The Montgomery County boys basketball team improved to 11-3 last week with wins over French Camp 71-43 and Noxapater 58-40, pushing the team's winning streak to seven.
“We're playing pretty well offensively,” said coach Frank Miller. “We're playing well together. We're hitting some crucial shots. We just have to keep pressing on.”
There was a similar story line in both games. Decoreyon Smith scored 27 points in each game and the Hornets broke both games open with a 22-point third quarter.
Montgomery County led French Camp 17-10 after one quarter and continued to add onto the lead, 35-22 at the half and 57-32 through three periods. “We got the lead and pretty much commanded the game,” Miller said.
Datterious Williams and Katacion Winfrey each scored 14 points and Jalen Daniels turned in a strong performance off the bench with seven points.
The Hornets led Noxapater 17-16 at the half before outscoring the Tigers 22-7 during the third quarter. Small scored eight points during the period and Chris Harris hit two 3-pointers.
“We were dogging around, looked sloppy,” Miller said of his team's first half performance. “We got going in the second half. We got aggressive and started hitting some shots.”
Winfrey contributed 10 points.
Montgomery is currently eighth-ranked in the state among 1A schools, and second behind Durant in Region 5-1A, according to the MaxPreps website.
The Hornets were to play Water Valley Tuesday and have a home game Friday with Kosciusko before being off until Jan. 12.
The Montgomery County girls basketball team ran its winning streak to seven with victories over French Camp 71-35 and Noxapater 53-40.
The Lady Hornets broke open the French Camp game by outscoring the Lady Panthers 23-8 during the second quarter for a 35-18 halftime lead. “We came out a little bit flat, but we got our defense going and created some turnovers,” said coach Jeremy Robinson.
Tatyana Kenney had a game-high 23 points on 9-of-15 shooting from the floor and added five steals and three assists. Tatyana Womack had a strong all-around game with 16 points, nine rebounds, six assists and six steals. Bianca Lane was in double figures with 10 points to go with five steals and three assists.
Arkeveah Guyden led the Lady Hornets against Noxapater with 20 points. “That was a tough game,” Robinson said. “We had several players step up.”
Kenney left the game after she was undercut and landed on her knee, but was able to return. “She's okay,” Robinson said.