Kemper Co. vs. H.W. Byers

Final: Byers 55, Kemper 47. What a second half by Jones – 11 of her 15 points, and Ryan got going, too.

End of 3rd quarter: Byers 34, Kemper 33. Kemper had two free throws and no field goals.

A 10-0 Byers run – eight points by Jones – has tied it at 31-all with 3:11 to go in the third.

Halftime: Kemper Co. 31, H.W. Byers 21. Byers can’t buy a bucket, from inside or outside. Just won’t fall. Kemper is killing them inside, especially after Simone Ryan had to sit out the final 6:18 with three fouls. Point guard Rachel Jones is struggling: four points, two assists, no steals.

End of first quarter: Tied at 10-all. Byers started slow but has picked it up. Kemper’s hitting the offensive boards – got six of them already.

About to begin Day 6 of the state tournament, with H.W. Byers (North No. 1) taking on Kemper Co. (South No. 2) in the 2A girls semifinals. Byers is trying to reach its first-ever state championship game.

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2 responses to “Kemper Co. vs. H.W. Byers

  1. tcfan

    Brad, nothing to do with the tournament, but wanted to give you kudos for the baseball poll or whoever at the DJ came up with it. #2 TC beat #3 Oxford 2-1, with TC only getting 2 hits but only gave up 3 or 4 I believe. Oxford led for 5 innings but TC had a good bottom half of the fifth with Lee Griffin getting a single and Jon Whirley slapping one out. It was a great pitching battle. Brett Morgan pitched great for 5 innings and then let our ace Matt Davis finish it out for the last two innings. Can’t wait for the Tupelo/TC matchup in two weeks.

  2. Thanks. Although I saw where IAHS is 0-6 or something. Oh well, I’ll have a better idea by the time I do my next rankings, whenever that is. But yeah, I’d like to see how TC matches up with Tupelo.

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