Loyd Star wins four over St. Al

Published 2:09 pm Wednesday, December 4, 2013

VICKSBURG – The Loyd Star Hornets and Lady Hornets turned off the lights of the St. Aloysius Flashes Tuesday night as Loyd Star swept four games in a Vicksburg basketball marathon.

In the girls’ game, the Lady Hornets stung the Lady Flashes 54-24.

In boys’ action, the Hornets cruised past the Flashes 71-46.

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Loyd Star will have the rest of the week off before returning to the court Tuesday to host the St. Aloysius Flashes for two games. The varsity girls will started to action at 6 p.m., followed by the boys.

Loyd Star 54, St. Al 24 

Marcey Givens was the offensive sparkplug for the Lady Hornets with 14 points, four rebounds and three steals. Hannah Dickerson fueled the flames with 12 points, four rebounds, four assists and three steals. Jordan Shelby paced Loyd Star’s defense on the boards with 11 rebounds and had eight points.

“This was probably the best that I have seen us played all season,” said Loyd Star coach Gene “Moochie” Britt. “The girls came out and played hard from start to finish. I was very pleased with their effort.”

Grace Upshaw was the top scorer for the Lady Flashes with 11 points.

Loyd Star 71, St. Al 46 

Edrick Alsworth pumped in a game-high double-double of 23 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Hornets. Levi Redd contributed 12 points and gathered six rebounds.

“Great game,” said Britt. “It was great to give everyone some playing time. It was a total team effort.”

Benjamin Welp directed the Flashes with a team-high 11 points

In junior high action,  Loyd Star swept a pair of games from St. Aloysius.

The Lady Hornets captured a 27-16 victory over the Lady Flashes. Andrea Butler paced Loyd Star with 11 points. Katie contributed eight points.

Elizabeth Piazza led St. Aloysius with six points.

In the boys game, the Hornets clobbered St. Aloysius 34-12. Patrick Price was the top scorer for Loyd Star with nine points. Dane Smith provided seven points.

Randel Jarrett fire in four points to pace the Flashes.