Red Bay boys, girls roll past Tharptown in county basketball action
RED BAY – The Red Bay varsity boys basketball team overcame the scoring struggles that has plagued it during the its first few games to earn a 52-31 victory against Tharptown.
The Tigers knocked down six shots from behind the 3-point line during the game to improve to 2-1 on the season.
"For us that is big," said Red Bay coach Greg Cash. "We haven't shot the ball well from the outside."
With the game tied 8-8, Cody Reynolds hit one of those threes to give Red Bay a lead it would not surrender.
Both teams struggled to score in the first half, as the Tigers were only able to take a 22-14 lead into halftime.
Stephen Nabers recorded a double-double for Red Bay by scoring 14 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. Cory Timbs added 11 points and six rebounds for the Tigers while Curtis Morrell scored 10 points and pulled down eight rebounds.
Manny Ricardo led the Tharptown (1-5) scoring attack with nine points while Jacob Parker scored five.
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Tharptown committed 27 turnovers that Red Bay was more than happy to convert to points as the Lady Tigers cruised past the Lady Wildcats 61-32.
Red Bay's defense smothered Tharptown (4-4) in the opening quarter as the Lady Tigers built a 16-1 lead after eight minutes of play and extended the lead to 34-8 at halftime.
"We played the best game of the season tonight," said Red Bay coach Donnie Roberts. "I was pleased with the defensive effort, but we still have some work to do on boxing out."
Morgan Duncan led the Red Bay (4-2) offense with 14 points while Hannah Sharp added nine points and Leah Fuller and Shantell Nichols scored eight points each.
Hollie Hines was the leading scorer for the Lady Wildcats with 15 points and 15 rebounds. Jessica Myrick added eight points and 10 rebounds for Tharptown.