Lady Waves

Published 12:00 am Monday, January 11, 2016

North Delta’s Mary Emily Morris, No. 13, shoots over Delta Academy defenders in non-district action Thursday. North Delta won the contest 34-22. The Panolian photo by Glennie Pou

ND ladies take back-to-back games in busy week; boys fall in both

By Brad Greer
The North Delta Lady Green Wave found themselves in a halftime disadvantage trailing Indianola 20-10 at home Friday
But thanks to a second half defensive adjustment, North Delta rallied to edge the visiting Colonels 29-28 in District 1-AAA play. Sarah Johnson sank the front end of two free throws to give North Delta a 29-25 advantage with seven seconds left. Indianola’s Jordan Turner’s desperation three-pointer found the bottom of the net as time expired for the final margin of victory.
North Delta (9-5 overall; 2-3 district) employed a box-and-one defense against the Lady Colonels that led to 3-of-16 shooting from the floor in the second half. Indianola (5-16; 3-3) clung to a 22-16 lead after three quarters before North Delta tied things up at 22 on a Ginger Stephens three-pointer with 4:36 left to play.
The Lady Wave extended its margin to 28-23 with 22 seconds remaining only to have a Colonel basket cut the lead to 28-25. North Delta had an opportunity to seal the game but Mary Emily Morris missed two free throws only to have Johnson rebound the second missed shot and get fouled on the play.
Indianola outscored the Lady Wave 12-2 in the second period after both teams battled to an 8-8 draw after one quarter of play. Johnson paced North Delta with 10 points while Ally Alford followed with eight. Faith Bollinger supplied four points with Emy Cay Donaldson and Megan Bollinger adding two points each.
Indianola (boys)-51 ND- 22
No. 3 ranked Indianola remained undefeated in district play with an easy win over the Green Wave.
Dee Winfield paced the Colonels with 12 points while  Delta State signee Brandon Kimble followed with 10 as Indianola improved to 5-0 and 11-1 overall.
Joseph Cox and Payton Neal garnered six points each to guide North Delta (4-9; 0-5). Alex Greenlee added four while Avery Roland and Cole Devazier finished with three and two points.
Jr. High
Each school came away with a split in the junior high contest as the Indianola boys slipped past North Delta 34-26 while the Lady Wave came out on top of an 18-11 decision.
Colin Hartman paced the North Delta boys with 12 points in a losing effort. Chris Burchfield added 10 points with Ryan Gibson and Matt Burchfield finished with two points each.
Emy Cay Donaldson scored eight points in the first half to lead the North Delta Lady Junior High Wave. Blakely Denman contributed with six followed by Faith Bollinger and Hannah Bollinger rounding out the scoring with two points,
North Delta hosted non-district rival Delta Thursday with both clubs splitting four games.
Delta (boys)- 45 ND-35
Avery Roland collected a season high 16 points for North Delta but it was not enough as Delta held off the home team in the fourth quarter. The Raiders, led by former North Delta coach Phil Douglas, improved to 7-4 on the season.
Payton Neal followed Roland with 12 points as Greenlee added four points followed by Devazier with three. Ely Bryant supplied one point.
Jon Webb paced the Raiders with 15 points followed by Chandler Williams with 10.
ND (girls)- 34 Delta-22
The Lady Green Wave led from start to finish as Ally Alford led all scorers with 15 points. Morris registered seven points while Stephens added four. Faith Bollinger, Megan Bollinger and Johnson finished with two points each.
Delta (JH boys)-44 ND-34
The junior high Raiders remained undefeated at 10-0 with a victory over North Delta. Jake White led the charge with 15 points while Lewis Gurley had ten in the victory. Willie Turner and Caleb West each had six points for Delta.
Hartman led all scorers with 18 points while Matt Burchfield contributed eight points. Chris Burchfield and Ryan Gibson had six and two points apiece.
ND (JH girls)-30 Delta-21
Alford also was the leading scorer for the Junior High Lady Wave with eight points. Faith Bollinger finished with six points. Denman added four while Abbi Roark and Sayle Stennett supplied three points each. Donaldson, Isabella Morrow and Erin Douglas finished with two points.
North Delta traveled to Greenville St. Joe last night and will remain in Greenville today to square off against Washington School at 4 p.m. The Green Wave returns home Friday to host Kirk.

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