Weekend Basketball Briefly

Published 12:00 am Monday, January 7, 2008

Patriots dominate Isabella High School in 65-37 road victory

Linden came out of the gate hot in their home game against visiting Isabella High School and effectively tamed the Mustangs before they could get running.

In the first quarter, the Patriots put up a comfortable cushion, outscoring their guests 20-8. The lead was furthered with a second 20-plus point quarter by the Patriots, who headed into the half leading 41-18.

In the second half, Linden High School slowed its pace, but the group still added 16 to make it 57-23 as the two groups entered the final period. The 34-point lead was diminished by the Mustangs in the final period of play, by that was largely due to the Linden bench getting floor time as the team cruised to a 65-37 victory.

Leading scorer for the Mustangs from Isabella was Brandon Veazey with 11.

Linden&8217;s group posted three players recording 10 points: Kendarius Goodwill, Joe Johnson and Sean Richardson.

&8212; Tim Jones

Lady Panthers return to road play with 52-28 win over J.U. Blacksher

The Lady Panthers of Marengo High School went back on the road for the first time since returning from the break to face the Lady Bulldogs of J.U. Blacksher.

Maybe it was the transition back from the break or the Saturday game before school starts back, but the Panthers found their opponents wanting as they rolled over the Lady Dogs to a 52-28 victory. The Panthers beat up on their opponent on offense, and they controlled the Dogs on defense as they added another &8220;W&8221; to their regular season resume.

Kassandra Thomas led the offense for Marengo High School, posting 19 points in the game. Kindra Lanier was the second leading scorer for the group, posting 10 points, and made it a double-double by adding a team-high 10 rebounds to her totals. Talmesha Dumas made it a trio-contribution affair by adding eight points and five blocks to the team&8217;s statistics on the night.

&8212; Brandon Glover

Longhorns run over Marion Military Institiute in 47-31 home contest

The Marengo Academy varsity Longhorns added another win to their record with a home victory over Marion Military Institute of 47-31.

Statistics for the game are: Justin Etheridge with a rebounds, a block and two points; Drew Stuart with six rebounds, a steal, an assist and eight points; Andy Flowers with two rebounds, a steal and two points; Weldon Fultz with two rebounds, a steal and two points; Trace Stenz with a rebound, two assists and two points; Steven Cocreham with two rebounds, two points; Dustin McIntyre with four rebounds, a block and eight points; Kyle Stephens with seven rebounds and six points; Cory Huth with four rebounds; John Carlton with nine rebounds, three steals, a assist and 15 points.

&8212; Racelia McIntyre

Lady horns defend thier turf with 53-19 showing over MMI

The Marengo Academy Lady Horns pummeled Marion Military Institute 53-19 Friday.

The statistics for the game are: Anna Edmonds leading the way with 20 points, 23 rebounds, a steal and two assists; Libba Carroll with nine points, a steal and an assist; Madison Poellnitz with two rebounds and a steal; Brittany Black with 15 points, three rebounds and an assist; Amber Walker with 10 rebounds, a steal and four assists; Abbey Huckabee six points, six rebounds, a steal and three assists; Casey Edwards with three rebounds, a block and an assist; Shelby Mathis with a point, two rebounds and an assist; Destiny Huckabee with two points and a steal.

&8212; Racelia McIntyre

Junior Longhorns show gumption in 41-37 comeback over MMI

Marengo Academy&8217;s junior high team fought back from an early deficit to win with a score of 41-37 against Marion Military Institute.

0Scoring for the Horns were Matt Wallace with 25 points, Trevor Johnson with eight points; Chase Smyly with four points and Alan Flowers and Chris Sammons with two points each.

&8212; Racelia McIntyre