The Martin Methodist Men’s Basketball team snapped a three-game losing skid Thursday night in a 67-62 victory versus University of Mobile in the Curry Christian Life Center.
Jordan Olison led the way with 17 points, while he added two assists and two steals in 34 minutes of action. Big man Dwayne Ward also added 17 points to go along with 11 rebounds and four blocks.
The double-double was the fourth of the year for the senior. The win was a much-needed momentum boost for the RedHawks, who had lost three straight.
The Martin Methodist Women’s Basketball team erased a double-digit deficit on two different occasions, but could not pull off the come-from-behind victory in a 70-67 loss to University of Mobile Thursday night in the Curry Christian Life Center.
The loss spoiled a valiant performance from Brooklyn Blanchard, whose 27 points were a game high. Faith Sherrow finished with nine points to flank Blanchard in the scoring column. With a healthy dose of minutes, newcomer Yasmine Daniel finished with seven points and a perfect 3-for-3 from the floor.
The loss marked the first home defeat of the season for the RedHawks and snapped a 24-game home win streak.
In Recent High School Hoops Action…
The Richland Lady Raiders topped Mt Pleasant…57 to 24
The Raiders also beat Mt Pleasant…68 to 65
The Giles County ‘Lady Cats downed Murfreesboro Central… 49 to 41,
Hanna Hill led the way with 22 points.
The Giles County Bobcats lost a close one to Murfreesboro Central…56 to 50, J. C. Brown and Z. Yarbrough each had 10 points in the loss.
The Martin Methodist Men’s Basketball team saw its four-game win streak snapped in a hard-fought 81-69 defeat at # 18 William Carey last night.
The RedHawks never led in the contest, but went toe-to-toe with one of the premier teams in the SSAC.
Jordan Olison led the RedHawks with 21 points, Big man Dwayne Ward notched 17 points and a game-high nine rebounds in the defeat.
The RedHawks will look to rebound Saturday when they travel to New Orleans to face Loyola.
Tipoff in Saturday’s contest is scheduled for 4 p.m.
The Martin Methodist Women’s Basketball team saw its seven-game SSAC win streak snapped Thursday night in an 81-58 loss at William Carey in the SSAC Women’s Basketball Game of the Week.
The RedHawks suffered their first defeat since the calendar flipped to 2019 and lost their first conference tilt since November 29th.
The loss soured a special night for RedHawk junior guard Brooklyn Blanchard, whose 14 points moved her to over 1,000 career points. Blanchard became just the ninth RedHawk to achieve the feat.
The RedHawks are scheduled to meet defending SSAC tournament champion Loyola Saturday. Tipoff is scheduled for 2 p.m. in New Orleans.
In High School Basketball action…
The Richland Lady Raiders beat Hampshire…77 to 40, Jesse Jennings had a career night lighting-up the nets for 31 points, Riley Neely added 16.
The Raiders also topped Hampshire…64 to 31. Logan Helton tossed-in 22, Daniel Nicholson added 14.
The Bobcats lost to Nolensville…66 to 49, no score was reported in the girls contest.