Meridian Star

November 17, 2012

Roundup: Twenty games on tap today for Lauderdale County Soccer tourney

from combined reports
The Meridian Star

MERIDIAN — Meridian High School and the four Lauderdale County schools will meet at Northeast Park today for the annual Lauderdale County Soccer Tournament. The round-robin tournament will feature a points system to determine the boys and girls winners.

Each team receives five points for a win, two points for a tie, three points for a shutout and one point for each goal up to five in a game.

The tournament begins at 8 a.m. and runs through games starting at 5 p.m. with games scheduled to start every hour. Field 2's slate of action includes West Lauderdale vs. Northeast Lauderdale boys, West vs. Northeast girls, Clarkdale vs. Meridian boys and Clarkdale vs. Meridian girls, NEL vs. Southeast Lauderdale boys and girls, MHS vs. West boys and girls and Southeast vs. Clarkdale boys and girls. Field 3's games are MHS vs SEL boys and girls, SEL vs. West boys and girls, West vs. Clarkdale boys and girls, Clarkdale vs. NEL boys and girls and NEL vs. MHS boys and girls.

— Jamie Wachter



PREP BASKETBALL

NE Lauderdale    44

Kemper Co. boys    38

DJ Mitchell scored 11 points and James added 10 as the Trojans topped the defending Class 3A state champion WIldcats on Friday.

Northeast, which improved to 5-1, returns to action in the East Central Tournament next week.

Kemper was led by Albert Creer’s 10.

— Jamie Wachter



LATE PREP BASKETBALL

SE Lauderdale    94

West Laud. girls    34

Jasmine Bush and Crystal Clay both recorded double-doubles and the Tigers rolled past the Knights on Thursday.

Bush led Southeast, which will take a 6-0 mark and the top seed into next week's East Central Tournament, with 23 points, 18 rebounds and six blocked shots, while Clay added 16 points and 11 rebounds. Kamisha Pringle and Tay Ruffin each added 18 points.

West was led by Mallory Wooldridge's 14.

— Jamie Wachter



West Laud. boys    61

SE Lauderdale    47

The Knights will head into next week's East Central Tournament undefeated after defeating the Tigers on Thursday. JD Williams led 6-0 West with 18 points while KD Edmonds added 17.

LaDerek Armstrong led Southeast with 13.

— Jamie Wachter



Meridian    72

Laurel girls    36

The Wildcats rolled on the road Thursday behind a leading performance from Kayla Gordon.

Gordon, a Dany Dozen selection by the Jackson Clarion-Ledger, scored 16 points to pace 5-1 Meridian. Miracle Dubose added 12, while Kadaisha Brown finished with nine and Alliejah Echols and Jasmine Cherry each scored eight.

MHS led 36-11 at halftime.

— Jamie Wachter



Lamar girls    49

Winston Academy    41

The visiting Raiders grabbed a six-point lead in the first quarter and made that hold up behind 29 points from Olivia Mabry.

Natalie Williams added six points for Lamar, which moved to 6-1 and hosts Patrician (Ala.) Academy today.

— Jamie Wachter



Newton County    69

Scott Central boys    50

Rakenya Cole scored a game-high 26 points and the Cougars evened their record at 2-2 on Thursday.

Newton County also received 10 points from Jamoral Graham and will return to action at the East Central Tournament.

Denarius Gray led the Rebels with 17 while Marquisius Bland added 15.

— Jamie Wachter



Lamar boys    55

Winston Academy    48

Lance Strickland scored 31 points and Brett Schaeffer added 10 as the Raiders won for the second straight time Thursday.

Lamar hosts Patrician (Ala.) Academy today.

— Jamie Wachter



Lamar    55

Enterprise    37

The Raiders overcome a first-quarter deficit to take control in the second quarter and they pulled away from there Tuesday.

Lance Strickland led Lamar, which evened its record at 1-1, with 16 points. Trevor Boling added 13 and Jonathan Young finished with 12.

