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HUNTINGDON — Huntingdon had a busy week last week going on the road to Clarksburg in a District 11A matchup on Friday, January 18 and coming back home last Monday night to host Natchez Trace …
HUNTINGDON — Huntingdon had a busy week last week going on the road to Clarksburg in a District 11A matchup on Friday, January 18 and coming back home last Monday night to host Natchez Trace Academy in a boys’ only contest. Last Tuesday, the Fillies and Mustangs played host to Henry County.
Fillies 56, Clarksburg 40
The Fillies and the Lady Rockets went toe to toe in the opening period with Huntingdon holding a slim 14-13 lead after one period. Both teams had balanced scoring with starters for both teams scoring. Three 3-pointers by Huntingdon in the second period helped the Fillies outscore Clarksburg 18-10 in the second period. The Fillies went to halftime with a 32-23 lead.
The Lady Rockets missed a golden opportunity to catch Huntingdon during the third period since the Fillies managed only 6 points in the period. Clarksburg scored 9 to make it a 38-32 contest headed into the fourth period. Another trio of 3-pointers by Huntingdon sparked an 18-point period while the Lady Rockets only scored 8 points. The Fillies won the contest 56-40.
Tyasia Reed and Adyn Swenson led the Fillies with 18 and 15 points respectively. Brooke Butler and Addison Postlethwait added 7 points and 6 points respectively. Alli Jones and Kamaya Harris had 5 points each for Huntingdon.
The Lady Rockets were led by Ashlyn Yarbrough with 13 points followed by Brooklyn Williams with 8 points. Krista Noble and Makiya Abdallah had 6 points each. Sarah Derryberry had 4 points while Jasmine Bailey and Macy Ward chipped in 2 points and 1 point respectively.
Mustangs 70, Clarksburg 36
Huntingdon got off to a hot start against the Rockets leading 20-7 after the first period. They outscored Clarksburg in the second period 14-8 to carry a 34-15 lead into halftime. The third quarter was more of the same with the Mustangs outscoring the Rockets 18-13 to lead 52-28 headed into the final period. Both teams played their younger players in the fourth period with Huntingdon again outscoring the Rockets 18-8 to win the game 70-36.
Dallas Willis and Nik Bynum led the Mustangs with 15 and 13 points respectively while Kaleel Bailey added 9 points. Kameron Gordon had 7, Xavier White had 5, Clay Pinson and Ben Taylor had 4 points each, DeJuan Raglin and Grant Bartholomew had 3 points each while Hunter Ledsinger chipped in a point for Huntingdon.
Clarksburg was led by Jalyn Davis with 11 points followed by Jaran Morris with 8 points. Myles Rogers had 5 points while Lagen Witcher added 3 points. Spencer Webb, Nathan Yewell, Brandon Pendergrass, and Noah Rich all had 2 points each.
Mustangs 73, Natchez Trace 39
The Mustangs played host to Natchez Trace Academy last Monday, January 21, in a boys’ only district matchup. They jumped out to a 22-4 first quarter lead and didn’t look back enroute to a 73-39 win. Nearly all of the Mustang players got to play and most scored points led by Clay Pinson and Grant Bartholomew with 15 and 11 points respectively. Kaleel Bailey had 8, DeJuan Raglan had 7, Xavier White had 6, Noah Belew and Ben Taylor had 5 each, Dallas Willis had 4, Hunter Ledsinger and Jeb Atkinson had 3 each, Nik Bynum, Drake Butler, and Kieryan Jordon all chipped in 2 points each for Huntingdon.
Natchez Trace was led by Anthony Morrow with 21 points. Keandra Perry and Lazanck Ballard added 5 points each. Darron Ellison and Malik Perry had 4 and 3 points respectively while Deaundre Johnson chipped in a point.
Henry Co. 45, Fillies 36
Huntingdon’s Fillies had opportunities to catch a win against Henry County if the Lady Patriots’ perimeter game hadn’t been so hot. The Lady Patriots nailed 8 3-pointers in the game while the Fillies hit 3 of them and that would prove to be the difference in the game.
Henry County led 14-10 after one period with Caroline Hudson leading the Lady Patriots with 8 points including a pair of threes. Huntingdon kept it close in the second period outscoring Henry County 10-8 to trail by 1 at halftime 22-21. Hudson again led the Lady Patriots with another 8 points.
The Lady Patriots went on a 7-0 run to start the third period taking a 29-21 lead with 6:00 left in the period. The Fillies answered halfway through the period hitting a three-pointer and a basket back to back to make it a 29-26 contest. Another 7-0 run by the Lady Patriots to close the period left Huntingdon trailing 36-26 by the end of the period.
The Fillies outscored Henry County in the final period 10-9 but it wasn’t enough as they fell 45-36.
Tyasia Reed led Huntingdon with 14 points with Addison Postlethwait adding 8 points. Adyn Swenson and Alli Jones had 6 points and 5 points respectively while Kamaya Harris chipped in 3 points for the Fillies.
Henry County’s Caroline Hudson led all scorers with 24 points including 6 of their 8 three-pointers. Kelli Chipman and Mary Raye Smith added 6 and 5 points respectively. Caroline Singleton had 4 points while Lila Boman, Elaina Wood, and Abby Grace Allen all chipped in 2 points each for the Lady Patriots.
Henry Co. 64, Mustangs 48
The Mustangs suffered from a case of cold shooting in their contest scoring only a free throw in the first 6:30 of the first period trailing 12-1 before Nik Bynum nailed a pair of 3-pointers in the final minute to cut the Patriot lead to 17-7 at the end of the period.
Huntingdon’s shooting was still chilly in the second period trailing 29-14 with 2:00 left before halftime. The Mustangs got hot and scored 9 unanswered points in the final two minutes to close the gap to 29-23 at the half.
The chilly shooting came back in the third period with the Patriots outscoring the Mustangs 21-11 to make it a 50-34 contest at the end of three periods. Henry County extended their lead to 20 two minutes into the final period 60-40. The Mustangs trimmed the lead to 60-48 before falling to the Patriots 64-48.
Dallas Willis and Nik Bynum led the Mustangs with 13 points each. Kameron Gordon had 5 points, Kaleel Bailey, Hunter Ledsinger, and Noah Belew all had 4 points each. Clay Pinson and Drake Butler chipped in 3 points and 2 points respectively for Huntingdon.
Henry County was led by John Odoms with 23 points and Deon Young with 13 points. Will Singleton had 9 points while Andrew Wimberly had 7 points. Semaj King, Ashton O’Darvel, and Donte Davis chipped in 4 points each for the Patriots.