Wildcats slip past Jefferson County in Div. 6-3A thriller

Published 12:00 am Sunday, November 11, 2001

Sunday, November 11, 2001

The Natchez Democrat

The Wilkinson County Wildcats overcame a 10-point halftime

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deficit to defeat the Jefferson County Tigers 66-65 in the Division

6-3A opener for both teams Saturday night in Woodville.

Wilkinson County won despite a 23-point effort by Jefferson

County’s Delvin Thompson.

Jefferson County (1-3, 0-1) took a 16-11 first-quarter lead

and a 33-22 halftime lead.

But Wilkinson County rallied in the second half as the Wildcats

outscored the Tigers 20-13 in the third quarter and 23-19 in the

fourth quarter for the dramatic win.

Tyrone Butler and Angelo Johnson had 13 points each and Bryant

Miller and Bennard Robinson added 11 points each for Wilkinson


Londell Eanochs scored 11 points and Juan Wyatt added 10 points

for Jefferson County.

Jefferson County hosts Franklin County in a Division 6-3A matchup

Wednesday night following the varsity girls game.