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Lawrence Co. rules Purvis

PURVIS – Lawrence County swept a Region7-4A basketball doubleheader from Purvis Tuesday night.  In girls’ action, Coach VickiRutland’s girls rolled to a 62-44 win.  In boys’ action, Coach Pat Bridges’Cougars won by a 75-65 score.

    In the girls’ game, the underdog Tornadoes gave it a good fight butLawrence County was never really threatened. Point guard TaylorBrister scored 15 points and handed out a season-high 13 assists tolead the Lady Cougars. 

    Mary Margaret McLaurin scored 22 points and had 6assists.  Brittany McDuffeyadded 11 points, 4 rebounds, and 4 assists.  The pass-happy LCHS girls werecredited with 28 assists in the 32-minute game. 

    With the win, the Lady Cougars improved to 13-7 overall, and 4-1 inRegion 7-4A play.  Thecontest was the first-ever division game between the two schools,and Lawrence County’s first basketball visit to Purvis. 

    The Purvis girls, coached by Noah Bryant, were led by Amy Anderson,who had 14 points.  Speedypoint guard Samantha Sattler scored 11.

LCHS 75, Purvis 65

    The boys’ game saw Purvis lead by as many as 9 points early in thesecond quarter, but Lawrence County stormed back quickly, and ledby 7 (37-30) at the half. The Cougars pulled away to a fairlycomfortable 10-point win. 

    Brandon Daniels led the Cougars with 25 points.  David Haynes added 18, and JuanWilliams had 17.  LawrenceCounty improved to 12-8 overall, and 3-2 in thedivision. 

    Purvis, coached by Charles Neely, fell to 8-11 overall, and 0-6 indivision play.  TaylorPigott led the Tornadoes with 22 points, 20 of them coming in thesecond half.  Freshmanpoint guard Davis David added 16.

    Lawrence County returns home Friday, hosting Columbia in Region7-4A play.