Randy Earl Smith, 19, of 1520 Falvey Road, Wesson; Cedric Harris, 20, of 402 Minnesota Street; and a Brookhaven juvenile were arrested shortly after the incident and charged with auto burglary, said Brookhaven Assistant Police Chief Nolan Jone

Published 6:00 am Wednesday, December 12, 2001

WESSON – Luke Lofton’s 23 points directed the West Lincoln Bearsto a 75-58 win over the Wesson Cobras in Tuesday night varsity boysbasketball action. The Bears had four players in doublefigures.

In the girls game, Dana King powered the Lady Bears to a 63-25victory over the Lady Cobras with 17 points, including three3-pointers.

The Bears (7-4), coached by Andy Smithie, led the Cobras25-14 after the first quarter and 35-21 at the half.

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Adding support to the West Lincoln win with 18 pointswas Sam Collins. Netting 16 points was Cody Mitchell. Tyler Smithscored 12 points. From three-point range, Mitchell led with threefollowed by Lofton and Smith with two apiece and Brooks Smith withone.

Wesson, coached by Billy O. Britt, was led by RoderickClay with a game-high 27 points. Richie Miller followed with 14points.

The West Lincoln girls (9-2) trailed Wesson 5-4 afterthe first quarter. Some three-pointers and perfect 14-for-14 freethrow shooting put the Lady Bears back in control and paced theeventual win.

Adding support to the Lady Bears win was Hanna Robertswith 15 points, including three 3-pointers. Hannah Johnson netted12 points.

Wesson, coached by Scott Johnson, was led by Hayley Carrwith eight points. Kail Baldwin pulled down fiverebounds.

In Friday night’s girls game, Wesson fell 42-36 to St.Joseph. Baldwin led the Lady Cobras with 15 points. Kale Holdernetted 19 points for St. Joe.

Junior high games

The West Lincoln boys (4-3) nipped Wesson 28-26. MasonWarren led Wesson with 12 points. Top scorer for West Lincoln wasShane Lynch with 21 points.

In girls action, Wesson (3-4) stopped West Lincoln for a25-23 victory in overtime. Christy Watson’s 18 points directed theLady Cobras.

Scoring 10 points apiece for the Lady Bears were AprilKennedy and Erica Shaw.

Wesson entertains Division 6-2A foe St. Andrew’sThursday night for three games. West Lincoln hosts EnterpriseFriday night for two Division 7-1A games.


West Lincoln 75, Wesson 58

West Lincoln (75) Luke Lofton 23, Collins 18, Mitchell16, Tyler Smith 12, B. Smith 5, Wallace 1.

Wesson (58) Roderick Clay 27, Richie Miller 14, Corley8, Page 4, W. Williams 2, Johnson 2, B.R. Miller 1.

Total fouls: Wesson 16. West Lincoln 16. Fouledout-David Smith of Wesson, Lofton. Technicals-None.

Free throws M-A: West Lincoln 15-24. Wesson12-20.

3-point goals: Mitchell 3, Lofton 2, T. Smith 2, B.Smith, R. Miller, Clay.

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West Lincoln 63, Wesson 25

West Lincoln (63) Dana King 17, Hanna Roberts 15, HannahJohnson 12, Bass 8, L. Smith 5, Avants 2, Franklin 2, A. Smith2.

Wesson (25) Hayley Carr 8, M. Johnson 6, Baldwin 5,Curtis 4, Allen 1, McDaniels 1.

Total fouls: West Lincoln 23. Wesson 17. Fouledout-None. Technicals-None.

Free throws M-A; West Lincoln 14-14. Wesson13-23.

3-point goals: King 3, Johnson 3, L. Smith.

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