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Wayne County takes two from Northeast

By Staff
FLYING HIGH Wayne County's Carla Bartee takes a jump shot against Northeast Lauderdale's LaToya Pringle (44) and Quin Jackson (30). Photo by Paula Merritt/The Meridian Star
By Jamie Sullivan/The Meridian Star
Nov. 14, 2001
The 6-1 Lady War Eagles of Wayne County added another loss to the 2-3 Lady Trojans' record Tuesday night, by defeating them 53-36.
After a slow start, the No. 6-ranked Lady War Eagles rallied around Natilie Jordan, and Carla Bartee to dominate the rest of the contest.
In the boys game, Wayne County defeated Northeast Lauderdale 82-60.
The Lady War Eagles sported a 26-17 internission led, and they dropped 27 more points in the final two periods compared to a mere 19 for Northeast.
Jordan not only had a big night on the hardwood, as she dropped 22 points to lead the Lady War Eagles to a win over the Lady Trojans, but she will have a great day Thursday, as she will sign to play basketball for the Mississippi University for Women.
Jordan and Bartee combined for 41 points in the game.
The Lady Trojans were led in scoring by Shaquita Bell 13, Crystal Hopson 10, and Quin Jackson with nine.
The Lady Trojans will be in action Friday when they play Clarkdale in the Lauderdale County Tournament held at the Ivy Sports Complex on the campus of Meridian Community College.
The Lady War Eagles will not be in action for the next couple of weeks due to football playoffs.
Wayne County 82
Northeast 60
Wayne County added another win to its record as they dropped Northeast 82-60 .
Northeast trailed only by eight going into the halftime break, but it could not manage to overcome an eight point setback.
The Trojans kept the game from getting out of hand until late in the third period. The War Eagles outscored the Trojans by 10 points to pull away with the victory.
Jamaal Martin hit some key shots to keep us in the game, but we've got to force more turnovers," said NEL coach Louis Lightsey. " We gotta play with more intensity. We just gotta play hard, that's the bottom line."
Wayne County was led in scoring by Kacey Wilson 28, Steven Ford 19, and Tedrick Wilson dropped 17.
The 2-1 Trojans will be on the hard wood Friday when they play Clarkdale in the Lauderdale County Tournament held at the Ivy Sports Complex on the campus of Meridian Community College.
The 3-0 War Eagles will have a break next week due to football playoffs.
Jamie Sullivan is a sports writer for The Meridian Star.

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