Meridian Star

February 6, 2013

Roundup — Lamar boys down host Wayne in division tourney

from combined reports
The Meridian Star

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

Scott Central    66

Clarkdale girls    52

     The Rebels' star Victoria Vivians poured in 50 points to beat the host Bulldogs.

     Clarkdale, which fell to 8-16 and 4-8 in division, was led by Daneisha Emerson's 16 points. Anna Mabry added 11 and Vianna Adams chipped in with 10 for the Bulldogs, who will face Union on Monday in the division tournament at Puckett.

— Jamie Wachter

Quitman girls    66

West Lauderdale    34

     Ameonia House scored 12 to lead the Panthers past the Knights, wrapping up an unbeaten Division 5-4A record.

     The Panthers, who are 20-6 and 10-0, will be the top seed at next week's division tournament at Laurel.

     West was led by Candace Brown's 13.

— Jamie Wachter

Quitman boys    58

West Lauderdale    52

     The Panthers edged the Knights behind 19 points from Tavarious Moore and 11 from Cortez Horne. Quitman, which improved to 16-7 and 7-3 in Division 5-4A, will be the second seed at next week's division tournament at Laurel.

     West was led by Vince Watkins' 14 points and KD Edmonds' 10.

— Jamie Wachter


MCC women's game postponed

     The Meridian Community College women were scheduled to travel to LSU-Eunice tonight for a key Miss-Lou Conference contest, but the game has been postponed due to a major leak in the roof in the gymnasium.

     There has been no date announced for a makeup.

— from school reports

East Central    71

Pearl River women    66

     Jaianah Matthew poured in 16 points and Xzandra Dowd and Taylor Brister contributed 15 points each in leading the Warriors past the Wildcats on Monday night on the Poplarville campus.

     With the win, the Warriors improved to 6-12 overall and 3-4 in the MACJC South.

Dowd, a 5-8 sophomore guard, led in rebounds with 13 and was also credited with four assists and two steals. Brister, a 5-2 freshman, had seven assists and three steals.

     EC held a 33-22 advantage at halftime.

— from school reports

Pearl River men    75

East Central    58

     The Warriors were not as fortunate and fell on the road Monday night, dropping to 1-17 and 1-6 in the MACJC South.

Bobby Wrench, a 6-5 sophomore forward, tallied 24 points to lead East Central. Also scoring in double figures was Aquill Baynard with 11.

— from school reports


ECCC places fourth in Coast tourney

     East Central Community College’s golf team finished fourth in MACJC Event No. 1 held Sunday and Monday at Diamondhead Country Club.

     The Warrior linksters posted rounds of 319 and 328 for a 647 total in the 36-hole competition, won by tournament host Mississippi Gulf Coast.

     Sophomore Lee McDill of Newton led EC with a pair of 77’s for a 154 total. The Newton County High School product finished tied for fifth and qualified for the All-Tournament Team.

     Other team members were Sawyer Williams, 161 (85-76); Taylor York of Choctaw Central, 168 (80-88); Aaron Tucker, 178 (91-87); Shelby Patterson, 180 (77-103); and Evan Dowell, 182 (92-90).

— from school reports