Fillies, Mustangs win two of three for week

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Huntingdon’s Delaney Byars is surrounded by three Central defenders during the Fillies’ win over the Lady Tigers.

The Huntingdon Fillies and Mustangs both won two of three games played last week, and both wins were over Hollow Rock-Bruceton on Monday night (Jan. 31) and Saturday night (Feb. 5). The Fillies won 58-36 and 86-30 over the Lady Tigers, and the Mustangs won 55-49 and 83-62 over the Tigers. The wins were sandwiched between road losses to Gibson County on Tuesday as the Fillies fell 73-52 and the Mustangs lost 64-28 in district games in Dyer.

On Monday at Central, the Fillies pulled away in the fourth quarter with a 22-8 edge in the final frame to earn the 58-36 win over the Lady Tigers. Nine different players scored for the Fillies, who were led by Sydney Anderson with 20 points, including six three-pointers, for the night. Lia Fuller scored 11, Byars 6, Kelley 5, Smith 4, Kee 4, Stokes 4, S. Singleton 3, and A. Singleton 1. The Lady Tigers had ten different players score but nobody in double figures. They were led by Williams with 8, followed by Woodley 7, Hampton 6, Garrison 5, Bass 4, Burton 2, Olds 1, King 1, Morgan 1, and Maness 1.

The Fillies got off to a faster start at home on Saturday against the Lady Tigers as they streaked to a 54-20 lead at the half and never took the foot off the gas and won 86-30 for their highest point total of the season. Sophie Singleton led the way with 21, and Lia Fuller and Lilly Kee scored 12 apiece. Other Huntingdon scorers included Quinn Kelley 11, Delaney Byars 10, Anderson 8, A. Singleton 5, Smith 3, Cary 2, and Harris 2. The Lady Tigers were led by Mckenzie Burton with 12, followed by Woodley 6, Garrison 5, Hampton 4, Williams 2, and Bass 1.

In the Mustangs vs. Tigers matchup on Monday, the game went to the wire as the Mustangs won 55-49 and had an 18-14 margin in the final quarter. The Mustangs went to the line 17 times in the final quarter making 10. The Mustangs were led in scoring by Keller Smith with 13, followed by Jeremiah Irvine 11, Atkinson 8, Kelley 6, Lewis 6, Gordon 4, Ramsey 4, Pearson 2, and Flowers 2. The Tigers were led by Tate Crews with 11, followed by Caleb Haskins 10, Hollingsworth 9, Glover 5, Guthrie 4, Lowe 3, Santiago 3, Crocker 2, and Dean 1.

On Saturday night, the Mustangs posted their highest point total of the year as they scored 83 points in an 83-62 win. The Mustangs were 11-18 from behind the three-point line for the night. Ty Kelley scored 19 points and made five three-pointers, Jeb Atkinson scored 19 and had four three-pointers, Ethan Ramsey scored 12, Irvine 9, Gordon 5, Smith 5, Flowers 2, Bryant 2, Bailey 2, Willis 2, and Smothers 1. Bruceton was led by Caleb Haskins with 24, followed by Caden Moore 10, Preston Hollingsworth 10, Lowe 9, Crews 5, Frye 2, and Guthrie 2.

Tuesday the Fillies and Mustangs took to the road for a district contest with Gibson County. The second-ranked Lady Pioneers forced 18 Fillies turnovers in a 73-52 win. Lilly Kee led the Fillies with 10, followed by Byars 9, Stokes 7, Fuller 7, Anderson 5, Kelley 3, S. Singleton 3. Gibson County was led by Madison Hart with 22, followed by Micah Hart with 12, and Evyn Cantrell 12. The Fillies, after the week, are 1-5 in the district and 12-11 overall.

The Mustangs struggled offensively in their 64-28 loss to the Pioneers and were held to ten points at the half. They were led by Ramsey with 6, Smith 4, Irvine 4, Lewis 4, Smothers 4, Atkinson 3, Gordon 2, and Pearson 2. Ethan Turner led the Pioneers with 18, Matthew Reynolds 16, A.T. Elliot 11. After the week, the Mustangs are 0-6 in district play and 8-15 overall.

Huntingdon’s Jeb Atkinson flies by a couple of Central defenders during the Mustangs’ win over the Tigers. Photos by Russell Bush.

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