Lady Cobras defeat West Marion; Wesson falls to South Pike Eagles

Published 12:00 pm Tuesday, January 7, 2014

TYLERTOWN – The Wesson Lady Cobras defeated the West Marion Lady Trojans 55-43 in the girls consolation game. While the Cobras lost to the South Pike Eagles 79-70 in the boys championship Saturday night in the Dexter Holiday Tournament.

The Cobras will host West Lincoln in Wesson today. Junior high games begin at 4 p.m. and varsity games begin at 6 p.m. for the girls and 7:30 p.m. for the boys.

Wesson 55 West Marion 43 

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Junior Kayla Britt led the Lady Cobras with a total of 17 points which included two 3 pointers, 3 assists, 3 steals and 5 rebounds. Senior Brandi McInnis followed with a total of 11 points which included two 3 pointers, 2 steals, 2 assists, and 4 rebounds.

Another top hustler for the Lady Cobras was sophomore Jashia Smith who made 12 rebounds and averaged 10 points. The Lady Cobras were 23/33 in free throw action.

Top scorers for the Lady Trojans were Sharell Singleton with 15 points and Mylesha Hammond with 10 points. The Lady Trojans were 6/10 in free throw action.

Coach Rusty Newman commented on the win by stating, “We did a good job in transition tonight. We were able to beat them up the floor to get easy baskets and shoot free throws well. I’m proud of the girls for bouncing back from a loss Friday night.”

Wesson 70 South Pike 79 

Junior Tyler Christmas was the top scorer for the Cobras with a total of 18 points. Marquis Lofton, Cobra senior, scored 14 points which included two 3 point shots, 3 assists, and 4 rebounds.

Junior Farrod Green paced Wesson on the boards with 11 rebounds and seven points. Freshman Eric Rhymes was hot in three point land with a total of three 3 pointers that added his point total to 11. The Cobras were 11/23 in free throws.

The Eagles’ top scorers were Desmond Cook (18 points), Derrick Horton (16 points) and Doreon Hill had 14 points. The Tigers had an average of 10/17 in free throw action.

Coach Rusty Newman reflected on the loss by stating, “We just didn’t’ play well tonight. It just wasn’t our night.” He continued, “We missed a lot of lay ups and wide open shots and a lot of those shots went in and out which frustrated the guys. They played with more intensity than we did on both ends of the floor. South Pike is similar to most of the teams in our district, so this was a good game for us to play. Proud of my boys for battling for a comeback but we have to do a better job of keeping our composure when the ball doesn’t bounce our way.”