Enterprise claim two wins over Bogue Chitto
BOGUE CHITTO – The Enterprise Jackets and Lady Jackets were victorious over Bogue Chitto in Monday night basketball action at the Bobcats Palace.
In the girls’ contest, the Lady Jackets came out and outplayed the Lady Cats in a big Lincoln County rivalry to prevail 43-38.
In the boys’ game, Enterprise managed to withstand a BC’s second half surge to escape with a 74-69 win.
Bogue Chitto and Enterprise will be off for the rest of the week to enjoy the Thanksgiving holidays before returning to action next Tuesday.
BC will visit the West Lincoln Bears for four games next week. Junior high action tips off at 4 p.m., followed by the varsity games at 6 p.m.
Enterprise will be on the road next week as they travel to Ridgeland to battle the St. Andrews Saints for four games. Junior varsity action begins at 4 p.m., followed by the varsity action at 6 p.m.
Enterprise 43, Bogue Chitto 38
The Lady Jackets and the Lady Cats renewed their Lincoln County rivalry with a fierce but exciting battle for their basketball fans.
In the opening quarter, Enterprise came out strong to claim a 13-7 lead over BC. The Lady Cats rallied back to nip the Lady Jackets 9-8 in the second quarter but trailed Enterprise 21-16 at halftime.
In the second half, the Lady Jackets continued to play aggressively on offense and defense to remain in control of the contest as they put together a 12-8 run in the third quarter to have a 33-24 lead before heading into the fourth quarter.
In the fourth quarter, the Lady Cats battled back into the contest and outscored Enterprise 14-10 but fell to come closer as the Lady Jackets managed to hit some big free throws in the closing second to secure the win.
“Our defense did a great job stepping up to help us win the game,” said Enterprise Coach Jill Nations. “Bogue Chitto has a very good team. Overall, I was pleased with my girls’ efforts. They fought hard for four quarters to earned the win.”
Markie Case pumped in a game-high 15 points to lead the Lady Jackets. Hannah Kirtfield contributed 12 points and grabbed six rebounds. Alissa Barlow was the leader on the boards with eight rebounds.
Shakirianna Jefferson was the top scorer for the Lady Cats with 13 points. Zariah Matthews chipped in with 11 points. TaNeishia May powered BC on the boards with 11 rebounds. Lineka Newson had six rebounds.
“Enterprise did a good job out shooting us tonight,” said BC coach Christi Terrell. “We just got outplayed tonight against a good Enterprise ball team. Overall, we shot poorly throughout the entire game. Fifty percent from the charity line will not cut it if we expect to win close games like these.”
Enterprise 74, Bogue Chitto 69
In the boys’ contest, the Jackets came out on fire in the first half to take a commanding 22-12 lead in the first quarter and provide a 22-14 run in the second quarter to carry a 44-26 lead into halftime.
In the second half, the Bobcats bounced back to outscored the Jackets 21-18 in the third quarter and exploded with a 22-12 run in the fourth quarter but fell short at the end as Enterprise escaped with the win.
“We started off the game playing really well, but for some strange reason we just stopped in the second half,” said Enterprise coach John Knight. “We were very fortunate to capture this win against Bogue Chitto.”
Dwayne Pendleton was top scorer for the Jackets with a game-high 24 points and six rebounds. Jontavious Smith netted 14 points and was the rebound leader with eight rebounds. Jarrod Dixon provided 12 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Marvin Butler added 11 points.
D.J. Nunnery pumped in a team-high 22 points and four rebounds to lead the Bobcats. Jeremiah Perkins chipped in with a double-double performance of 15 points and 11 rebounds. Tyler Brumfield contributed 13 points.
“This was a great game for both teams,” said BC Coach Mark Pitts. “Enterprise has a good team. They came out strong in the first half to set the flow of the contest and we did not respond.
“In the second half, our guys did a great fighting back, but we fell short at the end of claiming the win,” continued Pitts. “Our second half performance showed a potential that we are getting better and playing as a team.”
In junior varsity boys action, Bogue Chitto defeated Enterprise 36-29.
Brandon Blackwell poured in a game-high 17 points to lead BC. Matthew Black scored six points, and Henry Thomas added five points.
Austin Carter paced the Jackets with nine points. Jontavious Smith and Cade Feltus provided seven points each.