Hornets take care of Enterprise
Published 6:00 am Monday, December 8, 2008
The host Loyd Star Hornets and Lady Hornets were winners Fridaynight in the second round of the Lincoln County Round-RobinTournament. Both Loyd Star teams are unbeaten on the season.
The Hornets knocked off the Enterprise Yellow Jackets 74-53,powered by 2 players in double figures, including a game-high 22points from Ashton Fox.
In the girls contest, the host Lady Hornets produced a strong thirdquarter to defeat the Lady Jackets 40-32.
Loyd Star 74, Enterprise 53
The Hornets (8-0) led the Jackets 14-10 in the first quarter andwent on a 26-12 scoring run in the second quarter to command an18-point, 40-22, lead at the half. Going into the fourth quarter,Loyd Star led Enterprise 58-34.
“We started slow,” said Loyd Star boys coach Gene (Moochie) Britt.”But our press picked up and we managed to get things going. Ouroffense picked up better in the second half.
“We substituted freely throughout the game. We’ve got to work onour foul shots. We had good solid scoring from everyone.”
Contributing to the Loyd Star win with 16 points and 7 rebounds wasDeAndre Butler. Glenn Thomas fired in 13 points. Following with 11points, 7 rebounds, 6 steals and 3 assists was Joseph Shelby.
“My boys played hard,” said first-year Enterprise head coach JohnKnight. “Loyd Star is quick and athletic. Loyd Star’s pressure hurtus a little. But we will bounce back and continue to workhard.”
The Jackets (4-5) were led by Kevin Perry with 16 points and 8rebounds. Austin Everett fired in 15 points and pulled down 10rebounds.
Loyd Star 40, Enterprise 32
In the girls game, the Lady Jackets (2-7) made a run in the fourthquarter, outscoring the Lady Hornets 18-7, but came into the fourthquarter trailing Loyd Star (8-0) by 19 points, 33-14.
“I thought Enterprise did a good job taking us out of our game,”said Loyd Star girls coach Billy Vaughn. “When we got our pressgoing, we managed to get some easy baskets.”
Leading Loyd Star with 13 points was Shannon Chester. Sarah Falveynetted 8 points.
“We played better in the second half,” said Enterprise girls coachJill Nations. “We scored more. We needed to play that way in thefirst half. We need to play the whole game.”
For Enterprise, Lacey Orr led with 14 points.