Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Tuesday's Games to See (12/11)

Liberty (2-5, 0-1) at South Side (3-2, 1-1) (Girls)

Last season: South Side won both matchups (48-45; 70-65)

Players to watch: Liberty guard Rhaven Kemp; South Side guard Ke’Shunan James

What to know: The Lady Hawks picked up a big district win over Lexington on Thursday and wants to keep that momentum. South Side missed out on the region tournament last year and eyeing a spot in the tournament this year. The key for the Lady Hawks will be stopping Rhaven Kemp and keeping Ke’Shunan James out of foul trouble. Liberty had a slow start against Bolivar on Friday, and the Lady Crusaders can’t allow that to happen Tuesday.


Madison (6-4, 1-0) at Adamsville (4-1, 0-1) (Girls)

Last season: Madison won three of the four meetings (Won 63-53; 56-43 (Dist.); 70-65 (Reg.); Lost 44-42)

Players to watch: Madison guard Cayla Sheets; Adamsville Keatinez Lloyd

What to know: These two teams were the best in Region 8-A last season, and could be again this year. Madison is coming off a 3-0 week and picked up its first district win. Adamsville got tripped up in its first district game at home, and the Lady Cardinals do not want to lose two-in-a-row at home.


Covington (10-0, 4-0) at Westview (8-1, 4-0) (Girls)

Last season: Covington won two of three meetings (Won 49-45; 38-34 (Reg.); Lost 51-44)

Players to watch: Covington guard Precious Harvey; Westview post Teddy Vincent

What to know: Two of the three undefeated teams in District 13-AA meet up with the top spot on the line. Covington is hard to stop and looks to be the favorite in the district. Westview’s only loss is to Union City. Westview will try to contain Covington’s speed and execute its offense.


Liberty (2-4, 0-1) at South Side (8-0, 2-0) (Boys)

Last season: Liberty won all four meetings (58-53; 56-50; 71-60 (Dist.); 55-44 (Reg.))

Players to watch: Liberty guard Daniel Hill; South Side guard AJ Merriweather

What to know: Throw the records out in this city rivalry. South Side is looking to get a win over Liberty, which hasn’t happened for a couple seasons. The Hawks are loaded with talent and looking to make this the year they add to the six state titles this district has won over the past nine seasons. Liberty is rebuilding this season, but should improve as the season progresses.


North Side (4-6, 1-2) at Bolivar (6-4, 3-0) (Boys)

Last season: Bolivar took both meetings (56-48; 75-62)

Players to watch: North Side guard Storm Shivers; Bolivar guard Chris Woods

What to know: Bolivar has won four straight heading into this game, and the Tigers want to build off that to stay as one of the best in the area. North Side is young and trying to find its identity this season. The Indians have plenty of veteran leadership with Antoine Williams and Storm Shivers. A win over a team like Bolivar would be big for North Side in the early season.


Dresden (6-0, 4-0) at McKenzie (6-3, 4-1) (Boys)

Last year: Dresden swept both meetings (82-52; 53-45)

Players to watch: Dresden guard Brock Dilday; McKenzie guard Trevor Willis

What to know: Currently, these are the two teams sitting atop District 13-A. Dresden won the district last year, so this is no surprise. The Lions are undefeated and should only get better after Austin Daniel returns from injury. McKenzie is looking for a good season and a chance to play for the district championship. Expect a much closer game than the first time they met last season.


Covington (8-2, 4-0) at Westview (8-2, 4-0) (Boys)

Last year: Covington won two of the three meetings (Won 52-47; 64-53 (Dist.); Lost 63-51)

Players to watch: Westview guard Jordan Davis; Covington guard Tarecus Hughes

What to know: Westview and Covington have seen some early season success. Covington’s roster has been improved this season with two transfers from Haywood and one from Brighton. Westview returns much of the same teams as last year with solid guard play and a post in Javier Gordon. The loser takes their first district loss of the season.

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