NGA Falcons win over ‘Cats
NGA's Shelton Smith goes to the hoop from the baseline in action at home. (Click here to purchase photo.)
Ninth Grade Academy’s Falcons put probably their most complete game of the season together Thursday night. The Falcons defeated Giles County, 63-28.
On Monday, the Falcons went down on the road to Shelbyville. NGA’s boys’ record stands at 2-2.
Three minutes into the game, the Falcons were off to a quick start, up 10-2. At the end of one, NGA was up 14-7.
After trailing 30-16 at the break, it seemed the Bobcats were staging a comeback, cutting the lead inside 10 points, 30-21, with 6:13 in the third. But, that was a close as it would get. The Falcons went 9 of 10 from the line in the eight minutes. Eli Eason went 6 for 6.
NGA dominated the fourth period, 20-3, for the win. Coach Horton played into her bench early with her roster of eleven all getting minutes – nine added points to the board.
Shelton Smith led with 12 points. Ryan Hall had 11; Eli Eason, 10; Dylan Anderson, 7; Blake Bassham and Nick Barnes, 6; Tyler McCown and William Arnold, 4; and Austin Bennett had 3.
NGA's Tyler McCown goes to the basket against the Bobcats. (Click here to purchase photo.)
The Falcons were 21 of 49 from the paint, 1 of 7 from the arch and 18 of 27 from the line.
NGA had 17 turnovers to 8 for the Bobcats. The Falcons dominated the boards, 37-19.
On Monday of last week, the Falcons went down on the road in Shelbyville, 41-28.
NGA got off to a slow start and never established a rhythm. Shelbyville shot the ball well, going 11 for 11 from the paint, 5 of 6 from the arch and 4 for 4 from the line.
Ryan Hall led for the Falcons with 10. Blake Bassham and Shelton Smith had 5; Tyler McCown and Eli Eason, 3; and Nick Barnes scored 2.
NGA was 8 of 23 from the paint and 4 of 11 from the arch. The Falcons didn’t take a shot from the line.
The Eagles won the boards, 24-22. NGA had 16 turnovers to 3 for Shelbyville.
For their next action, NGA travels to Lawrence County on Monday for a boys’ only match-up. Thursday, the Falcons host Moore County. Game times are at 6 p.m.