Archive - Nov 18, 2011 - Sports Article
Oak Hill notched their second win in a row Thursday, 55-43 versus Carroll despite a gritty first half performance defensively.
The first half could be easily described as a shootout, with the Raiders holding on to a four point lead heading into the second. Carroll rebounded with 11 points to cut the deficit to a basket at the break.
The Rebels werenâ€™t exactly getting easy looks, they were just making tough shots and hanging around.
The Raiders looked like a revamped team in the third, outscoring the visitors 20-5 and stretching the lead to 17 points.
Oak Hill had their best defensive performance of the season Thursday night, shutting down visiting Carroll Academy 55-9.
The Lady Raiders conceded just one basket in the second half, and shut out the Lady Rebels twice, in the first and third quarter.
Oak Hill, who have won six a row since their season opening loss, not only defended well, but controlled the glass with 46 rebounds for the ball game, mostly on offense.
â€śWe just dominated the rebounding,â€ť head coach Stan Hughey said. â€śIt would have been more than that, but they turned the ball over a lot.â€ť
CRAWFORD â€“ On the road for the third consecutive ball game, West Point didnâ€™t look out of sync. The Green Wave outscored East Oktibbeha 23-3 in the third quarter, sealing their second straight win Thursday night, 80-54.
At half time, head coach Brad Cox told his players that two things would happen in the third, the Titans would make a run and get back in the ball game down by 11, or West Point would blow the game out. That was enough motivation.