February 6, 2013

Prep roundup: Murray County basketball picks up pair of Region 7-2A wins

CHATSWORTH — All eight seniors on Murray County High School’s boys basketball team scored Tuesday night.

But Martin Contreras and Jacob Sturgill were the only two for a while.

The home team never trailed in a 70-51 Region 7-2A victory against Chattooga on senior night in Kenneth Ross Gymnasium. Murray County’s girls set up a sweep with a 40-29 win.

Murray County (13-11, 8-5) senior Brady Todd, the team’s leading scorer this season, didn’t register a point in the first half, but his side still led 18-12 at the end of the first quarter and 35-23 at halftime.

A lot of that was because of Contreras and Sturgill, who combined for four 3-pointers and the team’s first 22 points of the game. Cesar Romero’s free throw broke the streak with 5:20 left in the first half.

“Brady Todd got a lot of attention,” Murray County coach Greg Linder said. “If they’re going to defend us like that, then our outside shooters have to step up. And they did.”

In the second half, Todd scored 11 points as Chatt-ooga (5-18, 1-11) switched to a man-to-man defense and allowed Murray County to develop interior offense.

“All my seniors scored and all helped with that win,” said Linder, who didn’t have any seniors last year.

Matthew Corbin had eight points and nine rebounds, Jorge Romero and Dillion Cantrell each added two points and seven rebounds, Jake Ice tallied four points and Dylan Hubbard had two points. They all trailed Contreras’ game-high 17 points and Sturgill’s 15.

“I think in the first quarter the outside shooting brought their defense out,” Sturgill said. “I thought we played excellent except for boxing out and rebounding.”

Murray County plays Friday at Model in a game that was originally scheduled for last week but postponed. It could have a lot to do for seeding in next week’s region tournament. Calhoun has clinched the No. 1 seed, but the second spot is up for grabs.

Text Only
  • Report: Boggs now with Giants

    Dalton’s Mitchell Boggs has signed a minor league contract with the San Francisco Giants, according to Contract information, along with which minor league affiliate Boggs, a pitcher, will start with, was not available in the report, and Boggs was not listed on any of the online rosters for any of the Giants’ minor league affiliates.

    July 21, 2014

  • SE wrestling practice 5 mlh.jpg Herndon leaving Raiders to coach at Calhoun; new coach named at SE Whitfield

    Michael Herndon’s successful three-year run as Southeast Whitfield High School’s wrestling coach has come to an end.

    July 21, 2014 2 Photos

  • Hipp makes cut at qualifying tourney

    Chatsworth golfer Colby Hipp earned the chance to play on today in a U.S. Amateur qualifying tournament at Reynolds Plantation-Great Waters in Eatonton.

    July 21, 2014

  • 7on7 day 2 '14 17 mlh.jpg Devin Golden: Friday signals gridiron days’ official start

    Seven-on-seven football was a good placeholder, but it’s time to begin talking about the real thing.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • CCAC-B&W.jpg CCAC has strong showing at 14-and-under state meet

    The Carpet Capital Aquatics Club had 16 club records broken in a 12th-place finish at the 2014 Georgia 14-and-under Long Course State Championship meet Saturday at Georgia Tech’s swimming facility.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Loran Smith: Golf now in era of McIlroy after Open

    Royal & Ancient officials, under whose auspices the Open championship is conducted each year, were blessed with a sun-kissed start of the final round of the 143rd playing of this historic event.

    July 21, 2014

  • Motocross kid 6 mlh.jpg Dirt, gas and guts

    Lucas Amos is like a lot of other 6-year-olds who will be going into first grade at Tunnel Hill Elementary this school year.
    He likes to play the video game sensation Minecraft, building different structures and fending off zombies when the sun goes down. He likes to spend time with his grandparents, traveling around the Southeast with them most every weekend.
    And he likes to play in the dirt.

    July 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Loran Smith: McIlroy at his peak at Hoylake

    HOYLAKE, England — It’s the setting which enraptures those who appreciate the things that accompany a championship, The British refuse to let a downpour or two, intermittent and inconvenient, to make them fret.

    July 20, 2014

  • MMA guys 1 mlh.jpg Up close and personal

    Dustin Dyer remembers his first fight — and he has wisdom to share with North Georgia Hayastan Mixed Martial Arts Academy’s three new mixed martial arts fighters.
    “It’s just another day in the gym,” Dyer said, “just with a bigger crowd. Here (in the gym) is where you work. Out there is fun.”

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Loran Smith: Change is needed for major titles

    HOYLAKE, England — This is a good time to be Bubba Watson — long off the tee which brings golf aficionados through the gates, two Masters titles which puts him in the pantheon of the greats at Augusta, deal-makers hovering about, more perks than a palace prince, exempt status to the end of the decade and a cash flow that resembles a raging river.

    July 19, 2014