Meridian Star


February 6, 2013

Roundup — Lamar boys down host Wayne in division tourney

MERIDIAN —      The Lamar boys basketball team advanced in the MAIS Division 4-AA tournament Tuesday at Wayne Academy, by routing the host Jaguars 45-27.

     Jonathan Young led Lamar with 15 points, while Lance Strickland added 13 and Trevor Boling finished with 12. The Raiders will play Simpson Academy on Friday.

— Jamie Wachter

Meridian girls    52

Louisville    42

     The Wildcats closed out the regular season with a home win. Playing without Jackson Clarion-Ledger Dandy Dozen selection Kayla Gordon, who was rested for precautionary reasons after tweaking her knee last week, Miracle Dubose guided MHS with 16 points. Demetrius Smith added 14 for the 21-4 Wildcats.

     Meridian will be the second seed in the Division 5-6A tournament and plays Oak Grove on Tuesday at Petal.

— Jamie Wachter

Meridian boys    78

Louisville    29

     Dennis Miles led the Wildcats to a regular-season finale home rout. Miles, a Dandy Dozen selection, pumped in a game-high 20 points. Jaricus Hubbard added 12 for MHS, which moved to 22-5.

     The Wildcats will be the top seed in next week's Division 5-6A tournament at Petal and will open against the host Panthers at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

— Jamie Wachter

SE Lauderdale    82

Heidelberg girls    26

     The Tigers rolled past the Oilers, putting four in double figures. Crystal Clay led Southeast, which moved to 25-1 and 9-0 in Division 5-3A, with 19 points, eight rebounds and five blocks, while Tay Ruffin added 18. Jasmine Bush chipped in with 12 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks and Kamesha Pringle finished with 11 points.

     Southeast visits rival Choctaw Central in the regular-season finale Friday.

— Jamie Wachter

Russell Christian    57

Veritas boys    30

     The Warriors kept their season alive in the MAIS Division 5-A tournament by beating host Veritas.

     Tyler Bolden paced the 21-7 Warriors with 23 points, while Kyle Russell added 12 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks. Russell will face the Newton County Academy-Park Place winner on Friday.

— Jamie Wachter

Rebul Aca. girls    71

Russell Christian    33

     The Warriors' season ended in the MAIS Division 5-A tournament at Veritas.

     RCA, which finished 7-22, was led by Haley Fuller's 15 points and 15 rebounds, while Anna James added seven.

— Jamie Wachter

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