Tigers outlast Bulldogs in double overtime

Published 12:26 am Saturday, February 9, 2008

MEADVILLE — It wasn’t easy, but the Jefferson County Tigers wrapped up the No. 1 seed for next week’s Region 7-3A Tournament with a 68-65 win over the Franklin County Bulldogs in double overtime.

Jefferson County won the game by outscoring Franklin County a combined 13-10 in the two overtime sessions. Altogether, seven players ended up scoring in double figures in the game.

Kadon Day led the Tigers (20-10, 11-1) with a game-high 24 points while Percy Turner had 18 points and Trelvillion Gaines scored 12 points. For Franklin County, which finished 5-7 in region play, Jarvis Hunt led the way with 13 points. Jason Hunt finished with 11 points and Jordan Hunt and Jarvis King added 10 points each.

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Wilkinson County 75, North Pike 66

WOODVILLE — Kenny Harden scored a season-high 31 points and Corey Anthony finished with 19 points as the Wildcats held on for a nine-point win over the Jaguars Friday night in Region 7-3A action.

Wilkinson County turned a four-point lead at the end of the first quarter into a 14-point halftime lead by outscoring North Pike 26-16 in the second quarter. The Jaguars’ offense woke up in the second half, but was unable to overcome a 15-point deficit.

P. McCray was the only North Pike player to score in double figures as he finished with 30 points.

Greenville-Weston 72, Natchez High 42

GREENVILLE — A long trip for the Bulldogs wasn’t made any easier as they fell behind 25-3 at the end of the first quarter and wound up losing to the Hornets by 30 points in their regular-season finale Friday night.

Natchez High (14-12) scored 20 points in the second quarter, yet still trailed at halftime by 12 points. Greenville-Weston put the game away by outscoring the Bulldogs 20-6 in the third quarter.

Kendall Logan led the Bulldogs with 13 points. A. Richardson led the Hornets with 24 points.

Epps 70, Monterey 49

MONTEREY — Thanks to a balanced scoring attack and four players in double figures, the Panthers rolled to a 21-point win over the Wolves in District 3-B action Friday night.

Epps proved why it is the best team in District 3-B by jumping out to a 22-10 lead at the end of the first quarter. Monterey (2-4 in district play) tried to cut into the lead in the second quarter, but a 22-11 advantage by the Panthers put the game away.

P. Bell and L. Desselle led Epps with 15 points each and J. Herrington had 11 points. Billy Metcalf, Jon Lipsey and Garrett Lipsey scored 11 points each to lead Monterey in scoring.