Wolverines eliminate Bears in 1A

Published 6:00 am Friday, February 22, 2008

MABEN — East Webster’s Wolverines eliminated the West LincolnBears 63-50 Thursday night in the quarterfinals of the Class 1Astate boys basketball tournament at the East Webster High SchoolGym.

In last night’s other games, West Lowndes thumped Mt. Olive 64,50, Puckett clipped West Oktibbeha 55-52 and Durant annihilatedNatchez Cathedral 67-46.

Tonight’s games feature West Lowndes vs. East Webster at 6 andPuckett vs. Durant at 7:30.

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West Lincoln,coached by Lane Young, finished the season with a20-9 record.

“We were really bad the first half and got so far behind,” saidYoung. “We played extremely hard the second half and really playedwell offensively. We gave a great effort all year and will missJamey and Jeremy Byrd and Dave Barnett. All three did good jobleading us this year.”

East Webster led West Lincoln 16-4 in the first quarter andpushed its lead to 30-10 at the half. West Lincoln outscored EastWebster 17-12 in the third quarter and 23-21 in the final frame

Aaron Collins led West Lincoln with 18 points, including 5treys. Jeremie Richardson netted 16 points, including 4 treys.

Mitchell McCurry pumped in a game-high 24 points for EastWebster. Following with 22 points was Jonathan Banks.

West Lowndes 64, Mount Olive 50

Courtland Wilburn led West Lowndes with 18 points. Netting 15points was Jeremy Smith followed by Leon Phillips with 14.

Mount Olive was led by Rain Maxwell and Jason McNair with 13points apiece. Finishing with 10 points was Lemario Barnes.

Puckett 55, West Oktibbeha 52

Puckett got 22 points from Matt Willis. Jonathan Cameron firedin 13 points.

Leading West Oktibbeha with 18 points was Deon Bedford. LathanHughes scored 13 points.

Durant 67, Cathedral 46

Travis Johns’s 21 points powered Durant. Cordayl Anderson netted16 points. Bobby Williams had 12 points.

Juan Gray’s led Cathedral with 15 points. Daniel Clubertfollowed with 11 points.