Ingomar hosts Christmas Classic

Overcoming a slow start, the Falcons won its third straight game in as many nights, defeating Falkner, 74-36, on Saturday.

Shooting 3-for-20 and tied with the Eagles after the first quarter, Ingomar went on a 10-0 run in the second and out scored Falkner, 25-8, in the frame, taking a 33-8 halftime lead.
“Probably the thing that I’m most proud of is that we played good defense that kept us in the game and then made a lot of effort on the offensive glass, because we couldn’t buy one,” Ingomar coach Jonathan Ashley said.
“We started sticking some of them back in, and that was probably the turning point. We had some turnovers off the press and took those back for lay ups, and the effort was great; shooting wasn’t very good, but we found a way make a few and then they got frustrated.”
Henry Foster led the Falcons with 18 points, followed by 17 points from LaQuain Foster. The win was the third straight for Ingomar, having defeated Potts Camp, 74-44, on Thursday and West Union, 67-33, on Friday.
“After Tuesday’s loss at Houlka, we came out here and worked harder on being tougher to score against,” Ashley said. “If we pay attention to being tougher to score against, we’ll have a chance to be pretty good come division time.”
Against the Cardinals last Thursday night, Henry Foster and LaQuain Foster each scored 19 points to lead the Falcons, and Alex Jeter added 12 points.
LaQuain Foster scored 12 points in the first quarter, helping Ingomar to a 21-13 lead after the first, and had 16 of his 19 points in the first half.
The Falcons were on the road on Monday at Houlka.
Myrtle wins two in tournament
The Hawks also picked up wins against Falkner and Potts Camp over the weekend, defeating the Eagles, 68-39, on Thursday and the Cardinals, 76-53, on Saturday.
Against Falkner, Keon Hampton led the Hawks with 21 points, 18 points scored in the first half.
Leading 20-12 after the first, the Hawks went on an 11-0 run to open the second and led 42-18 at the break. Robert Montgomery scored 13 of his 19 points in the first half.
Montgomery led the Hawks with 20 points in Saturday’s win against Potts Camp, but his teammates put the team ahead in the first half, as the senior had only three points at the half.
Taylor Hogue had 11 points in the first half, and Myrtle led by that margin at the half. Montgomery hit nine-of-14 free throws in the second half and two three-pointers, helping the Hawks in the win.
Myrtle hosted East Union on Monday.

Lady Falcons defeat Myrtle, fall to Falkner

In a busy weekend with three games, the Lady Falcons defeated Myrtle on the first night of the Christmas Classic and defeated West Union on Friday before falling to Falkner, 47-41, on Saturday.
In the win over the Lady Hawks, Hannah Russell scored 15 points, followed by 14 points from Reid Little.
The Lady Falcons opened the game going ahead 16-0 before Myrtle scored its first points on free throws from Meshay Cox.
Little scored 12 points in the first quarter, and the Lady Falcons hit five three-pointers in the frame to lead 23-2.
Mallory Adair hit three three-pointers, finishing with 11 points, and Heather Dillard also scored 11 points for the Lady Falcons. Cox finished with 15 points to lead Myrtle.
Ingomar picked up a tough 48-42 overtime win over West Union on Friday night and were unable to comeback against Falkner, falling 47-41 on Saturday.
Breanna Williams scored 16 of the Lady Eagles’ 18 first quarter points, including the final eight of the frame to put Falkner ahead, 18-10.
Williams had 20 points at the break and finished with 36 in the game.
Little brought the Lady Falcons within four points, 45-41, but the Lady Eagles held on for the six-point win.
Little led Ingomar with 12 points, followed by Adair with 11 points.
The Lady Eagles played at Houlka on Monday.
Potts Camp takes win over Myrtle
Hayley Davis and Meshay Cox led their respective squads with 16 points each, but Potts Camp built an early lead, eventually leading to the 70-32 victory.
Davis scored 10 points in the first quarter, and after being tied at two early on, the Lady Cardinals went on a 7-0 run in the frame and led 27-10 after the first.
The Lady Cardinals had three players finish in double figures, Davis, Tenesha Woods with 14 points and Brittney Pitts with 10 points. Potts Camp picked up a Thursday win over Falkner, 73-45, to open the tournament.
Myrtle returned to play on Monday, hosting East Union.