Bogue Chitto girls win; West Lincoln boys romp

Published 8:00 pm Wednesday, February 6, 2013

The Bogue Chitto Lady Cats and West Lincoln Bears were victorious Tuesday night in Region 7-1A basketball action in Jack Case Gymnasium.

In the girls’ game, the Lady Cats managed to hold off the Lady Bears to secure a 46-39 triumph.

In boys’ action, West Lincoln flexed their muscles to thump the Bobcats 71-36.

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Bogue Chitto resumes region action Thursday. They visit the Piney Woods Tornadoes for two games in a makeup contest that was postponed due to flooding. The varsity girls tip off at 6, followed by the boys.

West Lincoln returns to action Friday. The Bears and Lady Bears battle the Wesson Cobras in a non-divisional contest to conclude the regular season. The varsity girls tip off at 6, followed by the boys. Senior recognition starts at 5:30 p.m.

Bogue Chitto 46, W. Lincoln 39

Basketball fans witnessed a tough battle between two rivals as the Lady Cats roared to a 10-5 advantage after one quarter of action. In the second quarter, the Lady Cats (21-5, 6-2) continued to overpower the Lady Bears and increase their lead to 24-11 at halftime.

In the second half, the Lady Bears (9-16, 3-7) battled back into the contest and outscored BC 28-22, but fell short at the end.

Freshmen forward Christian Black pumped in a game-high 15 points and grabbed 8 rebounds to lead the Lady Cats. Senior guard Adrienne Wallace contributed 11 points.

“This was a tough, but ugly win,” said BC coach Christi Terrell. “Our missed free throws almost turned out to be costly. We did not do a good job protecting the ball. We also were not aggressive enough on defense in the second half like we were in the first half.

“I give West Lincoln credit,” continue Terrell. “They came out and played hard in the second half.”

Senior forward Tamasha Buckley was the leader for the Lady Bears with 12 points. Bentley Sills led on the board with 6 rebounds.

“My girls played really well in the second half,” said West Lincoln coach Lane Young. “We gave ourselves a shot at the end but costly turnovers hurt us. Overall, I was pleased with the effort. They stepped up and played a lot better.”

W. Lincoln 71, Bo. Chitto 36

The Bears came out firing on all cylinders in the first quarter. West Lincoln’s high-octane offense and defense took control of the game and mauled the Bobcat for a 26-6 lead.

In the second quarter, the Bears continued to flex their muscles as they increased their lead to 47-17 at halftime and coasted to the win.

West Lincoln (24-3, 8-0) received balance scoring on offense. Darrius Clark directed the Bears with a game-high 13 points. Sam Bivens was the leader on the boards with 7 rebounds.

“This was a good win,” said Young. “It was great to give everyone some playing time. Bogue Chitto is doing a great job and they are steadily improving in each contest.”

Sophomore forward De’Narius Williams paced the Bobcats with a team-high 11 points.

The Bobcats (5-20, 3-4) are coached by Gareth Sartin.