Fox Creek off to solid start in new year

Region 4-A basketball is off to a solid start for Fox Creek High School's boys and girls alike.

The next few days are to include contests at Blackville-Hilda (Friday) and Williston-Elko (Tuesday). The Predators were also to have played host to Ridge Spring-Monetta Tuesday this week.

The boys won at Westminster on Saturday, boosting their records to 8-5 overall and 3-0 in the region. They also cruised to a blowout win on Friday at Hunter-Kinard-Tyler, 70-49, with Martrell Allen's 15-point game leading the way. Teammate Chris Harmon followed with 14, and Marques Sumner added 12.

Fox Creek's girls, against Westminster, were defeated, 50-9, but hung on for a 32-31 win against H-K-T. Keiana Green led the victors with 15 points, and teammate Stefanie Bloedel popped in 13 more.

Richard Brady, coach of Fox Creek's girls (3-8, 2-1), said his squad may be in line for a boost once it begins its second round of region play. Dominique Moore, the 2011-12 squad's top scorer, had knee surgery Dec. 13 and has Jan. 19 as her projected date for getting back on the court.

The girls began this week at 3-8 overall and 2-1 in the region. Brady said that Ridge Spring-Monetta, so far, appears to be the region's strongest team.