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Pointers get offense going to beat Harvest Prep, 71-61

Published 12:37am Monday, December 3, 2012

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

SOUTH POINT — There was some good news and some bad news for the South Point Pointers.

Fortunately, the best news was a win.

The Pointers did good things and bad, but they did enough good things to beat the Harvest Prep Warriors 71-61 Saturday in the season opener.

“We didn’t play well. I liked our point total, but I didn’t like the way we played defense and rebounded,” said Pointers’ coach Chris Barnes.

“It was nice to win, but we’ve got about 100 things to work on. The good thing is it is nothing we can’t do. That’s what first games are for.”

On the good side, John Johnson and Brandon Barnes scored 22 points each. It was a career-high for Johnson.

Payne Meadows added 15 points to the winning effort.

Tyreese Davis scored 16 points to lead the Warriors (0-2). Matt Austin had 11 points and Sean Blackburn 10.

Johnson scored 12 of his points in the first half as South Point took s 34-19 lead.

Harvest Prep began to hit their shots and outscored the Pointers 20-17 in the third quarter to get within 51-39.

But Brandon Barnes took over in the fourth quarter and scored 9 points as the Pointers held on for the win.

“They started making shots from everywhere and our defensive rebounding was bad. Still, it was a good win for us,” said coach Barnes.

Harvest Prep 8 11 20 22 = 61

South Point 13 21 17 20 = 71

HARVEST PREP (0-2): Matt Austin 4 1 0-0 11, Sheridyn Wilkins 1 1 1-4 6, Charles Arden 1 1 0-0 5, Sean Blackburn 4 0 2-4 10, Gideon Woodson-Levy 4 1 1-2 9, Tyreese Davis 4 2 2-4 16, Keith James 2 0 0-0 4, Robert King 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 20 5 6-14 61. Fouls: 20. Fouled out: None.

SOUTH POINT (1-0): John Johnson 3 3 7-8 22, Evan Williams 1 0 2-2 4, Curtis Jackson 1 0 0-0 2, Austin Majher 1 0 0-1 2, Kurt Adkins 0 0 0-0 0, Payne Meadows 5 0 5-7 15, Brandon Barnes 4 3 5-9 22, Brady Rickard 0 0 0 0-0 0, Brandon Boggs 2 0 0-0 4. Totals: 17 6 19-27 71. Fouls: 17. Fouled out: None.

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