2013 Tupelo Invitational
Moss 71, Tupelo 64
MOSS 26 17 16 12 — 71
TUPELO 18 13 16 17 — 64
TUPELO: John Umstead 20, Chisum Henry 20, H.D. Bullard 16, Watson 4, Chat Henry 4.
MOSS: Wyatt Jones 24, Cody Robinson 23, Tye Rambo 16, Easton Elliott 6, Fitzgerald 2.
3-point goals: Umstead 6, Chisum Henry 4, Bullard 1 (T). Jones 6, Robinson 3, Elliott 2
Fouled Out: None
NOTEWORTHY: In a game which featured 22 three-pointers (11 by each team), Moss knocked off host Tupelo in the first round of the Tupelo Invitational. Moss had a 26-18 lead after one quarter and cruised to a 43-31 halftime lead. John Umstead and Chisum Henry paced the Tigers with 20 points each in a losing cause as Umstead buried six 3-pointers while Chisum Henry ended up with four. H.D. Bullard recorded a double-double for Tupelo with 16 points and 11 rebounds. The Pirates got a game-high 24 points from Wyatt Jones, who also hit six treys.
Team Record: Tupelo 6-13.
Up Next: Tupelo faces the Varnum-Coalgate loser tonight in consolation bracket play of the Tupelo Invitational.
Lexington 63, Stratford 48
STRATFORD 10 9 17 12 — 48
LEXINGTON 8 25 11 19 — 63
STRATFORD: Cheyenne Weast 19, Caylee Fulp 11, Lacey Hatter 7, Leah Parker 6, DeAmber Barrett 3, Katheryne Alberson 1.
LEXINGTON: Hannah Holasek 24, Tia Parker 19, Emily Grady 8, Beth Sullivan 6, Karena Karges 3, Lauren Davis 3.
3-point goals: Weast 1 (S). Grady 2, Karges 1 (L)
Fouled Out: Barrett (S)
NOTEWORTHY: A dismal second quarter proved costly for the Lady Bulldogs against Class 3A Lexington. Leading 10-8 heading into the second quarter, Stratford was outscored by a 25-9 margin before halftime as it trailed 33-19. The Lady Bulldogs did manage to cut it to 44-36 by the end of the third quarter, but was unable to get over the hump. Cheyenne Weast topped Stratford with 19 points, including one 3-pointer, and Caylee Fulp followed with 11 in a losing cause. Hannah Holasek poured in 24 points and Tia Parker contributed 19 to pace Lexington. The Lady Bulldogs nailed 18-of-20 free throws in the game while Lexington was 19-of-22.
COACH’S QUOTE: “The second quarter hurt us. In the fourth quarter we fought to cut it to about 8 or 6. We did a lot of good things. We never quit and kept after them,” said Stratford head coach Jason Fulks. “According to the scouting report, Lauren Davis was one of their top two scorers. We executed the game plan in limiting her to three points.”
Team Record: Stratford is 11-4
Up Next: Vanoss at Stratford Friday.