— Jamie Wachter



Leake Aca. girls    72

Newton Co. Aca.    21

Mary Grace Key was the lone Rebelette in double figures as 14 Leake players scored Thursday as LA cruised past visiting Newton County Academy.

Key scored 13 while Hannah Moore and Katie Webb each added eight points for the 6-0 Rebelettes, who led 30-7 after the first quarter and 45-16 at halftime.

NCA was paced by Katie Bounds' 11.

— Jamie Wachter



Leake Aca. girls    67

Copiah Aca.    42

Hannah Peoples poured in 25 points and Hannah Moore hauled in 17 rebounds as the Rebelettes jumped out to a huge lead at home Tuesday.

Leake led 25-4 after the first quarter and 52-13 at halftime as Anna Kat Nowell, Chloe Thaggard and Katie Webb all added eight points.

Taylor Wilson led Copiah with 12.

— Jamie Wachter



Leake Aca. girls    64

Sylva-Bay Aca.    36

Anna Kat Nowell paced four Rebelettes in double figures last Saturday with 13 points and Leake held visiting Sylva-Bay scoreless in the third quarter.

After leading 20-6 following one quarter, LA turned a 38-23 halftime lead into a 60-23 lead entering the fourth with Hanna Moore adding 10 points and Chloe Thaggard and Katie Webb each finishing with 11.

Sylva-Bay received 14 points from Mallory Odom and 12 from Kerrie Blakney.

— Jamie Wachter



Leake Aca. girls    82

Mt. Salus Christian    50

The Rebelettes methodically pulled away from visiting Mt. Salus on Nov. 8, outscoring it in every quarter. LA led 27-14 after one and 55-31 at halftime.

Twelve Rebelettes scored, led by Hannah Moore's 16 points and 10 rebounds. Katie Webb added 15 points, while Hannah Peoples finished with 12 and Anna Kat Nowell chipped in 11 points, five rebounds and eight assists.

Anna Grace Govero led Mt. Salus with 18 points.

— Jamie Wachter



LATE JUCO BASKETBALL

Itawamba    83

Meridian women    65

The Eagles captured the 2012 Region 23 Tournament Championship against Itawamba to earn a berth in the NJCAA National Tournament several months ago, but the Indians returned the favor Thursday night at home.

Freshman Kristen Sampson led the way in scoring for MCC with 19 points, while sophomore Gelese Lampton finished the game with 17 points. Sophomore Malaka Johnson added 13 points in the road loss at Itawamba.

MCC (4-2) returns to action next Monday night at home against Jones County Junior College. The game is set to begin at 6 p.m.

The game will air live on 106.9 The Eagle, the campus radio station of Meridian Community College. The pre-game broadcast is scheduled to air at 5:30 p.m. This will mark the first ever broadcast of MCC basketball on 106.9 The Eagle.

— from school reports



Itawamba    88

Meridian men    61

The Eagles fell to 0-6 while Itawamba improved to 3-2.

The Eagles will return to action Saturday night on the road at Faulkner State Community College. The game is scheduled for 6 p.m.

The MCC men will return to the Graham Gymnasium on Monday night against Jones County Junior College at 8 p.m.

The game will air live on 106.9 The Eagle, the campus radio station of Meridian Community College.

— from school reports



NE Mississippi    79

East Central women    66

The Warriors fell to 1-6 with a home setback Thursday. Angelia Allen scored 21 points for Northeast, which moved to 2-2 and led 36-25 at halftime.

East Central received 11 points each from Xzandra Dowd and Jaianah Matthew, while Jakela Johnson finished with 10.

ECCC hosts Itawamba at 1 p.m. today.

— Jamie Wachter



NE Mississippi    94

East Central men    69

Despite a game-high 22 points from Newton County product Hakeem Wesley, the Warriors fell to 0-7 with a home loss Thursday.

Northeast (2-2), which led 48-37 at halftime, was led by Acie Vance's 21 points.

In addition to Wesley's big game, ECCC got 11 points from TeJiminon Leatherwood and 10 from Aquill Baynard. The Warriors host Itawamba at 3 p.m. today.

— Jamie Wachter