Lady Cats open playoffs with win

Published 11:03 pm Monday, February 20, 2017

The Bogue Chitto Lady Cats easily defeated French Camp 58-27 in the opening round of the 1A state playoffs Monday night. With the victory, the Lady Cats will advance to play the winner of Piney Woods and West Lowndes Friday night.

“The girls played extremely hard tonight. I am proud of the girls for their hustle and determination,” Bogue Chitto head coach Christi Terrell said.

The seniors for the Bobcats came out firing on all cylinders and led the team all night. Senior guard Terrah Nelson played a complete game with 14 points, seven assists and six rebounds. Senior guard Taneshia May also had a big game with 10 points, nine rebounds and four steals. Senior Chyna Collins followed up with eight points and six rebounds.

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The Lady Cats turned several turnovers into easy buckets to start the game on a 10-0 run. The defense allowed only four points in the first quarter and Bogue Chitto took an 18-4 lead at the end of the first. French Camp tried to come back, scoring 11 points in the second, but they trailed the Lady Cats 38-15 at halftime.

The Lady Cats added to their commanding lead in the third quarter, taking a 49-22 advantage heading into the final period. With victory all but certain, Terrell cleared the bench and the Lady Cats cruised to the 58-27 playoff win.

Sophomore guard Baileigh Jackson had a big game for Bogue Chitto with 11 points, seven rebounds and four steals. Sophomore Karly Leake also contributed with six points and six rebounds. Eight players for Bogue Chitto scored in the game.

Senior forward AK Hosket led French Camp with 11 points. Sophomore forward Mahogany Preshell had followed up with six points on the night.

Other playoff scores from Monday night:

West Lincoln Lady Bears 20, Heidelberg 34

Brookhaven Lady Panthers 75, West Harrison 66