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Knights go 2-1 at Hattiesburg

By By Jeff Byrd / sports editor
Dec. 31, 2002
The West Lauderdale Knights went 2-1 in the Hattiesburg Holiday Invitational last weekend.
After falling to 5A state tournament quarterfinalist Hattiesburg in its opening game, West Lauderdale came back with two straight wins. This included a 53-51 win over defending 3A State Champion Corinth late Friday night.
Knights head coach Duran Clark was pleased with his team's play, especially after an injury to the team's leading scorer in Calvin Moore in the Hattiesburg game.
West Lauderdale will take an outstanding 16-1 record into the 2003 portion of its schedule. The Knights resume play on Jan. 7 against Southeast Lauderdale. Three days later, they take on Philadelphia.
Against Hattiesburg, the Knights fell 75-67. Boo Ramsey had a big game scoring 34 points. Moore had 19 before departing with his first half injury.
The Knights then beat Corinth 53-51 late Friday night. Boo Ramsey had 16 while Karlos Lewis chipped in 12. Chris Sephus added 11. Moore did not dress for the game.
E.J. Love led Corinth with 15 points and Calvin Davis had 12.
In its final tourney game, West Lauderdale ripped Stone County 84-60. Ramsey again led the way with 19 points. Calvin Moore chipped in 12 and Charles Andrews added 11 points.
Sevierville, Tn. girls 72
West Lauderdale 51
Defending Tennessee 3A champion Sevierville hit 10, 3-pointers to whip West Lauderdale 72-51 in the final day of the Greenville, Tenn., Holiday Classic on Sunday.
The loss drops West Lauderdale to 16-2 on the season. The Lady Knights went 1-2 in the 16-team tournament which featured teams from six states.
Sevierville led 17-6 after one quarter and 38-19 at the half. West played better in the second half and was only outscored by a basket.
J.J. Huggins led the Lady Knights with 20 points. Shannon Lloyd had 11 points and nine rebounds.
Brook Wallcott led Sevierville with 18 points.
Sumter Aca. boys 52
Pickens Academy 49
Sumter Academy won the Pickens Academy Tournament beating host Pickens 52-49 on Saturday night.
Jay Schroder had 16 points and was named the tournament MVP. Wayne Malone had 12 and J.D. Todd had 10.
The Sumter girls won the consolation game of the tournament beating South Choctaw Academy 39-32.
Megan Hester had 10 points while Meredith Edmonds had nine. Natalie Fox and Paige Ray each had six.
Susan Skinner led SCA with 12 points.
Jess Chambliss was named All-Tournament for the Sumter girls.