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Wesson sweeps Sumrall

DAILY LEADER / TRACY FISCHER / Wesson guard Kayla Britt (15) handles the pressure of Sumrall's Olyvia Boutwell (13) Friday night.

DAILY LEADER / TRACY FISCHER / Wesson guard Kayla Britt (15) handles the pressure of Sumrall’s Olyvia Boutwell (13) Friday night.

WESSON – The Wesson Cobras captured a sweep over the Sumrall Bobcats Friday night to redeem their winning streak after a disappointing loss to Lawrence County last Tuesday in basketball action.

In the boys’ game, the Cobras played in a tight defensive contest against the Bobcats and pulled away with a 74-60 win.

In girls’ action, the Lady Cobras outplayed the Lady Bobcats to secure a 58-34 victory.

Wesson continues action Tuesday as they prepare to visit Bogue Chitto for four games. The junior high teams start the action with the girls playing at 4 p.m. and the boys at 5. Varsity action begins at 6 p.m. for the girls and followed by the boys.

Wesson 58, Sumrall 34 

The Lady Cobras (3-4) returned to the win column after a 58-34 victory over the Sumrall Lady Bobcats in Wesson Friday night at the Snake Pit.

Freshman Aurianna Vaughn led the Lady Cobras offensively with a total of 15 points, which included a trio of three-pointers, seven rebounds and two assists. Junior Kayla Britt followed closely behind with a total of 12 points, six assists and was the top defensive player with a total of 10 rebounds. The Lady Cobras were 17 of 29 in free throw action.

Sumrall sophomore, Tamyila Clark, topped the Lady Bobcats’ list with a point total of 10 and led the defense with most rebounds. The Lady Trojans were five of 16 in free throw action.

“The girls played well tonight,” said Wesson coach Rusty Newman. “Offensively, we moved the ball great, and we got some good luck we were able to capitalize on. I thought we did a great job defensively of making them turn the ball over or taking bad shots. I’m proud of the girls for getting the win.”

Wesson 74, Sumrall 60 

The Wesson Cobras (5-2) bounced back from a disappointing loss to Lawrence County earlier in the week to earn a win over Sumrall.

Dartavious Dixon, Cobra junior, was the man on fire Friday night by starting the game off with four straight three-pointers, which added to his point total for the night to 17. Dixon also had two assists, two steals and six rebounds.

Other top Cobra scorers were senior Marquis Lofton with 13 points, four rebounds, three assists and three steals. Sophomore Anthony Jones added 10 points and four assists. Wesson’s top rebounder was junior Farrod Green with eight rebounds and had seven points, five steals and three assists.

The Cobras were hot at the three-point arc with a total of eight. Dixon’s four three-pointers were accompanied by Lofton’s two shots, Jones’ one shot, and freshman Eric Rhymes making one three-pointer. The Cobras were 16 of 30 in free throws.

Bobcats’ top scorer was senior Jordan Thomas with 20 points. Sophomore Chris Lee provided 16 points. The Bobcats had an average of 9 of 14 in free throw action.

Newman said, “In the first half, we really got things going offensively. We were moving the ball extremely well, which helped us to get in great shot opportunities. Dixon shot the ball really well early on, and that gave us a good boost.

“In the second half, they made a good run, continued Newman. “We still are not rebounding the ball well, and they hurt us with second -chance opportunities. As we move forward, we need to improve in that area.

“Overall, I’m proud of the guys for bouncing back after a loss Tuesday night. It was good to get this win against a good team.”

DAILY LEADER / TRACY FISCHER / Wesson's Dartavious Dixon (5) drives past Sumrall's Maddox Thompson (24) Friday night at the Snake Pit.

DAILY LEADER / TRACY FISCHER / Wesson’s Dartavious Dixon (5) drives past Sumrall’s Maddox Thompson (24) Friday night at the Snake Pit.