BC girls, Dexter boys advance

Published 6:00 am Wednesday, February 15, 2006

The Bogue Chitto Lady ‘Cats and the Dexter Bulldogs are on theirway to the semifinals of the Division 7-1A Tournament Thursdaynight after posting first-round wins Tuesday at Enterprise.

The Bogue Chitto girls eliminated Dexter 50-35 and the Dexterboys knocked off Enterprise 86-48.

Bogue Chitto 50, Dexter 35

The 14-10 Lady ‘Cats, coached by Christi Terrell, defeatedDexter (4-24) by 31 points, 62-31, last Friday night. Tuesdaynight, the Lady ‘Cats struggled to beat the Lady Bulldogs by 15points.

Bogue Chitto led 9-4 in the first quarter and went up 24-10 atthe half. In the third quarter, the Lady ‘Cats were on top37-19.

Powering the Bogue Chitto girl with 14 points, 6 rebounds, 3steals and 7 assists was senior Meleah Brown. Kimberlee Thomasfinished with 10 points and led off the backboards with 16rebounds. Shasta Porter pulled down 11 rebounds. Chelsey Millermade 3 steals and had 3 assists.

“Our effort was there tonight,” said Dexter coach StevenFortenberry after the game. “Bogue Chitto’s press gave them someeasy baskets.”

For Dexter, Sherika Weary led the way with 12 points followed byJelisa Brown with 9.

Dexter 86, Enterprise 48

The Dexter boys (18-10) placed four players in double figureslast night. Rico Haynes led the way with a game-high 34 points.Pumping in 15 points was Kyron Cotton, including 3 treys. TerranceMarks scored 13 points followed by Linsey Conerly with 12.

The Enterprise boys, coached by Josh Bass, got three wins thisseason. They stayed close with Dexter in the first quarter beforetrailing 18-16. Dexter picked up the tempo for a 28-16 run in thesecond quarter to take a 46-27 lead in at halftime.

The Bulldogs exploded for a big 24-7 scoring spree in the thirdquarter to carry a 70-38 lead going into the final frame.

“We started playing their game,” said Coach Bass after the loss.”Dexter is real solid. They run the floor well. They make theirshots. They play hard for Coach Fortenberry.”

The high scorer for Enterprise was Chris Fuller with 20 points.Firing in 10 points was Andrew Williams.