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Lanett too much for Generals

Published 3:32pm Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The Panthers of Lanett High School weren’t the most welcoming of hosts Tuesday night when the Generals of Horseshoe Bend came to town.

The Horseshoe Bend girls fell by a final score of 38-26, while the boys lost 68-26.

The Lady Generals began their contests with a one point lead at halftime 14-13, however the Lady Panthers would out score Horseshoe Bend 25-10 in the second half to take the victory.

“We just couldn’t get our shots to fall,” HBHS head coach Mike Boyd said.
“The girls played a pretty solid game in the first half, but didn’t do what we needed to do in the second half.”

The boys game started off close, before the Panthers pulled away in the second quarter with an 18-2 run.

The Panthers full court defense was elevated throughout the rest of the second half to continue to up the score.

“I liked the way that we started the game, but after the second quarter we just couldn’t maintain our composure and be patient,” Boyd said.
“Lanett transitioned into a trap defense that caught us off guard. The guys have to start being patient for all four quarters and let the game come to them.”

The losses drop the Generals to 3-5, while the Lady Generals are also looking to get back to .500 for the season.

Both squads will be competing in the Lineville Christmas Tournament through Friday afternoon.

“Hopefully we can do some good things in the Lineville tournaments,” Boyd said.
“We’ve played some tough teams to prepare us for region play, so I think some of these teams will be right around our level.”

The Lineville Christmas Tournament features Randolph County, Lineville, Clay County and HBHS.