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11-0 Lady Bears are junior high champs

The unbeaten West Lincoln Lady Bears capped their season with a 49-18 win over Enterprise Thursday night in the Lincoln County Junior High Girls Tournament title game. The Loyd Star girls won the consolation game with a 49-24 victory over Bogue Chitto.

West Lincoln 49, Enterprise 18

Creating turnovers and winning rebounds helped propel the West Lincoln girls to a big win in the finals and the end of their perfect season with an 11-0 record.

“I’m proud of the girls and what they accomplished this year,” said West Lincoln coach Brooks Smith. “It’s very hard to go perfect in any sport and we were able to do that. I appreciate all their hard work this year and if this group will stick together and keep working, the potential is there to do even bigger things in the future. We lost in the championship last year and their goal all year long was to win it this year.”

West Lincoln led 14-2 after the first quarter and 22-11 at halftime.

Ta’Kyla Brothern led the Lady Bears with 13 points and Kara Beth Addison chipped in 11 points. Faythe Magee scored seven points and Mary Claire Johnson added six points. Madilyn Case scored four points and Mailey Kate Young, Gabby Evans, and Alexis Johnson scored two points apiece to round out the West Lincoln scoring.

Other members of the Lady Bears team include Ramsey Hall, Madelyn Spring, Preslee Rushing, Kali Herring, Anna Rai Cline, Zyeria Pryor, Deanna Lofton, Zykayla Pryor and Gentry Smith.

Hannah Jergins led Enterprise with 13 points. Mallory Honea added three points and Delia Nations added two points. Other members of the Lady Jackets include Rylee Watts, Allayna Barnett, Ainslee Jergins, Carmin Banks, Aubren Ezell, Myeisha Terrell, Ellie Davis, Mae McCorkle, Savannah Judd, Cierra Judd and Lauren Mathes.

Loyd Star 49, Bogue Chitto 24

Loyd Star led 17-4 after one quarter and 33-6 at halftime.

Alyssa Leggett led the Lady Hornets with 15 points. Carson Hughey scored 10 points and Riley Thorton added eight points. Mary Claire scored six points and Atleigh Anding and Marley Britt scored four points apiece. Brailynn Byrd rounded out the Loyd Star scoring with two points. Other members of the Lady Hornets include Madison Altman, Lydia Bass and Natalie Womack.

De’Mya Porter led Bogue Chitto with 16 points and Rickyra Wells scored eight points. Other members of the Lady Bobcats include Kassidi Watts, Trinity Rogers, Tiffany Richardson, Macie McCaffrey, Maya Robinson, Autumn Ramshur, Sarah Kate Bonds and Courtney Clay.

Story by Dave Linton