Billingsly leads Mount Pleasant Bluebirds past Evening Shade Tigers
Alex Billingsly scorched the nets for a game-high 23 points, including three treys, and Nick Howard added a double-double of 11 points and 10 boards, as the Mount Pleasant Bluebirds knocked off Evening Shade 55-43 Dec. 14 at the Bluebird Nest.
Tony Neal finished with 13 points for Mount Pleasant, while James Liles and Corey Simpson added four points apiece.
Michael Nunnally paced the Tigers with 20, and Jacob Martin kicked in eight. Tyler Worley added seven, Jason Miller six, and Andy French two for Evening Shade.
The Lady Tigers kept Mount Pleasant from sweeping action on the evening by besting the Lady Bluebirds 45-37, despite a game-high 16-point effort from Mount Pleasant's Leslie Malland.
Ashley Smith posted seven for the Lady Bluebirds, with Carlie Hames adding six, and Corie Smith and Tara Bray talling four points each.
Christy Johnson paced Evening Shade with 15, while Arika Qualls tossed in nine, and Ariane Qualls eight. Megan Williams added five, and Lisa Guinnip, Lindsey Long, Stephanie Cooksey and Mary Ellen Nix all hit for two points apiece.