Bogue Chitto splits with Wesson
BOGUE CHITTO – The Wesson Cobras overcame the Bogue Chitto Bobcats Tuesday night in a close game that ended with a final score of 75-68.
The Lady Cobras also battled the Lady Bobcats in a close game but were not able to pull the win with a score of 44-57.
The Cobras play on the road Friday night, Dec. 13, against the Salem High School Wildcats in Tylertown. The JV boys’ game starts at 5 p.m. Varsity teams begin play at 6 p.m. for the girls and 7:30 for the boys.
The Bogue Chitto Bobcats travel to Enterprise Thursday, Dec. 12, to play the Yellowjackets in the Lincoln County Tournament at 8:30. The Lady Bobcats are scheduled to play West Lincoln on Friday, Dec. 13, at 4 p.m. at Enterprise.
Wesson 44 Bogue Chitto 57
The Lady Cobras (3-5) were upset by the Bogue Chitto Lady Bobcats with a 44-58 loss in a close game last night.
Wesson battled in three-point land with an impressive total of seven shots but were weak in the easy shots and fell short of the win.
Freshman Aurianna Vaughn led the Lady Cobras’ offense with a total of 12 points, which included three 3-point shots. Senior Brandi McInnis scored eight points, which included two 3-point shot, and seven rebounds. Top defender for Wesson was sophomore Jashia Smith with nine rebounds and a point total of four. The Lady Cobras were 5/13 in free throw action.
Bogue Chitto Senior, Mattie Avants, topped the Lady Bobcats (8-2) list with a point total of 19 points, which included an impressive total of five three point shots and her aggressive rebounding skills. Sophomore Zariah Matthews scored 16 points, three rebounds, three assists, two steals and was 8/10 on the free throw line. Lauren McCaffery led on the boards with six rebounds. The Lady Bobcats were nine for 12 in free throw action.
Coach Rusty Newman commented, “Tonight’s loss was a tough one. We killed ourselves with careless turnovers and missed lay-ups.” He continued, “We were down by 1 point at the start of the fourth, even after how bad we were playing. We just got out-worked down the stretch. Bogue Chitto wanted it more than we did and capitalized on our mistakes. Our play is so inconsistent right now, we need to find ourselves and learn to play steady every game.”
Wesson 75 Bogue Chitto 68
The Wesson Cobras (6-2) led the Bogue Chitto Bobcats in a close game that ended with a 75-68 win.
Dartavious Dixon, Cobra junior, led the night with an impressive 25 points, which included five 3-pointers, six steals, and made six rebounds. Junior Farrod Green was also a top player with six rebounds, five assists and a point total of 17, which included one 3-pointer. Sophomore Anthony Jones put 10 points on the board and had a total of four rebounds and three assists. The Cobras were 15 of 26 in free throws.
Bobcats’ top scorers were Dennis Rogers with 26 points, which included three 3-pointers. Other top scorers for the Bobcats were Jeremy Blackwell with 12, Damien Terrell with nine, including one 3-pointer, and Brock Roberts with eight, including one 3-pointer. The Bobcats had an average of 11 of 16 in free throw action.
Cobra Coach Rusty Newman reflected on the win by stating, “Early on, we played well and with a good bit of intensity. As the game progressed, we got really relaxed and began to play sloppy.”
He continued, “Offensively, we missed tons of lay-ups and Bogue Chitto fought hard and capitalized on our mistakes. We are fortunate to come away with this win. All in all, a win is a win and we will take it and move on.”
In junior high action, the Bogue Chitto Lady Cats skinned the Lady Cobras 20-12. Lineka Newson had 13 points.