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Jefferson Co. tames Wesson

DAILY LEADER / TRACY FISCHER / Wesson's Tyler Christmas (2) tries to protect the ball from Jefferson County defender Akeem Williams (5) Friday night.

DAILY LEADER / TRACY FISCHER / Wesson’s Tyler Christmas (2) tries to protect the ball from Jefferson County defender Akeem Williams (5) Friday night.

FAYETTE – The Wesson Cobras’ invasion of Jefferson County ended in two disappointing divisional losses Friday night against the Tigers.

The Lady Cobras played a close game but ended up falling to the Lady Tigers 37- 31.

The Cobras were hammered by the Tigers 82-53.

In junior varsity action, Wesson’s boys fell to Jefferson County in a 30-20 loss.

Jefferson County 37, Wesson 31 

The Lady Cobras were upset by the Lady Tigers with a 37-31 loss Friday night in Region 7-3A action.

Senior Brandi McInnis led the Lady Cobras with a total of 13 points, two steals and four rebounds. McInnis hit a total of three 3 pointers. Sophomore Jashia Smith was the top defensive player with 19 rebounds, three steals, one steal and six points. The Lady Cobras were eight for 10 in free throw action.

Jefferson County sophomore, Dionna Jackson, topped the Lady Tiger stats with a 14 points, three steals and eight rebounds. The Lady Tigers were nine of 14 in free throw action.

“This was a hard fought game,” Cobra Coach Rusty Newman commented. “We just made too many mentally careless mistakes down the stretch. I’m proud of the girls for their efforts.”

Jefferson County 82, Wesson 53 

The Jefferson County Tigers walked all over the Wesson Cobras with an 82-53 win Friday night.

Eric Rhymes, Cobra freshman, topped the scoreboard with 13 points which included three 3 pointers and four rebounds. Junior Tyler Christmas was also a top scorer with 11 points and six rebounds The Cobras were eight for 12 in free throws.

The Tigers top player offensively was Christian Day who dealt out four 3 pointers to score a total of 22 points and had two rebounds. Top defender was Ry’Yale Brown with a point total of 17, two steals and six rebounds. The Tigers had six of nine in free throw action.

“We got outplayed tonight,” said Wesson Coach Rusty Newman. “Jefferson County just came out with more intensity, and we never tried to match it. We are still struggling to find ourselves as a team. We will get back to work and regroup for our next game.”

<cTypeface:Bold> JV Boys action,<cTypeface:Plain> the Cobras JV boys’ team also played but had a disappointing 30-20 loss to the JV Tigers. Cobra Sophomore Bolon Tadlock scored seven points and freshman Eric Rhymes scored five points and had three rebounds and one steal.

For the Tigers, Akeem Williams was the top scorer with a point total of 10 and had three steals. TiJuan Cameron scored eight points and had four rebounds and one steal.