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Lady Warriors bounce back

By By Jeff Byrd and Marty Stamper/staff writers
Jan. 16, 2002
Choctaw Central bounced back from a Friday loss at Heidelberg to down defending Class 3A state champion Southeast Lauderdale 88-67 in girls' basketball Tuesday night.
The Lady Warriors move to 19-2 on the season. Southeast falls to 18-6 with the loss.
Choctaw Central led 24-15 after one quarter and 42-29 at halftime. The Lady Warriors then blistered the nets for 30 points in the third quarter to take a 72-49 lead.
The leading scorer for Choctaw Central was Deaundrea Johnson with 26 points followed by Chantay Frazier with 15, Trish Phillips with 14, and Ashley Flint and Willamae Thomas with 11 each.
Samantha Smith led Southeast with 16 points. Kenitta Cooley and Shalonda Mitchell both had 13 with Stacy Tate adding 12.
Choctaw boys 66
Southeast 58
The Warriors used a 21-point second quarter to erase a 12-11 Southeast lead and went on to beat the Tigers 66-58.
Choctaw led 52-44 after three quarters.
Andrew McMillian led Choctaw Central with 14 points. Braden Sam had 13, Deon Lewis 12, and Tyler Williamson seven.
Ben Reed had 17 points for Southeast. Nehemiah Nwankpah had 12 and LaPatrick Carlisle and B.B. Brassfield both scored 10.
West girls 70
Carthage 49
The Lady Knights upped their overall record to 21-3 and their Division 5-3A mark to 6-1.
West led 24-2 early and had a 27-8 lead by the end of the first quarter.
The Lady Knights were up 39-13 by halftime.
Kristina Gardner led West with 15 points. J.J. Huggins had 11, JaWanda Huggins added 10 points and 10 rebounds, and Shannon Lloyd had nine points and 10 rebounds.
The Lady Knights return to action Friday at Collinsville against Choctaw Central in a key 5-3A showdown.
Carthage got 19 points from Ashley Luckett and 10 from Estrelita Harvey.
West boys 79
Carthage 40
The Knights took a 54-15 advantage into halftime of the Division 5-3A blowout at Carthage.
West led 27-10 after one quarter.
The Knights, 17-6 overall and 6-1 in 5-3A, got 17 points apiece from Boo Ramsey and Calvin Moore. Andre Adams tossed in 12.
Wallace Alexander led Carthage with 15 points.
Central girls 50
Sylva-Bay 34
Central Academy of Macon won its ninth game of the season turning back Sylva-Bay in Academy 3-A action.
Central moves to 9-16 on the season and is now 4-4 in district play.
The two teams were tied at 11-11 after one quarter.
It was 20-18, Central, at the half. Central then outscored the Lady Saints 30-17 in the second half to cruise to the 16-point win.
Carrie Coker led Central with 19 points. Meagan Stokes had 15 points and pulled down 16 rebounds while also making eight steals. Leslie Howard had 12 points and four assists.
Sylva-Bay was led by Jessica McNeil and Ingrid Norvell with 10 points apiece.
Newton girls 63
Scott Central 53
Newton took the Division 5-2A win at Scott Central to improve to 17-3.
Scott Central, 15-9, was led by Kattie Nickson with 22 points. Britney Burks had 15 and Elyse Clay had 12 points.
Newton was led by Kotreece Bender, Creoshia Williams, and Twila Clayton. No individual scoring was given.
Newton went up 16-13 after one quarter and it was 26-21 at the half. A 16-12 third quarter put the Lady Tigers up 42-33.
Bay Springs boys 74
Bassfield 53
Bay Springs evened its season record at 11-11 after beating Bassfield.
The Bulldogs remain unbeaten in division play at 3-0.
Jason Forte led the Bulldogs with 23 points. Calvin Weeden had 14. Bassfield was paced by Malcolm Scorvette with 20 points.