Bobcats defeat MSD to advance to championship

Published 11:30 am Wednesday, February 17, 2016

JACKSON — The Bogue Chitto Bobcats captured a 86-73 win over the Mississippi School for the Deaf Tuesday night to advance to the Region 7-1A championship.

In girls’ action Tuesday, the Salem Lady Wildcats prevailed over the MSD Lady Bulldogs and will take on the Lady Bobcats for the district championship.

Bobcats 86, Bulldogs 73

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MSD came out hot and scored the first five points of the contest, but Bogue Chitto rallied back with a surge of their own to trail the Bulldogs by one point after one quarter of play.

MSD secured an eight-point advantage with five minutes left in the half. But BC battled back once again and had a chance to tie the contest after Malik Richardson nailed a long-range three pointer and was fouled. Richardson missed the extra point opportunity and the Bobcats trailed the Bulldogs at halftime 40-39.

In the third quarter, BC put together a 27-17 run to secure the lead at 66-57.

In the fourth, Tyler Brumfield led the charge for BC, nailing three straight three pointers to extend the Bobcats’ lead to 10 points. They held on for the win to advance to championship game against Salem.

“We came out sloppy, but were able to find a way to win. I am proud of the boys for doing something that has not been done in a long time at Bogue Chitto and that’s getting to the district championship,” said Bogue Chitto coach Mark Pitts.

D.J. Nunnery led the Bobcats with 23 points. Tyler Brumfield assisted with 20 points. Malik Richardson had 19 points. Darius Porter came up big with 15 points. Brandon Blackwell added six points on several put backs. Lafredrick Dillon also had 3 points.

Jerome Smith led the Bulldogs in scoring with 23 points. Jayman Washington contributed with 17 points. Mark Campbell had 14 points. Ricky Church scored 11 points. Kenmarkis Meeks added eight points. Alexander Jones finished with five points.