Wesson splits with Wilkinson County
Published 11:00 pm Saturday, February 20, 2016
WESSON – The Wesson Cobras captured a 75-65 victory over the Wilkinson County Wildcats in the boys’ Region 7-3A tournament consolation game Friday night at the Snake Pitt.
In the girls’ consolation game, the Lady Cobras lost to the Lady Wildcats 50-29.
In other tournament action, Jefferson County made a clean sweep in the championship games. The Lady Tigers won the girls’ crown with a 54-44 win over Port Gibson. The Tigers beat Hazlehurst 78-72 to win the boys’ title.
Wesson will play in the opening round of the state tournament Monday and Tuesday. The Lady Cobras travel to Tylertown Monday to play the Lady Chiefs at 7 p.m. The Cobras will resume action Tuesday as they invade Foxworth to tangle with the West Marion Trojans at 7 p.m.
Wesson 75, Wilkinson County 65
Cobras’ senior forward Anthony Jones pumped in a game-high double-double with 27 points, 16 rebounds, one steal and blocked one shot. Eric Rhymes chipped in 14 points, six rebounds, one steal and had one blocked shot. Will Hulon provided 13 points and three rebounds. Shemar Dickerson netted 10 points, five rebounds and had one steal.
Jones was named the All-Region 7-3A Most Valuable Player. Rhymes was named to the Region 7-3A All-Region boys’ team.
Travion Jones was the top scorer for the Wildcats with 18 points, nine rebounds and two steals. Robert Swint chipped in 16 points and had five steals JaQuarious Stewart scored 13 points. four rebounds, three steals and had one blocked shot.
Lady Wildcats 50, Lady Cobras 29
Ga’Drieka Cotton powered the Lady Wildcats with 14 points. Shancka Franklin contributed 12 points and scored three 3-pointers on the night. Alexis Parker finished with 10 points
The Lady Cobras were led by Jashia Smith with 10 points. Carnesha Green followed closely with nine points and Jerrineisha Braxton scored five points.
Aurianna Vaughn and Jashia Smith received special honors after the game as they were named to the All-Region girls’ team in 7-3A
Jefferson Co. wins girls’ and boys’ titles
Lady Tigers 54, Port Gibson 44
The Lady Tigers were led by Diamond Smith with 17 points. Kailyn Hammett and Antrelle Gales scored 14 points each.
For Port Gibson, Nakendra Owens was the top scorer with 24 points. Jequila McCay finished with 16 points
Jefferson County 78, Hazlehurst 72
Christian Day was the top shooter for Jefferson County as he pumped in 25 points. Akeem Williams followed closely behind with 23 points. Joshua Day added 18 points
JaQuavion Tillman led the Indians with 24 points. Dennis Shannon provided 12 points, and Shauntavious Vardaman had 10 points.