Wesson splits with West Lincoln
Published 11:30 pm Saturday, December 5, 2015
WESSON – The Wesson Cobras and the West Lincoln Bears were victorious Friday night in high school basketball action at the Snake Pit.
In girls’ action, the Lady Bears edged the Lady Cobras to claim a 32-30 victory.
In the boys’ contest, the Cobras managed to hold the Bears in the second half to secure a 63-56 win.
Wesson will resume action Tuesday as the Cobras and Lady Cobras travel to Bogue Chitto to battle the Bobcats in four games. Junior varsity action begins at 4 and 5 p.m., followed by the varsity games at 6 and 7:30 p.m.
West Lincoln will also be in action Tuesday as the Bears and Lady Bears visit Puckett to take on the Dragons. Junior varsity action tips off at 5 p.m., followed by the varsity games at 6 and 7:30 p.m.
Lady Bears 32, Lady Cobras 30
The Lady Bears took a slim 20-19 lead into halftime. In the third period, the Lady Cobras outscored West Lincoln 6-1 to take a 25-21 lead into the fourth quarter.
In the final period, West Lincoln rallied back with a 11-5 run to skin the Lady Cobras 32-30.
“We got out-played in every phrase of the game until the last two minutes of the game,” said West Lincoln coach Lane Young. “I have to give Wesson credit, they did a great job against us.”
Jana Case powered the Lady Bears with 13 points and six rebounds. Hanna Moak contributed eight points. Skylar Hall netted five points. Alli Mullins scored three points. Demesha Deer had two points and Layton Sills added one point.
Alaysha Vaughn directed the Lady Cobras with nine points. Aurianna Vaughn chipped in with eight points. Carnesha Green netted seven points. Tashay Glasper had three points. Jamiya Christmas finished with two points and Jashia Smith scored one point.
“The girls played well but couldn’t finish the game,” said Wesson coach Rusty Newman. “I’m proud of the girls and we are going to keep practicing to learn how to win.”
Wesson 63, West Lincoln 56
The Bears and Cobras battled in a high-scoring first quarter, with Wesson securing a 17-13 lead.
In the second, the Cobras outscored the Bears 12-6 to carry a 29-19 lead into halftime.
West Lincoln outscored Wesson 37-34 in the final two quarters, but the Cobras managed to hold on to the win.
“We had a poor second quarter, which was the difference of the game,” said Young. “We battle back in the second half and gave ourselves a chance, but Wesson did a good job at the end making free throws.”
Wesson finished 11-of-12 at the line, while West Lincoln was 5-of-5.
Ronnie Edwards pumped in a team-high 23 points and had seven rebounds to lead the Bears. Donterrius Taylor chipped in with 19 points. Keshaun London netted seven points and had six rebounds. Adam Martinez scored five points and had five rebounds. Dominique Chism had two points.
Anthony Jones poured in a team-high 23 points to lead Wesson. Eric Rhymes contributed 19 points. Randy Hooker provided 12 points. Shemar Dickerson scored seven points and Jamarcus Patterson had two points.
“I thought the guys played a bit sloppy,” said Wesson coach Rusty Newman. “West Lincoln’s defense gave us trouble but we got enough offense going to get the win. I’m proud of the guys, it was a good win.”