Meridian Star

December 3, 2013

MHS sweeps past Wayne County

John Blackledge
The Meridian Star

MERIDIAN — Two tradition rich hardwood rivals met Tuesday night in prep action, featuring the Meridian Wildcats and Wayne County War Eagles. However, it was Meridian coming away with a clean sweep on the night.

    The Lady Wildcats beat the Lady War Eagles, 54-38, while the Wildcats whipped the Wayne County, 76-45.


Lady ’Cats 54, Lady War Eagles 38


    With 1:21 left in the opening quarter Kayla Gordon sent the Lady ’Cats on a 8-0 run to give Meridian a 16-7 lead. The Lady ’Cats ended the first quarter with a 17-13 advantage.

    In the second quarter, Miracle Dubose sent Meridian on a 11-0 run to give the Lady ’Cats a 27-14 lead. Meridian outscored Wayne County 14-8 to take a 31-21 lead into halftime.

    With 1:51 left in the third quarter Gordon helped the Lady ’Cats to a 21 point lead over the Lady War Eagles at 44-23. The Lady ’Cats extended their lead in the fourth quarter to make the final 54-38.

    “I'm proud of the way my girls played against Wayne County tonight,” Patricia Wilson said. “We had or game-plan, and we stuck to it.”

    Gordon led the team with 17 points, Dubose added 15, while Chrystianna Bakken and Alliejah Echols chipped in 7 points. 

    The Lady ’Cats improved to 6-1 on the season while Wayne County fell to 4-3.

    “We have been playing a little bit smarter these last few games,” Wilson said. “Overall I’m satisfied.”


Wildcats 76, War Eagles 45


    Jontavius Thomas paced the way for the boys team on the night scoring a triple double.

    Thomas recorded 12 points, 17 rebounds, and 10 blocks on the night.         With 3:50 left in the first quarter Je'Vaughate Harris sent the ’Cats on a 15-0 run to start the game with a seven foot jumper.

    Meridian went on to outscore the War Eagles 25-7 in the quarter.

    Joel Baskins' lay-up with a 1:55 left in the half sent the ’Cats on a 12-0 run to give them a 26 point lead.

    The ’Cats outscored the War Eagles 21-14 in the second to take a 46-21 lead into the half. Wayne County outscored Meridian 13-10 in the third, but the ’Cats still held a 56-21 advantage.

    With 3:41 left in the game Thomas sent the ’Cats on a 10-0 run to give the ’Cats a 26 point lead at 66-38. Wayne County edged the Wildcats 24-20 in the fourth to make the final 76-45.

    “We played outstanding defense tonight against a quality opponent,” head coach Randy Bolden said. “Anytime you get a win its big.”

    Meridian improved to 8-1 on the season while Wayne County fell to 5-4.