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Wesson splits with North Pike

DAILY LEADER / TRACY FISCHER / Wesson's Anthony Jones (32) prepares to go up for an layup as North Pike's Juwan Adams (14) leaps to deny to attempt Monday night.

DAILY LEADER / TRACY FISCHER / Wesson’s Anthony Jones (32) prepares to go up for an layup as North Pike’s Juwan Adams (14) leaps to deny to attempt Monday night.

MAGNOLIA – The Wesson traveled to Magnolia Monday afternoon to play the North Pike Jaguars in the South Pike Thanksgiving Tournament.

The Lady Cobras played a close game against the Lady Jaguars but were unable to pull out the win falling 57-50 to North Pike.

In boy’s action, the Cobras ran neck to neck with the Jaguars and managed to escape with a narrow 60-58 victory.

The Cobras will take the rest of the week off to enjoy the Thanksgiving holidays, before resuming action Tuesday, Dec. 2 as Wesson host Amite County. Game times are 6 p.m. for the girls contest, followed by the boys’ game at 7:30.

North Pike 57, Wesson 50 

Junior Jashia Smith led the Lady Cobras with a total of 16 points. Smith was also the top defensive player with a total of 14 rebounds and 1 steal. Senior Kayla Britt averaged 13 points and had 4 rebounds and 2 steals. Sophomore Aurianna Vaughn had 7 points and 3 rebounds. The Lady Cobras were 16/25 in free throw action.

North Pike’s Rickera Martin had an impressive game with 32 points, which included three 3 pointer shots. Martin also had 7 rebounds and 2 steals. Other top Lady Jaguar players were Naquesha Young with 9 points and 7 rebounds and Rachel Thompson with 6 points, 7 rebounds, and 2 steals. The Lady Jaguars were 7/15 in free throw action.

Wesson Coach Rusty Newman reflected on the game by saying, “the girls played hard and did a decent job of executing. We just missed too man lay ups and allowed too many second chance points. I am proud of the girls for their efforts.”

Wesson 60, North Pike 58 

The Wesson Cobras fought off the North Pike Jaguars to earn a close 60-58 win Monday night.

Anthony Jones, Cobra junior, led the night with 23 points which included two 3 point shots, 7 rebounds and 1 steal. Sophomore Tyler Robinson was also a top player with 7 rebounds, 3 steals, 2 assists and a point total of 13.

Senior Dartavious Dixon had a good showing with 2 rebounds, 3 steals, 3 assists and 11 points on the score board. The Cobras were 17/30 in free throws.

The Jaguars top scorer was Javian Jackson with 26 points. Jackson was also the Jaguars top defensive player with 5 rebounds and 3 steals. The Jaguars had an average of 12/24 in free throw action.

Wesson Coach Rusty Newman stated, “I feel that we played sluggish most of the game. We did not shoot well at all from the outside or the free throw line. I’m proud of the guys for digging deep and fighting hard to find a way to get the win. It was ugly but a win is a win.”