By NEMS Daily Journal
H.W. Byers coach Jason Thompson knew that Coldwater’s senior forward Jerontay Clemons was going to get her points. After all, the scorched his Lions for 52 in a division championship game last week.
Heading into Saturday’s game, Thompson was more concerned about Coldwater’s senior guard Charmaine Stackhouse.
“If they both get going, it’s a double-whammy,” Thompson said after his team’s 73-67 win on Saturday night in the North 1A title game at Myrtle. Byers returns to Jackson as the defending state champions.
Clemons finished with 46, but Stackhouse was held to just five points after scoring 19 in two previous games against Byers this season.
“We decided before the game what we had to stop Stackhouse,” Thompson said. “We put a man on her all night and ran a box-and-one against Clemons. She made some incredible shots to get her 46.”
Kyra Gulledge scored 22 to lead four double-figure scorers for Byers (27-4).
(B) Biggersville 79, Coldwater 61: Dexter Stafford took over in the fourth quarter, scoring 16 of his game-high 24 for the host Lions (27-7), who won their first North title since 1996.
Biggersville outscored Coldwater 32-12 in the final quarter.