“Sky High” Henry Ruggs II provided the the ESPN worthy highlights but some of the 15 deep Generals took care of the grunt work. The Generals picked up a 54 – 49 victory over a young but feisty Lanier Poets. “Sky High” threw down a complete posterize job on the Poets that created such a disturbance that it took a few moments to calm the crowd and restore order.
The Generals were led by Ruggs III with 15 points and Butler with 11. Marquis Johnson provided valuable minutes off of the Generals bench and Lakeldrick Garner knocked down some timely shots. Trust me when I say you never know how a season can play out, but one thing is certain…Coach Johnson and his group of athletes will always make it fun and exciting. They are in action again Saturday when they travel to Hartselle to play James Clemons.
In the Girls tilt I will submit to the Montgomery Advertiser with a few corrections – the final was 62 – 55 and it was the first loss by the current coaching staff at Lee to Lanier. Good job Coach Ward. Enough said. One side note to Mr. Long – as explained to you the other night…we lost and the officials were not bad. If you were to pay attention to the observations around town some are on point. This is an admittance with Lanier putting up 43 fouls shots due to poor Lee defense.
Contributed by Stacy Long and the Montgomery Advertiser-
Lanier ends losing streak to Lee
The Poets won 65-55 in overtime at Robert E. Lee, marking their first victory over the Generals in seven seasons.
Lanier (6-5), which hosts Dothan on Monday, last beat Lee on Jan. 25, 2010 and finished 27-2 that season. The Poets won a combined three games over the next five seasons before going 6-21 last season in coach Courtney Ward’s first year.
Shanya Brown added 10 points, while Bernicia Ballard had eight points and 13 rebounds for Lanier.