Hounds, Lady Hounds have ‘eye-opener’ against Silliman

Published 12:00 am Thursday, November 9, 2000

FERRIDAY, La. – The Silliman Wildcats handed Huntington a pair of losses Thursday as the Hounds lost 44-35 and the Lady Hounds lost 64-47 at home.

&uot;We played a pretty good team,&uot; said Huntington boys coach Paul Glynn. &uot;They threw a few things at us we weren’t quite ready for yet.&uot;

Silliman came out strong, ending the first quarter with a 20-6 lead.

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&uot;We just didn’t recover,&uot; Glynn said. &uot;We actually outscored them in the second, third and fourth quarters.

&uot;They came out ready to play,&uot; he added. &uot;It shows that you must be ready to play from the beginning, not just from the second quarter on. This was an eye-opener for us.&uot;

Josh Johns led the Hounds (1-1) with 13 points and 9 rebounds.

&uot;Josh had a great game,&uot; Glynn said. &uot;We need that out of him every night.&uot;

Todd Iverstine added 7 and Patrick Clayton and Randy Hinson had 4 points each.

Senior Wyatt Kemp left the game with an ankle injury. Glynn said the injury could be a sprain or a fracture and would be examined today.

Tremendous team speed was the difference in the Lady Hounds’ game, coach Penny Moak said.

&uot;They were really fast,&uot; she said. &uot;We’re pretty fast, but they were a little faster.&uot;

The turning point of the game came in the second quarter, when the Lady Wildcats outscored Huntington 23-10.

&uot;Our defense fell apart in the second quarter,&uot; Moak said.

The Lady Hounds (1-1) managed to stay in the game until the fourth quarter, but fouls hurt Huntington toward the end. Tessa Tauton fouled out of the game with only 4 points.

Sophomore center Emily Hazlip led the team in scoring with 13 points and senior Lindsay Kay Paul added 12. Tiffany Ferguson had 11 rebounds and six steals.

&uot;Our shooting is still not great,&uot; Moak said. &uot;But it was a little better than last week.&uot;

Adrienne Phares scored 23 points for Silliman, and Jill Kennedy added 19.

Huntington hosts Tensas today, with junior varsity games starting at 4 p.m. and varsity games immediately following.