DAILY LEADER / TAMMY CARRAWAY / Wesson's new girls' coach Rusty Newman talks to his players during a timeout against St. Andrews Saturday night.
DAILY LEADER / TAMMY CARRAWAY / Wesson's new girls' coach Rusty Newman talks to his players during a timeout against St. Andrews Saturday night.

Wesson wins opener

Published 11:00am Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The Wesson Cobras traveled to St. Andrews Episcopal School Saturday to jump off their basketball season against the Saints.

The varsity teams ruled the court with the Lady Cobras winning 39-27 over the Lady Saints, and the Wesson boys’ team rolled over St. Andrews with a final score of 80-58.

The Cobras face the West Lincoln Bears Tuesday night, Nov. 12, at West Lincoln. Junior High teams begin at 4 p.m., followed by the varsity teams with the girls’ team playing at 6 p.m. and the boys at 7:30 p.m.

Wesson 39, St. Andy 27 

The Lady Cobras ruled the court with a 39-27 win to open the season with a bang. Senior Brandi McInnis led the Lady Cobras with a total of nine points which included a crowd-pleasing three-pointer at the buzzer, three steals and two assists.

Freshman Jashia Smith was the top defensive player with a total of eight rebounds and an offensive showing of six points. Junior Kayla Britt also ruled the court with a total of five points, four rebounds and three assists.

St. Andrews Saints center, Yesenia Davis topped her team’s list with a point total of 13. The Lady Cobras were 9/22 in free throw action and had 21 turnovers.

“The girls played well tonight. Defensively we did a good job of disrupting their offense and that allowed us to get a lot of easy baskets in transition,” said Wesson’s new girls’ coach Rusty Newman.

“We need to do a better job at making our free-throws and cut down on our turnovers, but overall, I am pleased with their efforts and proud of them for getting the win.”

Wesson 80, St. Andy 58

The Wesson Cobra Varsity Boys team was on fire with their 80-58 win over St. Andrews. Anthony Jones, Cobra sophomore, led the night with an impressive 20 points and four assists.

The Cobras’ top rebounder was junior Farrod Green with seven rebounds, six assists and a point total of eight. Jones had a total of three three-point baskets, and senior Marquis Lofton scored two back-to-back three-pointers which fired up the fans.

The Saints top scorer was sophomore Nate Carraway with a total of 12 points. The Cobras were 13/27 in free throws and had 12 turnovers.

Coach Rusty Newman reflected on the win by stating, “The guys came out and played with a lot of intensity. They played together well as a team. St. Andrews is a young team, and our defensive pressure bothered them, which helped us create turnovers and score easy baskets.

“It was good to get a win to start the season off. I am extremely proud of my guys for their efforts.”

In junior varsity action,  the boys fell 38-48 to the Saints. Eric Rhymes led the Cobras with 16 points.

Sophomore Jack Walker was the star of the JV game with a total of 15 points, which consisted of five three-pointers.