Thursday, November 27, 2008

MLK Quarter-Finals Report

Game 1 East vs White Station

Candis Clear with the ball

Adrienne Pratcher

This game started off a little slow with both teams taking their times to run thru their offenses. Chi Chi Okwumabua of White Station scored the first basket of the game with a nice post move into a jump shot. East was scoreless the first 2 minutes of the game until a free throw by Adrienne Pratcher.

Into the second quarter, East had a lot of turnovers and unforced errors. White Station converted them into buckets and went into halftime with a 17 point lead 36-19

Chi Chi Okwumabua

Kaitlin Murphy

East came out in the second with full court pressure. It resulted into a run for East behind 2 three pointers from Candis Clear. However, White Station countered East's run with one of their own and ended the 3rd quarter, 53-34.

East continued to struggle with putting the ball in the basket during the fourth quarter but Kaitlin Murphy of White Station did not. She finished the game with 20 points and helped White Station to a 70-46 victory.

Game 2: Millington vs Liberty

Misha Jones and Jasmine Newsome

Millington was just too much for Liberty. LaTesa McLaughlin started the domination in the first quarter with 3 three pointers and 4 steals building a 15-3 lead. It was never close. Millington won 56-34.

Game 3: Overton vs Melrose

This was the highly anticipated matchup. It started out very uptempo with both teams feeling each other out. The very first points of the game came late in the quarter and ended 6-2 Melrose.

From there Melrose spreaded the floor and took advantage of their quickness getting to the rack at ease. If Melrose was not taking it to the basket, Teneisha Lurry took care of business at the 3 point line hitting 2 in the second quarter.

Halftime: Melrose 26 Overton 20

Kyeshia Vinson (Melrose) and Cortrice Golden (Overton)

Melrose made a run coming out of halftime and increased the lead to 12 with a third quarter score of 39-27.

April Hall was unstoppable getting into the lane for layup after layup finishing with 17. Teneisha Lurry was all over the court making passes, stealing the ball and of course dropping it off. She finished with 19 including 5 three point baskets. Orlandria Williams had 17 for Overton.

Melrose won 55-37

Overton players Arkela Ware, Chelsey Johnson and Rickeya Burts

Hillcrest guards, Brittany Taylor and Chasity Richardson and Hamilton post, LaJoyce Clark throwing down in the hospitality room

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