HBHS boys 1-3, girls 3-1 on seasonPublished 8:47pm Wednesday, December 4, 2013
After a road trip to Lafayette, one of the Horseshoe Bend Generals basketball teams is on the upswing while another is struggling to find its footing.
The Lady Generals improved to 3-1 on the season after an overtime win versus the Lady Bulldogs, but the boys fell hard against Lafayette, losing 52-25.
LHS 52, HBS 25 (boys)
The Generals were unable to find the bottom of the hoop as the Bulldogs ran away with a 52-25 win in the Bulldogs’ region opener.
“It could’ve been a lot worse,” said HBHS basketball coach Mike Boyd. “They showed a lot of class. They could have beaten us by as many as they wanted to.”
Clarence Lyons, Red Lewis and Antwan Hardnett each scored six points. Kurtis Smothers had five.
“Our kids played hard, but we had a lot of trouble with their pressure,” Boyd said. “When we did get open shots, we just weren’t able to knock them down. Our biggest problem is the lack of experience. The speed and intensity goes up with our opponents, and it’s something we have to deal with.”
HBS 47, LHS 41 (OT; girls)
The Lady Generals never led the game until the extra session, but the girls of Horseshoe Bend came away with a 47-41 win over Lafayette.
“Lafayette stayed ahead of us the whole game,” Boyd said. “We were able to tie it in the fourth.”
In overtime, Horseshoe Bend outscored Lafayette 9-3.
Zakkiah Lyons led HBS scorers with 16 points. Amber Hardnett had nine.
Danielle Willoughby had seven, and Leslie Brooks and Brooke Carr each scored six.
Allison Jones had three points.
“They’re the complete opposite of the boys,” Boyd said of the girls team. “All of them have played before; most of them for three years or more. This team did a good job of adjusting to what the other team wanted to do.”
Next for the Generals will be a road game at Beulah on Thursday.