Callaway sweeps past Lamar County

Published 12:28 am Saturday, January 28, 2017

By Kevin Eckleberry

HOGANSVILLE – The Callaway Cavaliers evened their region record with a 55-47 home win over Lamar County on Friday.

The Cavaliers (7-8 overall), who have won four of their past five games, are now 4-4 in Region 5-AA.

DQ Wilkerson led the Cavaliers with 18 points, Courtney Williams added 10 points, and Lazarrick Prather and Tamarcus Smith scored eight points apiece.

The Cavaliers opened their region schedule with three straight losses, but they’ve been playing well since then and have climbed to third place in the region.

“We’ve got to keep on going, and try to get second place,” Callaway coach Terry Hayes said.

In Friday’s game, the Cavaliers were ahead by eight points through three periods, and they outscored the Trojans 25-23 in the final quarter.

“We played a pretty good game,” Hayes said. “We shot free throws a lot better than our last game against Jordan. We played good defense, and had good communication on offense.”

In Friday’s girls’ game, Callaway (5-11 overall) improved to 5-3 in the region with a 39-30 win over Lamar County.

Clinging to a four-point lead, Callaway outscored Lamar County 18-13 in the fourth period to win going away.

Haley Holliday, Chyna Cameron and Qua Beasley each scored eight points to headline a balanced scoring effort for Callaway.

Callaway is in second place in the region, and it is just one game behind first-place Heard County.