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Wesson splits with Jefferson County

DAILY LEADER / TRACY FISCHER / Wesson's Dartavious Dixon (1) drives to the basket as Jefferson County's Rashard Brown (40) applies pressure Friday night at the Snake Pit.

DAILY LEADER / TRACY FISCHER / Wesson’s Dartavious Dixon (1) drives to the basket as Jefferson County’s Rashard Brown (40) applies pressure Friday night at the Snake Pit.

WESSON – The Wesson Cobras hosted the Jefferson County Tigers Friday night for Region 7-3A basketball action at the Snake Pit.

In the girls’ game, the Lady Cobras lost to the Lady Tigers with a final score of 67-49.

In the boys’ game, the Wesson Cobras dominated the Tigers to win in overtime with a final score of 83-79.

Wesson will travel to Hazlehurst Tuesday. Varsity teams begin play at 6 p.m. for the girls, and the boys’ play at 7:30 in Hazlehurst.

Jefferson County 67, Wesson 49

The Lady Cobras (2-4) fell to the Lady Tigers (4-0) with a 67-49 loss Friday night.

Tashay Glasper was the top scorer for the Lady Cobras with a point total of 17 which included four three-pointers, and she also had two steals, one assist and one rebound. Kayla Britt also was a top player with 15 points, 11 rebounds, two steals and two assists. The Lady Cobras were 10/17 in free throw action.

Jefferson County’s Kailyn Hammett scored 24 points and Antrel Gales scored 17 points. The Lady Tigers were 9/18 in free throw action.

“We struggled tonight,” Lady Cobra Coach Rusty Newman said. “Jefferson County has a lot of size and that is hard for us to deal with. They disrupted our offense all night. We have got to regroup and get ready for Hazlehurst.”

Wesson 83, Jefferson County 79 

The Wesson Cobras (5-1) overcame the Jefferson County Tigers (3-3) with a 66-63 win Friday night in overtime.

Anthony Jones, Cobra junior, led the night with 33 points and had five rebounds, two steals and three assists. Tyler Robinson was also a top scorer with 23 points and had nine rebounds, three steals and two assists. The Cobras were 17/29 in free throws.

The Tigers top players were Christian Day with 31 points and Akeem Williams with 16 points. The Tigers had an average of 12/23 in free throw action.

“This was an exciting game from start to finish,” Newman said. “Jefferson County plays hard. I didn’t think we executed well offensively as far as running our sets. We forced things a lot of times. Fortunately we were able to get enough production to get the job done. We got down by four in overtime, and the guys never quit fighting, and they found a way to win.”