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MHS boys, girls split season’s first games

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The Munford boys basketball team has some new players in new positions this year.
So head coach Butch Hopkins wasn't completely surprised by the mixed results of the team's first two game of the season.
Last Tuesday the Cougars looked sharp during a 66-48 win over Memphis Home Education Association.
David Hunter and Juana Tolton each had 19 points and Reggie Holmes added 11 points and nine assists.
But on Saturday in Memphis, the Cougars struggled in a 56-44 loss to Central.
In the Central loss, the Cougars made just 13 of 49 shots from the field.
“The first game we shot 55 percent from the floor and played good defense,” Hopkins said. “The next game we didn't shoot well and didn't play defense. It was like night and day. We're still a work in progress.”
Munford led Central 14-12 at the end of one quarter before making just 2 of 21 field goals on the second and third quarters combined.
Holmes paced Munford with 14 points and 12 assists and Nigar Jones scored 13 in the fourth quarter to keep Munford in the game.
Munford led MHEA by just four points heading into the fourth quarter before going on a 25-11 run to win handily.
“We've got role players who we're trying to make into every day players,” Hopkins said. “We're still working on it.”
The Munford girls defeated Central 44-42 on Saturday, avenging last year's sectional loss to the Lady Warriors.
Phenecia Howard and Kierra Richardson each had 11 for Munford and Precious Mills added 10. Munford led 34-24 heading into the fourth quarter and withstood a late rally for the win.
MHEA defeated the Lady Cougars 54-48 in overtime in the season opener.Mills led Munford with 18 points. Richardson added 15 and Lindsey Owen scored 13.
In other area action:
• The Brighton boys fell to Bolton on Tuesday, 71-62. Milton Hardy led the Cardinals with 27 points and Lorenzo Hunt added 12. Last Tuesday, Harding edged Brighton 61-59.
• The Lady Cardinals got 12 points from Shayna Johnson on Tuesday, but lost to Bolton 61-28. Last Tuesday the Lady Cardinals fell to Harding 68-17.
• Tipton-Rosemark Academy edged FACS 59-58 in Cordova on Tuesday in girls action. Taylor Beasley led the Lady Rebels with 20 points and Bethany Burger added nine for TRA. On Friday, Burger scored 12 points, but TRA fell to Northpoint 67-39.
• The TRA boys fell to FACS on Tuesday 71-41. Matt Moody led the Rebels with 12 points and Connor Alexander added nine. On Friday, TRA got 19 points from Moody and 15 from Alexander in a 49-46 road win over Northpoint.

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