1-16-04   Handley @ ST. JAMES   GAME RECAPS

VARSITY BOYS     ST. JAMES (13-2, 5-0) 73, Handley 62

Score by quarters:     HAN        11     20       9    22       62
                                STJ         18     13     22    20       73

STJ Scorers:             Nelson 25, Roberts 13, Ward 13, Mills 11, Kirkland 8, Welch 3
HAN Scorers:           Stegall 18, Lewis 12, Hughley 11, Hendricks 5, Adamson 4, Davis 4, Lyons 4, Owensby 4

STJ 3 Pointers:         Mills 2, Nelson 1                          FT (team):       16 of 20 (80.0%)

Taylor Nelson broke open a close game midway through the third quarter with a three point play and later
brought the crowd to their feet with a breakaway dunk as the Trojans finished the home half of their area play
undefeated with an 11 point victory over the visiting Handley Tigers.  The Trojans held an early 18-11 lead, but
Terrence Stegall scored all 9 of his first half points early in the second quarter and Handley led by as many as 4.
The Trojans battled back with a Chris Roberts basket just before the halftime buzzer to tie the score at 31.   The
Tigers led 38-37 midway through the third quarter, but the Trojans outscored the Tigers 16-2 the rest of the way
and held a comfortable lead for the remainder of the game.  Nelson scored 10 in the first half and 15 in the second
half, including 6 for 7 at the free throw line, where the Trojans shined this night, missing only 4 of 20 attempts.

VARSITY GIRLS   ST. JAMES (12-4, 3-2) 57, Handley 43

Score by quarters:     HAN           5      9     10     19       43
                                STJ            8    12     24     13       57

STJ Scorers:             Barnes 12, Kloess 10, Richards 10, Adams 7, Bright 6, Ce. Cowart 6, Freeman 3, Ca. Cowart 2, Smith 1
HAN Scorers:           Harrison 10, Heflin 10, Williams 9, Nolan 8, Paige 2, Shears 2, Walford 2

STJ 3 Pointers:         Barnes (2), Richards (2), Freeman (1)   FT (team):   12 of 18  (66.7%)

St. James scored the final four points of the first half in the last few seconds, breaking open a slow paced game, and
Hillary Barnes and Elizabeth Richards each started the second half with a pair of three pointers as the Lady Trojans
defeated the Lady Tigers by 14.  Handley never led in the game, but was as close as 16-14 with 2 minutes remaining
in the half before Laura Beth Freeman drilled her three pointer, and Katie Smith added a freethrow after time had
expired in the second quarter.  Only once more did Handley get as close as 4 points, at 26-22, but the Trojans went
on a scoring tear at the end of the third quarter, an 18-2 run including old-time three point plays by Lauren Kloess and
Carrie Adams.  The Lday Tigers could never close the gap to fewer than 13 in the final quarter.