Bears, Hornets, Cougars all pick up Thursday night sweeps
West Lincoln, Loyd Star and Brookhaven Academy swept both the boys and girls games Thursday night in area high school basketball action. Here’s a roundup of how that happened.
West Lincoln, Bogue Chitto
At the Lincoln County Tournament hosted by West Lincoln, the Lady Bears picked up a 72-41 win over Bogue Chitto. In the boys’ game the Bears won 66-31 over the Bobcats.
Brittany Sturkey had the hot hand for the Lady Bears as she led the way with a 24-point effort. The junior forward also grabbed four rebounds and dished out four assists.
Senior forward Paige Shedd chipped in 17 points and seven rebounds while freshman Kara Beth Addison scored 15 points, dished out seven assists and made six steals. Senior forward Bailey Wilson added eight points and five rebounds for coach Brooks Smith.
The Lady Bears are defending tournament champs and also got four point from Ta’kyla Brothern, two points from Mary Claire Johnson and one point apiece from Mya Brown and Ramsey Hall.
Bogue Chitto was led by DeAnna Edwards with 14 points. Rylea Carter and Katelyn Palmer scored eight points apiece for coach Robbie Walters. Kassidi White, Kaitlin Poole, Kayci Beth Wallace, Anna Brumfield and Kamilah Clay scored two points each for the Lady Cats. Kayden McKnight rounded out the BC scoring with one point.
In the boys’ matchup the Bears got 22 points from junior Ty Brotherns. Seniors Karlton Byrd and Anthony “Peanut” Hughes chipped in 17 and 15 points respectively. Micahel Brothern had four points for the Bears while Spencer Maxwell and Chris Freeman scored two points each. Two points by Dylan Dickerson capped the WL scoring.
As usual Byrd stuffed the stat line with nine rebounds, four assists and three steals. Brotherns handed out six assists and Brothern grabbed 13 rebounds and made three steals. Dickerson also pulled in seven rebounds.
Bogue Chitto got a team high 12 points from Zach Upkins. Tay Nelson and Tra Mackabee scored five points each for BC. Jay May added four points and Cameron Williams chipped in three points. Miguel Ferguson added two points for the Bobcats.
On Tuesday the Lady Bears were 48-44 winners over Loyd Star in their tournament opener while West Lincoln also beat the Hornets 65-53 in the boys’ matchup.
Loyd Star, Enterprise
The Hornets bounced back from their Tuesday defeats to sweep Enterprise Thursday night. In the girls’ game the Lady Hornets were 57-37 winners and in boys’ action LS took home a 57-40 victory.
Sophomore guard Aubrey Britt led the Lady Hornets with 20 points in their win over EAC. Marleigh Bullock added eight points for coach Gene “Moochie” Britt and Carly Beth Wallace chipped in six points. Taylor Smith scored five points and Kelsie Foster added four points. Carson Hughey and Tamaria Townsend scored three points each for LS while Madison Falvey, Alyssa Leggett, Jaycee Case and Calia Beard all scored two points each against Enterprise.
Sophomore Natalie Harris scored a team high 16 points for the Lady Jackets in defeat. Freshman Hannah Jergins scored 11 points and KK Jones added five points. Sauna Hewitt with four points and Belle Porter with one point rounded out the Enterprise scoring for coach Shane Adams.
Senior Reese DeHart scored a team high 14 points for the Hornets in their win over the Yellow Jackets. Sophomore Taylor Presley scored a team high 13 points for the Jackets and junior Hib Johnson added 12 points.
The Cougars swept a pair of games over Centreville Academy Thursday night. Coach Ron Kessler and his Lady Cougars pushed their record to 9-4 with a 51-34 win. Coach Josh Watts and his BA boys’ team beat the visiting Tigers 44-32.
BA plays at Bowling Green tonight in Franklinton, Louisiana. They play at Porter’s Chapel on Tuesday and at Parklane next Friday. The Cougars close the 2019 portion of their schedule on Dec.27 and 28 at the Copiah Academy Tournament.