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LCHS boys eliminate Port Gibson

MONTICELLO-Lawrence County handled Port Gibson easily in boys’ 4A playoff action Thursday night, at LCHS. In a game with very little drama, the Cougars were in control from the beginning, and won by a 53-31 margin. The game lasted just 57 minutes, and not a single timeout was called.

With the win, Pat Bridges’ Cougars improved to 20-10 on the season, and will advance to play at Pass Christian on Saturday night. The loss ended the season for the Blue Wave.

The game was more of a blowout than the final score indicates. Lawrence County led 47-18 at the end of three quarters. Port Gibson’s late-game surge came largely against the Cougars’ reserves.

“I thought we played well defensively,” said Bridges. “That was the key to the first half. It was a good night for us-a good win for us. We’re excited to move on.”

Keith Davis led Lawrence County with 17, and Phillip Moore added 11. Gabriel Lewis scored 9. He and Moore each nailed 3 three-pointers. Keyshawn Feazell had 6 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 blocked shots. Davis added 6 rebounds.

Cedrick Amoh led the Blue Wave with 11 points. All of them came in the second half, long after the outcome had been decided.

Thursday’s game was originally scheduled for Tuesday, but was postponed due to Port Gibson’s weather complications. The crowd was a bit sparse for a playoff game, as the Lady Cougars were on the road for a playoff game of their own. The Lady Cougars lost, 74-51, at Florence, ending the season for Vicki Rutland’s girls.