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Lamar girls fall short

By Staff
STRIPPED Lamar's Summer Richie has the by stripped by a pair of defenders from Central Academy Wednesday in the MPSA Central Mississippi Classic. Photo by Paula Merritt/The Meridian Star
By Marty Stamper/The Meridian Star
Dec. 28, 2000
DECATUR The Central Academy Lady Vikings pulled away from a short-handed Lamar team in the second half to take a 44-30 win Wednesday in the opening round of the MPSA Central Mississippi Classic at East Central Community College.
After a 6-6 first quarter stalemate, Central eased into halftime with a 16-15 advantage.
Leslie Hancock's basket at the end of the third quarter gave the Lady Vikings a 32-25 lead heading into the final eight minutes.
Margaret McClure led Central, 12-10, with 17 points, while Hancock added 15. Megan Stokes tossed in six.
Lamar, which had only six players on hand, got 12 points from April Rodgers and six each from Myleia Shirley and Keri Mathis. The Lady Raiders fell to 2-13.
Sylva-Bay girls 41, Newton County Academy 32: Amber Carlisle scored 16 points and Katye Tubb added 12 to lead Sylva-Bay past the Lady Generals.
Sylva-Bay led 14-5 after one quarter and carried a 25-15 advantage into halftime. NCA trailed 32-24 to start the fourth quarter.
Carlisle went 10-of-16 at the free-throw line and got 12 of her 16 points in the first half. Sylva-Bay, 14-4, also got seven points from Ingrid Norvell and five from Lauren Husbands.
Brandy Upton led NCA, 7-10, with 15 points. Upton hit three three-pointers and made all four of her free throws. Ashley Callaghan tossed in nine points for the Lady Generals.
Sylva-Bay made 17 of 31 free shots, while Newton made nine of 15.
Indianola girls 53, Winston 33: The Lady Colonels improved to 19-3 with the 20-point win.
Indianola doubled Winston 16-8 in the first quarter and led 33-15 by halftime.
Margie Scroggins led Indianola, which went 30-5 last year, with 19 points, 15 of which came in the first half. Elizabeth Long scored 15 and Diana Miles had seven.
Winston, 7-8, got 17 points from Katy Rose White and eight from Shasta Nance.
Kemper Academy girls 63, University Christian 25: Kemper jumped out to a 20-4 first quarter lead in whipping the Lady Flames. The Lady Rams were up 36-7 by halftime.
Ashley Baty led Kemper, 6-9, with 10 points. Jen Myers and Megan Whitaker both scored eight, while Alicia Dufour, Blair Johnson, Emily George, and Lyndall Wodd each had six.
Kristi Thompson led UCS, 1-12, with 14 points. The Lady Flames have had a nightmare season as losses to Jackson Academy (70-12), Winston (59-3), and Riverdale, La., (93-4) would indicate.
Marty Stamper is a sports correspondent for The Meridian Star. E-mail him at sports@meridianstar.com.

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