the outside with a mixture of insidepost play.

Lawrence Co. (17-3, 4-2) countered with the inside presence of6-foot-6 senior David Clark, 6-foot-4 Justin Lewis and 6-foot-5junior Craig Tyler. The trio ruled the boards throughout thegame.

The Cougars closed the first quarter with 16-9 lead with JustinMiddlebrook sacking a pair of 3-point baskets. The Bulldogs got 3treys from senior guard Joe Willis who led all scorers with 27points.

Tyler came off the LCHS bench to score 8 points in the secondperiod as head coach Bobby Lee’s team held a 35-26 halftimeadvantage.

The Bulldogs, coached by Reggie Magee, chipped away at thedeficit in the third to outscore LCHS 16-8. Willis drained 2 treysand Spenser Spane added 4 points in the paint as Terry cut theCougar lead to 4 points, 46-42, entering the final frame.

Magee’s squad realized their second lead of the game, 55-54, onWillis’s seventh trey of the game with under 5 seconds left on theclock. LCHS fouled quickly on the ensuing inbounds play. Powellcanned a pair from the charity stripe with under 3 seconds left ingame.

The Cougars’ inbounds pass for Clark in the front court was toohigh and went out-of-bounds. On the LCHS turnover, Terry was ableto run out the clock.

Clark paced the Cougars with 25 points, 7 rebounds and 2 blockedshots. Middlebrook had 10 points and 4 assists. Ray Collins dishedout 5 assists. Lewis had 7 rebounds and 3 blocked shots. Tyler had5 boards.