Ingomar starts tough road test
The Falcons played as perfect of quarter as they could enroute to their 80-61 win over South Pontotoc Monday night.
Ingomar dumped 30 points on the Cougars while holding the home squad to only three in the frame. Henry Foster led with 12 points in the first.
“I didn’t know who that team was out there scoring30, but we came out and played about as perfect of a first quarter,” Ingomar’s Norris Ashley said.
“Then we backed off, and the coaches had something to do with that because I started substituting people with a different energy level out there. They scored 24 points in the second quarter after scoring only three in the first, so I’d say our defense backed off.”
South Pontotoc worked their way back into the game in the second, outscoring the Falcons 24-13, but were down 43-27 at the half. Tyson Berry scored eight fourth quarter points, but Ingomar, led by Foster’s 20 game-high points, improve to 3-4 on the season with the win.
Steven Foster added 18 points, followed by Tanner McCollum with 16 and Wesley Jumper with 14 points.
Jonathan Duncan led South Pontotoc with 14 points, followed by Berry’s 13 and 11 points by Wes Baefield.
Ingomar will continue their road stretch, traveling to New Albany and Myrtle this week.
“I may call in sick the rest of the week since we have New Albany tomorrow night and Myrtle, both on the road,” Ashley laughed.
“It’s going to be a tough stretch.”
The Falcons will look to avenge a 10-point loss to the Bulldogs in the second game of the season and will face Myrtle for the first time on Friday. Ingomar will continue their road travels next week, traveling to Falkner before their homecoming contest with Potts Camp on Dec. 10.
South Pontotoc 55 Ingomar 43 (girls)
Emily Henson and C.C. Costilow each scored 14 points, as South Pontotoc picked up the 55-43 win over Ingomar Monday night.
The Lady Cougars jumped to an 11-2 lead after the first, but nine points by Kayla Stevens and six points off the bench by Dana Bramlett gave South a 26-20 lead at the half.
With each team trading baskets to begin the third, the Lady Cougars went on an 11-4 run to close out the third quarter ahead 39-26.
Stevens led Ingomar with 12 points, followed by 11 by Reid Little and 10 points by Grisham.
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