• 68°

Meridian splits two with Oilers

By By Jamie Sullivan/The Meridian Star
Nov. 20, 2001
HEIDELBERG The Meridian High School Lady Wildcats slipped past Heidelberg High School 59-56 Monday night to up their record to 5-2 on the season.
The Heidelberg boys defeated MHS, 86-69.
Late in the fourth quarter, the Lady Oilers tried to make a run for the lead. However, some big foul shots proved to be the difference for the Lady Wildcats.
The Lady Oilers had one last chance to put the game in overtime, however, being down by three points, a player-coach misunderstanding nullified the opportunity.
MHS looks to Mosley for leadership as she led the team with 22 points.
Latishea Jones scored 11 points en route to the win for the Lady Wildcats.
The Lady Oilers were led in scoring by Catina Fowler 20, Latoya Walker 12, and Princess Bender added 10.
The Lady Wildcats will be in action again Nov. 27, when they travel to Jackson Lanier. The 1-3 Lady Oilers will face off with Laurel tonight, in their annual tournament, the Heidelberg Classic.
Oiles 86
Wildcats 69
The Heidelberg Oilers embarrassed Meridian en route to a 86-69 victory.
The 5A Wildcats look good on paper against a 3A Oiler squad, however, three-point shooting proved to be the difference for the Oilers.
Heidelberg has played MHS very close the past couple of years, and HHS head coach Ted Williams was convinced his team could win.
That meeting could come next month with Heidelberg and Meridian both entered in the Frazier-Yarbrough Classic at MHS. Also, the two teams are slated to play again Jan. 18 at the Wildcats gym.
Meridian could never overcame a 43-31 halftime set back.
The Oilers look to Derrick Turner for crowd pleasing slam dunks three against the Wildcats fine three-point shots, and leadership on the court.
Turner led the Oilers with 24 points, followed by Marvin McDonald 19, Cedric Pierre 13, and Jessie Jones added 10.
The Wildcats were led in scoring by Fred Cole with 18 and Tony Dunn with 16.
Meridian will hit the road as it will travel to Jackson Lanier on Nov. 27, while Heidelberg tangles with Laurel in the annual Heidelberg Classic tonight.
Jamie Sullivan is a sports writer for The Meridian Star. Email him at jsullivan@themeridianstar.com, or call 693-1551, ext. 3226.

Franklin County

Chucky Mullins Scholarship brings in football star to lead youth camp

Franklin County

Hospitals offer another vaccine clinic in Franklin County 

Franklin County

Chamber announces application period for Junior Leadership

Franklin County

DHR opens second round of pandemic grants for childcare providers

Franklin County

NW-SCC offers scholarship to put students back on degree path

Franklin County

Leighton donates to Phil Campbell Fire Department

Franklin County

State’s mask mandate expires

Franklin County

Food Share collects $11K, 970 items

News

Class of ’48 friends reunite

Franklin County

4-H takes applications for rabbit project

Franklin County

Statewide clean-up campaign continues through April

Franklin County

PC youth receive scholarships

Franklin County

Franklin County youth livestock exhibitor earns ribbon

News

City addresses storm damage at sports complex

Franklin County

FRANKLIN’S FINEST: Annual Partnership Awards honor county’s dedicated citizens

Franklin County

Studio X-Treme wins big at state, AAU Junior Olympic Qualifier

News

$8K goes to RHS’ Lauren Sturdivant

Franklin County

Clinic draws countians for COVID-19 vaccine

Franklin County

Franklin County Schools receives $200K for technology from ARC

News

NJHS numbers illustrate EL gains

Galleries

PHOTOS: Sweet floppy-eared fun

Franklin County

PC seeks new chief following resignation

Franklin County

Tharptown seventh-grader finds niche with Shoals basketball team

Franklin County

Planning proceeds for 40th Watermelon Festival

x