Trevillion scores 21 for Panthers; Lady Jaguars prevail

Published 7:00 pm Friday, December 23, 2011

    Sophomore forward Fred Trevillion captured his secondstraight double-double Thursday night with a 21-point and10-rebound performance as Brookhaven had four players in doublefigures to help the Panthers crush the North Pike Jaguars 80-61 inthe McComb Holiday Classic.


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    In the girls’ game, the Lady Jaguars (10-2) managed to overcome asluggish start to prevail 67-50 over the Lady Panthers.

    Brookhaven continues action today in the McComb tournament as thePanthers and Lady Panthers battle the Amite County Trojans. Thegirls tip off at 3:30 p.m., followed by the boys at 5.

 North Pike 67, Brookhaven50

    The Lady Jaguars came out strong in the first quarter as theyquickly jumped on the Lady Panthers to grab a 19-10 lead. In thesecond quarter, Brookhaven continued to battle hard to keep thegame close while North Pike held on to a 35-26 lead athalftime.

    In the second half, Brookhaven and North Pike continued to battleback-and-forth as both teams traded baskets until the Lady Jaguarswent a 19-11 run in the fourth to seal the win.

    North Pike had four players to score double figures as senior guardJolene Musselwhite pumped in a game-high 19 points to lead the LadyJaguars. Precious Jefferson poured in 16 points. Kaylan Hughescontributed 15 points and Nicole Jefferson added 10.

    “We started off sluggish, but managed to make the plays needed towin,” said North Pike coach Lance Golmon. “Our defense was reallyeffective in the game as we were able to force turnovers fromBrookhaven. Overall, I was pleased with the girls’ effort.”

    The Lady Panthers (8-8) had two players to lead the teamoffensively as both had double-double performances. Senior guardShareeka Hill led the charge with 18 points and 12 rebounds.Fredericka Fairman pumped in 10 points and grabbed 10 rebounds.

    “We are doing really well in spots, but we need to get moreconsistent,” said Brookhaven coach Freda Craft. “We still need totoughen up and play aggressive when the other team playsaggressive.”

 Brookhaven 80, North Pike61

    The Panthers (13-3) opened the offensive floodgates after a slowfirst quarter start to overwhelm the young Jaguars and cruise tothe win.

    Senior guard Glenn Buie helped lead the charge as he posted 14points and 6 rebounds. Orlando Barnes contributed 12 points andgrabbed 7 rebounds. Jameal Smith provided 11 points and 5rebounds.

    “The guys played really well from the start,” said Brookhaven coachPreston Wilson. “It was great to give everyone some playing timeand get some different looks that will be useful to us indistrict.”

    North Pike (4-7) had only one player to reach double figures assenior center Vernon Butler led the team offensively with 19points.

    “We are showing signs of improvement,” said North Pike coach KeithRuss. “We are starting to play better as a team, but we still needto do the little things like rebounding and make layups.”