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Lady Cats capture county crown; Loyd Star win in overtime over BC

DAILY LEADER / SUBMITTED / BACK-TO-BACK CHAMPS - The Bogue Chitto Lady Cats captured their second straight Lincoln County tournament championship Saturday night. The Lady Cats team members are (kneeling, from left) Earlnesheia Dillon, Tanesha May, Tukyiah Godbolt, Colby Terrell, Aleasha Godbolt, Zariah Matthews, Karlie Williams, (standing) Alex Frazier, Marshonikique Blackwell, Christian Black, Terrah Nelson, Shakirianna Jefferson, Brooke Myers, Pertashia Henderson, Lauren McCaffrey, Mattie Avants, Charsyma Collins, Terri Ferguson, Coach Christi Terrell and Tamarya May. Not pictured were Lineka Newson and Xaria Parker.

DAILY LEADER / SUBMITTED / BACK-TO-BACK CHAMPS – The Bogue Chitto Lady Cats captured their second straight Lincoln County tournament championship Saturday night. The Lady Cats team members are (kneeling, from left) Earlnesheia Dillon, Tanesha May, Tukyiah Godbolt, Colby Terrell, Aleasha Godbolt, Zariah Matthews, Karlie Williams, (standing) Alex Frazier, Marshonikique Blackwell, Christian Black, Terrah Nelson, Shakirianna Jefferson, Brooke Myers, Pertashia Henderson, Lauren McCaffrey, Mattie Avants, Charsyma Collins, Terri Ferguson, Coach Christi Terrell and Tamarya May. Not pictured were Lineka Newson and Xaria Parker.

The Bogue Chitto Lady Cats cruised to the championship of the Lincoln County Round-Robin Tournament at Enterprise by defeating the host Lady Hornets 51-43 Saturday night. The Lady Cats, who went undefeated in the three-round affair, were paced by Zariah Matthews with 24 points and Mattie Avants with 11.

In the boys’ game, Loyd Star beat Bogue Chitto 63-59 in overtime. The Hornets were directed by Edrick Alsworth with 15 points. Levi Redd contributed 13 points in the victory.

, coached by Christi Terrell, owned a 22-14 halftime lead.

The Hornets rallied in the second half, but some clutch free throws in the fourth quarter helped the Lady Cats prevail.

“We shot free throws very poorly tonight,” said BC coach Christi Terrell. “We struggled to maintain our lead in the second half. Loyd Star played hard and came back in the fourth quarter.

“We finally stepped up and made some crucial free throws in the end of the game to collect the win. Overall, I was proud of the girls’ effort, hustle and teamwork.”

Loyd Star (7-4) got 20 points from sophomore forward Hannah Dickerson. Marcie Givens chipped in with 14 points.

The Hornets (8-2) had four players to score in double figures as Ethan Newman helped lead the charge with 12 points. Brad Jasper added 11 points.

Senior forward Dennis Rogers was the top scorer for the Bobcats (2-11) with 24 points. Jeremy Blackwell provided 16 points.