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Prep roundups: NHS girls win big against Pearl River

CARRIERE — Zyaire Ewing led the Natchez High School Lady Bulldogs with a game-high 17 points, and Kiana Jones added 12 points as the rolled to a 46-18 win over the Pearl River Central High School Lady Blue Devils Saturday afternoon in an MHSAA Division 6-5A game.

This was a make-up game from the first snowstorm that walloped Mississippi and Louisiana a week and a half ago. It was also Natchez High’s first game since Jan. 21.

Pearl River Central was about as cold in the first quarter as the recent arctic blast to hit the region. The Lady Blue Devils could not get a single shot from the field or free throw to go in the basket. They were lucky to be trailing the Lady Bulldogs just 16-0 at the end of the quarter.

And while the Lady Blue Devils finally got on the scoreboard in the second quarter, they still could not keep Natchez High from scoring at will on them. The Lady Bulldogs went into halftime with a 34-8 lead.

Natchez High (17-2, 4-0) next plays at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Brookhaven High School.

Natchez High boys 57, Pearl River Central 40

CARRIERE — De’Arius Griffin finished with a game-high 18 points as the Natchez High School Bulldogs defeated the Pearl River Central High School Blue Devils 57-40 in MHSAA Division 6-5A action Saturday afternoon.

Natchez High’s defense came ready to play in the first three quarters. The Bulldogs took a 16-10 lead over Pearl River Central at the end of the first quarter. They held the Blue Devils to just six points in the second quarter en route to a 32-16 halftime lead and four points in the third quarter to take a 42-20 lead.

The Blue Devils put up 20 points in the fourth quarter, but they couldn’t make nearly enough stops on defense as the Bulldogs scored 15 points. Keylan Wimley chipped in with 11 points for Natchez High. Alex Travis led Pearl River Central with 13 points.

Natchez High (12-7, 2-2) plays at Brookhaven High School at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Wilkinson County boys 64, Wesson 62

WESSON — Devin Voorhies scored 18 points to lead a balanced scoring attack as the Wilkinson County High School Wildcats held on for a 64-62 win over the Wesson Cobras Saturday afternoon in an MHSAA Division 7-3A game.

This was a make-up game due to the second snowstorm that hammered the Miss-Lou region last week. And for a while, it didn’t look too good for Wilkinson County.

Wesson kept the pressure on the Wildcats in the first half on both ends of the court. The Cobras led 10-9 after one quarter of play and 32-25 at halftime. However, the Wildcats were not going to be deterred as they outscored the Cobras 24-13 in the third quarter for a 49-45 lead. Wesson tried to rally in the fourth quarter, but came up a little short as it only manage to outscore Wilkinson County 17-15.

Travion Jones finished with 14 points, JaQuorias Stewart had 12 points and Desmond Hunter added nine points for the Wildcats.

Wilkinson County (9-10, 5-1) plays host to Franklin County at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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