Varnado girls go 1-1 at Dexter Christmas Tournament

Published 9:18 am Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Varnado posted a 1-1 record in the Dexter Christmas Tournament in Mississippi, which took place Dec. 30 and Jan. 2.

Varnado lost the first game to Wesson, 77-67, Dec. 30.

Varnado got behind by as many as 18 points, but kept coming back. Varnado made nine treys, and that kept them in the game early.

Tarralyn Moses led everyone with a game-high 24 points, including four 3-pointers.

Breanna Holmes was just a point behind at 23. Yienna Kemp posted 11.

Ke’arria tallied six points, and Kenisha Kemp had two.

The next game, which was Jan. 2, was a 61-47 victory over Salem.

Varnado’s girls defeated Salem 61-47 on day two, but struggled at the free throw line, making only 10 of 23 (43.4 percent).

Moses was Varnado’s leading scorer once again. This time she posted 34 points. Moses continued her torrid shooting from outside. She made four treys during the game.

Yienna Kemp was also in double figures, putting up 10.

Kenisha Kemp logged eight points, with Green adding four.

Holmes and Chloe Foster had two apiece, and Jaden Foster added one in Varnado’s win.

The game Jan. 3 was canceled because of two tornado warnings during the South Pike-Wesson girls’ contest.

Varnado coach Lubertha Peters spoke about her team’s performance in the tournament.

“We held our own, but we weren’t in shape. We ran out of gas. When you have that layoff period, you have to work hard to get back into shape,” Peters said.

Also for Varnado, the team hosted Dexter Dec. 20 and came away with a 71-58 victory.

Three players scored in double figures for Varnado.

Moses was the leading scorer, with 38 points.

Holmes posted 16, and Green finished with 10 in the victory.