Bassfield wins two against Enterprise

Published 10:40 pm Saturday, January 9, 2016

Daily Leader / Teresa Allred / Enterprise's Jontavious Smith (35) scores a tough acrobatic shot over an Bassfield defender Friday night in boys action.

Daily Leader / Teresa Allred / Enterprise’s Jontavious Smith (35) scores a tough acrobatic shot over an Bassfield defender Friday night in boys action.

In a battle between Yellowjackets Friday night, Bassfield escaped Enterprise with two big district wins in Region 7-2A action at Enterprise Gymnasium.

In the girls’ contest, Bassfield edged the Enterprise Lady Jackets 52-46.

In boys’ action, Bassfield defeated Enterprise 59-48.

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Enterprise will resume Region action Tuesday night as they host the Amite County Trojans for three games. Junior varsity action begins at 5 p.m., followed by the varsity games at 6 and 7:30 p.m..

Bassfield 52, Enterprise 46 

The Enterprise Lady Jackets started off strong in the opening quarter, but slowed during the second, which allowed the Bassfield Lady Jackets to go on a six-point run to secure a 20-14 lead at halftime.

In the third, the Bassfield Lady Yellowjackets would continue to add to their lead and closed out the quarter with a 37-27 advantage.

In the final quarter, the Lady Jackets of Enterprise rallied back with a 19-15 run, but were unable to grab the lead.

Alissa Barlow powered the Enterprise Lady Jackets with 16 points, four rebounds and three steals. Carlee Nations netted 14 points and had three steals. Courtney Greer and Karlee Burgess each scored eight points. Michelle Herrington was the leader on the boards with six rebounds. Monisha Pendleton had five rebounds.

The Bassfield Lady Jackets were led by Azania Magee with 16 points. Noreal Booth scored 10 points. Erica Booth and Jaquala Green punched in nine points each.

“We need to play hard in all four periods if we expect to win,” said Enterprise coach Jill Nations.

Bassfield 59, Enterprise 48 

Enterprise and Bassfield battled in a close contest in the opening quarter as the Lincoln County-based Jackets secured a 9-8 lead.

In the second, Bassfield’s offense came to life and outscored Enterprise 16-13.

In the third, Enterprise reclaimed the lead but Bassfield was too much for Enterprise in the fourth as it put together a 20-8 run to clinch the win.

“The guys played hard, but we didn’t get enough breaks in the end,” said Enterprise coach John Knight. “Our boys have showed a lot of promise tonight for our division games down the road.”

Jontavious Smith was the top scorer for Enterprise with 26 points. Dwayne Pendleton contributed 10 points. Darren Richardson had six points.

Bassfield’s offense was lead by Racheem Booth with 18 points. Gerobe Peters netted 13 points. Contravis Adams scored 12 points.

In junior varsity action,  Enterprise beat Bassfield 25-13.

Peyton Jergins directed Enterprise with eight points. Cody Leggett and Hunter Bland netted five points each.

Bassfield was paced by Malik Shorts with six points. Sedrick White scored four points. Jacob Loftin and Keshawn Holloway had two points apiece.