LMS Tigerettes win, Tigers fall vs. Richland

Wednesday, November 2, 2016
LMS's Israel Hurt (11) knocks down a low post bucket for two of her six points versus Richland Thursday night at Lewisburg. Tribune photos by Anthony S. Puca

The LMS basketball squads followed the same pattern as the season opener with the Tigerettes winning and the Tigers losing.


The Tigerettes, behind a balanced scoring, attack took down Richland 32-23 with Dionna Crutcher leading the way with 10 points.

Devontae Davis (3) takes the rock strong to the hole for the Tigers.

LMS trailed 5-4 after a low scoring first quarter, but picked up the pace in the second, taking an 8-7 lead on a Sydney Tidwell bucket with 1:20 to play in the first half.

After one Richland free throw tied the game, Israel Hurt scored on a fast break bucket off a nice pass from Crutcher and that was followed by a steal and score by Karlye Wiser, making it 12-8.

Jesse Jennings, who led all scorers in the contest hit two late free throws for Richland to cut the LMS lead to two points at halftime.

Close contest

The teams battled neck-and-neck for much of the third quarter before Richland tied the game at 14-14 on a Haven Braden basket with three minutes to go.

With 22 seconds remaining in the period, Jennings scored to give Richland a 19-18 lead, but Crutcher hit a buzzer beater and the Lady Raiders trailed 20-19, entering the fourth quarter.

An Abby McGehee basket opened up the fourth quarter scoring as the Tigerettes maintained a small lead until they pulled away as Crutcher scored four straight points late in the period with her second bucket coming off a pretty pass from Tidwell with 45 seconds left in the contest.

After a Richland missed shot, Hurt knocked down a low post bucket to seal the win for the Tigerettes (2-0) who travel to Spring Hill on Thursday.


The Tigers took the floor for the nightcap and quickly fell behind, trailing 11-4 after the first quarter.

Richland held a 10-point lead twice in the second quarter with the second double digit lead coming at 22-12.

A steal and score by LMS' Lamrion Price was followed by a Kaamil Hazel three-pointer, cutting the Raiders' lead to 22-15 and with four ticks left on the clock, Bryson Hughes knocked in a rebound to make it a five-point game at the half.

The Tigers did not make any headway in the third quarter as Richland held the same seven-point lead heading into the final period.

Didn't give up

LMS tried to fight back several times, but just could not muster up enough offense to make a comeback in the seven-point loss.

The Tigers (0-2) were led in the scoring column By A'ky Howard and Devontae Davis, who had seven points apiece.

Kaamil and Jaamil Hazel had a half dozen points each in the game, while Daniel Nicholson (13) and Logan Helton (12) notched double digits for the Raiders.

LMS Girls

Richland 5 5 9 4-23

LMS 4 8 8 8-32

Richland-Jesse Jennings 16, Halle Braden 4, Haven Braden 2, Riley Sims 1

Three-point goals-Jennings

Free throws-Jennings 5-6, Sims 1-3, Halle Braden 0-2, Haven Braden 0-2

LMS-Dionna Crutcher 10, Abby McGehee 8, Israel Hurt 6, Karlye Wiser 2, Sydney Tidwell 2

Free throws-Israel Hurt 0-3

LMS Boys

Richland 11 11 6 12-40

LMS 4 13 4 11-33

Richland-Daniel Nicholson 13, Logan Helton 12, Jackson Alsup 7, Jose Derryberry 3, Sam Edwards 2, Bryce Anderson 2, Kameron Butcher 1

Three-point goals-Helton, Derryberry

Free throws-Nicholson 4-14, Alsup 3-5, Butcher 1-2, Helton 1-4, Jack Norman 0-1, Anderson 0-1

LMS-A'Ky Howard 7, Devontae Davis 7, Kaamil Hazel 6, Bryson Hughes 6, Lamrion Price 3, Jaamil Hazel 2, Gannon McMahon 2

Three-point goals-Kaamil Hazel 2, Price

Free throws-Davis 3-4, Howard 1-2