Port Gibson hands JC girls loss; Tigers rally in fourth to clip Waves

Published 12:00 am Friday, January 9, 2004

PORT GIBSON &045; The long season for the Jefferson County Lady Tigers continued Friday night as the Port Blue Waves staved off a second-half rally to take a 50-46 in an Region 7-3A game Friday night.

Port Gibson broke an 11-all tie after one quarter of play by dominating Jefferson County (1-15, 0-5) in the second quarter, outscoring the Lady Tigers to take a 28-19 halftime lead.

However, Jefferson County, led by the play of Aisha Fountain and Michelle Gaines, would not go away quietly in the second half.

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The Lady Tigers cut the Lady Blue Waves’ lead to five by the end of the third quarter but could not generate enough offense in the fourth quarter to rally for the win.

Ayesha Fountain led JC with 17.

Jefferson boys 58, Port Gibson 51

The Tigers overcame a sluggish start by dominating the next two quarters and held off a fourth-quarter comeback attempt by the Blue Waves to take win.

Chris Carradine led Jefferson County with 18 points and Dudley Guice Jr. had 14 points.

Jefferson County couldn’t get things going offensively in the first quarter and trailed Port Gibson 8-4 at the end of the quarter.

But the Tigers responded over the next 16 minutes of play as they outscored the Blue Waves 16-10 in the second quarter and 19-5 in the third quarter to take a 39-23 lead.

Port Gibson scored 28 points in the fourth quarter, but the 16-point deficit was too much of a deficit to overcome.

Ryan Hedrick and Johnny Smith led Port Gibson with 14 points each.