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Tallulah Falls sweeps tournament games for second straight day
The Tallulah Falls varsity basketball teams against took a pair of wins in the Andy Landers Thanksgiving Tournament, as both the girls and boys won for the second straight day.
The Lady Indians have their first 2-game win streak of the season after beating Hart County, 59-38. It was a dominating effort from the opening tip, as TFS went up 23-2 after just one quarter of play. The girls edged Hart by 6 points in the second (18-12) to take a commanding 41-14 halftime lead.
Hart County battled back with a 13-12 third quarter advantage, but that only got them within 54-26 heading into the final quarter. Hart again outscored TFS, 13-6, but the Lady Indians cruised to a 59-38 final.
Once again, the Lady Indians got contributions from several players, as 8 different players scored points in the win. Veronaye Charlton led with 21 points, while Denika Lightbourne had 13. Molly Mitchell had 8 points, Macy Murdock and Haygen James both had 5, Allie Phasavang had 3, and both Barrett Whitener and Miracle Bain had 2 points.
TFS is now 3-2 overall on the season, and will return to the court next week after Thanksgiving break.
The Indians came out on the right side of a thriller, securing a 54-50 victory over Alcovy. For the boys, it means a fifth straight win to open the season. Though Anfernee Hanna led in scoring with 24 points, it was truly a complete team win, as several players had outstanding performances.
The Indians are 5-0 on the season, and are in action next week.