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Panthers top both Horseshoe Bend squads

Published 10:47am Thursday, December 13, 2012

The Horseshoe Bend Generals boys basketball team finished in third place at the 2012 Pepsi Classic this past weekend, including a win over Class 5A Benjamin Russell, but the Generals were stopped in their tracks Tuesday night when they hosted Lanett High School.
Horseshoe Bend only managed six first half points on the way to a 63-26 loss.
The halftime score in New Site saw Lanett go to the locker rooms at a 34-6 mark.
Senior Damien Milliner led Horseshoe Bend with 10 points on the night and Cory Glenn added eight.
“I was really disappointed with the effort that our guys came out with and we got in a hole that we couldn’t dig out of,” HBHS head coach and athletic director Mike Boyd said.
“In a week’s time, we’ve seen some of our best basketball and some of our worst basketball.
“We’ve got to find consistency as a team.”
The Horseshoe Bend boys will be at Central-Coosa this coming Friday night and at Reeltown High School next Tuesday night.

Despite Clayton’s 26 points, Lady Generals fall
The Horseshoe Bend Lady Generals got 26 points from senior guard Ranley Clayton, including  four three pointers, but fell to the Lady Panthers of Lanett last night 57-42.
Lanett held only a 21-20 lead going into half time, but was out-scored 22-11 in the fourth quarter, making the biggest difference in the game.
Along with Clayton’s 26 points, Horseshoe Bend also got six points from Amber Hardnett and six points from Asia Stowes.
“I was pretty pleased with how the girls came out and competed early in the game,” HBHS head coach Mike Boyd said.
“We’re taking steps with our girls team to get better and better every week.”
The Lady Generals will be at Central-Coosa this coming Friday night.