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Prep basketball roundups: Norwood has 18 to lead WCCA past Amite School Center, 55-23

LIBERTY — Brandi Norwood finished with a game-high 18 points as the Wilkinson County Lady Rams defeated the Amite School Center Lady Rebels 55-23 Tuesday night.

Carmen Cavin added 14 points and Jamie Lewis chipped in with eight points for WCCA, which led Amite School Center 16-7 at the end of the first quarter and 21-14 at halftime.

The Lady Rebels tried to keep the game close in the third quarter, but the Lady Rams put the game away thanks to a 27-7 advantage in the fourth quarter.

WCCA (2-1) plays next at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18 when it travels to Pineville, La., to take on Cenla Christian Academy.

Monterey girls 41, Forest 33

MONTEREY — In a game that saw both teams have their scoring go up and down from one quarter to the next, the Monterey Lady Wolves survived to defeat the upset-minded Forest Lady Bulldogs, 41-33, Tuesday night.

Forest led Monterey 6-5 after one quarter of play, only to see the Lady Wolves go on a tear in the second quarter to grab what should have a commanding 25-12 halftime lead. However, the Lady Bulldogs responded by a 13-3 advantage in the third quarter to make it a 28-25 game. But Monterey was able to pull away with a 13-8 edge in the fourth quarter.

Karlee Woodruff led the Lady Wolves with 11 points while Emily Woodrum added eight points and Morgan Pecanty ended up with seven points.

Monterey (4-1) hosts Georgetown for homecoming at 6 p.m. Friday.

South Pike girls 69, Wilkinson County 44

WOODVILLE — The South Pike Lady Eagles’ defense held Wilkinson County to four points in the second quarter as they went on to defeat the Lady Wildcats, 69-44, Tuesday night.

South Pike outscored Wilkinson County 13-4 in the second quarter to turn a close game into a 15-point halftime lead at 32-17. The Lady Eagles then took command in the fourth quarter to put away the Lady Wildcats.

Wilkinson County (0-1) plays at 6 p.m. Thursday at home against McComb.