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Lady Cats take care of business

BOGUE CHITTO – The Bogue Chitto Lady Cats (28-1) quickly tookcare of business and enjoyed their Valentine’s Day as they crushedthe Mount Olive Lady Pirates 89-40 Monday night in the openinground of MHSAA girls South 1A State Playoffs in R.L “Bob” CalhounGymnasium.

The West Lincoln Lady Bears, coached by Lane Young, had a sluggishfirst half, before coming alive in the second half to defeat theDexter Lady Bulldogs 38-25.

With the win, Bogue Chitto has earned the right to host the girls1A South State Tournament that starts Thursday and lasts throughSaturday. Teams participating in the playoffs are West Lincoln,East Oktibbeha, Thomastown, Ethel, Sebastopol, Salem andDurant.

The Lady Cats will resume action Thursday against the EastOktibbeha Lady Titans. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.

Other games: Thomastown battles West Lincoln at 4, Ethel tangleswith Sebastopol at 5:30 and Durant entertains Salem at 8:30.

Bogue Chitto 89, Mt. Olive 40

The Lady Cats quickly set the tone early against Mount Oliveoutscoring them 31-9 in the first quarter. Bogue Chitto used itsdefensive pressure and depth to outman the seven-player LadyPirates team.

The Lady Cats had four players in double figures. Senior centerTesheon Rogers pumped in a game-high, double-double with 18 pointsand 11 rebounds. Josie Porter also provided a double-double with 16points and 13 assists. Aneshia Dillon netted 13 points and AdrienneWallace added 10 points.

“This was a good win for us,” said Bogue Chitto coach ChristiTerrell. “The girls played very good offensively in the firsthalf.”

Ragen Pitman was the leader for the Lady Pirate with 17 points.Jakirra Washington contributed 14 points.

“We are a young team,” said Mount Olive coach Valerie Magee. “Thiswas a rebuilding year for us and my girls needed the learningexperience. Bogue Chitto has a good team and I was very impressedwith their athletic ability.”

West Lincoln 38, Dexter 25

The Lady Bears (16-11) were led with a team-high 11 points bysenior forward Katie Mullins.

Junior guard Dee Harvey pumped in a game-high 14 points to lead theLady Bulldogs (6-22).

West Lincoln conducted a special ceremony before the game Mondaynight to honor their seniors: Karla Herrington, Katie Mullins, JayCase, Logan King, Calvin Kees, Maurice Jackson and Troy Allred.