Lady Wildcats edge McComb; TE girls pound Pine Hills for victory

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 15, 2003

McCOMB &045; The first and second quarters of this non-division contest were even. The third and fourth quarters belonged to the Lady Wildcats as they pulled out the 47-35 win Tuesday night.

Kim Griffin led Wilkinson County with 18 points and Latasha Williams had 11 points. No McComb player scored in double figures.

The score was tied at 11 at the end of the first quarter and was 19-19 at halftime.

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Then Wilkinson County put on the defensive pressure that turned the momentum in its favor for an 11-5 edge in the third quarter and 17-11 in the fourth quarter.

Trinity Episcopal girls 50, Pine Hills 35

NATCHEZ &045; The Lady Saints remained in contention for a spot in the South State tournament with a 15-point win over a pesky Lady Wildcats team Tuesday night in MPSA District 7-1A action.

Mallory Archer led the Lady Saints (6-11, 3-4) with 16 points and Amber Easom had nine points.

North Pike girls 48, Franklin County 46 (OT)

SUMMIT &045; The Lady Jaguars probably didn’t play their best game, but they played just well enough to pull out a two-point win in overtime in a Division 7-3A game Tuesday night.

North Pike (13-4, 4-2) trailed Franklin County 13-8 after one quarter of play. North Pike switched its offense and took a 37-32 lead going into the fourth quarter.

Jefferson County girls 66, Crystal Springs 50

FAYETTE &045; Just when things were a little close after one quarter of play, the Lady Tigers’ defense enabled them to go on a 35-22 run over the second and third quarters en route to the 16-point win in Division 7-3A action Tuesday night.

Parklane girls 56, ACCS 41

NATCHEZ &045; Rebecca Brabham proved to be too much for the Lady Rebels to handle Tuesday night, scoring 22 points as the Lady Pioneers overcame a slow start to take a 15-point win.

Meghan Marchbanks led ACCS with 14 points.

West Lincoln 65, Cathedral 17

BROOKHAVEN &045; The Lady Bears jumped out to a 20-2 lead by the end of the first quarter before taking the commanding win.

West Lincoln (10-4, 4-0) outscored Cathedral 17-5 in the second quarter to lead 37-9 at halftime.

Dana King led West Lincoln in scoring, while Mattie Smith led Cathedral (1-11, 0-3) with seven.

Cathedral plays at St. Aloysius Friday.

Block girls 94, Tallulah High 71

TALLULAH, La. &045; Catessa Branch scored 31 points and Dani McMillin had 30 points as the Lady Bears opened up District 4-1A play with a big win over the Lady Trojans Tuesday night.

The first half proved to be the big difference as Block (9-5, 1-0) jumped out to a 27-13 lead after one quarter of play and then led 46-27 at halftime.

&uot;Going into the game I knew they didn’t have any guards,&uot; Lady Bears head coach Veronica Savage said. &uot;My defense rotated well.&uot;

One player Block could not stop, or even slow down, was Demetricia Tucker, who finished with a game-high 37 points.

&uot;She’s an outstanding player,&uot; Savage said. &uot;She’s a team leader.&uot;