Lafayette teams sweep Boyd-buch tour­ney ti­tles

The Catoosa County News - - SPORTS - By Scott Herpst [email protected]

As it turned out, one Thanks­giv­ing tour­na­ment cham­pi­onship just wasn’t enough for Lafayette High School last week.

Both the Ram­blers and Lady Ram­blers brought Boyd-buchanan Thanks­giv­ing Tour­na­ment ti­tles back to south Walker County last Tues­day night as both teams went 2-0 in the event.

The Lady Ram­blers won their sea­son de­but last Mon­day with a 47-31 vic­tory over host Boyd-buchanan in the open­ing round.

Fresh­man Myk­e­ria John­son had a huge high school de­but with 17 points, five steals, four re­bounds and three blocks. Me­gan Wil­son fin­ished with 10 points. Mar­quila How­ell had eight points and pulled down a dozen re­bounds, while Latyah Bar­ber had six points, five steals and four as­sists.

Nicky Yancy had five points and Ash­ton Stalling rounded out the scor­ing with two for the Lady Ram­blers.

The fol­low­ing night, fac­ing Chat­tanooga Cen­tral in the fi­nal, the Lady Ram­blers led 22-14 at half­time and pulled away in the fourth quar­ter as they outscored the Lady Pounders, 15-4, en route to a 53-32 vic­tory.

Bar­ber had 19 points and five steals in the vic­tory. John­son had eight points and six re­bounds, while Wil­son fin­ished with seven points. How­ell had six points, five re­bounds and four steals. Three points each from Hai­ley Bryant and Grace Hamil­ton, along with two points by Alyssa Es­tus, rounded out the scor­ing.

On the boys’ side, the host Bucs came into their first-round game last Mon­day night un­de­feated on the sea­son, but that mod­est win­ning streak came to a close with a 62-50 loss to Lafayette, who won their sea­son opener.

The Ram­blers hit nine 3-point­ers as a team. Five of those came off the fin­ger­tips of Alex Kele­hear, who fin­ished with 19 points. Dee South­ern had 14 points, while Tyrese Marsh and Jalen Ram­sey had eight points apiece. Vyshonn Daniel added seven points, while Ry­lan Rus­sell and An­drew Pen­der­grass dropped in three points each.

/ Scott Herpst

Lafayette se­nior Dee South­ern goes in for a lay-up against Chat­tanooga Cen­tral. The Ram­blers beat the Pur­ple Pounders to win last week’s Boyd-buchanan Thanks­giv­ing Clas­sic.

Scott Herpst

Among those on hand to wit­ness Her­itage se­nior Mal­lory Lowe sign on to play at soft­ball at Ten­nessee-martin were Her­itage as­sis­tant coach Me­gan Craw­ford, Her­itage head coach Tanner Moore and Her­itage as­sis­tant coach Court­ney Craw­ford.

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