Ashton O’Daniel

Henry County High School guard Ashton O’Daniel is stripped of the basketball by Northwest’s Amonte Briscoe (left) while the Vikings’ Jamal Mull defends during a game played Friday at Gamlin Gymnasium. Henry County won 62-43.

Playing basketball was plenty of fun for the Henry County High School Patriots this week with a trio of wins in District 10-AAA play.

The Patriots went into triple overtime to capture an 85-78 win at Kenwood Tuesday in Clarksville (story in Thursday’s Post-Intelligencer) before knocking off Rossview 71-54 on Thursday and beating Clarksville Northwest 62-43 on Friday in games played on their homecourt at Gamlin Gymnasium.

Henry County is now 12-3 on the season and 4-3 in District 10-AAA games. The Patriots will complete their first tour through the district on Tuesday at Montgomery Central in Cunningham. The girls’ tipoff is set for 6 p.m. with the boys contest to follow.

Patriots head coach Mike Greer didn’t want to talk too much about the Patriots’ big week of games as he didn’t want to jinx them in any way prior to the big win over Northwest on Friday.

“We are playing some pretty good basketball right now. The guys are working hard and just having some fun during the games,” said Greer.



Henry County had the hot hand shooting the basketball in the first quarter against Rossview. Will Singleton connected on three 3-point shots while Ashton O’Daniel and Donte Davis added one 3-pointer each to help the Patriots open a 24-14 lead by the end of the period.

The Patriots followed with a 19-13 scoring edge in the second period to build a 43-27 halftime lead. John Odoms poured in nine points, including a 3-point basket for the Patriots. O’Daniel added six more points, including his second 3-pointer of the night.

Rossview challenged Henry County in the third stanza with the Hawks posting a 15-12 scoring advantage that cut the Patriots’ lead to 55-42. John Odoms scored six points for Henry County in the third quarter.

The Patriots rebounded to outgun the Hawks 16-12 in the fourth period and finish off the 71-54 victory. O’Daniel tossed in four points in the fourth quarter for Henry County and Singleton hit his fifth 3-pointer of the game.

Henry County was led in scoring by John Odoms with 22 points while both Singleton and O’Daniel tossed in 17 points. Jawon Odoms and Davis hit for five points each. Ja’Quis Coats and Zay Phelps both scored two points while Semaj King had one point.

Rossview’s Spencer Mimms hit for 23 points with Tim Williams scoring 10. K.J. Montague added seven points with Bryant Rippy tossing in four. Eli Colvin and Julian Hatfield each had three points. Both Kobie Handy and Ronald Jessemy scored two points.



Henry County got off to a slow start against Northwest with the first period ending in an 8-8 tie. John Odoms scored five points in the frame, including a 3-point basket. Singleton added a 3-pointer for the Patriots.

The Patriots erupted in the second quarter, however, to go on a 25-9 scoring run that produced a 33-17 halftime lead. Henry County sank five 3-pointers in the frame including back-to-back treys to end the period from King and Jawon Odoms.

Henry County cooled off some in the third quarter as Northwest rallied for a 15-13 scoring edge but the Patriots carried a 46-32 lead into the fourth quarter. Singleton hit for five points while John Odoms scored four for the Patriots in the third period.

With John Odoms scoring six points, the Patriots outpointed the Vikings 16-11 in the fourth quarter to finish off the 62-43 win.

John Odoms led the Patriots in scoring again with 18 points while Singleton contributed 12 and Jawon Odoms scored 10. Both King and Deon Young added seven points. Andrew Wimberley scored six points with O’Daniel tacking on two. Singleton hit three 3-point shots on Friday while the Patriots got two 3-pointers from Jawon Odoms. John Odoms, Wimberley and King all hit one 3-point shot.

Northwest got 16 points from Ametri Moss while NaQuan Braitwaite hit for nine on three 3-point baskets. Joshua Youngblood scored seven points with Amonte Briscoe chipping in five and Caleb Patterson scored four. Jamal Mull pitched in two points.

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