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Lady Cats cruise past Cathedral; boys stumble

Daily Leader / Stacy Leake / Bogue Chitto's Terrah Nelson (4) works the ball down the court against Natchez Cathedral Friday night.

Daily Leader / Stacy Leake / Bogue Chitto’s Terrah Nelson (4) works the ball down the court against Natchez Cathedral Friday night.

NATCHEZ – The Bogue Chitto Lady Cats clobbered the Natchez Cathedral Lady Green Wave 61-35 Friday night in a non-district contest.

In boys’ action, Natchez Cathedral defeated the Bogue Chitto Bobcats 65-42.

Bogue Chitto will return to district action Tuesday night as the Bobcats and Lady Cats invade Walthall County to battle Salem in three games. Junior varsity action begins at 5 p.m., followed by the two varsity games at 6 and 7:30 p.m.

Lady Cats 61, Lady Green Wave 35 

Terrah Nelson, Zariah Matthews and the rest of the Lady Cats dominated Natchez Cathedral in the first half, commanding a 30-12 lead.

BC hammered the Lady Green Wave with a 31-23 run in the final two quarters to secure the win.

“Proud of the girls’ hustle and effort to get a win on the road. We must keep improving and cut down our mistakes we make,” said BC coach Christi Terrell.

Matthews led the Lady Cats with 23 points, six rebounds, four assists and seven steals. Shay Jefferson chipped in 10 points, eight rebounds and two assists. Taneshia May provided six points and three rebounds. Lineka Newson scored four points and had nine rebounds. Terrah Nelson finished with four points and was the leader on the boards with 10 rebounds. Karly Leake and Christian Black had four points each. Karlie Williams finished with three points.

Marty Lewis and Grayson Bryant paced the Lady Green Wave with eight points each. Elizabeth Smith contributed seven points. Mary Evans Kelly had six points.

Natchez Cathedral 65, Bogue Chitto 42

The Bobcats came out hot in the first quarter but Cathedral closed the half with 28-21 lead.

In the second half, the Green Wave overpowered the Bobcats with a 37-21 run to clinch the victory.

“We started off well, but we did not finish well. All in all we played a pretty good ball game,” said BC coach Mark Pitts.

Malik Richardson was the top scorer for the Bobcats with 11 points and eight rebounds. D.J. Nunnery contributed eight points and six rebounds. Damarcus Godbolt and Tyler Brumfield both had seven points each. Brandon Lewis had five points. Zach Upkins and Darius Porter had two points apiece.

Derrion Batieste powered Cathedral with 18 points. James Coley contributed 15 points. D.J. Batieste and Connor Mire both had seven points each.