Bogue Chitto Bobcats pick up two district wins

Published 2:21 pm Friday, January 20, 2017

The Bogue Chitto Bobcats and Lady Bobcats both got district wins Thursday night against the Mississippi School for the Deaf. The Bobcats moved to 4-16 overall with their 66-39 win over the Bulldogs and the Lady Cats advanced to 7-10 overall and picked up their second win in district play.

Bogue Chitto 66 MS School for the Deaf 39

The Bogue Chitto Bobcats got their first district win of the season Thursday night with a 66-39 victory over the MS School for the Deaf Bulldogs.

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“We start off way to slow offensively in the first half,” Bogue Chitto head coach Mark Pitts said. “We played a very good second half, but we got to get to work to get better.”

Both teams started off slow offensively, but the Bobcats would edge out the Bulldogs with an 11-8 lead at the end of the first quarter. Both teams played an even game in the second quarter, but the Bobcats got it going into the second half by scoring 25 points in the final two quarters.
Bogue Chitto would hold the Bulldogs to 14 points in the second half.

Offensively for the Bobcats, three players scored in double figures to lead a balanced attack on offense. Freshman forward Zach Upkins led the team with 12 points. Freshman forward Josh Thomas was able to contribute with 11 points as well. Senior forward Henry Thomas was next in line in scoring with 10 points.

Lady Cats 59, Lady Bulldogs 32

The Bogue Chitto Lady Cats were led by senior guard Terrah Nelson, who started off with several key baskets to spark the Lady Cats in the first quarter. Thanks to the play of Nelson, the Lady Cats took a 7-6 lead at the end of the first quarter.

“We started out very slow offensively, but throughout the game we were able to pick up our game,” Bogue Chitto head coach Christi Terrell said.

The offense for Bogue Chitto picked up in the second quarter as they outscored the Bulldogs 19-5 to take a 26-11 lead going into halftime.

The Lady Cats scored 21 points in the third quarter to give them a comfortable lead going into the fourth. The Lady Cats would finish the fourth quarter scoring 12 points to add on their lead pick up the victory 59-32.

“This was a great district win for my girls,” Terrell said. “Everybody got a lot of playing time throughout the game.”

Offensively for Bogue Chitto, Nelson led the team with 19 points, four rebounds, four assists and six steals. Sophomore Baileigh Jackson contributed as well with 11 points, four rebound and two steals. Senior Taneshia May added on seven points, three rebounds and three steals as well.

Offensively for the Lady Bulldogs, senior Kylisha Cathey scored 12 points. Eighth graders Raegan and Alexis Roberts scored 10 and eight points, respectively.

Bogue Chitto travels to Mount Olive tonight to take on the Pirates. The Lady Cats tip off at 6 p.m. with the Bobcats following up at 7:30 p.m.