David Reeder

Basketball season started on high note for Colcord Monday night at Hornet Gymnasium verses Watts. While the Lady Hornets bested their guests by 40, the Colcord boys put up 70 points and held the Engineers to 38 for a doubleheader sweep.

In the opening stanza of the lady’s contest, game high scorer Sammi Jo Place and Tinelle Williams put in four each, to go with 3-pointers by Davita Davis and Felisha Wilson to double up Watts 14-7.

The Lady Engineers committed 10 turnovers in the second quarter, opening the door for a 17-point Colcord outbreak, with Place leading the charge by putting in seven more.

Shooting 0 for 7 from the floor, the Lady Engineers were able to only score on 6 of 11 free throw attempts for a 31-13 half time score.

With the start of the third, the Lady Hornets shot only 2 of 9 field goals but burnt up the basket with five buckets from beyond the arc. Alena Sanders buried a pair of treys and Wilson added five points for half of Colcord’s 22 third quarter points. Leading by 34, the Lady Hornets coasted through the final eight minutes for the 64-24 victory.

In the subsequent boys’ game, the Hornet defense forced five turnovers by their opponents and allowed them to score on only 1 of 8 from the field, to go with a single free throw, for 3 first period points.

In the meantime, Colcord’s game high scorer, Joe Morris, put in seven of his 26 total tallies, pacing the Hornets’ 16-3 opening quarter lead.

In the second segment Canaan Sherrell put in three field goals to go with a pair of Morris 3-pointers as Colcord hung 20 more on the scoreboard.

Four Engineers teamed up for a two of 13 floor performance and eight second quarter points, sending the affair into intermission with the Hornets on top by double digits, 36-11.

With the onset of the second half Colcord continued to pour it on offensively while harassing the Engineers to commit seven more turnovers on defense.

Morris put in three treys and a pair of field goals to go with a half dozen points by Kenzie Witt to pace the Hornets’ 25-point outbreak.

With Colcord leading 61-24, both teams went to their respective benches to finish out the game and the Colcord sweep.