Lady Cats, Jackets claim victories in Lincoln Co Tourney
BOGUE CHITTO – In the nightcap of the Lincoln County Round-Robin tournament, the Bogue Chitto Lady Cats and the Enterprise Jackets claim wins in the opening round Thursday night at the Bobcats Palace.
In the girls game, the Lady Cats put together on a strong surge in the third quarter to defeat the Lady Jackets 47-33.
In boys action, the Jackets also provided a strong push in the second half to prevail 60-50 over Bogue Chitto.
Tournament action continues today. Enterprise battles Loyd Star at 4 and 5:30 p.m., followed by Bogue Chitto taking on West Lincoln in the night cap, starting at 7 and 8::30 p.m.
Bogue Chitto 47, Enterprise 33
The Lady Cats and the Lady Jackets gave their basketball fans a thrilling defensive contest in the opening quarter as Enterprise manage to claim control with a 7-5 run.
In the second quarter, the Lady Cats charge back with a 15-8 run to lead 20-15 at halftime.
In the third quarter, Bogue Chitto came out and quickly took control on the game with a 14-5 run to take a 34-20 advantage into the final quarter.
In the fourth quarter, Enterprise and Bogue Chitto both score 13-points apiece as the Lady Cats held on to claim a 47-33 victory.
“Offensively, we shot a lot better in the second half,” said BC coach Christi Terrell. “We also played a lot smarter defensively. Both teams played hard and hustle throughout the whole game. The third quarter was the deciding factor for us, which helped us gain the lead and maintain it to secure the win.”
Zariah Matthew directed the Lady Cats (9-2) with 17 points and six rebounds. Terrah Nelson chipped in with 10 points. Karlie Williams netted eight points and grabbed five rebounds.
“Courtney Greer was the top shooter and rebounder for the Lady Jackets (7-2) with nine points and four rebounds. Alissa Barlow provided six points. Michelle Herrington had five points.
“I was very proud of my girls efforts,” said Enterprise coach Jill Nations. “We did not shoot very well from the field and at the free throw line tonight, but we did not give up. Everyone fought hard until the very end. Now, we must regroup and get ready for Loyd Star.”
Enterprise 60, Bogue Chitto 50
The Bobcats and the Jackets came out firing on all cylinders to begin the boys contest as Bogue Chitto quickly claim control of the first quarter with a 14-9 run.
In the second quarter, the Jackets rallied back with a 19-16 push to cut down BC’s lead to 30-28 at halftime.
In the second half, the Jackets continued their hot shooting streak to gain control of the contest with a 19-5 run in the third quarter to command a 47-35 lead after three quarters of action.
In the final quarter, the Bobcats roared back with a 15-13 run but fell short of overcoming Enterprise’s large lead.
“This was a good hard-fought win for the guys,” said Enterprise coach John Knight. “This was a tough game from the start. Bogue Chitto came out ready to play and I was proud of my guys efforts of responding to their tempo.”
Jarrod Dixon pumped in a team-high 18 points to lead four Jacket players in double figures. Dwayne Pendleton helped power the Jackets charge with 16 points. Zach Hodges provided a double-double performance for the Jackets with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Jontavious Smith netted 10 points.
Jeremiah Perkins paced the Bobcats with a game-high 19 points and sic rebounds. D.J. Nunnery contributed eight points and also helped on the boards with six rebounds.
The guys played hard,” said BC coach Mark Pitts. “We shot the ball really well in the first half, but could not keep the momentum going in the second half. Overall, this was a great learning experience for us and we will work hard to continue to improve.”
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