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Amite County defeats Enterprise

Daily Leader / Patty Emfinger / Enterprise's Courtney Greer (12) drives past two Bassfield defenders in girls' action Tuesday night.

Daily Leader / Patty Emfinger / Enterprise’s Courtney Greer (12) drives past two Amite County defenders in girls’ action Tuesday night.

Amite County swept a pair of games from Enterprise Tuesday night in Region 7-2A action at Enterprise Gymnasium.

In girls’ action, the Lady Trojans squeezed out an narrow 52-51 win over the Lady Jackets.

In the boys’ contest, Amite County defeated Enterprise 66-53.

Enterprise will resume action Friday night as it hosts Loyd Star for three games. Junior varsity action begins at 5 p.m., followed by the varsity games at 6 and 7:30 p.m.

Lady Trojans 52, Lady Jackets 51

In a evenly matched first half, the Lady Trojans took just a one point lead into halftime at 26-25.

Enterprise took a one point lead into the final period at 39-38. Both team’s defenses played strong and denied any offensive domination. As time was winding down, Amite County managed to secure the lead and held on for the win.

Courtney Greer paced the Lady Jackets with a team-high 15 points. Alissa Barlow netted 10 points. Michelle Herrington scored six points. Monisha Pendleton and Carlee Nations scored eight points apiece. Jana Nations and Karlee Burgess ended up with two points each.

“Overall, I’m proud of my girls’ effort tonight, but we need to make free throws in clutch times,” said Enterprise coach Jill Nations.

Destiny Williams and Fredreka Smith sparked the Lady Trojans with 17 points each. Ambria Handy contributed nine points.

Amite County 66, Enterprise 53

Despite taking a 27-21 lead into halftime, Enterprise was unable to hang on for the win.

After being down at the half, Amite County came out on fire and took over the lead 48-44 at the end of the third. The Trojans stayed hot in the fourth and held on for the victory.

Dwayne Pendleton powered Enterprise with 17 points. Jontavious Smith netted 16 points. Cade Feltus scored seven points, Austin Carter had six points, Darren Richardson added five points and Zach Hodges finished with two points.

Darrion Roberson and Braxton Smart directed Amite County with 14 points each. Tyrese Hackett and Deltemetrius Patterson netted eight points each. D’Kenyance Roberts scored six points.

“We made too many mental mistakes tonight that led to turnovers and poor defense,” said Enterprise coach John Knight. “We’ll learn and bounce back. There’s still a lot of basketball left to play.”

In junior varsity action, Amite County defeated Enterprise 48-13.

Braxton Wallis led Enterprise with six points. Peyton Jergins netted four points and Hunter Bland scored two points.

Davon Washington powered Amite County with 15 points. Naylon Patrick netted 10 points, and Dexavier Grimble and Edric Williams each scored eight points.