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Loyd Star defeats BC

BOGUE CHITTO – The Loyd Star Hornets and Lady Hornets captured a pair of victories over Bogue Chitto Tuesday night at Bob Calhoun Gymnasium.

In the girls’ game, the Lady Hornets sting the Lady Cats 59-48. In boys’ action, the Hornets cruised past the Bobcats 66-24.

Loyd Star resumes action today as they prepare to welcome the Salem Wildcats to their home opener starting at 6 p.m. BC travels to West Lincoln today for three games. Tip off begins with the junior varsity girls action at 5 p.m.

Loyd Star 59, Bogue Chitto 48 

Marcie Givens

Marcie Givens

The Lady Hornet and Lady Cats provided a great offensive and defensive battle for their fans as both schools fought back and forth.

Junior guard Marcie Givens was the offensive leader for the Lady Hornets with 23 points and two steals. Julie Smith and Jordan Shelby contributed nine points apiece. Shelby led on the board for the Loyd Star with 11 rebounds.

“I was very pleased with the girls’ effort,” said Loyd Star coach Gene “Moochie” Britt. “The girls fought hard and hustled against a very good Bogue Chitto team and made the plays necessary to get the win”

Senior guard Mattie Avants pumped in a team-high 15 points to lead two players in double figures. Christian Black and Zariah Matthews provided 10 points each.

Loyd Star 66, Bogue Chitto 24

Caleb Yarborough

Caleb Yarborough

The Loyd Star Hornets kicked off their season with a win as they overpowered the Bogue Chitto Bobcats.

Junior guard Caleb Yarborough provided the offensive spark to lead the Hornets with 15 points. Edrick Alsworth fueled the flames for Loyd Star with 12 points.

“Glad to our first win of the season,” stated Britt. “The boys played hard, and I was pleased to give everyone some playing time. Bogue Chitto will have a good team after they get in their football players”

Jeremiah Perkins was the top scorer for the Bobcats with 17 points.

In junior varsity action,  the Loyd Star Lady Hornets edged the Lady Cats 29-26.

Caylee Grace Yarborough pumped in a team-high eight point to lead the Lady Hornet, Audrey Faith Bergeron chipped in seven points.

Shakirianna Jefferson directed the Lady Cats offense with nine points.