Lady Panthers romp; Mendenhall boys roll
Published 6:00 am Tuesday, January 16, 2007
MENDENHALL — Guard Jermecia Jones pumped in 14 points and theBrookhaven Lady Panthers roared to a 72-33 Friday night victoryover the Mendenhall girls in Division 6-4A basketball action.Whitley Shannon added 13 points and and Swayze Black 11 in theblowout.
In the varsity boys game, The Mendenhall Tigers trampledBrookhaven 90-60.
Brookhaven plays at Florence Tuesday and hosts Port GibsonFriday. The Ole Brook Classic is set for Saturday in SinclairGymnasium.
The Lady Panthers (17-4, 5-0) were led on thebackboards by Black with 8 boards. Nikki Byrd had 6 boards. MonteWilson made 4 steals and 3 assists.
“We had our best shooting night,” said BHS girls coach FredaCraft. “We shot 63 percent from the field.”
Mendenhall got 13 points from Kemekia Bullock. The Lady Tigerstrailed Ole Brook 36-18 at halftime.
Craft’s Lady Panthers will play Murrah Saturday night in the OleBrook Classic.
The Panthers (10-10, 2-3) were unable to keeppace with the Mendenhall boys (15-4). They trailed 52-23 athalftime.
“Mendenhall shot the ball real well,” said Brookhaven boys coachRonald Hines. “They were really hot. That’s the best I’ve seen themshoot.”
The Tigers are 4-2 in the Division 6-4A race.
Leading Brookhaven in scoring were Simmie Yarborough with 23points and Charles (Bobo) Rancifer with 16.
Jason Tillman’s 23 points paced Mendenhall.