Weather impacts River Conference basketball schedule

Karsen Marshall (23) slides past Henry defenders Charlton Grgic (front) and Cole Davis (23) to take a shot during the Lakewood Eagles’ 46-19 victory Thursday at Lakewood School.  Marshall scored eight points in the game.

Winter weather led to the postponement Monday of the River Conference matchup between Lakewood and Harrelson basketball teams scheduled at Harrelson School.

Both those schools were in action on Thursday night in league play. Harrelson dropped a pair of contests at Houston County. The Lady Hawks fell 40-16 while the Irish nipped the Hawks 46-44. 

At Lakewood, the Lady Eagles beat the Henry Lady Pirates 44-3 while the Eagles topped the Pirates 46-19. Henry’s games with Stewart County were also called off on Tuesday.

Games are set to resume on Thursday with Henry playing at Houston County, Harrelson hosting Camden and Lakewood entertaining Stewart County. Play will begin at 6 p.m. at all those locations.



Houston County ran out to a 21-3 lead in the first quarter and topped Harrelson’s girls in scoring 6-3 in the second period to build a 27-6 halftime edge. The Lady Irish posted a 9-5 scoring edge in the third quarter to take a 36-11 lead. The Lady Hawks posted a 5-4 scoring run in the fourth quarter but that only cut Houston County’s winning margin to 40-16.

Harrelson got five points each from Alivia Scott, Onika White and Emily Lampkins. Brailey Smith sank one free throw. Lampkins hit a 3-point shot in the game.



In the boys’ game, Houston County got out to a big lead but had to hold off a furious fourth quarter rally by Harrelson.

The Irish offense produced 18 points in the first quarter alone and staked Houston County to a 29-10 halftime lead. Harrelson began to come back in the third period by outgunning Houston County 14-8 to pull within a 37-24 margin.

The Hawks made it much tighter in the fourth quarter with a 20-9 scoring run but Harrelson came up two points short in the 46-44 loss.

Braiden Newell led Harrelson in scoring with 25 points, including 13 in the fourth quarter. James Bobbitt tossed in 10 points while Aden Jackson scored four. Rush Cox chipped in three points and Chase Cameron scored two.



Lakewood’s girls started strong against Henry with a 19-2 scoring run in the first period. The Lady Eagles blanked the Lady Pirates 13-0 in the second stanza for a 32-2 halftime advantage.

A 6-0 scoring edge in the third frame pushed Lakewood’s lead to 38-2. Lakewood finished by outscoring Henry 6-1 in the fourth quarter to make the final score 44-3.

Jocelyn Lee paced Lakewood in scoring with nine points while Noe Wilkerson added eight and Allison Glatt scored seven. Annabelle Singleton provided six points with both Millie Singleton and Breely Pierpoint scoring four. Scoring two points each were McKinley Boyd, Katie Millard and Aubrey Fortner.

Henry got two points from Serenity Crosser while Aiyah Wilson made one free throw.



The Eagles raced out to a 16-0 first-quarter lead and never allowed the Pirates to recover. An 18-3 scoring run in the second frame pushed Lakewood’s lead to 34-3 at halftime.

Lakewood outscored Henry 9-6 in the third period to push the Eagles’ advantage to 43-9. Henry won the fourth-quarter scoring battle 10-3 but Lakewood coasted home with the 46-19 victory.

Landon Rhodes topped Lakewood’s scoring list with 16 points. Karsen Marshall hit for eight points with Luke Stephens chipping in seven. Nick Abbott added six points with Colter Thurmond scoring five. Ethan Ray and Jake Parker both had two points.

Henry got seven points from Michael Tharpe while both Ben Scott and Charlton Grgic scored six points.

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