Bogue Chitto splits with Wesson
WESSON – The Wesson Cobras and the Bogue Chitto Lady Cats were victorious in Monday night high school basketball action at the Snake Pit.
In the girls’ contest, the Lady Cats captured their third straight win with a 58-38 victory over the Wesson Lady Cobras.
In boys’ action, the Cobras (2-0) thumped the Bobcats 92-51.
In junior high action, Wesson and Bogue Chitto secured a split. The Lady Cats defeated the Lady Cobras 37-24. The Wesson Cobras knocked off Bogue Chitto 38-33.
Wesson continues action today as it hosts the Lawrence County Cougars for three games. Junior varsity boys tip off at 5 p.m., followed by the varsity games at 6 and 7:30 p.m.
Bogue Chitto will also be in action today as it hosts the Loyd Star Hornets for four games. Junior high action starts at 4 and 5 p.m., followed by the high school games at 6 and 7:30 p.m.
Lady Cats 58, Lady Cobras 38
The Lady Cats jumped on the Lady Cobras in the first quarter to claim a 15-10 lead, and took a 33-21 lead into halftime.
In the second half, BC outscored Wesson 25-17 to secure the win.
“Tonight, I felt like it was a going through the motions,” said BC coach Christi Terrell. “We got a lead and stayed comfortable instead of expanding the lead. Defensively we were not as aggressive applying pressure as I want us to be. Good to get a win on the road; now to focus and prepare for our next game.”
Senior guard Zariah Matthews pumped in a game-high 21 points, six rebounds, four steals and five assist to lead the Lady Cats. Karlie Williams chipped in 11 points, three rebounds, two steals and two assists. Christian Black netted eight points and was the leader on the boards with 10 rebounds. Taneshia May and Shakirianna Jefferson scored six points each. Terrah Nelson provided four points. May and Nelson both grabbed six boards apiece. Kylie Hux scored two points.
Jashia Smith powered the Lady Cobras (0-2) with 18 points and seven rebounds. Aurianna Vaughn and Alaysha Mims netted six points each. Sabria Green scored four points. Carnesha Green and Alaysha Vaughn had two points each.
“We did not play well tonight,” said Wesson coach Rusty Newman. “We missed too many open shots that would help us stay in the game and we allowed BC too many second chance opportunities.”
Wesson 92, Bogue Chitto 51
The Cobras and Bobcats battled in a close contest as Wesson secured a 18-10 lead in the first. In the second frame, the Cobras exploded with a 24-16 run to carry a 42-26 lead into halftime.
In the second half, Wesson continued its scoring spree with a 50-25 run to claim the win.
“Glad to get the win,” said Newman. “I was pleased to give everyone plenty of playing time. Everyone played a great game.”
Anthony Jones pumped in a game-high 30 points, four rebounds and seven steals to lead the Cobras. Will Hulon chipped in with nine points. Eric Rhymes and J.D. Allen netted eight points each. Chamar Martin contributed seven points. Shemar Dickerson and Malik Clay scored six points each. Jermaine James, Victavian Edwards and Ahmaad Harvey had three points each. Randy Hooker, Kendrick Brown, Cameron Gladden and Slay Acy scored two points each and Brian Thomas had one point.
Henry Thomas was the top scorer for the Bobcats with 16 points and four rebounds. Tyler Brumfield contributed 12 points, four rebounds and five assists. D.J. Nunnery and Dee May chipped in with seven points each. Darrius Porter scored three points. LaFredrick Dillon, Brandon Blackwell and Brandon McKenzie had two points each.
“We fought hard against a very good Wesson team,” said BC coach Mark Pitts. “I was very proud of my guys’ efforts. This was a great learning experience for my young guys to help us grow stronger as a team.”
In junior high action, the Lady Cats defeated the Lady Cobras 37-24.
Katleynn Palmen scored 16 points to lead the Lady Cats. Jatarya Ferguson had six points.
Shelbi Maxwell paced the Lady Cobras with 11 points. Latavia Jackson had 10 points.
In boys’ action, Wesson knocked off BC 38-33. Damien Smith directed the Cobras with 15 points. Darrian Gibson scored 12 points.
Zach Upkins powered the Bobcats with 11 points. Josh Thomas had eight points.
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