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Lady Cats crush Salem

Daily Leader / Stacy Leake / Bogue Chitto's Christian Black (21) reaches for the loose ball in girls action against the Lady Wildcats.

Daily Leader / Stacy Leake / Bogue Chitto’s Christian Black (21) reaches for the loose ball in girls action against the Lady Wildcats.

Wildcats thump BC

BOGUE CHITTO – The Bogue Chitto Lady Cats dominated the Salem Lady Wildcats Friday night to claim a 76-30 victory in Region 7-1A action at the Bobcat Palace.

In the boys’ contest, the Salem Wildcats overpowered the Bobcats to secure a 78-53 win.

Bogue Chitto will take a few days off before resuming action Friday as the Bobcats and Lady Cats travel to Natchez to battle the Natchez Cathedral Green Wave in three games. Action begins with a junior varsity game at 5 p.m., followed by the varsity games at 6 and 7:30 p.m.

Lady Cats 76, Lady Wildcats 30 

The Lady Cats clobbered the Lady Wildcats to take a commanding 32-0 lead in the first quarter.

The Lady Wildcats finally managed to get on the scoreboard in the second quarter but trailed the Bogue Chitto 44-10 at halftime.

“I was very pleased to give everybody plenty of playing time tonight,” said BC coach Christi Terrell.

The Lady Cats continued the scoring rampage with a 32-point explosion to cruise to a 76-30 victory.

Shakirianna Jefferson powered the Lady Cats with 14 points, two assists and two steals. Zariah Matthews contributed 12 points, four assists and two steals. Taneshia May provided a double-double performance of 11 points and 13 rebounds. Karlie Williams chipped in 11 points, two rebounds and three steals. Lineka Newson netted nine point and had four rebounds. Christian Black finished with six points and five rebounds. Karly Leake scored six points, three rebounds and two assists. Terrah Nelson had three points. Sheryl Spraggins had two points. Kylie Hux added one.

Aliyah McClown paced the Lady Wildcats with 12 points. Zoie Bridges chipped in 10 points. Jasmyn Henderson scored six points. Alvinyuanna Riley had two points.

Salem 78, Bogue Chitto 53 

The Wildcats took advantage of the Bobcats’ sluggish start to claim a 15-6 lead in the opening quarter and cruised to an 37-18 lead at halftime.

In the second half, the Bobcats, led by D.J. Nunnery, came alive with a surge but were unable to overcome Salem’s large lead.

“Our boys did not come into the ballgame with the mindset to win tonight. We struggled on the boards and did not shoot well,” said BC coach Mark Pitts.

Nunnery directed the Bobcats with 28 points and seven rebounds. Henry Thomas, Zach Upkins and Darius Porter contributed six points and eight rebounds each. Tyler Brumfield, Brandon Blackwell, and Jermaine Black scored two points each. Brandon Lewis provided one point.

Julis Faulk led the Wildcats with 26 points. Jaylen Toney netted 14 points. Cowart scored 12 points. Leonardrick Riley had 10 points. Robert Tibbs added eight points.