Meridian Star


December 27, 2013

NEL sweeps Sebastopol in West Classic


Russell Christian (girls) 41

Crenshaw Christian 15

    Payton Lippert led the Russell Christian Academy girls basketball team as the it  took down Chrenshaw Christian Academy, 41-15, in the Patrician Academy Christmas Tournament Friday night.

    Lippert scored 25 points and tallied nine rebounds, while Blair Robinson and Haley Fuller both had eight rebounds a piece to help RCA improve to 6-4, 0-1 on the season.

Crenshaw Christian (boys) 66

Russell Christian 47

    The Warriors went down in the first round of the Patrician Academy Christmas Tournament Friday night, falling to Chrenshaw Christian 66-47.

    Tyler Bolden led Russell Christian with a game-high 22 points, including four three-point baskets. Brett Boland also chipped in with eight points.

    Chrenshaw was led by Vladimil Petrov with 21 points. Trent McGough (16 points) and Alex King (12 points) were also in double digits on the night.

Noxubee County (girls) 57

Southeast Lauderdale 45

    The Southeast Lauderdale girls fell to Noxubee County, 57-45, in the Kemper County Holiday Classic Friday night.

    Gabrielle Cole led the Lady Tigers with 19 points as Southeast fell to 7-4  on the season. The Lady Tigers will face Sumnter Central (Ala.) today at 4:30 p.m.

Meridian (boys) 68

Greenforest Academy (Ga.) 62

    Meridian stayed in the winner’s bracket of the Chick-Fil-A Holiday Invitational Classic Friday night, taking down Greenforest Academy 68-62.

    Joel Baskin led the Wildcats with 21 points, going 5-of-8 from beyond the arch. Davontae Brewster  had 17, going 4-of-6 from three. Je’Vaughnte Harris had 10 points and eight assist and shot 6-of-7 from the foul line in the final two minutes of the game to help put away the win for Meridian. B.J. Miller was also in double digits with 10.

    The Wildcats move to 12-3 on the season and will face Columbia (Ga..) today at 6 p.m. CST.

Other scores:

Meridian (girls) 66, Warren Central 37

West  Lauderdale (boys) 67, Newton County 59

West Lauderdale (girls) 50, Newton County 40


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