Friday, January 25, 2013

Friday's top H.S. games to see (1/25

Chester County (13-7, 7-2) at McNairy Central (17-3, 7-1) (Girls)

Last year: McNairy Central won all three meetings (56-36, 48-47, 49-40 (Dist.)

Players to watch: Chester County post Iesha Sims; McNairy Central post Mallorie Sweat

What to know: The District 14-AA top spot is wide open. Bolivar and McNairy Central have one loss in district play, and Chester County is a game back with two losses.. This is the first matchup of the year between McNairy Central and Chester County, and this one should be a tight game throughout.


Westview (20-2, 12-0) at Covington (22-2, 12-1) (Girls)

Earlier meeting: Westview won 54-40

Players to watch: Covington guard Precious Dyson; Westview guard Tiffany Rechis

What to know: Westview is unbeaten in District 13-AA action, but trying to win on the road in Covington is not easy. Westview will have to learn to win big games without starter Jasmine Howard, who could be out for the rest of the season after a right knee injury. Westview still has the team to win the district and this will be a big test toward reaching that goal.


Hardin County (13-5, 3-2) at Dyer County (13-7, 3-2) (Girls)

Earlier meeting: Dyer County won 52-48

Players to watch: Hardin County guard Katie Terry; Dyer County guard Amber Webb

What to know: This is a big matchup in determining who will finish second in District 13-AAA for the regular season. Dyer County pulled out the win at Hardin County, and now the Lady Choctaws have a shot at sweeping the series at home. Hardin County’s guards are going to have to play well and handle the ball through Dyer County’s press.


Lexington (10-8, 5-4) at South Side (12-7, 5-4) (Girls)

Earlier meeting: South Side won 69-65

Players to watch: Lexington guard Adi Hale; South Side guard Ke’Shunan James

What to know: Lexington might have made the season turnaround it needed after beating Bolivar, Scotts Hill and Chester County in the Lady Tigers’ last three games to extend their winning streak to six games. The Lady Tigers are full of potential, but they didn’t play to that potential in the first half of the season. That has changed in the second half of the season. South Side lost to Bolivar on Tuesday and needs to get a the home district victory. The winner of this has the inside track at finishing in the top four of the district.


Munford (13-8, 3-2) at North Side (12-9, 2-3) (Boys)

Earlier meeting: Munford won 45-40

Players to watch: Munford guard Jonathan Starks; North Side guard Storm Shivers

What to know: The loser of this game is more than likely playing Brighton in the play-in game of the district tournament. The winner has a shot at moving all the way up to second with a few more wins. North Side has won eight of its last nine games, and the lone loss was to Bolivar by one point. Munford is coming off a win over Dyer County, and the Cougars look to build off of that.


TCA (17-1, 6-0) at Middleton (11-9, 6-1) (Boys)

Earlier meeting: TCA won 57-55

Players to watch: TCA guard William Hall; Middleton guard Tyron Smith

What to know: Winning at Middleton will be the toughest task TCA will have in trying to finish undefeated in the district. Middleton is tough to beat on its home floor. The Tigers fell to TCA by two points in Jackson in December, but Middleton is still in the race for the district title. A win here is a necessity for the Tigers to try and earn the No. 1 seed in the tournament. The Lions are on a 13-game winning through Friday’s win.

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