Cobras, Lady Cats capture big wins
BOGUE CHITTO – The Bogue Chitto Lady Cats and Wesson Cobras captured big victories Monday night in basketball action at the Bobcats Palace.
In the girls’ contest, the Lady Cats (4-0) survived a defensive battle against the Wesson Lady Cobras to prevail 47-36.
In the boys’ game, the Cobras (2-0) came out on fire and never looked back as they thumped the Bobcats 61-27.
Bogue Chitto resumes action today as they host the Loyd Star Hornets for four games. The junior high games starts at 4 p.m., followed by the varsity contest at 6 and 7:30 p.m.
Wesson returns to action Thursday as they visit Liberty to take on the Amite County Trojans for a pair of varsity games. Game time begins at 6 p.m. for the girls games, followed by the boys contest.
BC 47, Wesson 36
The Lady Cats and the Lady Cobras provided an exciting defensive battle for their basketball fans as both teams fought hard to overcome a slow start offensively.
The Lady Cats managed to gain the upper hand late in the first quarter as they relied on the defensive full-court pressure to secured a 14-9 advantage.
In the second quarter, the Lady Cobras (1-1) answered BC’s challenge and fought back to outscored the Lady Cats 10-9, but Bogue Chitto held on to carry a 23-19 lead into halftime.
In the second half, both teams continued to fight hard as the game remained close after three quarters of action 30-23.
In the fourth quarter, BC (4-0) managed to put together another offensive surge with a 17-13 run to secured the win.
“This was a good defensive ball game for my girls,” said BC coach Christi Terrell. “Offensively, we struggle, but managed to together a good run in the first and fourth quarter to secure the win. Overall, I was pleased with my girls efforts in finding a way to win. Now we must regroup and get ready for Loyd Star.”
Junior Zariah Matthews was the top scorer for BC with 16 points, Karlie Williams chipped in with 9 points. Christian Black was the leader on the boards with 5 rebounds.
Kayla Britt and Jashia Smith directed the Lady Cobras offense with 9 points each. Jashia Smith controlled the boards for Wesson with 7 rebounds. Britt had five rebounds and five steals.
“I am very disappointed in the way we played,” said Wesson coach Rusty Newman. “We did not executed our game plan. Now, we must get back to practice to figure out the things we didn’t do right to be ready for Thursday.”
Wesson 61, BC 27
Wesson’s high-octane offense quickly overwhelm the Bobcats in the first quarter of action as the Cobras (2-0) stormed out early to a 15-2 advantage and continued to cruise in the second quarter with a 18-5 run to secured a 33-7 lead at halftime.
In the second half, the Bobcats (0-4) came out and fought hard to rally back but could not overcome the Wesson’s large lead as the Cobras won the scoring battle 28-20 in the two quarters of action.
“The guys played really well offensively and defensively,” said Wesson coach Rusty Newman. “Overall, I was very pleased with their effort and glad to get the win.”
Anthony Jones sparked the Cobras with 17 points, 10 rebounds, 5 steals and 3 assists. Dartavious Dixon contributed 10 points, 7 assists, 7 steals and 4 rebounds. Eric Rhymes scored 8 points, 6 rebounds and 4 steals.
Brooks Ingles was the top shooter for BC with 8 rebounds. Henry Thomas chipped in with 6 points. Jeremiah Perkins was the leader on the boards with 5 rebounds.
In junior high action, Bogue Chitto swept Wesson. The Lady Cats crushed the Lady Cobras 41-13. Karly Leake powered the Lady Cats with 10 points. Destiny Vaughn lead the Lady Cobras with 5 points.
In the boys contest, the Bobcats nipped the Cobras 46-44 in overtime. Demarcus Godbolt and Maliak Richardson paced BC with 12 points each. Brandon Lewis contributed 11 points.
Kenner Bizot was the offensive leader for Wesson with 16 points. Shemar Dickerson provided 10 points.