OSMS splits blowouts with Coalfield

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By Goose Lindsay, Sports Editor


There wasn’t a lot of drama at Oliver Springs Middle School Thursday night as the Bobcats and visiting Coalfield split a pair of lopsided games.

The Lady ’Cats took the floor first and rolled to an easy 45-10 victory over the Lady Jackets. The final game of the evening would see an even wider margin of victory as Coalfield downed the Bobcats, 57-15.

Girls Game

The Lady ’Cats tossed a shutout in the first quarter and the rout was on.

Six different Oliver springs players scored in the opening frame as the Lady ’Cats led 13-0 after six minutes of play.

Coalfield did get on the board in the second period, but they never threatened the Lady ’Cats as Oliver springs took a 23-4 lead into the locker room at halftime.

Morgan Hackworth led the Lady ’Cat attack in the first half with six points while Lindsay Buck and Kinley Green scored five each.

Ashley Armstrong led the way for the Lady ’Cats in the third period. She scored five points in the frame, and the Lady ’Cats won the quarter 12-6 to make the score 35-10 entering the fourth quarter.

Oliver Springs tossed another shutout in the final frame as they went on to the 45-10 victory.

Jill Crass scored six points for Oliver Springs in the final period and led all scorers on the night with eight points.

Coalfield (10) Malone 1, Lowe 1, James 4, Rainey 2, Tinker 2.

Oliver Springs (45) McDonald 7, Jones 1, Buck 7, Green 5, Hackworth 6, Armstrong 7, Crass 8, Chaston 2, Duggins 2.

Boys Game

Like the girls game, the final game of the evening was over quick as Coalfield cruised to a 42-point victory.

Behind six points from Tyler Keathley and five from Parker McKinney, the Yellow Jackets jumped out to a 16-2 lead after one period of play.

McKinney added seven to his tally in the second period and five of his teammates combined for 12 more as Coalfield took a 35-7 lead into the locker room at halftime.

The third period was more of the same as Coalfield won the period 19-7 to take a 54-14 lead into the final period.

Johnny Carroll scored six points in the frame for Coalfield.

The two teams combined for just four points in the final quarter as Coalfield left Bobcat Country with a 42-point win.

McKinney (17 points) and Carroll (10 points) scored in double figures for Coalfield on the night while Landon Everett led the Bobcats with nine points.

Coalfield (57) Parker McKinney 17, Keathley 9, Carroll 10, Kilby 5, Peyton McKinney 4, Byrd 3, Coker 6, Duncan 2, Johnson 1.

Oliver Springs (15) Andrews 3, Farr 2, Everett 9, Hill 1.