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Hornets, Lady Bears win junior high finals

DAILY LEADER / TERESA ALLRED / The West Lincoln Lady Bears won the girls junior high basketball conference crown last Monday and finished the season Joanna Petty, Cheyenne Davis, Gracee Warren, Bailey Wilson, Alesia Chism, Julianna Crosby, Emalyn Langley, Micah Powell, Mary Ellen Patt; (back row) Coach Lane Young, Keyahna Byrd, Megan Gerald, Morgan Newman, Katelyn Dickerson, Haley Moak, Makayla Shelton, Brenn Bateman, Jana Case, Madelynn Thornton, Marianna Bivens, Skylar Hall, Elizabeth Stogner and Managers: Demesha Deer and Anna Grace Brown.

DAILY LEADER / TERESA ALLRED / The West Lincoln Lady Bears won the girls junior high basketball conference crown last Monday and finished the season.  Representing the Lady Bears are (from left, kneeling) Joanna Petty, Cheyenne Davis, Gracee Warren, Bailey Wilson, Alesia Chism, Julianna Crosby, Emalyn Langley, Micah Powell, Mary Ellen Patt; (back row) Coach Lane Young, Keyahna Byrd, Megan Gerald, Morgan Newman, Katelyn Dickerson, Haley Moak, Makayla Shelton, Brenn Bateman, Jana Case, Madelynn Thornton, Marianna Bivens, Skylar Hall, Elizabeth Stogner and Managers: Demesha Deer and Anna Grace Brown.

The West Lincoln Lady Bears and the Loyd Star Hornets won the Junior High Lincoln County Tournament Monday night at Enterprise Gymnasium.

In the championship games, the West Lincoln Lady Bears defeated the Loyd Star Lady Hornets 33-26. In the boys contest, the Hornets won their third junior high championship in a row after edging the Bears 32-29.

In the consolation games, the Bogue Chitto Lady Cats knocked off the Enterprise Lady Jackets 25-14 in the opener. In second game, the Bobcats crushed the Jackets to win 61-30.

Bogue Chitto 25, Enterprise 14 

Baileigh Jackson and Tyanna Brumfield powered the Lady Cats with six points each. Cheyenne Hall and Sheryl Spraggins contributed four points apiece.

Breyuanna Johnson was the top scorer for the Lady Jackets with six points. Brooke Foster provided four points.

Bogue Chitto 61, Enterprise 30 

Dylan Vaughn was the offensive leader for the Jackets with nine points. John Burns chipped in with six points.

Malik Richardson directed the Bobcats with 14 points. N. Godbolt netted 10 points and B. Lewis contributed nine points.

West Lincoln 33, Loyd Star 26 

The Lady Bears (12-0) and the Lady Hornets (11-3) battled in the close game in the first half of action as Loyd Star took a 19-18 lead into halftime.

In the second half, West Lincoln managed to overpowered Loyd Star with a 13-7 run in the final two frames to finished the season undefeated and clinch the championship crown.

Skylar Hall and Megan Gerald paced the Lady Bears’ offense with nine points apiece. Morgan Newman provided five points.

Andrea Butker led the Lady Hornets with 15 points. Sarah Britt scored six points.

DAILY LEADER / TERESA ALLRED / The Loyd Star Hornets captured the junior high basketball boys conference crown and finished the season with an 11-3 record. Representing the Hornets are (from left, kneeling) Tanner Watts, Clay Smith, Reese Dehart, Leondre Dodds, Austin Case, Roberto Galindo; (back row) Zach Douglas, manager Corey Baker, Peyton Moorse, Jett Calcote, Cam Harveston, Zabian Price, Dylan Case, Gabe Netterville, Brent Cade, Micah Calcote, Dane Smith, Bailey Calcote and Coach Gene Britt.

DAILY LEADER / TERESA ALLRED / The Loyd Star Hornets captured the junior high basketball boys conference crown and finished the season with an 11-3 record. Representing the Hornets are (from left, kneeling) Tanner Watts, Clay Smith, Reese Dehart, Leondre Dodds, Austin Case, Roberto Galindo; (back row) Zach Douglas, manager Corey Baker, Peyton Moorse, Jett Calcote, Cam Harveston, Zabian Price, Dylan Case, Gabe Netterville, Brent Cade, Micah Calcote, Dane Smith, Bailey Calcote and Coach Gene Britt.

Loyd Star 32, West Lincoln 29 

In the last contest of the night, the Bears and Hornets battled in a close game as well as West Lincoln took a 24-18 lead into halftime.

In the second half, Loyd Star rallied back to outscored the Bears 14-5 in the final two quarter to edge West Lincoln 32-29 to capture their third straight junior high crown

Brent Cade was the spark plug to led the Hornets (11-3) with a game-high 19 points. Zabien Price added seven points.

Jatavian Lewis directed the Bears (7-5) with a team-high 12 points. Garrison Coffey contributed eight points. Michael Brotherns chipped in with seven points.