Pike County sweeps

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 16, 2003

The games could not have been more different, but the results were the same.

The Pike County girls' team did not shoot a free throw the entire game but defeated Carroll-Ozark 52-44 Thursday night. The boys' team shot many free throws - and was called for a ton of fouls - but still came out on top with a 67-50 win.

"We needed a win," boys' coach Danny Suber said.

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The lack of foul-shooting in the first game was a surprise to one person.

"I've never seen that before," girls' coach Leroy Bryant said. "If you stay around long enough you will see everything."

While Bryant was seeing nearly everything, his point guard Wennica Foster was doing nearly everything. She scored 14 points, grabbed 10 rebounds, made nine assists and recorded seven steals. She had six rebounds in the first half as Pike County outrebounded Carroll 23-7 on the way to building a 26-15 halftime lead.

"'Nica is really good," Bryant said. "The only thing she does is try to do too much sometimes. She's played point since she was in seventh grade."

Marla Boykin and Tonisha Smith were the leading benefactors of Foster's unselfishness as each scored 12 points.

The boys' team was a Nick Walker story. The big man down low scored 22 points and cleaned the glass for 14 rebounds. Nickson managed to have a decent game despite the foul trouble, scoring 14 points and grabbing six boards.

He also had five steals.

The Bulldogs take on county foe Goshen Saturday at 5 p.m.