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BHS in tourney wins

McCOMB – The Brookhaven Lady Panthers managed to break afive-game losing streak with a thrilling 50-49 overtime victoryagainst Moss Point Lady Tigers Tuesday afternoon in Day Two of theMcComb Holiday Classic Tournament.

In boys’ action, the Brookhaven Panthers took care of business andgot some payback as well on South Pike with a 62-49 win over theEagles.

In other games, North Pike’s Jaguars got a forfeit win from AmiteCounty. The South Pike Lady Eagles ripped the Amite County LadyTrojans 41-31.

In the late games, the North Pike Lady Jags crushed the LadyWildcats of Wilkinson County 57-34. In the boys’ game, McCombmanaged to sink some key free throws in the closing seconds to takea 52-47 win over the Moss Point Tigers.

The Brookhaven Panthers resumes action today facing the McCombTigers in the Championship game. Tipoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

In the girls’ championship, North Pike battles the South Pike LadyEagles at 6

In the consolation game, the McComb Lady Tigers tangle with AmiteCounty’s Lady Trojans at 3. In the boys’ game, the Wilkinson Countyentertains South Pike at 4:30.

Brookhaven 50, Moss Point 49, OT

Junior forward Shareeka Hill had a game-high performance for theLady Panthers (5-9), scoring 32 points to lead all scorers.

“My girls played very hard and did what was needed to win thegame,” said Brookhaven coach Freda Craft. “I am very proud to seeShareeka Hill play an outstanding game for us.”

Bessie Carson was the top scorer for the Lady Tigers with 17points. Jasmine Carley provided 12 points.

The game was tied 38-all at the end of regulation.

Brookhaven 62, South Pike 49

Senior center Fred Fairman showcased his talents by providing adouble-double to lead the Panthers (12-2) with 17 points and 12rebounds. Leo Garrett chipped in 11 points.

“The guys played an outstanding game on defense in the first half,”said Brookhaven coach Preston Wilson. “We managed to maintain ourlead in the second half against South Pike’s rally. Our big guysplayed very well for us, because we managed to establish ourhigh/low game early.”

The Eagles (6-5) were led by DeAngelo Coleman with 15 points.

“We did not play well in the first half,” said South Pike coach JoeTaylor. “We need to play all four quarters to be able to compete.Brookhaven was more aggressive than they were the last time weplayed in our Thanksgiving holiday tournament.”

N. Pike wins by Forfeit

The North Pike Jaguars won Day Two boys consolation game by meansof forfeit due to the fact that the Amite County boys did not showup. The Trojans thought they would be playing Wednesday instead ofTuesday night.

South Pike 41, Amite County 31

The South Pike Lady Eagles were led by Jamayia Carter with 13points. LaDestine Gordon pumped in 12 points.

Tydesheia Pool was the top scorer for the Lady Trojans with 18points.

North Pike 57, Wilkinson County 34

Precious Jefferson knocked down a game-high 12 points to lead theLady Jaguars. Adrianna Patterson contributed 10 points.

Lineasia Palmer was the leading scorer for the Lady Wildcats with11 points.

McComb 52, Moss Point 47

Cavellis Luckett provided McComb with a good performance as he ledall scorers with 16 points. Tiadarrius Holloway added 10points.

Joseph Cunningham pumped in a game-high 23 points to lead theTigers. Jermey Causey contributed 14 points.