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Lady Cobras clip Lady Wildcats; boys fall

DAILY LEADER / TRACY FISCHER / Wesson's Aurianna Vaughn (2) dribbles past Wilkinson County's Freddricka Scott (24) and Gadrieka Cotton (22) in Region 7-3A action Saturday.

DAILY LEADER / TRACY FISCHER / Wesson’s Aurianna Vaughn (2) dribbles past Wilkinson County’s Freddricka Scott (24) and Gadrieka Cotton (22) in Region 7-3A action Saturday.

WESSON – The Wesson Cobras hosted the Wilkinson County Wildcats Saturday afternoon after being rescheduled from Tuesday night due to the winter weather.

The Lady Cobras trailed the Lady Wildcats most of the game but ended up winning with a final score of 63-60.

The Wesson boys had a hard fought 64-61 loss to the Wildcats.

The Cobras play at home again Tuesday night against Hazlehurst. JV games start at 5 p.m., with varsity play at 6 p.m. for the girls. The boys play at 7:30 at the Wesson Gymnasium.

Wesson 63, Wilkinson County 60 

The Lady Cobras squeezed out a 63-60 win from the Lady Wildcats Saturday afternoon in divisional play.

Senior Brandi McInnis paced the Lady Cobras with a total of 26 points which included four 3 pointers, two steals and four rebounds. Sophomore Jashia Smith followed with 19 points and was the top defensive player with seven rebounds. The Lady Cobras were 15 for 24 in free throw action.

Wilkinson County senior, Lineasia Palmer, topped the Lady Wildcats with a crowd pleasing total of five 3 pointers and a 100 percent free throw average to add to her point total of 26, along with one steal and three rebounds.

The Lady Wildcats were six of 12 in free throw action.

“The girls came ready to play tonight,” commented Wesson Coach Rusty Newman. “Offensively, we moved the ball well and got great shots all night.

“Defensively, we stepped it up in the second half and forced them to turn it over a lot.”

He continued, “This was a much needed win for us. I’m proud of the girls for their efforts.”

Wilkinson County 64, Wesson 61 

The Wilkinson County Wildcats escaped with a 64-61 win over the Wesson Cobras Saturday afternoon.

Juniors Tyler Christmas and Dartavious Dixon were the top scorers for the Cobras with 13 points each. Christmas had three rebounds, four steals and two assists, and Dixon had three rebounds and two assists. Senior Marquis Lofton and Junior Farrod Green were the leaders on the boards for the Cobras with five rebounds apiece. Lofton had 10 points, which included three 3 pointers. He also had one steal and two assists. Green had three steals and four assists.

The Cobras were 14 for 20 in free throws.

The Wildcats’ top player offensively and defensively was Senior Devin Voorhies, who had 18 points and eight rebounds. Other top Wildcats were freshmen Travion Jones with 14 points and Ja’Quorias Stewart with 12 points.

The Wildcats were 14 for 24 in free throw action.

“This was a tough physical game. I thought we played hard all through the game but just failed to make the plays down the stretch we needed to get the win,” said Newman.

“I’m proud of the guys for playing hard. We have been struggling in district play and really losing games in the second half. We will continue to work hard and learn from these experiences.”