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West Carroll Sweeps Scotts Hill

By Jim Potts
jpotts@mckenziebanner.com
Posted 12/21/21

West Carroll played host to Scotts Hill last Tuesday, December 14 for only their fourth game of the year. The Lady Eagles and War Eagles haven’t played as many games so far due to games getting postponed. They had games against Humboldt postponed due to the recent shooting at Humboldt High School and a game against Trenton last Friday postponed due to bad weather entering the area. No makeup dates have been set at this time.

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West Carroll Sweeps Scotts Hill

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West Carroll played host to Scotts Hill last Tuesday, December 14 for only their fourth game of the year. The Lady Eagles and War Eagles haven’t played as many games so far due to games getting postponed. They had games against Humboldt postponed due to the recent shooting at Humboldt High School and a game against Trenton last Friday postponed due to bad weather entering the area. No makeup dates have been set at this time.

Lady Eagles 44, Scotts Hill 41
West Carroll trailed for much of the game but stayed close enough to grab the lead early in the fourth period and keep it for the win.

The two teams played close in the first period with Scotts Hill leading 10-8 at the end of the first. West Carroll trailed 17-12 at the half.

West Carroll’s Jayden Rader hit a pair of three’s back to back to give the Lady Eagles their first lead 20-19 halfway through the third period. The game was tied twice during the period but West Carroll trailed 28-25 going into the final period.

After tying the game 30-30 early in the fourth period, The Lady Eagles took the lead for good 33-32 with six minutes left in the game and kept the lead for the win.

West Carroll’s scoring was spread out among several players with Kaylee Butler leading the way with 14 points. Jayden Rader had nine points all coming from three pointers. Amaya Thompson had eight points while Mia Jones had seven points. Skylar Jones and Octavia Jones chipped in two points and one point respectively for the Lady Eagles.

Scotts Hill was led by Heather Bartholomew with 17 points. Mallory Puckett had eight points while Julie Hampton had seven points. Lacie Dunavant had four points. Gracelyn Milam had three points while Kaylin Wade chipped in two points.

The Lady Eagles evened their record at 2-2 on the season.

Eagles 94, Scotts Hill, 88
The boys’ game was a high scoring barnburner from the tip through overtime.

Scotts Hill led for most of the first period until West Carroll tied it 18-18 with 20 seconds left in the period and hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to take a 21-18 lead.

Both teams scored 18 points during the second period swapping three pointers along the way with the Eagles taking a 39-36 lead into halftime.

West Carroll opened up a bigger lead during the third period but Scotts Hill rallied with three pointers to cut the Eagles’ lead to three 62-59 heading into the fourth period.

The game was tied several times in the final period and the Eagles got a late lead but Scotts Hill tied it with a three-pointer at the buzzer to put the game into overtime.

In overtime, the Eagles took care of business at the free throw line hitting 10-12 and adding a couple of baskets to seal the 94-88 win.

West Carroll’s Jalen Anglin led all scorers with 41 points on the night. Three other Eagles were in double figures including Andrew Huff with 16, Josh Clark with 14, and JaQuan Adkins with 12 points. JD Pigue added four points while Andre Iloff had three points. Xander Moon and Jaden Taylor chipped in two points each for the Eagles.

Scotts Hill was led by Bryce Allard with 36 points including seven three-pointers. Luke Ledbetter added 20 points while Riley McClain and Colton Bailey had 14 and 12 points respectively. Ripken Clenny and Conner Maness chipped in three points each for the Lions.

West Carroll remains unbeaten at 4-0.

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