N. Pike wallops Wesson

Published 6:00 am Monday, January 8, 2001

SUMMIT – The North Pike Jaguars proved to beinhospitable hosts to the Wesson Cobras as they took both the boysand girls games in convincing fashion Friday night.

The Jaguars ripped the Cobras 63-28 while the Lady Jagsdid the same to the Wesson girls by the tune of 67-28.

Josh Matthews scored 18 points and Glover Quin added 11as North Pike (9-8) broke open a tight 13-9 affair with 29unanswered points. The Jaguar defense shut down Wesson’s offenseallowing only nine first half points including none in the secondquarter.

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Wesson (4-9), playing without three regulars, didn’tscore a point from the 1:15 mark of the first quarter until 6:07 ofthe third quarter and trailed 42-9.

“We had some sickness and disciplinary action on oursquad,” said Cobra head coach Jimmie Nail. “That plus the fact thatNorth Pike played a tough game. It turned out bad for us allaround.”

Billy Miller was the only player for Wesson in doublefigures with 11 points.

“We looked sharp,” said North Pike head coach CasselsWilson. “It obviously wasn’t against their best but anytime we playhard and move quickly, I’ll take that.”

Wilson was proud of the fact that his Jags only turnedthe ball over seven times in the contest.

“We had 21 steals tonight,” said Wilson. “I’m muchhappier to see double figures in steals. Anytime we get in doublefigures in turnovers, we’re not doing a good job.”

Clay Shepherd and Jackie Robinson each hit two3-pointers for North Pike and Nic Wilson blocked fourshots.

The Lady Jaguars led 18-5 after the first quarter and33-11 at halftime as they improved to 15-3 overall. Wesson fell to4-9.

“There were just two factors tonight,” said North Pike coachJohn Stevens. “We were a little quicker than they (Wesson) were andhad a lot more depth. They weren’t able to go to the bench as oftenas we did.”

Sabrina Ard and Moneka Lewis led North Pike’s balanced attackwith 10 points each as 11 players scored for the Lady Jags.

“There’s not too much to say,” said Lady Cobra head coach LaneYoung. “We just had a bad night.”

Maggie Johnson led Wesson with eight points.

Both teams return to division action Tuesday night with Wessonhosting Richland and North Pike entertaining Amite County.


North Pike 67, Wesson 28

Wesson (28) Maggie Johnson 8, McCrory 6, Baldwin 5, Phillips 3,Brister 3, A. Johnson 2, Curtis 1.

North Pike (67) Sabrina Ard 10, Moneka Lewis 10, Coleman 9,Stevens 8, Johnson 8, Q. Ard 5, Robinson 4, Carr 4, McKenzie 4,Price 3, Moore 2.

Total Fouls: Wesson 15. North Pike 17. Fouled Out – McCrory.Technicals – None.

Free Throws M-A: Wesson 11-15. North Pike 27-32.

3-point goals: S. Ard, Price, Brister .

Wesson 5 6 7 10 – 28

North Pike 18 15 16 18 – 67


North Pike 63, Wesson 28

Wesson (28) Billy Miller 11, Clay 8, Page 5, Eason 2,Powell 2 .

North Pike (63) Josh Matthews 18, Quin 10, Wilson 9,Shepherd 8, Thornton 7, Robinson 6, Garner 3, Miller 2.

Total Fouls: Wesson 11. North Pike 13 . Fouled Out -None. Technicals – None.

Free Throws M-A: Wesson 3-13. North Pike 7-12.

3-point goals: Robinson 2, Shepherd 2, Matthews,Thornton, Page .

Wesson 9 0 8 11 – 28

North Pike 13 16 20 14 – 63