Thursday, December 20, 2012

Thursday's top games to see (12/20)

McNairy Central (10-1, 3-0) at Hardin County (6-4, 2-1) (Girls)

Earlier meeting: McNairy Central won 59-51

Players to watch: McNairy Central guard Brianna Burge; Hardin County post Emily Gray

What to know: The Lady Bobcats made the most of the second quarter in the first meeting, outscoring Hardin County 13-6, en route to the win. McNairy Central’s posts Mikaela Rowland and Mallorie Sweat led the Lady Bobcats with 19 and 18 points, respectively. Delany Timberman led the Lady Tigers with 16 points. A difference this time around might beHardin County post Emily Gray.


Bradford (6-5, 1-5) at McKenzie (9-3, 6-1) (Boys)

Last year: Bradford won both meetings (63-60, 59-57)

Players to watch: Bradford guard Glenn Cooper; McKenzie guard Hunter Lowe

What to know: Bradford swept the season series last year, but the two wins were by a combined five points. The Red Devils were 4-0 to start the season with non-district wins, but the District 14-A schedule has been unkind. Bradford is 0-5 in district play. A non-district game might be just what Bradford needs to get back to winning. McKenzie is sitting atop District 13-A, and the Rebels are looking to end the first half of the season with a win.


West Carroll (7-3, 6-1) at TCA (6-1, 2-0) (Boys)

Last year: TCA won both meetings (76-57, 81-54)

Players to watch: West Carroll guard Jamal Glenn; TCA guard Ben Moroney

What to know: The War Eagles are on a winning streak since the football players returned to basketball form. This will be a tough test for West Carroll. TCA is a well-rounded team that is tough to guard. The Lions have a city rival looming on Friday, so TCA can’t get caught looking forward.

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