Bogue Chitto takes two from MSD
JACKSON – Bogue Chitto captured a division sweep over the Mississippi School of the Deaf Thursday night in Region 7-1A basketball action.
In the girls’ contest, the Lady Cats knocked off the Lady Bulldogs to claim a 65-33 victory.
In boys’ action, the Bobcats captured their first division win of the season with a 63-51 victory over the Bulldogs.
Bogue Chitto will resume division action Monday as the Bobcats and Lady Cats invade Walthall County to battle Salem. Junior varsity action begins at 5 p.m., followed by the varsity games at 6 and 7:30 p.m.
Lady Cats 65, Lady Bulldogs 33
The Lady Cats’ high-powered offense was too much for the Lady Bulldogs as BC roared to a 17-4 lead in the first quarter and cruised to a 30-14 lead at halftime.
BC would hammered the Lady Bulldogs with a 35-19 run in the final two quarters to remain unbeaten at 3-0 in division action.
Terrah Nelson powered the Lady Cats with a double-double performance of 22 points,10 rebounds and four steals. Christian Black chipped in with 13 points, four rebounds and two assists. Karlie Williams contributed 10 points, four rebounds and four assists. Zariah Matthews netted four points, six rebounds, three assists and eight steals. Karly Leake had four points, two rebounds and three assists. Lineka Newson scored three points and had seven rebounds. Perstashia Henderson, Cheyenne Hall and Baileigh Jackson finished with two points each.
Bogue Chitto 63, MSD 51
The MSD Bulldogs started off hot, but BC responded with a late run to secure a 14-11 lead to end the first period. In the second, both teams scored 11 points and the Bobcats carried a 25-22 advantage into halftime.
The Bobcats overpowered the Bulldogs with a 38-29 run in the final two quarters to secure their first win in division action.
“We played Bogue Chitto ball tonight,” said BC coach Mark Pitts. “We came out and hustled on both sides of the spectrum. This win is a good start for our momentum going into the district tournament.”
Malik Richardson directed the Bobcats with a game-high 24 points. D.J. Nunnery contributed with 20 points. Tyler Brumfield racked up 11 points. Zach Upkins scored four points. Damarcus Godbolt and LaFredrick Dillon had two points each.
Jerome Smith was the top scorer for the Bulldogs with 14 points. Kenmarkis Meeks contributed with 11 points. Mark Campbell and Ricky Church both had six points apiece. Cortez Bullard had two points.