Bogue Chitto, Loyd Star split close games; BA sweeps pair
Here’s a roundup of area high school basketball action from Tuesday night.
Bogue Chitto, Loyd Star
Bogue Chitto and Loyd Star saw both their games come down to the final possession Tuesday in a pair of Region 7-2A games.
In the girls’ game, the Lady Hornets (13-6, 4-1) held on for a 62-60 win over the visiting Lady Bobcats (17-5, 3-2). Loyd Star coach Gene “Moochie” Britt and his team will next try to do something no one else in the region has done this season — beat the West Lincoln Lady Bears.
BC coach Robbie Walters pulls double duty leading both teams and his boys helped lessen the sting of the opening loss with a big 61-59 win over the Hornets in the second game. The BC boys have been dressing out eight players and have battled against larger, deeper rosters most every night.
The win by the Bobcats (5-15, 1-4) breaks a 13-game losing streak for BC. Loyd Star (8-11, 0-5) travels to West Lincoln on Friday.
The Cougars had little problem sweeping a pair of MAIS District 4-4A road games over the Cathedral Green Wave in Natchez Tuesday night.
Coach Ron Kessler and the Lady Cougars (16-10, 3-1) won 57-21 in the opener. The boys’ game was equally one-sided as the Cougars won 54-41 for coach Josh Watts to move their record to 19-6 overall and 3-1 in division play.
BA hosts Newton County tonight and travels to Columbia Academy on Friday.
The Wesson Cobras swept a pair of Region 7-2A games Tuesday night at Enterprise.
In the boys’ game, the Cobras (9-9, 3-2) and coach Rusty Newman took sole control of third place in the region with a 82-51 win. Currently Amite County is first in the standing with a 5-0 record and West Lincoln is second with a 4-1 mark. The second round of division play begins Friday.
Enterprise (4-12, 2-3) and coach Shane Adams are currently fourth in the standings.
The Lady Cobras (9-11, 2-3) are also fourth on the girls’ side after getting a 49-31 win over EAC (3-14, 1-4).
The Yellow Jackets host Amite County Friday.
The Bears went to Liberty Tuesday for a matchup of the top two teams on the boy’s side of Region 7-2A.
It was the AC Trojans who were 81-54 victors over the Bears (10-8, 4-1). A seven-point win over Wesson is as close as anyone has come to the Trojans in their first pass through region play.
The Lady Bears (10-8, 5-0) kept their division record perfect with a 68-7 mauling of the Lady Trojans.
It was a split for the LC Cougars Tuesday night against region rivals McComb. In the boys’ game coach Pat Bridges and his team took a 58-47 win on their home court.
The Cougars (14-7) host Raymond Friday. Raymond currently leads Region 6-4A with a 5-1 and LC has a 2-3 division record.
Coach Vicki Rutland and her Lady Cougars (9-11, 1-4) were beaten 67-47 by a McComb team that leads the region.