Wesson sweeps McLaurin

Published 1:45am Sunday, December 22, 2013

DAILY LEADER / TRACY FISCHER / Wesson's Anthony Jones (3) prepares to drive past McLaurin defender Tyler Kelly Friday night.
DAILY LEADER / TRACY FISCHER / Wesson’s Anthony Jones (3) prepares to drive past McLaurin defender Tyler Kelly Friday night.

FLORENCE – The Wesson Cobras took charge in Florence Friday night to add a pair of victories to their record against the McLaurin High School Tigers.

In the boys’ game, the Cobras overpowered the Tigers for an impressive 83-64 win.

In girls’ action, the Lady Cobras defeated the Lady Tigers in a close game 57-44.

The Cobras will take a break over the Christmas holidays but start back up in Tylertown for the Dexter Tournament Jan. 2 -4.

Wesson 57, McLaurin 44 

The Lady Cobras (5-7) upset the McLaurin Lady Tigers with a 57-44 loss in Florence Friday night.

Freshman Aurianna Vaughn led the Lady Cobras with a total of 15 points, which included two 3 pointers, five assists and four rebounds. Sophomore Jashia Smith followed with 13 points, three steals and an impressive defensive display of 15 rebounds.

Another top hustler for the Lady Cobras was junior Carnesha Green who made 8 rebounds and averaged three points. The Lady Cobras were 19/30 in free throw action.

McLaurin sophomore, Mary Maxwell, topped the Lady Tigers 23 points, five of which were 3 pointers. The Lady Tigers were 5/9 in free throw action.

Coach Rusty Newman commented on the win by saying, “We shot the ball really well tonight. The girls did a good job of moving the ball and creating open shots for everyone.

“I thought Jashia did a great job rebounding the ball and my guards did a great job of getting us out in transition,” he continued. “It is always nice to take a win into the break. Hopefully, we can build on this victory and take it into our next game. I’m proud of the girls for their effort.”

Wesson 83, McLaurin 64

The Wesson Cobras (8-4) added another win to their record with a final score of 83-64 over the McLaurin Tigers.

Cobra sophomore Anthony Jones led the night with 18 points, which included two 3 point shots and six rebounds. Junior Dartavious Dixon provided 17 points and had five rebounds, four steals, and three assists. Junior Mack Smith was the top rebounder with 12 rebounds and had 16 points. The Cobras were 20/26 in free throws.

Tiger’s top scorers were seniors Justice Davis (15 points), Jawara Smith (10 points) and junior Devonte Green for 10 points. The Tigers had an average of 5/12 in free throw action.

Coach Rusty Newman reflected on the win by saying, “Offensively we played well tonight. We shot well and had great ball movement. We were a little sluggish defensively early on but we picked it up in the 2nd quarter and played well the rest of the game. I’m glad to get this win before going into the break and I’m extremely proud of the guys for their efforts and playing together as a team.”

DAILY LEADER / TRACY FISCHER / Wesson senior guard Brandi McInnis (4) looks for some help as McLaurin's defender Kaylain Smith applies pressure Friday night.
DAILY LEADER / TRACY FISCHER / Wesson senior guard Brandi McInnis (4) looks for some help as McLaurin’s defender Kaylain Smith applies pressure Friday night.

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