Wesson Cobras advance
FOXWORTH – Sophomore forward Farrod Green pumped in a game-high 24 points to lead two players in double-figures as the Wesson Cobras cruised past the Amite County Trojans 60-42 Thursday night in Region 7-2A Tournament action in theEast Marion Gymnasium.
In girls action, the Bassfield Lady Yellowjackets overpowered the Lady Cobras with their size and speed to crush Wesson 64-27.
In other tournament action, the Amite County Lady Trojans beat the Enterprise Lady Yellow Jackets 57-23. In the boys game, Bassfield defeated the East Marion Eagles 75-62.
The Lady Cobras (15-15) continue tournament action today. They battle the Enterprise Lady Yellow Jackets in the consolation game, starting at 4 p.m.
The Cobras (20-9) will play in the championship game against Bassfield. Tipoff is 8:30 p.m.
In other games, the Amite County boys tangle with East Marion in the boys consolation game at 5:30. In the girls championship, Bassfield and Amite County square off at 7.
All teams have qualified for the state playoffs, starting Monday, Feb. 18.
Bassfield 64, Wesson 27
The Lady Jackets of Bassfield came out on fire in the first quarter as they swarmed over the Lady Cobras to take a commanding 21-10 lead.
In the second quarter, Bassfield (22-2) continued their dominances to lead 34-21 at the half.
Junior guard Brandi McInnis was the offensive leader for the Lady Cobras with a team-high 15 points.
“We did not play well,” said Wesson coach Rusti Magee. “Bassfield is really good and quick. Now, we must regroup and get ready for Enterprise.”
The Lady Yellowjackets had four players score in double figures. Janeesha Booth directed the charge with 19 points. Mersadies Myers contributed 13 points. Starla Daggan and Nicole Myers netted 10 points apiece.
“The girls played really well,” said Bassfield coach Sylvia Hall. “We came out a little sluggish in the first quarter but continued to battle to get the win.”
Wesson 60, Amite Co. 42
The Cobras overwhelm the Trojans with their quickness and depth to seize a comfortable 14-4 lead at the end of the first quarter. In the second quarter, Wesson’s offense continued to roll to take a commanding 27-11 lead into halftime.
In the second half, the Trojans (12-16) came out ready to make a comeback but Wesson’s first half performance was too much to overcome.
Senior guard Eddie McCullum netted 16 points to help lead Wesson.
“This was a good win,” said Wesson coach Rusty Newman. “I am proud of the guys for coming out and sticking to our game plan to get the job done.”
Darrion Robinson was the offensive leader for the Trojans with 11 points.
“We did not come ready to play,” said Amite County coach Chris Parker. “Wesson has a good team. They outplayed us both offensively and defensively. Overall, we waited too late to start playing.”