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Devilettes win Brown's debut
Nov 21, 2006 12:00 am
The Devilettes of Lebanon scored a 52-28 opening victory Friday over Culleoka to give new head coach Darian Brown his first win at Campbell Brandon Gym/Hester Gibbs Court.
Lebanon put the pressure on early and held the Lady Warriors to a scoreless first quarter, opening up a 19-0 lead. Crystal Howse and Ebony Marshall combined for 10 of the 19 points.
"We wanted to go out early and set the tempo," Brown said following the TSSAA Hall of Champions contest. "I think we did a good job of it."
The trend swung in the other direction in the final period as the Lady Warriors were able to score 21 answered points. It wasn't enough to make the game close.
The Devilettes held Culleoka just six points in the second period and a single free throw in the third quarter.
"Overall I'm very pleased," Brown said of his team's first effort. "It was good to get the jitters out."
Leading the way for Lebanon were Howse and Marshall with 10 points each. Chassity Herrod put in six, Sam Dies and Acquarius Huddleston tossed in five apiece, Jasmin Brooks four, Kelsey Blackburn three; London Elie, Icelyn Elie, Traneisha Neal and Emily Warren all knocked in two and Kim Ha tossed in a free throw.
Abby Muckle led Culleoka with with nine points.
Lebanon travels to Pickett County today for a 3 p.m. tipoff against Stone Memorial.
Tigerettes caged by state runners up
GAINESBORO — The Watertown Tigerettes lost to defending Class A runner-up Jackson County 68-40 Friday in a TSSAA Hall of Champions contest.
Jackson County held the led throughout the contest, including a 25-point spread, 41-16, going into the locker room for the half.
At the close of the first period, the Watertown was within six points with the score of 15-9. Jackson County took over in the second quarter and kept the momentum into the second half.
The third quarter saw the Tigerettes down 54-28.
Tigerette Miaushia Thompson and Jackson County's Courtney Dyer led all scorers with 18 points each.
For Watertown, Brittnee Sells tossed in nine points, Sarah Page six, Sarah Reeder three, Carley Smith two and Hannah Forbes and Amanda Montgomery each knocked down a free throw.
For Jackson County, Emily Bowman fired in 15, Misti Maxwell 13 and Paige Sevier 12.
The Tigerettes will host Red Boiling Springs at 6:30 p.m. Monday in their official season opener.
Staff Writer Kimberly Jordan can be reached at 444-3952 ext. 16 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.