C-T-Area HS Basketball Roundup – Nov. 29 non-tournament games
LUDLOW — Southwest Livingston High School’s basketball season for 2016-17 began Tuesday, Nov. 29, with home losses to larger school Mid-Buchanan.
With one star being totally unavailable and the other stuck on the bench for extensive minutes, due to foul trouble, SLHS’ Lady Wildcats fell 55-30, despite junior Marley Anderson’s 10-points, 13-rebounds double in her varsity starting debut.
“If they all continue to double(-team) on Campbell, I look for Marley to have a good year,” SLHS coach Julie Bothwell asserts.
Junior center Kaylie Campbell was limited by foul issues to only about 20 minutes of court time, according to Bothwell, although Campbell did produce 13 points and eight boards in that time.
Junior guard Kortlyn Rounkles is out for at least this week, the coach reports, after being in a traffic accident recently.
Free-throw shooting was a problem for the Southwest Livingston girls, who made only five of 19.
Down 42-7 after one half, the Wildcats improved offensively in the second half, but still were overwhelmed 79-24 in their first outing under new head coach Eric Fairchild.
Freshman center Mack Anderson’s nine points, nine rebounds, and five shot blocks led Southwest. Brady Bothwell earned six assists.
Next for Southwest Livingston will be its Carroll-Livingston Activity Association (CLAA) opener – at home against Hardin-Central – Monday.
(G) Alma: Santa Fe 50, Tina-Avalon 43; (B) Alma: Santa Fe 72, Tina-Avalon 23
ALMA — Sluggish on offense in the first half for a second-straight game, the Tina-Avalon Lady Dragons could not pull out victory this time, despite again rallying.
Behind Alma: Santa Fe 30-14 at intermission, T-A outscored the Lady Chiefs 29-20 the rest of the way, but saw their record dip to 1-1 with the non-conference loss.
Freshman guard Kennadie Crowe again scored in double figures, leading Tina-Avalon with 19 points. Senior guard Abbey Rounkles added 13.
The boys’ game was another lopsided loss for the Dragons (0-2), who traled by 23 at halftime.
Senior Luke Churan’s 14 points led TAHS.
Next for T-A will be home games against Carrollton Thursday.
(G) Breckenridge 48, Jamesport: Tri-County 38; (B) Jamesport: Tri-County 58, Breckenridge 49
JAMESPORT — It’s premature for a cry of “break up the Lady Bulldogs,” but that won’t lessen the joy around Breckenridge High School these days.
Tuesday night, BHS’ Lady Bulldogs improved their 2016-17 record to 2-0 – the first time in many years Breckenridge’s girls have been victorious in their first two outings in a season, defeating the host Tri-County Lady Mustangs 48-38 in non-conference action. TCHS’ girls now are 0-2.
Breckenridge coach Ed Fry reports senior forward McKenzie Riddle led the way at both ends of the floor, scoring 12 points and grabbing 14 rebounds, while also making a couple of steals and handing out two assists – all without a turnover.
Sophomore Shayla Walker matched Riddle’s 12 tallies, snared six boards, and made three swipes.
Down the stretch, Fry adds, freshman Jayde Keithley and Walker hit some key shots, while junior point guard Karissa Keithley scored eight points in the first half before focusing on setting up teammates in the second, earning five “dimes.” J. Keithley ended with nine points, five assists, and four thefts, while her older sister made a team-high six steals.
Tri-County (1-1) took the boys’ decision by nine, but, in Fry’s view, BHS’ Bulldogs “appear to be making gains.”
“Last year, at this time, the Bulldogs had only scored a total of 15 points in their first two games. This year, they have scored 86” and have led in both while being competitive right to the end, he points out. It was a 29-24 game, TCHS, at halftime.
Statistically, BHS’ boys were paced by Trevor Adams’ 26 points, six steals, six rebounds, and three assists, Corbin Gaunt’s 15-points, 10-rebounds double-double, 11 Chris Adams boards, and nine rebounds, seven steals, and six points by senior guard Charlie Henderson.
Next for Breckenridge will be its first CLAA action at Norborne Thursday.
Tri-County is idle until next Monday, Dec. 5, when it hosts Maysville.