Hornets look incredible in win
Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 14, 2004
Don’t make him angry, you wouldn’t like him when he’s angry.
Montevallo made a strategic error Tuesday night at Dallas County, they made the big guy in green mad.
No, coach Bill Porter Jr. didn’t have the Incredible Hulk on the floor, but the Green Hornets had the next best thing.
Midway through the second quarter, Dallas County’s big man Michael Johnson was stuffed on a dunk try.
Johnson responded with the next 7 points, including a 3-pointer and a jam.
Johnson sparked an 11-point run and with some super play from Daron Watters, Vencient Moore and the rest of the Hornets, Dallas County pounded Montevallo, 67-52.
“Since the beginning of the year we’ve played outstanding ball then it seems like the guys take a night off,”
Porter said. “As a coaching staff, we can’t figure it out. We’re getting it, we’re working hard every day in practice.8-”
Tuesday night, it was the Bulldogs who couldn’t figure the Hornets out.
Watters, Moore, Johnson and Rafel Miller all had outstanding nights for the Hornets.
Watters was a monster on the boards He finished with 12 points and an eye-popping 24 rebounds.
“We should play like this every night away and home games, we should have the hustle, heart and determination,” Watters said. “I just cam e out boxing out, if they jump over you it’s a foul so it’s still your ball.”
Moore added a team-high 19 points, including 8 in the final quarter.
The play of Moore and Watters was a welcome sight for Porter.
The duo sat out the first semester and have been playing their way into shape.
It looks like they might be getting close.
“It feels good. Sitting on the bench all the time, I just felt helpless,” said the slasher Moore, the man whose teammates call him V-Gizzle.
Johnson was outstanding as well.
He finished with 18 points, 10 rebounds and 5 blocks.
Rafel Miller added 9 points and 7 rebounds.
Artelious Dixon and Eric Ross had 4 points each.
Antonio Perry had a single point.
O’Neal Hudson had 19 points to lead the Bulldogs’ attack.
With the win, the Hornets advance to
8-10 overall and 3-1 in the area.