ND boys get past Tunica, while Lady Wave slams opponent 12/16/2014

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 17, 2014

ND boys get past Tunica, while Lady Wave slams opponent

By Brad Greer
Having lost its first meeting of the season between the two schools, North Delta got a small measure of revenge against Tunica Academy as the Green Wave scratched out  a 53-48 victory Thursday.

Junior forward Hunter Baker scored a season-high 15 points including nine in a pivotal fourth quarter to hold off a late Blue Devil rally. North Delta (3-5) led 49-39 with 2:10 remaining in the game before Tunica went on a 7-2 run to close the margin to 51-46 in the closing minutes.

Ridge Simmerman and Will Kidder then iced the contest with a pair of free throws with under 20 seconds left. Simmerman followed Baker in the scoring column with ten points.

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After taking a slim 12-11 advantage in one quarter of play, the Green Wave led from start to finish by building on a 26-20 lead at intermission as Kidder canned a three-pointer to end the half.

North Delta padded its cushion to 33-21 midway through the third  on Dennis King’s five straight points followed by a Baker three-point play at the 4:35 mark. The Green Wave kept their twelve point cushion as the final period began before Tunica started trimming the deficit to five behind seven points from Easton Von Every.

Will Hartzell led a strong defensive effort with four blocked shots to go along with nine points. Kidder finished with eight points while King chipped in with seven. Graves Baker contributed with four points in the victory.

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Janie Brasell recorded a double-double with 23 points and 10 rebounds as the Lady Green Wave powered their way past Tunica. Brasell connected on five three-pointers including three in the third quarter.

North Delta (7-4) led 22-13 at halftime and held the Blue Devils to four points in the second half. Megan Bollinger added seven points and five rebounds with Ginger Stevens providing five points and five boards.

Lauren Snyder and Shelby Province also chipped in with five points with Anna Lloyd contributing three rebounds, four assists, four steals and two points. Sarah Johnson rounded out the scoring with one point and three steals.

North Delta’s junior high teams got the four-game set started with a pair of victories.

Peyton Neal and Tyler Holland had eights points each to lead the Junior High boys past Tunica 31-12. Matt Burchfield and Alex Greenlee tallied six points each while Luke Lewis finished with three points.
The Junior High Lady Waves opened up the day with a 20-10 victory as Mary Emily Morris paved the way with nine points. Ally Alford followed with six points while Faith Bollinger added four points and Payton Scott  one point.

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North Delta closed out its 2014 portion of their schedule with a exciting district win at Bayou Friday night.

Lauren Snyder provided the game-winning shot with 30 seconds remaining to give the Green Wave (8-4; 2-1) the victory. North Delta jumped out to a 7-0 lead at the 5:51 mark of the first quarter but did not score again until 1:19 left in the first half on a three pointer from Janie Brasell to break a 10-0 Bayou run.
Snyder paved the waywith 10 points, 10 rebounds and five steals while Brasell finished with six points, three rebounds, three assists and four steals. Anna Lloyd, Sheby Province, Sarah Johnson and Magan Bollinger all had two points.

The varsity boys will play in the Carroll Tournament January 2 and 3, while regular season action will resume January 6 at home hosting district foe Lee Academy at 3 p.m.