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BC Lady Cats win Region 7-1A crown

Daily Leader / Stacy Leake / The Bogue Chitto Lady Cats are all smiles after winning the Region 7-1A tournament crown Thursday night over Salem in Jackson. Members of the Lady Cats teams are (bottom, from left) Colby Terrell, Gracie Guynes, Cheyenne Hall, Taneshia May, Tukiyah Godbolt, Shakiriana Jefferson, Baileigh Jackson, Kayci Wallace; (standing) Coach Christi Terrell, Terri Ferguson, Kylie Hux, Lineka Newson, Karlie Williams, Pertashia Henderson, Terrah Nelson, Zariah Matthews, Karly Leake, Christian Black, Charlsie Wilson, Kaylin Heckard and Aleasha Goldbolt.

Daily Leader / Stacy Leake / The Bogue Chitto Lady Cats are all smiles after winning the Region 7-1A tournament crown Thursday night over Salem in Jackson. Members of the Lady Cats teams are (bottom, from left) Colby Terrell, Gracie Guynes, Cheyenne Hall, Taneshia May, Tukiyah Godbolt, Shakiriana Jefferson, Baileigh Jackson, Kayci Wallace; (standing) Coach Christi Terrell, Terri Ferguson, Kylie Hux, Lineka Newson, Karlie Williams, Pertashia Henderson, Terrah Nelson, Zariah Matthews, Karly Leake, Christian Black, Charlsie Wilson, Kaylin Heckard and Aleasha Goldbolt.

JACKSON – The Bogue Chitto Lady Cats thumped the Salem Lady Wildcats 76-42 to win the Region 7-1A tournament crown Thursday night.

In boys’ action, Salem defeated Bogue Chitto 75-59 to win the crown.

Bogue Chitto will be in action Monday and Tuesday as both the Lady Cats and Bobcats prepare for their run in the state tournament. Both teams will host the first round of the state tournament against teams from Region 8-1A, starting at 7 p.m.

Lady Cats 76, Lady Wildcats 42

The Bogue Chitto Lady Cats quickly dominated Salem in the first half to claim a 38-14 advantage. In the second half, BC continued to show off its offensive and defensive power, outscoring the Lady Wildcats 38-28 to claim the Region 7-1A crown.

“Proud of the girls for winning the district championship,” said BC coach Christi Terrell. “We need to keep playing together and hustling. Overall, I was pleased with the effort of these young ladies. I love them.”

Zariah Matthews sparked the Lady Cats’ explosion with 29 points, six assists, three steals and four rebounds. Shay Jefferson chipped in 13 points and had five rebounds. Christian Black netted 10 points and was the leader on the boards with 12 rebounds. Terrah Nelson contributed eight points and grabbed eight rebounds. Taneshia May and Lineka Newson netted six points each. Baileigh Jackson and Karlie Williams finished with two points each.

Zoie Bridges was the top scorer for the Lady Wildcats with 12 points. Aliyah McGlown provided 10 points and Jasmyn Henderson contributed eight points.