Bears, Bobcats rule opponents

Published 6:00 am Friday, December 4, 2009

The West Lincoln Bears and the Bogue Chitto Bobcats were winnersThursday night in the West Lincoln Tournament at Jack CaseGymnasium.

The West Lincoln boys crushed Salem 78-49 and the Lady Bearswhipped the Lady Wildcats 72-19. The Bogue Chitto boys tripped upthe Dexter Bulldogs 69-63 and the “Cats mauled the Lady Bulldogs74-27.

In Saturday’s games, Bogue Chitto meets Salem at 4 in the girlsgame and 5:30 p.m. in the boys contest. West Lincoln hosts Dexterat 7 and 8:30 respectively.

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West Lincoln78, Salem 49

“We were sloppy in the fist half,” said West Lincoln coach LaneYoung. “We played better in the second half. We are getting betterin every game.”

The Bears (6-2) got a game-high 26 points, including 3 treys,from Jay Case. Maurice Jackson netted 11 points. Brandon Robinsoncollected 10 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Chad Herringfollowed with 8 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists and 5 blocked shots.Jared Case and Calvin Kees each collected 7 rebounds apiece.

“We got off to a bad start,” said Salem coach Randy Laird. “Wecould not get anything going. We’ve got to start getting thingsgoing sooner.”

Justin Lewis netted 15 points and pulled down 6 rebounds for theWildcats (3-3).

West Lincoln 72, Salem 19

“It was good to get everyone some playing time,” said Young.”Everybody hustled.”

The Lady Bears (5-3) were directed by Hannah Knouse with 18points, 10 rebounds and 2 steals. Katie Mullins followed with 10points, 10 rebound and 5 steals. Also netting 10 points was KristenHall.

“We have too many injuries for us,” said Laird. “We cannot getinto a rhythm due to injuries.”

Janae Harness scored 9 points for the Lady Wildcats.

Bogue Chitto 69, Dexter 63

“It was a good win for us,” said first-year Bogue Chitto boyscoach Jeremy Harrell. “We are starting to bond as a team.”

Bogue Chitto (4-3) over came a 37-29 halftime deficit to cut thedeficit to 52-48 going into the final frame. The Bobcats outscoredthe previously undefeated Bulldogs 21-11 to take home the win.

The Bobcats were led by Justin London with a game-high 25points. Tevin Tobias fired in 13 points.

Leading Steven Fortenberry’s Bulldogs (6-1) with 23 points wasC.J. Magee. Chris Conerly finished with 11 points.

Bogue Chitto 74, Dexter 27

The ‘Cats (7-0) were lead to the win on Darcy Miller’s 17points. Scoring 14 points was Aneshia Dillon. Teareon Rogersfollowed with 12 points. Ashley Bickham led off the backboards with5 rebounds. Adrienne Hall led with 9 steals.

“Everybody got to play tonight,” said Bogue Chitto girls coachChristi Terrell. “Overall, we played a good game.”

The winless Lady Bulldogs (0-7), coached by Zacherly Ratcliff,were led by Dee Harvey with 12 points.