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Scott, Neshoba both improve to 2-0

By By Marty Stamper/The Meridian Star
Oct. 26, 2001
HARPERVILLE – Both the host Scott Central and Neshoba Central girls improved to 2-0 in the early going of the 2001-2002 basketball seasons with Thursday night wins in the Lady Rebel Invitational.
Neshoba Central defeated Sebastopol 56-25 in the opener, while Scott Central beat Enterprise 65-40 in the second game.
Play resumes on Saturday with Enterprise and Sebastopol playing at 6:30 p.m. with Neshoba and Scott clashing at 8.
Neshoba Central 56
Sebastopol 25
The Lady Rockets outscored Sebastopol 14-7 in the first quarter and carried a 27-11 advantage into halftime.
Neshoba led by as much as 32 points in the second half.
Elyse Willis hit six 3-pointers in leading the Lady Rockets with a game-high 20 points. Miranda Rosar tossed in nine points, while Krystal Wells and India Backstrom both had eight. Kelli Thompson had seven.
Ashley Johnson led Sebastopol, 0-2, with eight points, while Brittany Gordon scored seven.
Scott Central 65
Enterprise 40
The Lady Rebels jumped out to a 23-14 first quarter lead and were up 37-20 going into halftime behind 12 points from Brittany Burks, nine from Quarnita Murray, and eight from Elyse Clay.
Scott led 52-30 through three quarters and led by as much as 29 points in the fourth quarter.
Burks finished with a game-high 20 points that included a perfect 8-for-8 showing at the free-throw line.
Murray added a dozen points, all coming from 3-point range. Clay and Kattie Nickson both scored 10, while Marquita Anderson added six.
Scott won a Class 1A state title in 2000 under Harrison, but has moved up to Class 2A this year and competes with Newton, South Leake, and Williams-Sullivan in its division. Clarkdale and Kemper County complete the league.
Enterprise, 0-2, got 17 points from Teela McBride, 11 from Kaccy Jimmerson, and six from Shonda Bester.
Marty Stamper is a sports writer for The Meridian Star. E-mail him at mstamper@themeridianstar.com or call him at 693-1551, ext. 3235.

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