Basketball Roundup

Published 8:21 am Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Pine girls beat French Settlement

The Pine Lady Raiders improved to 2-0 in District 8-2A play Monday, winning at French Settlement, 52-49.

Pine rallied back from a 10-point halftime deficit and ended the third quarter down by two, then the lead went back and forth in the final period. Pine had a one-point lead with a minute left, then French Settlement fouled Bre Brown in hopes of getting the ball back for a final shot.

But Brown, who scored 32 in the game, hit both free throws to ice the win.

“That was two big road games that were very important for us to win,” said coach Tate Kennedy, also referring to Friday’s victory at Northlake Christian.

Brown was joined in double figures by Shay Seals with 10 points.

Pine boys lose at French Settlement

French Settlement French Settlement took a 19-10 first quarter lead Monday en route to a 64-51 victory over Pine.

French Settlement, 3-0 in District 8-2A play, led 34-25 at the half and 51-37 after three quarters.

Derric Dillon led Pine in scoring with 15 points. Devonta Pigott and Trent Ard added 10 apiece, Cody Cooper scored seven, Chris Hart had five and Hunter Cooper and Jordan Phelps had two each.

Justin Lobell and Cody Sager led French Settlement with 14 points each.

Pine hit four three pointers in the game. Dillon had three and Cooper one.

Franklinton boys fall to East Jeff

The Franklinton Demons traveled to East Jefferson Friday night and found the game to be just as tough on them as getting there.

East Jefferson forced numerous early turnovers, jumping to an 18-6 lead in the first quarter, and never looked back. The 18-2 host team beat Franklinton, 71-24, after the Demons barely made tipoff following a breakdown of the team bus on the Causeway.

Franklinton, 5-11, trailed 39-12 at the half and 67-21 at the end of the third quarter.

Trey Anders and Dijion Alston led the team with six points each. Adrain Magee had four, Logan Seal scored three, Azende T. Magee and Ryche Jenkins had two each and Charmarl Magee scored one.

East Jeff was led by Shaquille Preston with 16 points.

The young Demon squad, who lost its only senior, 6-foot-7 Lester Crosby to a season-ending ACL injury early in the season, hosted Hammond last night to start district play.