Cobras roll through Magee; Lady Trojans defeat Wesson
MAGEE – The Wesson Cobras traveled to Magee High School Friday night and continued their winning streak by controlling the court over the home-standing Trojans.
The Cobra varsity boys team put on a big show by dominating throughout game for an impressive 97-69 win.
The Lady Cobras were unable to outplay the Lady Trojans and fell 46-61.
Wesson return to action Tuesday, Dec. 3, when they host the Lawrence County Cougars. Varsity teams begin play at 6 p.m. for the girls and the boys play at 7:30 p.m. at the Snake Pit.
Wesson 46 Magee 61
Sophomore Jashia Smith led the Lady Cobras with a total of 12 points. Smith was also the top defensive player with a total of 11 rebounds. Junior Kayla Britt averaged 11 points and five steals.
Three-point-land was busy for the Lady Cobras with Brandi McInnis and freshman Aurianna Vaughn making two shots and Britt and sophomore Madison Coleman each making one shot. The Lady Cobras were 10 for 15 in free throw action.
Magee sophomore Natallee Counts, topped the Lady Trojans list with a point total of 19, three of which were three-pointers. Top defensive player for the Lady Trojans was senior Tarena Marshall, who had the most rebounds. The Lady Trojans were 10 for 14 in free throw action.
“I thought we came out and played well early on, but we began to miss too many wide open shots and Magee capitalized on our mistakes,” said Coach Rusty Newman. “Magee had depth and kept fresh legs on the court all night.
“In the second half, we got fatigued and they didn’t. I’m proud of the girls for playing hard and not quitting. We have had some injuries, and the girls are still adjusting to a new style play, so it has been quite a process thus far, but we will keep working and try to improve game by game.”
Wesson 97 Magee 69
The Wesson Cobras (4-1) continued to ride their winning streak.
Anthony Jones, Cobra sophomore, led the night with an impressive 26 points which included three three-point shots, three assists, three steals and four rebounds. Other top Cobra scorers were juniors Farrod Green, Tyler Christmas and Dartarvious Dixon, who scored 15 points each. Top rebounder was junior Mack Smith with 10 rebounds and a point total of six. The Cobras were 19 for 29 in free throws.
Trojans’ top scorers were freshman Cortez Hubbard with a total of 15 points and senior Jocktaveious Floyd with 13 points. The Trojans had an average of 11 of 18 in free-throw action.
Coach Rusty Newman reflected on the win by stating, “I am extremely proud of the guys tonight. We played really well in the first half offensively and defensively. Offensively, we did a good job of moving the ball and getting good shots. Now we will get a much needed break and get ready to pick back up after the holidays.”
In junior varsity boys action, the Cobras suffered a disappointing 67-39 loss to the Trojans.
Freshman Jermaine James led Wesson with 20 points, and Alex Mooney followed close behind with six points which included one three pointer.