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Lady Cats cruise past Prentiss

Daily Leader / Marty Albright / Bogue Chitto's Shakirianna Jefferson scores two of her 20 points against the Prentiss Lady Bulldogs Friday night.

Daily Leader / Marty Albright / Bogue Chitto’s Shakirianna Jefferson scores two of her 20 points against the Prentiss Lady Bulldogs Friday night.

BOGUE CHITTO – The No. 1 ranked Bogue Chitto Lady Cats clobbered the Prentiss Lady Bulldogs 71-36 in a non-divisional contest Friday at the Bobcat Palace.

In boys’ action, the Prentiss Bulldogs knocked off the Bobcats 59-46.

The Bogue Chitto boys will be in action Tuesday as they invade Jackson to take on the MSD Bulldogs in the opening round of the Region 7-1A tournament at 7:30 p.m. The Lady Cats will resume action Thursday as they play the winner of the Salem/MSD game in the championship game at 6 p.m.

Lady Cats 71, Prentiss 36

The Lady Cats overpowered the Lady Bulldogs in the first quarter to secure a 19-6 lead. They cruised to a 43-19 lead at halftime.

The Lady Cats outscored Prentiss 28-17 in the final two quarters for the win.

“The girls played a great game,” said BC coach Christi Terrell. “Prentiss has a quick and athletic team. This was a game that we needed to get ready for the district tournament next week.”

Zariah Matthews powered the Lady Cats’ attack with 22 points, five rebounds, seven assists and two steals. Shakirianna Jefferson chipped in 20 points. Christian Black contributed 13 points and was the leader on the boards with eight rebounds. Karlie Williams netted six points, three rebounds, six assists and four steals. Terrah Nelson and Takiyah Godbolt scored four points each. Nelson also had six assists and three rebounds. Kylie Hux finished with two points and three rebounds. Lineka Newson collected four rebounds.

Jakeria Madison was the top scorer for the Lady Bulldogs with 10 points. Mykala Young provided eight points. Jada Brinson scored seven points, and Jermia Easterling had six points.

Daily Leader / Marty Albright / Bogue Chitto's D.J. Nunnery (1) is fouled by Prentiss Andrew Smith (24) while attempting a layup in boys' action Friday.

Daily Leader / Marty Albright / Bogue Chitto’s D.J. Nunnery (1) is fouled by Prentiss Andrew Smith (24) while attempting a layup in boys’ action Friday.

Prentiss 59, Bogue Chitto 46

Prentiss carried a 26-19 lead into halftime and outscored Bogue Chitto 33-27 in the final two quarters to collect the victory.

“The guys played really well in the first half,” said BC coach Mark Pitts. “In the second half, Prentiss made a big run late in the third quarter to extend their lead and we could not match their intensity.”

D.J. Nunnery directed the Bobcats with 18 points, three rebounds, two assists and two steals. Malik Richardson provided a double-double performance of 12 points and 12 rebounds. Tyler Brumfield contributed five points, three rebounds and five steals. Zac Upkins netted four points. Brandon Lewis had three points. Damarcus Godbolt and Brandon Blackwell score two points each.

Tashoderick Collins powered the Bulldogs with 17 points. Tim McNair Jr. chipped in 13 points. Dre’shun Barnes provided nine points, and John Smith scored eight points.