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Bobcats split doubleheader

Bogue Chitto split their varsity doubleheader with McLaurin on Tuesday night at home. The Lady Bobcats (5-1) defeated the Lady Tigers 49-28, and McLaurin beat the Bobcats (1-5) by a final score of 74-46.

The girls’ game started off with quick lead changes before the Lady Bobcats settled into their defense. Winning rebounds and causing turnovers, the Lady Bobcats started to run away from the Lady Tigers (5-4). 

“Our shots were falling tonight,” said Lady Bobcats senior guard Cheyenne Hall. “We played really great defense. We worked as a team and the team effort was good.”

Lady Bobcats junior Kemilah Clay agreed with Hall on the team effort.

“Our team effort was really good,” said Clay. “Our defense kept McLaurin’s scoring down and we did good on getting offensive and defensive rebounds. We played like a team and had good chemistry.”

The Lady Bobcats would score the first basket of the game as Hall stole the ball and drove down the court to hit a layup.

Bogue Chitto led 11-5 after the first quarter.

“We played as a team,” said Lady Bobcats junior Katelynn Palmer. “We worked together as one and I’m glad we could actually grow as a team and have team spirit.”

Bogue Chitto led 27-13 at halftime.

“I was really proud of the way we played tonight,” said Lady Bobcats coach Robby Walters. “We played well on defense and held a pretty good team to 28 points. I was really proud of the girls’ effort. We shot the ball better tonight and played better as a team.”

The Lady Bobcats are winners of five straight games.

Karly Leake led the Lady Bobcats with 11 points. Clay netted nine points and Palmer scored eight points for Bogue Chitto.

In the boys’ game, McLaurin’s defense caused trouble all night long, creating turnover after turnover, and beating the Bobcats on the boards.

The Tigers opened up the game hitting back-to-back baskets before Bogue Chitto was able to get a basket to go.

McLaurin led 13-4 after the first quarter and held a commanding 46-18 halftime lead.

“We had too slow of a start, “said Bogue Chitto head coach Marvin McGee.

Cameron Gladdens led the Bobcats with 12 points. Markee McGee and DaMarcus Godbolt added 11 points each. Zach Upkins scored seven for Bogue Chitto.

Bogue Chitto travels to Stringer on Friday to take on the Red Devils.

Story by Dave Linton