Hornets glide in win over Demopolis

Published 12:00 am Sunday, December 17, 2006

BNI Newswire

DEMOPOLIS – Dallas County came out on fire hitting three 3-pointers in a row in a 63-40 win over Demopolis Friday night.

At the end of the first quarter, the score was 18-11 in favor of DCHS.

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Demopolis struggled to take care of the ball and ended the first half with 11 turnovers. Dallas County came out in the second quarter still hitting 3-pointers. The Hornets went into the half leading 39-19.

At the end of third, Demopolis trailed 48-27. The third quarter was sluggish, and Demopolis only scored nine points.

DCHS held on to the lead to end the game.

For Dallas County, the leading scorer was Josh Spears with 16 points.

The leading scorer for Demopolis was Casey Cantey with 10 points.

The Demopolis Lady Tigers ran up nine straight points to start the contest against the Dallas County Lady Hornets Friday night.

Dallas County got as close as two points halfway through the quarter, but Demopolis pulled away and never looked back as it went on to pound the Lady Hornets 76-28. It was the fifth straight win for Demopolis.

Lady Tigers coach Tony Pittman went to his bench early in the first quarter after opening with a 9-2 run. The reserves allowed Dallas County to score five straight points before the starters returned.

The Lady Tigers went on to outscore the Lady Hornets 11-7 to close the quarter and take a 21-14 lead.

Demopolis pulled to a double-digit lead by the end of the second quarter and put itself up 39-22.

After a lashing at halftime, the Lady Tigers went on the blow Dallas County out the rest of the way. They netted 23 points in the third, while holding the Lady Hornets to just one field goal. The Lady Tigers’ defense almost repeated itself in the fourth quarter, again holding Dallas County to just two points.

Kiara Plaskett topped all scorers with 18 points. She grabbed 10 rebounds as well. Jasmine Hardy added 14 points and also grabbed 10 boards. Jasmine Simmons chipped in 11 points, and Aleshia Howard contributed 10 points off the bench.

Jessica Spears led Dallas County with eight.