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West Lincoln splits with Bogue Chitto

DAILY LEADER / MARTY ALBRIGHT / West Lincoln's Keshaun London (11) drives in for a acrobatic layup as BC's defender Will Fauver (35) missed the block attempt at Jack Case Gymnasium.

DAILY LEADER / MARTY ALBRIGHT / West Lincoln’s Keshaun London (11) drives in for a acrobatic layup as BC’s defender Will Fauver (35) missed the block attempt at Jack Case Gymnasium.

The Bogue Chitto Lady Cats and the West Lincoln Bears captured wins Tuesday night, after returning from their Thanksgiving holiday break, in basketball action at Jack Case Gymnasium.

In the girls’ game, the Lady Cats roared past the Lady Bears in the second half to secure a 48-23 victory.

In boys’ action, the Bears rolled to an 81-56 win over Bogue Chitto.

Bogue Chitto returns to action Thursday as they prepare to visit the Salem Wildcats to play a make up game. Varsity girls’ action starts at 6 p.m., followed by the boys’ game.

West Lincoln will have the rest of the week off before resuming action Saturday as they host the Wesson Cobras for four games. Junior high action begins at 1 p.m., followed by a pair of varsity contest at 3 p.m.

Bogue Chitto 48, W. Lincoln 23 

The Lady Bears and the Lady Cats battled back and forth in a close contest in the first half as West Lincoln claim a 10-9 lead after one quarter of action.

DAILY LEADER / MARTY ALBRIGHT / Bogue Chitto's Lauren McCaffrey (12) is cut off in the corner by West Lincoln's defender Layton Sills (10) Tuesday night.

DAILY LEADER / MARTY ALBRIGHT / Bogue Chitto’s Lauren McCaffrey (12) is cut off in the corner by West Lincoln’s defender Layton Sills (10) Tuesday night.

In the second quarter, the Lady Cats (7-1) turned up the pressure to outscore the Lady Bears 10-3 to take a 19-13 lead into halftime.

In the second half, Bogue Chitto managed to take command of the contest with a 14-3 run in the third quarter and a 15-7 run in the fourth quarter to secured the win.

“We are glad to get the win after turning from our Thanksgiving break,” said BC coach Christi Terrell. “The girls hustled and played hard, but we lack the confidence shooting.”

Junior guard Zariah Matthews directed the Lady Cats charge with 18 points. TeNeshia May and Shakiriana Jefferson provided eight points apiece. Christian Black powered the boards for BC with seven rebounds

Junior forward Hanna Moak paced the Lady Bears with nine points and eight rebounds. Layton Sill contributed six points and six rebounds.

“The girls did a good job slowing the game down in the first half,” said West Lincoln coach Lane Young. “Everyone played hard and did a good job running our offense against a good team like Bogue Chitto.”

W. Lincoln 81, Bogue Chitto 56 

The West Lincoln Bears came out and quickly took charge of the contest with a 23-7 explosion in the first quarter.

The Bobcats rallied back in the second quarter to stay neck-to-neck with West Lincoln 17-18 as the Bears carried a 41-24 lead into halftime.

In the second half, West Lincoln put together a 19-10 run in the third and a 21-12 run in the fourth to claim the victory.

“The guys did a good job playing hard in the first quarter to gain control of the contest,” said Young. “We ran our offense really well for most part of the game.”

Junior guard Ronnie Edwards pumped in a game-high double-double of 27 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Bears. Keshaun London chipped in with 17 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Senior Javian Mackabee had a double-double performance with 12 points and 10 rebounds.

Jeremiah Perkins paced the Bobcats with 22 points and seven rebounds. D.J. Nunnery contributed 15 points.

In junior high action,  West Lincoln swept Bogue Chitto in a pair of basketball games.

In the girls contest, the Lady Bears (8-0) defeated the BC Lady Cats 46-18. Jana Case powered the Lady Bears with 20 points. Skylar Hall netted nine points. Kemilyah Clay led the Lady Cats with six points.

In the boys game, the Bears (5-3) nipped the Bobcats 41-38. Matthew Messer directed the Bears with 12 points. Jatavian Lewis scored 11 points. The Bobcats was powered by Maliak Richardson’s 18 points.