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Area Roundup: Jamison scores 36 in Martinsville win
Bulldog girls fall to Chatham
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
By BULLETIN STAFF REPORTS -
Paris Jamison scored a game-high 36 points helping Martinsville (1-2) earn its first win of the season, 68-48 over Gretna on Monday.
Jamison scored a third of his points in the opening quarter, and Gretna wouldn’t get closer than 10 after the opening eight minutes. Jamison suffered a cut over his eye, but isn’t expected to miss any time.
Devonte Holland added 12 points for the Bulldogs, who held a 33-21 lead at halftime. As a team, Martinsville was also more efficient at the line going, 15 for 21.
Gretna was led by Jevon Bennett’s 19 points, while Virgil Glass chipped in with 10.
Martinsville next plays at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday at Halifax County.
Chatham 68, Martinsville 61
Despite a furious fourth quarter rally, Martinsville’s bid for its first win of the season came up just short Monday in a 68-61 setback to Chatham.
Chatham held a 17-point lead in the third quarter, but it was whittled down to seven by the start of the fourth. The Bulldogs got as close as five in the final quarter.
Monisha Manns recorded a double-double with a game-high 31 points and 20 rebounds. Manns socred 12 of her points in the third quarter. Sophomore Kemoni Thomas added 13 points and scored 11 in the fourth quarter, aided by a trio of 3-pointers.
Jaliyah Giggetts paced Chatham with 17 points, while Briana Jones and Tori McKenzie each added 16.
The Martinsville JV team improved to 1-1 on the season with a 42-31 win.
The Bulldogs return to action at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday when they host Halifax County.