Archive - Jan 21, 2012 - Sports Article
Although it was a low scoring game, Saturday night's regional contest between rivals Oak Hill Academy and Starkville Academy had all the makings of a Greek drama with bragging rights on the line.
In the end, it came down to clutch free throws and it was Oak Hill (15-10) who pulled off the nail biter, edging the Volunteers 36-35. The loss extended Starkville's losing streak to seven games.
Old Dominionâ€™s speed and quickness proved to be a factor Friday night as Hebron dropped a heartbreaker, 42-39 at home. It was the second time this season the Eagles were trumped by Old Dominion.
â€śWe just didnâ€™t get into a rhythm,â€ť head coach Tri Nason said. â€śNobody was hot. Thatâ€™s probably what hurt us the most, our lack of flow and rhythm on offense.â€ť
The Eagles had the lead after the first quarter, 14-10 before they went cold on the offensive side, scoring just four points over the next eight minutes.