Lawrence County sweeps Wesson

Published 10:45 am Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Daily Leader / Tracy Fischer / Wesson's Tashay Glasper (10) drives to the basket while being pressured by an Lawrence County defender Monday night.

Daily Leader / Tracy Fischer / Wesson’s Tashay Glasper (10) drives to the basket while being pressured by an Lawrence County defender Monday night.

Lawrence County knocked off Wesson in a pair of varsity game Monday at the Snake Pit.

In the girls’ contest, the Lady Cougars defeated the Lady Cobras 51-29.

In boys’ action, the Cougars clinched a 51-44 win over the Cobras – the game was called in the third period due to a power outage.

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Wesson will be in action today as it travels to Loyd Star to battle the Hornets in four games. Junior high action begins at 4 and 5 p.m., followed by the varsity games at 6 and 7:30 p.m.

Lawrence County will also be in action today as it travels to Crystal Springs to take on the Tigers for three games. Junior varsity action begins at 5 p.m., followed by the varsity games.

Lawrence County 51, Wesson 29 

The Lady Cobras started the game strong, but the Lady Cougars rallied back to tie the game at 10-10 to end the first quarter. Lawrence County took the lead in the second and held on for the win.

For the Lady Cobras, Jashia Smith was the top scorer with nine points and had seven rebounds. Tashay Glasper was another scorer for Wesson with seven points and she had three rebounds and three steals.

For the Lady Cougars, Camryn Davis and Zipporah Baylin pumped in 14 points each. Davis also finished with nine rebounds and two steals and Baylin had seven rebounds and three steals. Deneisha Dickson scored seven points and had three rebounds and two steals.

Lawrence County 51, Wesson 44 

The Wesson Cobras and the Lawrence County Cougars were unable to finish the game due to a power outage that knocked out the entire town’s electricity in the third quarter.

The teams were neck and neck at the end of the first half but the Cougars took the lead with some key shots by KeyShawn Feazell in the third.

The game was called with Lawrence County in the lead.

The Cobras kicked their offense in gear with junior Eric Rhymes scoring eight points right off the bat with two three-point shots and free throws. He finished with 10 points and had one steal and one assist. Senior Anthony Jones led the night with 20 points, six rebounds, one block and one assist. Shemar Dickerson also contributed seven points, one steal and one assist. Brian Thomas and Randy Hooker scored three points each.

For the Cougars, Feazell was the scoring leader with a total of 16 points, nine rebounds and one steal. Gabe Lewis followed closely with 11 points and had three rebounds.