Working it out – Lady Hawks try different rotations in tough loss

By David Wheeler | NEMS Daily Journal


PONTOTOC – With starters hobbled and out for the season, Myrtle Lady Hawks head coach Chris Greer is looking for some workable rotations.
Memphis Home Education Academy certainly provided no answers for Greer, other than to take a 59-35 victory Saturday in early action in the Robertson’s Sportswear Lady Challenge.
“We’ve got people in different positions, and we’ve got to get use to that,” Greer said. “We have to find a game plan that makes us more successful.”
Memphis (24-3) freshman Torri Lewis had a nice game plan, scoring 31 points. She also helped the Lady Eagles gain an early advantage, hitting two 3-pointers for an 8-2 lead, then another field goal as Memphis pushed its lead to 14-4.
Memphis went on to lead 14-9 after the first quarter, and 30-17 at the half.
Myrtle (24-4) tried to counter with star post player Aspriona Gilbert, whose three baskets to begin the third quarter kept the Lady Hawks within 34-24. But Memphis responded with a 9-0 run that put the game out of reach.
“That team is good,” Greer said. “At points in the second half, we were able to get some good looks for Gilbert, and get her the ball.”
“Our young players have got to play better, and we’ve got to get back to work and get ready for the playoffs.”
Gilbert led Myrtle with 19, and Lewis hit seven 3-pointers in the contest for Memphis.
(G) Alcorn Central 32, Ingomar 28: After being down 21-11 after the third quarter, Ingomar pulled within 27-25 at one point in the final period.
Katie Foster led Central with 17, while Reid Little hit 14 for Ingomar.
(G) Mooreville 53, Kossuth 29: Betsy Kingsley a solid effort by the Lady Troopers by tallying 22 points.
Mooreville led 22-16 at the half.
(G) Vardaman 53, East Union 43: Niesha Willis led a balanced offensive attack by scoring 13, with Ashley Leach putting in 26 for East Union.
Vardaman led 31-21 at the half.