|Area Basketball: North Hopkins sweeps Cumby|
|From Staff Reports|
Feb. 8, 2006 - The North Hopkins boys and girls finished the regular season with a sweep of Cumby on Tuesday to springboard them to the playoffs.
Miller Grove boys also won, but finished one game out of a postseason berth. The Como-Pickton boys and girls also finished their seasons with losses to Edgewood.
Edgewood 68, Como-Pickton 50
EDGEWOOD - The Como-Pickton Lady Eagles fell behind 42-19 at the half and could not bounce back against Edgewood Tuesday night in their season finale.
"Turnovers really hurt us early in the game," said first-year coach Devin Gabbard. "Despite the loss it was an exciting season for the Lady Eagles."
Freshman Maci Kight finished the game with 14 points and four rebounds, while seniors Liz Melton added five points, four rebounds, two steals and five assists and Ashley Mowat had four points and one assist in their final game.
"Under senior leadership from Liz and Ashley, we learned how to work and compete," said Gabbard.
Britni Bell led Edgewood with 18 points.
CPHS - Maci Kight 14, Katie Moss 7, Rebecca Humphrey 6, Kaycee Thomas 6, Liz Melton 5, Ashley Mowat 4, Jill Sturgill 3, Mollye Lay 3, Delandria Lewis 2.
Edgewood - Britni Bell 18, Brenna Buker 14, Ashley Cunningham 10, Rachel Phillips 9, Desiree Hernandez 6, Camron Modlin 5, Molly Kirby 2, Sarah Berryman 2, Hollie Allensworth 2.
North Hopkins 52, Cumby 37
CUMBY - The North Hopkins Lady Panthers forced a playoff with Campbell for the top seed in District 19-A, Div. I with their win over Cumby in the regular season finale.
North Hopkins held a 28-22 lead at the half and 42-33 lead after three quarters.
NH senior post Katy Williams had 22 points, nine rebounds and five steals, while Elizabeth McPherson scored nine points to go with four steals, and Ebbonye Johnson added nine points and eight rebounds.
Mary Ugalde led Cumby with 13 points, three rebounds, one steal and two assists, while teammate Lindsey Lemon scored nine points and had five rebounds. Scarlett Tarno added eight points, 11 rebounds, three steals and two assists.
NH head coach Tim Menke was scheduled to meet with Campbell today about deciding the winner of the district after both teams tied with 7-1 records.
North Hopkins - Ebbonye Johnson 11, Nancy Castro 5, Jessi Mannis 2, Elizabeth McPherson 7, Cayla Newkirk 1, Sabra Thomas 4, Katy Williams 22.
Cumby - Mary Ugalde 13, Linsey Lemon 9, Kasidy Huddleston 2, Scarlett Tarno 8, Karen Lacey 4, Amber Hammons 1.
North Hopkins 33, Cumby 18
CUMBY - North Hopkins wrapped up its season at 7-5 overall with its win Tuesday night.
North Hopkins held Cumby to under 10 points scoring in every quarter and were led by Megan Lehr with 12 points.
Cumby was led by Ariel Green with seven points.
North Hopkins - Hannah Martel 4, Virginia Thomas 4, Chastin Smiddy 8, Grace Cox 5, Megan Lehr 12.
Cumby - Megan Commer 2, Amanda Barrow 2, Whitney Webb 1, Ariel Green 7, Courtney Steward 6.
North Hopkins 73, Cumby 65
CUMBY - The North Hopkins Panthers (21-8, 7-1) spoiled Senior Night festivities for the Cumby Trojans.
"We had to win tonight without injured point guard Jake Cockrum, and Dustin Clements took care of the ball well," said NHHS coach Steve Drummond.
Cory Johnson led the way for North Hopkins with 22 points, including three consecutive 3-pointers in the second quarter, while teammate Steven Crocker added 21 points. J.P. Whittle added 13 points, and Spencer McQueen had 10 points including 7-of-8 free throws in the fourth quarter.
Jake Petty was the game's leading scorer with 24 points for Cumby, while Josh Petty added 19 points, and Kris Stanford pitched in 14 points.
North Hopkins, the District 19-A champions, will host Roxton in a warm-up game at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, and then open bi-district playoff action against Avery or McLeod the next week.
North Hopkins - Cory Johnson 22, Steven Crocker 21, J.P. Whittle 13, Spencer McQueen 10, Dustin Clements 5, Roger Sancho 2.
Cumby - Jake Petty 24, Josh Petty 19, Kris Stanford 14.
Miller Grove 47, Ector 43
MILLER GROVE - Lucas Kerby finished just shy of a triple-double in leading the Miller Grove Hornets to a third-place finish in District 19-A, Div. II.
Kerby had 22 points, 15 rebounds and eight blocked shots for the Hornets (19-10, overall, 7-3 in district), who were one game out of the playoffs behind Roxton (9-1) and Ector (8-2).
Cole Schoenky added nine points and 13 rebounds, and Yan Heijligers had eight points and three boards.
"This a great high school basketball game," said MG head coach Gary Billingsley. "The kids played hard and did the things we had to at the end."
Anglis scored 13 for Ector, and Whisenhunt had 11.
Ector - Whisenhunt 11, Anglis 13, Spindle 9, Gilbert 7, Bohannon 3.
Miller Grove - Lucas Kerby 22, Yan Heijligers 8, Cole Schoenky 9, James Weaver 3, Reece Evans 3, Brady Harmon 2.
Edgewood 72, Como-Pickton 40
EDGEWOOD - Bo Baxter had a double-double for Como-Pickton and the Eagles shot 50 percent from the floor, but turnovers were costly in their loss to Edgewood.
Baxter finished with 17 points, 13 rebounds and three blocked shots, and Clayton Humphrey had 13 points, four boards and five assists. Ray Hayden added eight points and eight rebounds.
Edgewood turned a six-point first-quarter lead into a 26-point advantage by the end of the third quarter as nine Bulldogs scored points.
Como-Pickton - Ray Hayden 8, Brian Hicks 1, Reece Caddell 1, Clayton Humphrey 13, Bo Baxter 17.
Edgewood - Rogers 4, Henson 14, Weaver 6, A. Jones 4, Phillips 8, Jameson 8, Perry 4, G. Jones 4, Buker 20.