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Lady Cats, Cobras secure big wins

Daily Leader / Marty Albright / Bogue Chitto's Zariah Matthews (2) and Shakirianna Jefferson traps Wesson's guard Alaysha Vaughn (24) in the corner as she looks for some help Tuesday night.

Daily Leader / Marty Albright / Bogue Chitto’s Zariah Matthews (2) and Shakirianna Jefferson traps Wesson’s guard Alaysha Vaughn (24) in the corner as she looks for some help Tuesday night.

BOGUE CHITTO – The Bogue Chitto Lady Cats overcame a slow start to beat the Wesson Lady Cobras 51-28 Tuesday night. In boys’ action, the Cobras knocked off the Bobcats 64-51.

Bogue Chitto will resume action Thursday in the Lincoln County Tournament, which will be hosted by West Lincoln. The Bobcats and Lady Cats will face Enterprise in the first two games, starting at 4 and 5:30 p.m.

Wesson returns home to host Bassfield Friday night at the Snake Pit. Junior varsity action will tip off at 5 p.m., followed by the varsity games at 6 and 7:30 p.m.

Lady Cats 51, Lady Cobras 28 

BC (8-2) took a 23-13 lead into halftime, and came out on fire in the third period to outscore Wesson 18-4 to secure the win.

“Offensively, we struggled,” said BC coach Christi Terrell. “We shot poorly behind the three-point line. Our defense did a great job stepping up in the second half, which helped us create some easy baskets. Wesson has a good team and they played hard. Overall, I was proud of the girls’ hustle.”

Zariah Matthews powered the Lady Cats’ attack with 24 points, seven rebounds, five steals and three assists. Karlie Williams chipped in with 18 points and five rebounds. Terrah Nelson netted five points. Taneshia May and Shakirianna Jefferson scored two points each. Christian Black and Nelson helped on the boards with five rebounds each.

Aurianna Vaughn was the top scorer for the Lady Cobras (3-6) with 12 points. Tashay Glasper contributed six points. Jashia Smith provided five points. Aysha Thomas scored three points and Alaysha Vaughn had two points.

We played poorly both offensively and defensively,” said Wesson coach Rusty Newman. “We did not play to our potential and we gave up when we fell behind. We need to do a better job competing to stay in the game.”

Wesson 64, Bogue Chitto 51

Wesson’s fast-paced offense was too much for BC to handle in the first quarter as the Cobras took command with a 20-9 lead.

Daily Leader / Marty Albright / Wesson's Eric Rhymes (2) drives the baseline as Bogue Chitto's D.J. Nunnery (1) applies pressure Tuesday night.

Daily Leader / Marty Albright / Wesson’s Eric Rhymes (2) drives the baseline as Bogue Chitto’s D.J. Nunnery (1) applies pressure Tuesday night.

In the second period BC (1-9) cut into Wesson’s lead at 38-23 at halftime.

In the third quarter, the Cobras (6-3) put together a 24-15 run to push their lead to 62-38 and held on to collect the win.

“We played really well both offensively and defensively,” said Newman. “This was a good team win.”

Anthony Jones pumped in a game-high 34 points to lead the Cobras. Eric Rhymes chipped in with 15 points. Will Hulon provided six points. Randy Hooker netted four points. J.D. Allen scored three points and Malik Clay had two points.

Malik Richardson directed the Bobcats’ scoring with 23 points and eight rebounds. Henry Thomas contributed eight points. D.J. Nunnery provided seven points. Tyler Brumfield scored five points and had four rebounds. Chris Taylor had three points. Lafredrick Dillon and Warrick had two points each. Kirby Reid added one point.

“Wesson shot the ball really well and played with a little more aggressiveness,” said BC coach Mark Pitts. “We are a young team and we have to learn to be patient and defend better.”

In junior action, Wesson swept BC in a pair of games.

The Wesson Lady Cobras edged the Lady Cats in overtime 34-32. Latvia Jackson powered the Lady Cobras with 18 points. Shelbi Maxwell had 14 points.

Katelynn Palmer was the high scorer for BC with 11 points. Kemilah Clay provided eight points.

In boys’ action, Wesson defeated Bogue Chitto 47-40. Kenner pumped in 28 points to lead Wesson. Aaron Mooney contributed nine points.

Josh Thomas directed the Bobcats with 19 points. Zach Upkins chipped in with 16 points.