| By Myra Bean
Magnolia Heights took the North Delta Green Wave teams to a clean sweep Tuesday night for the second time this season.
In a rematch of November 21 non-conference games, not much changed between these two teams.
Lady Green Waves
The Lady Green Waves lost 55-37. The 37 points were scored in three quarters as the Lady Waves were held scoreless in the first quarter 21-0.
At the half the Lady Chiefs led 37-8. The Lady Green Waves picked up some momentum in the second half to make a good showing.
The Lady Chiefs shut down the North Delta inside shot and forced them to go to the outside shot which was pretty much non-existent until the final two quarters.
Ashley Golden led the Green Waves with 12 points followed by Nikki Darby with nine. Other scorers were Casey Whitworth, 5 points; Beth Ann Youngblood and Melanie Gaters, 4 points each; and Austin Jenkins, 3 points.
Jr. High Lady Green Waves
The junior high Lady Green Waves played Magnolia Heights close through the first three quarters but lost 38-23.
At the half the Lady Chiefs led 14-12.
North Delta tied the score in the third quarter at 14 on a Lauren Kimsez field goal.
The Lady Green Waves kept on their toes and stayed within four points until the last minute of the quarter. The Lady Chiefs pulled out to a 26-21 lead going into the fourth quarter.
Even though North Delta did show some defense, the offense fell to the Lady Chiefs as the junior Lady Waves were held to only two points in the final quarter.
The Green Wave boys lost 79-49 to the Chiefs. The Green Wave were held to seven points in the first quarter and did not score until the 4:14 mark.
North Delta’s starting line up averaged 6′-1.25" but was not able to stand up to the Chiefs’ hustling and battle under the goal.
North Delta made a little headway in the second quarter but could not hold up to the 26 points the Chiefs scored to lead 54-23 at the half.
Not much changed from the first half to the second for the Green Waves as they lost for the second time this season to Magnolia Heights.
Jr. High Green Waves
The junior high Green Waves put up a good first half against the junior high chiefs but lost 60-37.
The Chiefs had a 30-20 lead going into halftime.
Magnolia Heights had a height advantage over the young Green Waves and forced turnover after turnover in Chiefs territory. The Chiefs employed the pressure defense which worked wonders for the team over the Green Waves.
The varsity Green Waves are involved in the Kirk Tournament the rest of the week.
The girls played Kirk Academy and lost 38-25 Monday night and dropped to the loser’s bracket.
The Lady Waves played Thursday night but the score was not available at press time.
The boys had a first round bye and played Kirk Academy Wednesday night and lost 59-40. They play Thursday night but the score was not available at press time.
The teams will return to regular action Tuesday in Cleveland to take on Bayou Academy in district contests beginning at 4 p.m.