Area Basketball: Saltillo girls beat Yantis; Lions fall short against Yantis
From Staff Reports

Jan. 25, 2006 - The Saltillo girls beat Yantis on Tuesday to stay tied atop the District 20-A standings, while the Saltillo boys missed an opportunity to move into a second place tie with a loss to the Owls.


Saltillo 30, Yantis 13

YANTIS - Saltillo stayed tied for first place in District 20-A, Div. II with their defensive-minded win.

The Lady Lions improved to 5-1 to stay dead-locked with Avinger. 

Saltillo's Chloe Roberts and Winter Stevens scored 10 points each to lead the Lady Lions, but Yantis couldn't score against the tough Saltillo defense.

"Our defensive plan was executed well tonight and we held two of the better offensive players in the district to 10 points each," said Yantis coach Randy Phillips. "We just failed to score against a tough Saltillo defense."

Yantis (13-11, 1-5) were led by Jamie Snider with four points.



Saltillo - Chloe Roberts 10, Winter Stevens 10, Emily White 6, Jessica Gilbreath 4.

Yantis - Jamie Snider 4, Jayna Bevill 3, Stacy Ponder 2, Rachel Spurgeon 2, Amanda Collins 2.

Fruitvale 43, Cumby 38

FRUITVALE - A 17-11 third quarter run by the Fruitvale Lady Bobcats gave them just the cushion they needed to take their District 19-A win Tuesday night.

"We played well but we didn't finish and Scarlett Tarno had a great game on the boards," said first-year Cumby coach Renee' Morris.

Karen Lacey led the way for Cumby with 13 points, four rebounds and one steal, while classmate Mary Ugalde had 11 points, five rebounds, one steal and one assist, and Scarlett Tarno had four points and 16 rebounds.

Fruitvale was led by Stone with 16 points.



Cumby - Mary Ugalde 11, Lindsey Lemon 8, Scarlett Tarno 4, Karen Lacey 13, Amber Hammons 2.

Fruitvale - Morris 4, Hodges 13, Lane 8, Adams 2, Stone 16.


Yantis 48, Saltillo 42

YANTIS - Jeremy Hurley scored 12 points and pulled down 22 rebounds, while teammate T.J. Moreland had 14 points and 15 rebounds for the Yantis Owls in their win  Tuesday night.

"We played tough down the stretch and won a ballgame we needed to win," said Yantis coach Harold Gilbreath.

Yantis improves to 13-10 on the year and 2-4 in District 20-A, Div. II,  while Saltillo drops to 3-3 in district, one game behind second-place Avinger.

Saltillo was led in scoring by Miles Payne with 19 points and Jocsan Gamez with 10 points.



Saltillo - Miles Payne 19, Jocsan Gamez 10, Cody Tully 4, Derek McClure 6, B.J. Hankins 3.

Yantis - T.J. Moreland 14, Jeremy Hurley 12, Jonathan Cook 11, Jordan Davis 3, Chris Thompson 4, Cord Burnett 4.

Junior Varsity

Yantis 44, Saltillo 32

YANTIS - Daniel Cerrantani scored 24 points for the Yantis Owls in their win over Saltillo to improve to 16-1 overall and 5-0 in district play.

Saltillo was led by Parris with 12 points.



Saltillo - Parris 12, Mobley 11, Methe 7, Poor 2.

Yantis - Daniel Cerrantani 24, Jesus Olayo 9, Terry Thompson 4, Zach Leatherwood 3, Justin Boren 2, Jordan Thompson 2.

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