Zebras stay unbeaten in conference following rivalry win
Another fast turn-around did absolutely nothing to faze Pine Bluff High School’s young boys basketball group.
The Zebras played on back-to-back days for the second time in as many weeks and came away with a 52-39 win over next-door conference rival White Hall in McFadden Gymnasium on Saturday. Less than 24 hr previously, Pine Bluff had actually beat El Dorado 66-49.
Pine Bluff improved to 9-3 and 7-0 in the 5A-South. The group started its conference slate last month after a 36-day layoff because of covid-19 issues.
9 Zebras went into the scoring column, led by Courtney Crutchfield’s 14 points and Jalen Tatum’s 12. Tatum was just coming off a season high of 27 points in a jam-packed gym at El Dorado.
” Jalen Tatum continues to play well, matching his season high of 27 points, double-digits in rebounds, and he continues to secure our challenger’s best player,” Zebras Coach Billy Dixon stated. Tatum has actually scored in double figures in each of the past five video games.
Against White Hall, Pine Bluff opened up a 15-13 lead after the very first quarter and was ahead 27-18 at halftime. An 18-2 3rd quarter for the Zebras all but put the video game out of the Bulldogs’ reach.
This was the 2nd rivalry game in as numerous days for White Hall (5-15, 1-8), which had actually lost in your home to Sheridan on Friday.
Versus El Dorado, Jordon Harris scored 21 points, including 10 in a fourth quarter in which the Zebras outscored the Wildcats 26-13. Harris made 5 two-hand baseline dunks.
” Jordon does so much for this team that does not appear in the scoring column,” Dixon stated.
White Hall 46, Pine Bluff 34
At Pine Bluff, Lilly Hood scored nearly half of her group’s points, and the Woman Bulldogs (10-11, 2-6 in 5A-South) got the roadway success coming off a competition loss to Sheridan.
Hood had 20 points Saturday, one more than she had versus Sheridan, while Camille Wallace added 10 and Kamiyah Drumgoole eight for White Hall.
Pine Bluff fell to 0-7 and 0-4.
Pine Bluff’s groups have three sets of back-to-back dates staying, starting today at Hot Springs. The girls video game will tip off at 6 p.m., with the boys to follow.
Pine Bluff is set to host Lake Hamilton on Tuesday and go to White Hall on Friday.