Bears, Lady Cats claim winsPublished 12:10am Sunday, November 17, 2013
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The West Lincoln Bears and Bogue Chitto Lady Cats secured victories in basketball action Thursday night at Jack Case Gymnasium.
In the girls’ game, the Lady Cats climbed back in the win column after whipping the West Lincoln Lady Bears 49-31. In boys’ action, West Lincoln clobbered the Bobcats 92-23.
Bogue Chitto returns to action Monday as they visit Wesson to battle the Lady Cobras and Cobras for four games. Junior high action begins at 4 p.m. Varsity action tips off at 6 p.m., followed by the boys’ game.
West Lincoln resumes action Tuesday. They will host the Franklin County Bulldogs for three games. The junior varsity girls are set to begin at 5 p.m., followed by the varsity games.
Bogue Chitto 49, West Lincoln 31
The Lady Cats managed to overcome a sluggish first quarter to claim a 23-19 lead at halftime. In the second half, BC outscored the Lady Bears 26-12 to cruise to the win.
Senior Mattie Avants and sophomore Zariah Matthew were the offensive leader for the Lady Cats (2-1) with 15 points apiece. Matthews paced Bogue Chitto on the boards with five rebounds, while collecting three steals and five assists. Avants also gathered three steals and three assists.
“Offensively, we couldn’t get going in the first half, but finally settled down,” said BC coach Christi Terrell. “We had to many unforced turnover and we must continue to improve in this area. Overall, we are happy to get the win although we are not at the level we need to be playing at.”
Senior forward Destiny Allen was the top scorer for the Lady Bears (1-2) with 12 points and five rebounds. Heather Moak directed the charge on the backboards for West Lincoln with six rebounds.
“We shot the ball horribly and had too many turnovers,” said West Lincoln coach Lane Young. “That is not a good combination. Bogue Chitto did a good job shooting in the second half.”
West Lincoln 92, Bogue Chitto 23
West Lincoln’s high-octane offense was to powerful for the Bobcats to handle from the start as the Bears commanded 68-13 lead at halftime and cruise to the win.
Junior Duane Marshall pumped in a game-high 15 points to lead three players in double-figures for West Lincoln. Ke-Shaun London chipped in 13 points and Zekenith Porter contributed 12 points.
“Glad to get win and give everyone some playing time,” stated Young.
Jeremiah Perkins paced the Bobcats (0-3) with a team-high seven points. Tyler Forsyth provided six points.
In junior high action, West Lincoln swept Bogue Chitto for a pair of games.
In the girls’ game, the Lady Bears squeezed past the Lady Cats for a 19-18 win. Megan Gerald and Skylar Hall directed West Lincoln’s offense with five points each. Lineka Newson was the top scorer for BC with eight points.
In boys’ action, West Lincoln claimed a 48-15 triumph over Bogue Chitto. Adam Martinez poured in a game-high 14 points to lead the Bears. The Bobcats were lead by Richardson with seven points.