Wesson turns back BC

Published 6:00 am Wednesday, December 19, 2007

BOGUE CHITTO — With 10 seconds left to play, the Wesson LadyCobras and Bogue Chitto girls were tied 47-all. That’s whenWesson’s Marion Allen went 1-for-2 from the free throw line to givethe visitors a 48-47 win over the Lady ‘Cats Tuesday night. Allenfinished the game with 17 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists.

In the varsity boys game, Wesson placed 5 players in doublefigures, including 2 with double-doubles, as the Cobras beat BogueChitto 70-51.

Wesson visits Enterprise Friday night for Division 6-2A play. BogueChitto invades Salem for Division 8-1A action.

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Wesson 48, Bogue Chitto 47

The ‘Cats (6-6, 3-0) led Wesson (7-6,0-1) in the first quarter by a score of 15-11. At halftime, BogueChitto commanded a 27-20 lead over Wesson.

The Cobras jumped on the ‘Cats in the third quarter, taking a 39-35lead on a 19-8 scoring run.

“It could have went either way,” said Wesson girls coach Hugh Webb.”We hustled and shut down Bogue Chitto’s perimeter to theirscorers. We were able to break Bogue Chitto’s press at times.”

Directing the Cobras with a game-high 22 points, 4 rebounds, 4steals, 2 assists and 2 blocked shots was sophomore Ann ShelbyDavis. Leah Greer grabbed 6 rebounds and made 2 steals.

“We played very sloppy tonight,” saidBogue Chitto girls coach Christi Terrell. “We didn’t protect theball. Wesson outplayed us tonight.”

Aneshia Dillon led Bogue Chitto with 13 points. Collecting 12points, 3 rebounds, 3 steals and 5 assists was Darcy Miller. KelliHoward finished a double-double, with 11 points and 11rebounds.

Wesson 70, Bogue Chitto 51

The Cobras (8-3, 0-1) started strong in the first quarter and tooka 15-11 lead over the Bobcats (2-7, 1-2). At the half, Wesson helda 37-21 advantage.

“We started strong and got an early lead,” said Wesson boys coachRon Kessler. “We managed to play other guys. Our defense was ableto convert easy layups. I’m proud of my kids for playing with heavyhearts.”

Kessler was referring to the tragic death of former Wesson standoutBrandt Hood last week.

Directing the Wesson scorers with double-doubles were Josh Hartwith 15 points and 16 rebounds and Matthew Cliburn with 15 points,10 rebounds, plus 4 steals and 4 assists. Lonnie Reeves scored 12points, made 3 steals and had 3 assists. Netting 10 points eachwere Cody King (5 rebounds) and Charles Howard (6 rebounds).

Coach Andy Smithie’s Bobcats got 16 points, 8 rebounds and 2 stealsfrom Justin London. Fred Tillman netted 11 points. Colby Johnsongrabbed 8 rebounds followed by Byron Kersee with 6.