Saltillo, Yantis sweep opponents
From Staff Reports

Nov. 24, 2004 - Saltillo took a three-game set from Dodd City on Tuesday, with the Lions and Lady Lions both bouncing back from their first setbacks of the year, while Yantis also swept Miller Grove.

BOYS

Saltillo 44, Dodd City 40

DODD CITY - The Lions (5-1), coming off a runner-up finish in their tournament, outscored Dodd City 14-10 in the fourth quarter to break a 30-30 tie.

Derek McClure scored eight of his 10 points in the final period. Miles Payne led the Lions with 11 points, while Micah Payne scored seven, and Kris Wilson and Trey Thompson added six points each.

Dodd City's Blankenship led all scorers with 12 points.

The Lions led, 14-2, after one period, but Dodd City cut the deficit to 21-17 by halftime.

Saltillo 14 7 9 12 -44

Dodd City 2 15 13 10 -40

Saltillo - Jacson Gamez 2, Miles Payne 11, Kris Wilson 6, Royce Emerson 2, Derek McClure 10, Micah Payne 7, Trey Thompson 6.

Dodd City - Blankenship 12, Maxwell 6, Booth 9, Herton 4, Weeks 9.

Yantis 70, Miller Grove 60

YANTIS - The Owls scored 22 unanswered points to open the fourth quarter, erasing a 15-point deficit to improve to 5-1, the best November record in Yantis for many years.

Yantis' Cory Elliott recorded a double-double (14 points, 10 rebounds) and Colby Ogle led the team with 24 points to go with nine rebounds. Jeremy Hurley had a game-high 10 assists, and Patrick McKinney came off the bench to go 5-for-5 from the field in the second half to score 10 points. Jarrett Russell also scored 10 points and came away with nine steals.

Frank Weaver led Miller Grove (1-4) with 21 points and Ben Whillock added 17 as the Hornets built a 50-35 lead after three periods.

Miller Grove 16 13 21 10 -60

Yantis 11 7 17 35 -70

Miller Grove - Frank Weaver 21, Ben Whillock 17, Bobby Darrow 9, Rod Sparks 5, Grayson Stewart 4, Lucas Kerby 2.

Yantis - Colby Ogle 24, Cory Elliott 14, Patrick McKinney 10, Jarrett Russell 10, David Gonyea 6, Lupe Garcia 4, Jeremy Hurley 2.

Saltillo JV 54, Dodd City JV 16

The junior varsity Lions limited Dodd City to just one field goal in the first half en route to a 30-3 halftime lead.

All nine Lions scored in the contest.

Saltillo 19 11 8 16 -54

Dodd City 3 0 5 8 -16

Saltillo - K. Poor 4, S. Mobley 3, D. White 4, K. Robinson 11, J. Nabors 2, B. Floyd 2, B. Hankins 17, J. Wade 8, J. Chandler 3.

Dodd City - Williams 3, Taylor 3, Osborne 3, Spindle 5, Kanady 2.

Yantis JV 56, Miller Grove JV 7

Yantis held the Hornets to one field goal through the first three periods as the Owls improved to 3-0.

Miller Grove 2 0 0 5 -7

Yantis 20 13 13 10 -56

Miller Grove - C. Schoenby 6, S. Mayfield 1.

Yantis - Jordan Davis 15, Randi Smith 14, Freddie Camacho 8, Jordan Thompson 8, Chris Thompson 5, Devin Frazier 3, Jarrod Brown 2.

GIRLS

Saltillo 58, Dodd City 42

DODD CITY - Cassie Hailey scored 19 points, while teammates Jenny Prather and Chloe Roberts also hit in double figures as the Lady Lions improved to 6-1.

The Lady Lions fell behind 13-10 after one quarter, but used an explosive 23-point second period to take a 33-22 lead.

Hailey scored at least four points in each period for the Lady Lions. Prather and Roberts both finished with 10 points, and Jessica Gilbreath added seven.

Saltillo 10 23 10 15 -58

Dodd City 13 9 4 16 -42

Saltillo - Jenny Prather 10, Chloe Roberts 10, Winter Stevens 4, Cassie Hailey 19, Lauren Copeland 5, Kassie Tully 3, Jessica Gilbreath 7.

Yantis 48, Miller Grove 31

YANTIS - Yantis opened up a nine-point lead in the first period and held the advantage for the remainder of the game.

Sarah Collins and Robbin Allen both scored 15 points to lead the Lady Owls (4-2), while Jamie Snider added 10.

Jamie Hayes led Miller Grove with 10 points, while Leslie Wagley scored nine.

The Yantis boys and girls will host Roxton on Tuesday, then welcome seven other teams to their tournament on Dec. 2-4. Teams playing in the boys and girls brackets include Yantis, Lone Oak, Boles, Miller Grove, Saltillo, Cumby, Fruitvale and No. 7 Trinidad.

Miller Grove 4 8 9 10 -31

Yantis 15 16 11 6 -48

Miller Grove - Jamie Hayes 10, Leslie Wagley 9, BriAnne Bailey 6, Natalie Bailey 3, Peyton Ward 2, Deanne Delcastillo 1.

Yantis - Sarah Collins 15, Robbin Allen 15, Jamie Snider 10, Isabel Reyna 2, Jamie Gilliland 2, Falon Honea 2, Stacy Ponder 1, Esther Fernandez 1.

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