|SFMS girls alive in area event
|Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 7:00 pm
|The South Fulton’s girls were the lone survivors of Obion County’s four entries to play in the opening night of the Area 5 Middle School Tournament Monday night.
The Devilettes advanced to Wednesday’s semifinals with a convincing 54-19 win over Ridgemont. SF (14-5), the third seed, will play No. 2 Martin (11-4) — team it has lost to twice handily earlier this season.
Ridgemont’s season is over after its Monday setback.
Both Hillcrest teams saw the curtain pulled on their 2012-13 campaign by Paris Inman, the Lady Cougars losing 44-26, and the boys dropping a 60-24 decision.
Wednesday’s semifinals in the event are now set with top-seed Lake Road to play Inman at 4 p.m. and SF to battle Martin at 6:30 on the girls’ side. In the boys’ semis, No. 1 South Fulton faces Inman at 5:15, while Ridgemont and Martin play at 7:45.
The championship games are slated for Thursday at 6 and 7:30, respectively, with both the winner and runnerup advancing to the West Sectional at Martin Middle School in a tournament that begins Saturday.
The following is a recap of Monday’s games.
SF 54, Ridgemont 19 (G)
The Red Devilettes took control early and cruised into the semifinals by knocking off their Obion County School System rivals.
SF led 12-5 after one period and 29-8 at the half. The margin stretched to 44-18 by the end of three frames.
Tiffany Potts and Emma Glisson had nine points each, and Diamond Smith added eight points for South Fulton.
Olivia Pope had five rebounds, Smith had six steals and three boards, Potts picked away five steals and dished off two assists, and Glisson had five steals.
Carly Bramlett scored six points, and Allie Johnson added five for the Lady Mustangs.
Inman 44, Hillcrest 26 (G)
The Lady Cougars trailed 22-15 at the half and could not mount a successful comeback.
McClain Bell finished with 13 points and five rebounds, while Courtney Heuck posted a double-double with 12 points and 10 boards for Hillcrest. Hannah Fulbright pulled down six caroms.
Hillcrest ends its season with an 8-6 record.
Inman 60, Hillcrest 24 (B)
Hillcrest was well within striking distance (25-18) at the half before being outscored 35-6 over the final two quarters.
Hunter Brown scored seven, Tyler Walton had five markers and Greg Nance five rebounds for the Cougars, who ended up 8-7. Published in The Messenger 1.29.13