Knights take two from Carthage
By By Jamie Sullivan/The Meridian Star
Dec. 8, 2001
The West Lauderdale Knights squeaked by Carthage Friday night, taking a 60-58 decision.
The Knights got a last minute tip-in from Lee Nelson, to keep the game from going into overtime.
After just missing two free throws, Nelson happened to be in the right place at the right time.
The Knights sported a 27-20, halftime lead; however, Carthage took a one point lead early in the third quarter.
As the Knights rely on the three point shot, Boo Ramsey hit a key three pointer in the middle of the third quarter, to put the Knights back on top.
Ramsey led the Knights with 17, Karlos Lewis and Calvin Moore added 11 apiece.
Ramsey had to take charge, after Moore went out with a back injury late in the game.
The Tigers were led by Wilfred Fletcher with 18, and Robert Kelly tossed in 12.
The Knights will hit the road as they travel to cross-county rival Northeast on Monday.
The Tigers will also be on the road, visiting Nanih Waiya on Monday.
West Girls 90
The West Lauderdale Lady Knights got back on the winning track Friday, after losing two consecutive games, the Lady Knights trampled Carthage 90-26.
Turnovers, turnovers and more turnovers allowed the Lady Knights to ease by Carthage. The Lady Tigers had 24 turnovers, as they were dominated by the Lady Knight offense.
The Lady Knights were led in scoring by Amy Frazier, who tossed in 16 points for the Lady Knights.
The team leader, J.J. Huggins only scored 11 points, but that was enough for the win.
The Lady Knights held Carthage to only three points in the second quarter as they tossed in 23 points to carry a 52-15 lead into the locker room at halftime.
After the break, West Lauderdale outscored Carthage 38-11 to put the game away.
The Lady Knights were led in scoring by Frazier with 16, Patty Moore 15, Jawanda Huggins with 12, J.J. Huggins and Amber Young tossed in 11 apiece.
The Lady Tigers were led in scoring by Ashley Luckett with seven, and Shannon Cheeks had four points.
The 9-3 Lady Knights will hit the road, heading cross-county rival Northeast on Monday.
The 4-11 Lady Tigers will also be on the road as they visit Nanih Waiya on Monday.
Jamie Sullivan is a sports writer for The Meridian Star. Email him at email@example.com, or call 693-1551, ext. 3226.