Cougars conquer Clinton Christian
Here is a look at the results from area high school hoops action on Thursday.
Both Cougar teams finished with perfect records in district play after sweeping Clinton Christian on Thursday at Mississippi College.
The Lady Cougars (20-6, 6-0) saw Clinton try and slow the pace down after BA defeated the Lady Warriors 49-48 last week. That strategy wasn’t enough though as the Lady Cougars took a convincing 34-21 win over CCA. Senior Jana Case nearly outscored the opposition herself as she totaled 20 points to lead the BA offense. Freshman Anne Brantley Warren scored eight points and grabbed seven steals. Makayla Martin added six points for BA. The Lady Cougars committed a season low four turnovers in the win.
The boys’ game had a similar slow pace and again it was the Cougar (23-3, 6-0) who came out with a convincing win — 44-32. Senior forward Cade Brown led the Cougars with 18 points. Point guard Britton Nelson scored 11 points and Dawson Flowers scored six points and grabbed 11 rebounds.
BA now moves on the district tournament next week that will be hosted by Newton County Academy in Decatur.
The Loyd Star Hornets split a pair of road games in Eatonville on Thursday when they took on fellow 2A program North Forrest.
The Lady Hornets (11-11, 2-3) brought back a 57-53 win that snapped an 11-game winning streak by North Forrest. Senior center Sarah Britt led the Lady Hornets with 15 points and 15 rebounds. Freshman point guard Aubrey Britt added 14 points for the Lady Hornets. Marleigh Bullock and Christie Patterson scored seven points apiece and Carly Beth Wallace and Taylor Smith added six points each. TaMaria Townsend rounded out the LS scoring with two points.
In the boys’ game the Eagles jumped on Loyd Star 20-9 in the first quarter as they took a 60-42 win. Dane Smith scored 13 points to lead the Hornets (15-8, 6-0). Stephen Mills was the only other LS player in double figures with 11 points. Zabien Price scored seven points. Micah Calcote and Reese DeHart added three points apiece. Jett Calcote and Zaycheous Vaughn scored two points each for the Hornets. Peyton Morse capped the LS scoring with one point.
Loyd Star has two huge home games to end the regular season when they host Region 7-2A foes West Lincoln and Amite County on Tuesday and Friday.