Huntington takes two from Tensas

Published 12:00 am Friday, May 24, 2002

FERRIDAY, La. – Huntington High’s varsity basketball teams swept Tensas Academy Monday night at the Huntington gymnasium.

The Lady Hounds, after getting off to a 1-7 start, won their fifth straight game with a 54-39 win over the Lady Chiefs.

Lindsay Wagoner had 15 points for Huntington to lead all scorers.

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Tiffany Ferguson and Emily Hazlip added 12 points each.

“I was really pleased with Lindsay Wagoner’s play tonight,” said Lady Hounds head coach Penny Moak.

“We’ve had different players step up. Hopefully, we’ll (play) together as a team soon,” she added.

Brittany Ratcliff had 12 points and Shelby Alford added

The biggest story of this game was the rebounding by the Lady Hounds, who improved to 6-7 on the season.

They had a team total of 41 rebounds and four players had at least six rebounds – Hazlip with 14, Wagoner and Jo Lee Hughes with seven apiece, and Ferguson with six.

Sarah Ashmore scored seven points for Huntington. However, she hit two three-pointers and had three assists.

When the first quarter was over, the score was tied at 12. Then the Lady Hounds turned to their defense to put away the Lady Chiefs (4-8).

Huntington took a 25-18 halftime lead and then outscored Tensas 21-13 in the fourth quarter to put the game out of reach.

“That was the key to our win – rebounding and defense,” Moak said.

Hounds 53, Chiefs 42

The Hounds opened up a close game by outscoring the Chiefs 29-21 for the 11-point victory and their sixth straight win.

“Our team’s playing with a lot of confidence,” said Hounds head coach Michael McAnally. “To beat a team like Tensas twice in two weeks says a lot about our team.”

Jordan Owens led Huntington (6-4) with 17 points and had six rebounds.

Barrett Arthur had nine points and Crawford Kifer added eight points, including 2-of-4 from three-point range.

Huntington took a 15-10 lead after one quarter of play, but got a little sluggish offensively and led by only three, 24-21, at halftime.

The Hounds then took control in the second half, outscoring the Chiefs (2-2) 13-9 in the third quarter and 16-12 in the fourth.

Rebounding was a big factor in Huntington’s win. Josh Johns had a team-high nine rebounds. Todd Iverstine had seven rebounds. Owens and Arthur had six rebounds apiece.

“Our team has dedicate themselves to have a winning program,” McAnally said. “They’ve worked real hard on defense and rebounding.”

Lee Hale led Tensas with 11 points. David Crigler and Bryant Killen added eight points each.

Huntington hosts Pine Hills in MPSA District 5-1A action today. &160;