by Coach Jimmy Rogers
Altha basketball split their two games this week and at the halfway point of the season have an 8-5 season record. This week Altha travels to Wakulla Christian Tuesday (after press time), then travel to Holmes on Thursday and finish the week at Liberty County on Friday.
Altha 60 Rocky Bayou 43
Altha started sluggish and after the first quarter found themselves in a 12-12 tie. The second quarter was all Cats as they outscored the Knights 17-7 to lead at the half 29-19. The game never got closer as the Cats improved to 8-4.
Mason Hill led Altha with 25 points and 21 rebounds. Hayden Gorlott added 14 points. Brody Burch added 12 points, 6 steals, and 8 assists. Gabe Britt added 7 points. Jacob Cannon scored 2 points with 6 rebounds and did an outstanding job on defense.
Rocky Bayou won the JV game 37-23. Jerimiah Compton led the younger Cats with 7 points and a great defensive effort.
Bozeman 56 Altha 44
Altha started slow but hung around losing to Bozeman 56-44 at home.
Altha was led by Mason Hills 18 points and 14 rebounds. Hayden Gorlott added 12 points and 6 rebounds. Brody Burch chipped in with 7 points, 5 steals and 10 assists. Aiden VanZant and Jake Lytle each scored 3 points.
“We have enough talent to compete. We have to learn the cerebral part of the game. Unforced turnovers, missing defensive assignments that led to giving them 4 easy baskets, and 11 missed free throws. If we learn to keep our heads in the game, we have a chance to compete and that’s all you can ask for.”, commented Coach Rogers.
Altha won the JV game 50-43. Riley Rowe scored 12 points. Jerimiah Compton and Mason Porter added 9 points. Aiden Grover chipped in 7 points. Cole Cauley contributed 6 points.