Lake Lady Hornets get big win
By By Marty Stamper/The Meridian Star
Jan. 27, 2001
FOREST Their 57-41 win over Scott Central Friday night was big to the Lake Lady Hornets for several reasons.
First, it was a victory over a county rival.
Second, it was a victory over the defending Class 1A state champions.
Third, it wrapped up the regular season championship and secured the top seed in the upcoming Division 6-1A Tournament that Lake will host, Feb. 12-16. Lake is 7-0 on its home court this season.
And fourth, it extended Lake's winning streak to 13.
It was a torrid final five minutes of the third quarter that sent the Lady Hornets past Scott Central.
Lake jumped out to a 12-3 lead only to have the Lady Rebels pull to within 21-20 on two free throws from Kattie Nickson with 1:25 to go in the first half.
A three-point play from Kimyatta Viverette 12 seconds later sent Lake into halftime with a 24-20 lead.
The Lady Rebels drew even at 26-26 on a 3-pointer from Marquita Anderson with 5:04 to go in the third period.
Lake coach Bill Ingersoll called time out and his troops closed the period with a 16-3 run to grab a 42-29 advantage heading into the fourth quarter.
Lake led by as much as 18 (54-36) in improving to 21-3 overall and 10-0 in 6-1A.
Viverette led Lake with 21 points. Roxana Rogers scored 18 with nine coming in the fourth quarter. Odena Cox and Latoyia Hunt both added six points.
Scott Central (19-8 overall and 7-2 in 6-1A) got 16 points from Nickson, 11 from Burkes, six from Anderson, and five from Elyse Clay.
The Lady Rebels made only half of their 24 free throws.
Lake boys 63, Scott Central 48: The Hornets used the 26-point effort of Neal Tadlock to improve to 5-17 and go 3-0 against the Rebels this season.
Lake led 17-7 after one quarter, 31-21 at halftime, and 43-33 to start the fourth quarter.
Scott Central rallied to within 33-28 with five minutes left in the third quarter but two baskets in 50 seconds extended Lake's lead to 37-28 and the Hornets were not challenged again.
Lake also got 13 points from Ladonovan Towner, 10 from Leroy Anderson, and six from Craig Martin.
Scott Central, 0-17, got 14 points from Roderick Loper, 13 from Courtney McClendon, and 12 from MacHardy Bobbitt.