Friday, January 11, 2013

Friday's top games to see (1/11)

West Carroll (11-6, 7-2) at Dresden (11-4, 6-2) (Girls)

Earlier meeting: West Carroll won 50-45

Players to watch: West Carroll forward Kenyatta Hillsman; Dresden guard Amy McAlpin

What to know: These two teams are battling for position in District 13-A play, and these two are both in the top four of the district. Both teams are young and looking to mature each game to be mentally prepared for tough tests that await the rest of the season and in the postseason. The Lady War Eagles will look to limit the points by Dresden’s Carrie Hatchel and Amy McAplin.


McNairy Central (14-2, 5-0) at Bolivar (12-3, 6-0) (Girls)

Last year: McNairy Central won both meetings 55-53, 57-53

Players to watch: McNairy Central guard Brianna Phelps; Bolivar guard Tymeria Franklin

What to know: This will be Tymeria Franklin’s first chance to play her old team after sitting out last season. Bolivar managed a one-point win over Chester County, but this will be another big test to try and stay undefeated in 14-AA play. McNairy Central will try to establish a post game. Bolivar will try to control tempo with their quick guards.


Madison (11-7, 4-1) at Scotts Hill (12-4, 3-1) (Girls)

Last year: Madison won all three meetings (60-42, 79-54, 64-39 (Reg.))

Players to watch: Madison post Dakota Smith; Scotts Hill post Chelsea Wyatt

What to know: This is a big District 15-A as these are two of the three teams sitting with one loss at this point of the season in the district.. The Lady Mustangs boast two solid post players in Dakota Smith and Taylor Davis to complement three solid guards. Scotts Hill has two players of its own that can post up in Chelsea Wyatt and Chloe Roberts.


Riverside (11-5, 4-0) at TCA (13-1, 3-0) (Boys)

Last year: TCA swept the two meetings 67-58; 66-60

Players to watch: Riverside guard Payton Hehe; TCA guard William Hall

What to know: These are the two teams that are currently unbeaten in 15-A play. TCA’s one loss is to USJ. Riverside’s losses are to AA teams Lexington and Camden and Class A runner-up Perry County. The Panthers are looking to make a name for themselves this year with a shot at the district title. TCA had the breakthrough season last year and wants to back it up again this year.


West Carroll (9-8, 7-2) at Dresden (9-5, 7-1) (Boys)

Previous meeting: Dresden won 65-61

Players to watch: West Carroll guard Letrell Huff; Dresden guard Brock Dilday

What to know: This will be the third tough test for the Lions this week after starting the week with Bradford and Bruceton. West Carroll lost a close one to Dresden earlier this season at home, and the War Eagles would like to return the favor. This is another game this week that is a battle for position in 13-A.


Lake County (5-9, 3-4) at Greenfield (11-3, 6-1) (Boys)

Earlier meeting: Greenfield won 66-62

Players to watch: Lake County guard Zay Coleman; Greenfield guard Tony Robinson

What to know: The Yellowjackets are looking for a season sweep of perennial powerhouse Lake County. Greenfield won on the road, so now it has to try and win at home. Tony Robinson had a hot first half of the season, and now he is looking to back it up in the second half. Greenfield will have to play tough defense to have a chance at winning.


Covington (15-3, 9-0) at Haywood (11-7, 6-3) (Boys)

Earlier meeting: Covington won 82-72

Players to watch: Covington guard Tarecus Hughes; Haywood guard Kyler Douglas

What to know: Emotions are high between these two teams after Tarecus and Chevia Hughes transferred from Haywood to Covington over the summer. The first game was close at Covington, and Haywood would like nothing less than to give the Chargers their first district loss. The Tomcats have to play with composure and not take bad shots.

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