ND varsity basketball
By Angie Ledbetter
The North Delta varsity basketball teams played three games last week. They were on the road for the first two games and ended with a district game at home on Friday night, January 11.
The Lady Wave took to the court with Winona on Monday night, January 7 and came way with a huge 67-30 victory.
Lindsey Hebert was back in action after missing several games with an injury.
Lauren Kimzey was the leading scorer with 21 points and shot 100 percent from the free throw line. Kimzey also had 6 rebounds, 2 steals and 7 assists.
Sara Waldrip put up 12 points and shot 80 percent from the free throw line. She also had 10 rebounds, 5 steals and 4 assists.
Hebert made 10 points and shot 83.3 percent from the free throw line. Hebert had 5 assists and 2 steals.
Bradi Beard added 9 points, shooting 100 percent of her threes, 60 percent of ther free throws, and 66.7 percent on field goals.
Other scorers include Madison Greenlee, 7 points, 5 rebounds, 1 stea, 6 assists; Hanna Greenlee, 5 points; and Samantha Massoth, 3 points.
The Green Wave varsity boys lost 65-44 to Winona. John Terry Moore scored 11 points and had 3 rebounds. Other scorers were Taylor Herron, 11 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 blocks; Michael Johnson, 9 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals; Hunter West, 8 points, 7 rebounds,1 steal; Geri Lamm, 5 points, 1 rebound, 2 steals; and Bateman Greenlee, 2 rebounds.
vs. Delta Academy
The Lady Wave took on a tougher team on Tuesday night when they played the Delta Academy Lady Raiders, ranked No. 1 in the state. The Wave came out on the losing end of the game 57-31. Sara Waldrip put up 10 points, 7 rebounds, 2 steals, and 2 assists. Madison Greenlee added another 10 points, had 7 rebounds, 1 steal, and 2 assists. Bradi Beard added 4 points, 3 steals, and 4 assists.
The Lady Wave were behind 20-17 at halftime. They scored four points in the third quarter and the Lady Raiders scored 22 points. In the fourth quarter, the Lady Raiders outscored North Dleta 15-10.
The Green Wave varsity boys bounced up against a brick wall. They were defeated 71-54 by the Raiders.
The Green Wave were down 20-13 at the end of the first quarter. Both teams scored 14 points in the second quarter to give the Raiders a 34-27 lead at halftime. The third quarter turned sour for the Green Wave as the Raiders outscored them 24-13 for a 58-40 lead going into the fourth quarter. The Green Wave scored 14 points in the fourth quarter and the Raiders scored 13 to get the 71-54 district victory.
Herron had 13 points, 3 rebounds and 1 block. Lamm also scored 13 points and had two rebounds. John Terry Moore added 12 points and 7 rebounds. Bateman Greenlee had 9 points and 7 rebounds. Hunter West scored 4 points, 3 rebounds, and 1 steal.
vs. West Memphis
The games between the Green Wave varsity teams and West Memphis on Friday night were battles for the Green Wave.
The Lady Green Wave lost 53-41. The Lady Black Knights started five seniors. The Lady Knights hold a 17-7 record. They have lost to the Delta by 10 points and they beat the Desoto, Ark. by 38 points.
The Lady Black Knights led 17-12 lead at the end of the first quarter. Sara Waldrip was hot sinking two 3-pointers in the first quarter. Hebert also made one.
In the second quarter, the Lady green Wave scored 12 points again but the Lady Black Knights put up 18 points for a 35-24 lead at halftime.
The third quarter went flat for the Lady Green Wave. They only scored 3 points as the Lady Black Knights scored 12.
The fourth quarter went a little better for the Lady Wave but it was not enough to play catch up against a strong physical team like the Lady Black Knights. The Lady Green Wave made 14 points in the fourth quarter and held the Lady Black Knights to 6 points.
Waldrip scored 15 points for the Lady Wave and had six rebounds and five steals.
Kimzey added 14 points, 7 rebounds, 2 steals and 4 assists. Samantha Massoth added 2 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Madison Greenlee had 3 points, 5 rebounds, 5 steals and 4 assists.
The Green Wave varsity boys team lost to a strong Black Knights team. The Black Knights entered the game No. in the state in 1A with a district record of 4-0.
The Black Knights came out in the first quarter put up 21 points to the Green Wave’s 9 points.
They held the Green Wave to two points until 4:52 on the clock when Taylor Herron sank a three.
The second quarter was a much slower pace for the Black Knights. They scored 12 points to the Green Wave’s 10 to give them a 33-19 halftime lead.
The Green Wave put up their best effort in the third quarter scoring 16 points and holding the Black Knights to points.
The play of the night came with only one second left on the clock and Green Wave’s Geri Lamm had the ball and decided to shoot it before the clock ran out. He shot it from the left side of the court behind the painted ND and it went in, far beyond the three point range.
The Green Wave fans went wild and gave them a standing ovation as the third quarter came to an end with the Green Wave trailing by six points, 41-35.
The Black Knights came out in the fourth quarter fighting back. With only six minutes left in the game, they were up 51-38.
Leading the Green Wave team in scoring was Taylor Herron with 13 points. John Terry Moore put up 11 points. Michael Johnson and Hunter West added 7 points each and Ryan King added 2 more.
Head Green Wave Coach Brad Wilson said the varsity game with Winona was very disappointing.
“We came out expecting it to be a close game and expected it to be against a very talented Winona team and it was,” Wilson said. “We didn’t execute the best that we could have.”
Head Lady Green Wave Coach Phil Douglas starts four sophomores and a freshman.
“We need games like Winona. It is a confidence builder.”