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Lady Cats, Bears rally to clinch wins

Daily Leader / Stacy Leake / Bogue Chitto's Zariah Matthews (left) points to her teammate to set a pick as West Lincoln Alli Mullins (3) defends.

Daily Leader / Stacy Leake / Bogue Chitto’s Zariah Matthews (left) points to her teammate to set a pick as West Lincoln Alli Mullins (3) defends.

The West Lincoln Bears and the Bogue Chitto Lady Cats secured wins Tuesday night action at Jack Case Gymnasium.

In the girls’ contest, the Lady Cats rallied back to outscore the Lady Bears 25-17 in the fourth quarter to edge West Lincoln 52-50.

In boys’ action, the Bears outscored the Bobcats 42-23 in the second half to clinch a 71-55 win.

West Lincoln continues action Thursday as it travels to Walthall County to take on the Salem Wildcats for two games. The varsity girls tip off at 6 p.m., followed by the boys at 7:30 p.m.

Bogue Chitto will be in action Friday as the Bobcats travel to Loyd Star to battle the Hornets for four games. Junior varsity action begins at 4 p.m. The varsity games are set to start at 6 and 7:30 p.m.

Lady Cats 52, Lady Bears 50 

West Lincoln put together a 15-5 run in the second period to carry a 27-18 lead into halftime.

In the third quarter, BC won the low-scoring battle 9-6.

In the final period of action, the Lady Cats caught fire and outscored the Lady Bears 25-17 to clinch a narrow 52-50 win.

“We played really well in the first half, but we had a poor third quarter defensively,” said West Lincoln coach Lane Young. “In the fourth quarter, Bogue Chitto did a good job against our zone defense. Offensively, we made some bad decisions that hurt us. Overall, it was a hard fought game on both sides.”

Hanna Moak pumped in a game-high 26 points and grabbed six rebounds to lead the Lady Bears. Jana Case chipped in with 15 points and had four rebounds. Layton Sills netted seven points. Demesha Deer had two points.

Zariah Matthews scored a team-high 20 points to lead the Lady Cats. Tanehia May contributed 11 points. Karlie Williams provided nine points. Shakirianna Jefferson and Christian Black had five points each. Lineka Newson added two points.

West Lincoln 71, Bogue Chitto 55 

The Bobcats and the Bears battled in a close contest in the first half as BC carried a 32-29 lead into halftime.

Daily Leader / Stacy Leake / West Lincoln senior guard Keshaun London (11) battles to bring the ball up the court while being pressure by a Bogue Chitto defender Tuesday night at Jack Case Gymnasium.

Daily Leader / Stacy Leake / West Lincoln senior guard Keshaun London (11) battles to bring the ball up the court while being pressure by a Bogue Chitto defender Tuesday night at Jack Case Gymnasium.

In the second half, West Lincoln overpowered BC with a 42-23 run to claim the win.

“We made some good plays and scored some baskets to start the third quarter that help us get going,” said Young. “Our younger players stepped up and made some plays when needed.”

Keshaun London powered the Bears’ attack with double-double performance of 23 points and 13 rebounds. La’Darrius Jones chipped in with 14 points. Donterrius Taylor poured in 13 points. Adam Martinez helped on the boards with 12 rebounds and scored nine points. Dominique had seven points and eight rebounds. Landon Lynch finished with four points and Jatavian Lewis added one point.

Malik Richardson directed the Bobcats’ offense with 20 points. Henry Thomas contributed 13 points. Tyler Brumfield netted 10 points. D.J. Nunnery scored eight points and Lafredrick Dillon had four points.

In junior varsity action, the Lady Cats defeated the Lady Bears 29-25. Tyuana Brumfield paced the Lady Cats with 12 points. Kayci Wallace scored 10 points.

Aleshia Chism was the top scorer for West Lincoln with eight points.

In the boys’ contest, West Lincoln roared past Bogue Chitto 45-22. Michael Brothern led the charge for the Bears with 15 points. Karlton Byrd chipped in with 13 points.

Zach Upkins directed the Bobcats’ offense with 12 points.