Hazlehurst dominates both games against Wesson Cobras

Published 7:27 pm Saturday, January 14, 2017

The Hazlehurst Indians took care of business and won both games against the Wesson Cobras Friday night. The Lady Indians beat the Lady Cobras by a score of 36-21 and Hazlehurst boys defeated Wesson 88-53.

Wesson 53, Hazlehurst 88

The Wesson Cobras and Hazlehurst Indians traded points to start out the ballgame. Hazlehurst’s offense went on a five-point run, before the Wesson offense was able to tie up the game on two different occasions. Despite struggling against Hazlehurst’s defense, Wesson found themselves down by just three at the end of the first period. Hazlehurst took the 19-16 lead.

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The Hazlehurst offense started the second period off strong and the Cobra offense was able to keep it close. Hazlehurst led by eight points 38-30, going into halftime.

Halzehurst came out firing at the start of the third period as they went on a 14-point scoring run against the Cobras. Hazlehurst continued to outshoot Wesson in the third by a score of 67-46 at the end of the period. Hazlehurst continued to outscore and dominate Wesson in the fourth quarter as they won the game 88-53.

“Thought we played well for the first half. Hazlehurst wanted it more in the second half,” Wesson head coach Rusty Newman said. “Hopefully, we can bounce back and play better next week.”

Sophomore guard Shemar Dickerson and sophomore forward Jontavious Smith led Wesson as they each scored 17 points on the night. Freshman forward Kenner Bizot was next in scoring with six points.

Senior guard Zmaya Walton led Hazlehurst with 23 points for the game. Four other players for Hazlehurst scored in double figures to lead a strong offensive attack for the Indians.

Lady Cobras 21, Lady Indians 36

The Lady Cobras started out in a defensive battle against Hazlehurst before both teams started trading baskets. With just over three minutes left in the first period, the Lady Indians took the lead and held onto the lead 10-7 at the end of the first period.

The Indians continued to stay out in front in the second period until five minutes left in half. Wesson freshman guard Shelbi Maxwell nailed a three-pointer to tie the game.

The tie however wouldn’t last long as the Lady Indians quickly took back the lead to take a 15-11 lead into halftime.

The Lady Indians continued to build on their lead in the third, as they were able to stay 10 points ahead of the Lady Cobras the whole time. The Lady Indians took a 26-16 lead into the fourth quarter. In the final quarter of play, the Lady Indians defense created problems for the Lady Cobras, as the Lady Indians continued to build on their lead. The Lady Indians took the game 36-21.

Shelbi Maxwell led the Lady Cobras as she netted 11 points. Senior guard Aurianna Vaughn scored six points and junior guard Jamiya Christmas scored three points.

Sophomore forward Asia Madison, who scored 10 points on the night, led the Lady Indians. Sophomore guard Acacia Stewart was next in line in scoring with nine points.

Wesson will be in district action Tuesday night as they head to Franklin County to take on the Bulldogs.