Meridian Star

January 12, 2013

Roundup: Meridian edges past Oak Grove

From staff reports
The Meridian Star

MERIDIAN —     Meridian slid past Oak Grove 55-52 in girls prep basketball action Friday. The win moves the 'Cats to 16-2 overall and 2-0 in division play. Oak Grove fell to 19-2 and 1-1.

    Kala Gordon led the Wildcats with 16 points. Denetrius Smith added ten points while Jasmine Cherry led the defensive effort. Oak Grove's Kalynn Smith finished the night with 19 points.

    Meridian will be back in action Tuesday at Pearl.

— Josh Taylor

Meridian boys    65

Oak Grove    31

    The Wildcats improved to 2-0 in Division 5-6A and 15-4 overall after routing the visiting Warriors.

    Dennis Miles was one of three Wildcats to score 14 points to pace MHS, joined by Robert Peden and Devontae Brewster.

    Meridian visits Petal on Tuesday.

— Jamie Wachter

SEL girls    77

Clarkdale    36

    Southeast Lauderdale blasted Clarkdale 77-36 in girls prep basketball action. The win improves the Tigers record to 18-1 overall.

    Southeast's Jasmine Bush had a standout night scoring 20 points. Bush added 19 rebounds, ten steals, and nine blocks.

    Kamesha Pringle added 16 points to the win. Tayy Ruffin finished with 12 points. Clarkdale's Ashley Dunn led the Bulldogs with 19 points.

    Southeast gets back in action Tuesday hosting Philadelphia.

— Josh Taylor

SEL boys    90

Clarkdale    31

    Southeast Lauderdale boys took a 90-31 victory against Clarkdale Friday. The win evens Southeast's record at 7-7 overall and 2-0 in division play.

    Jake Smith led the offensive effort for the Tigers with 17 points. Demario Malone added 16 points to the effort. Lederrick Armstrong finished with 14 points. Clarkdale's leading scorer was Derias Cross with 17 points.

    The Tigers will be back on the court Tuesday hosting Philadelphia.

— Josh Taylor

Newton County    55

NE Jones boys    53

    Newton County boys edged out a 55-53 win versus Northeast Jones Friday in the Newton County Invitational.

    Newton County and Choctaw Central girls will face off today at 3:15 p.m. in a consolidation game. For the boys, Choctaw Central and Northeast Jones face off at 4:30 p.m.

    In championship action, West Lauderdale and Northeast Jones girls meet at 6 p.m. today while West Lauderdale and Newton County boys are set for 7:30 p.m.

— Josh Taylor

Quitman boys     57

Newton     37


    Josh Cannon and the Quitman boys basketball team took down Newton 57-37 Friday night.

    Cannon scored 13 points on the night, while Jadarious Avery scored 10 points for Quitman in the win.

    Demitric Edwards led Newton with eight points in a losing effort.

    The win improves Quitman to 12-4 on the season. The Panthers will play Laurel at home on Tuesday.

— Tony Tsoukalas

Lamar girls     63

Kemper Academy     34

    The Lamar girls basketball team was back to its winning ways Friday night, beating Kemper Academy 63-34.

    Olivia Mabry led the way for the Raiders, scoring 22 points, while Allie Shirley tallied 13 en route to the easy victory.

    The Raiders improved to 18-4 with the win.

— Tony Tsoukalas