IAHS boys hoops off to 3-0 start

By SCOTTY NICHOLS
Sports Editor

NEW ALBANY – The Itawamba AHS Indians boys’ basketball

PHOTO BY SCOTTY NICHOLS I BUY AT PHOTOS.ITAWAMBATIMES.COM Russell Bunch shoots a hook shot over a Lewisburg defender for two of his 10 points in the Indians' 56-54 win.

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Russell Bunch shoots a hook shot over a Lewisburg defender for two of his 10 points in the Indians’ 56-54 win.

team has started the Darryl Wilson era off on the right foot, as they are off to a 3-0 start on the young season.

After picking up wins on the road at Houlka and Hamilton, the boys raced out to an early lead on Lewisburg in the New Albany Thanksgiving Tournament on Monday night, before having to hold on in the end to edge the Lewisburg Patriots, 56-54.

The Indians started the night hot, racing out to an 18-8 first-quarter lead before finding themselves tied 28-28 at the half in a dogfight.

The hoop seemed to shrink a bit in the second quarter, after the hot start, as the Indians couldn’t seem to buy a basket, which opened the door for Lewisburg to storm back.

Seven second-half points from both Tristan Crowder, who led the Indians with 13 points, and Colbe Hodges, who finished with nine points, helped IAHS maintain the lead down the stretch and hold on for the win by a slight two-point margin.

Russell Bunch reached double-figures with 10 points in the win, and Austin King contributed seven points.

(G) New Albany 65, Itawamba AHS 35

PHOTO BY SCOTTY NICHOLS I BUY AT PHOTOS.ITAWAMBATIMES.COM IAHS's Jade Parker tries to drive past a New Albany defender.

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IAHS’s Jade Parker tries to drive past a New Albany defender.

The ladies got a dose of Murphy’s Law in a lop-sided 30-point loss.

At times, the rim seemed to not just shrink, but have a lid on it altogether, as the Lady Indians struggled to score points against the potent Lady Bulldog squad.

IAHS got good looks at the basket, but shots just did not want to fall on Monday night before they were also bitten by the turnover bug.

Alondra Gordon led the way with nearly half of IAHS’s points, totaling 17 in the loss.

The Lady Indians drop to 2-1 on the season.

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About Scotty Nichols

Graduate of THE University of Mississippi. #HottyToddy. I like sports. And BBQ.

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