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Lady Cats romp into finals; boys stumble

JACKSON – The Bogue Chitto Lady Cats got off to a slow start inthe first quarter, then roared to a 71-33 romping of the NatchezCathedral Lady Wave Thursday night in the semifinals of theDivision 7-1A Tournament being held at the new Mississippi Schoolfor the Deaf’s Physical Education Complex.

In boys action, Sebastopol’s James Patrick scored a game-high 15points to lead the Scott County-based Bobcats to a narrow 34-33 winover the Bogue Chitto Bobcats

The No. 1-seed Lady Cats tackle No. 2-seed West Lincoln in anall-Lincoln County girls championship matchup tonight at 7 p.m. TheSebastopol boys get West Lincoln in the boys championship game at8:30.

The No. 3-seed Bogue Chitto boys play No. 4-seed Cathedral in theboys consolation game at 5:30. Cathedral’s girls meet Sebastopol at4 in the girls consolation game.

All 4 teams advance to the opening round of the South State 1Atournament Monday (girls) and Tuesday (boys).

Bogue Chitto 71, Cathedral 33

The Lady Cats (25-1) led 11-7 entering the second frame. Head CoachChristi Terrell watched as her ballclub outscored Cathedral 29-7 totake a 40-14 lead into the halftime locker-room.

“We started slowly; missing some easy shots early,” Coach Terrellsaid. “But we had a good second and third quarter. Defense pickedit up.”

Leading the Lady Cats effort was Teareon Rogers with 22 points and15 rebounds. Adrienne Wallace had 11 points and 5 rebounds. JosiePorter added 10 points, 6 rebounds, 12 assists and 7 steals. BradiDavis had 3 assists and 3 steals.

Despite 24 turnovers, Bogue Chitto dominated in every facet of thegame. They held a 20-2 edge in bench scoring, a 23-2 lead in secondchance points, and a 46-12 in points in the paint.

Ginny Daggett paced the Lady Wave (9-16) with 16 points and 5rebounds. Cathedral, coached by Bernita Dunbar, committed 30turnovers and was outrebounded 56-32.

Sebastopol 34, Bogue Chitto 33

Sebastopol (14-7) fought off a 10-2 deficit late in the firstquarter, to trail 10-6 entering the second period and 17-14 at theintermission break.

Both teams shot under 33 percent from the floor during the game.The Scott County-based Bobcats, coached by Wayne Wilson, hit adismal 25 percent (14 of 56) from the floor. They used 33-29rebounding edge; including a 20-9 edge on the offensiveboards.

“My guys played hard,” said Bogue Chitto head coach JeremyHarrell.

Sebastopol took their first lead at 31-30 with 3:19 left in thegame on a Brandon Hawkins trey. They kept the advantage, despite a3-point basket by Bogue Chitto’s Michael Harris with 1 second lefton the game clock.

Javier Gee and Colby Johnson led the Lincoln County-based Bobcatswith 8 points apiece. Johnson grabbed 10 rebounds and blocked 6Sebastopol shots. Emanuel Magee had 4 steals, while Michael Harrisdished out 2 assists.

Bogue Chitto committed 32 turnovers.