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January 7, 2014

Meridian sweeps district opener at Petal

The Meridian boys basketball team used a hot night beyond the arch to sink Petal on the road Tuesday night.

    The Wildcats started the game on a 20-1 run en route to a 20-6 lead after the first quarter. Meridian did not let up in the second quarter either, rallying to a 45-15 lead at the half before running out the clock much of the second half to earn their first district win of the year.

    Joel Baskin led the Wildcats with 16 points while going 3-for-6 form three-point range. Robert Peden was also hot from three, going 3-for-5 from beyond the arch for 11 points. Jontavious Thomas had 10 points, eight rebounds and six blocks, while B.J. Miller had 10 points for the ‘Cats.

    Meridian improves to 14-5 and 1-0 in district and will host Oak Grove Friday night.

    “We came out quick tonight,” Meridian head coach Randy Bolden said. “I thought we shot the ball really well and did a good job of defending.”

Meridian girls 48 OT

Petal 44


    The Meridian girls basketball team clawed out a road win in its district opener against Petal Tuesday night, beating the Lady Panthers 48-44 in overtime.

    The Lady Wildcats outscored Petal 10-6 in overtime with sophomore Zaria Jones adding six of her eight points after regulation for Meridian. Kayla Gordon led the Lady ‘Cats with 18 points on the night.

    Meridian improves to 15-3 and 1-0 in district with the win and will host Oak Grove Friday night.

Newton County girls 42

Northeast Lauderdale 31


    The Newton County girls basketball team used a strong second half to put away Northeast Lauderdale on the road Tuesday night, beating the Lady Trojans 42-31.

    Up 15-14 at the half, Newton County outscored Northeast 14-8 in the third quarter and 13-9 in the final period to come away with the win.

    Dalmaricka King led the Lady Cougars with 12 points and was followed by Kaylia McCree and Latesia Davis with seven apiece. Brittney Williams had seven points to lead Northeast.

    Newton County (11-4) will return home to participate in the Newton County Invitational Tournament on Thursday.

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