• 81°
franklin county times

Wildcats win gold

By By Austin Bishop / EMG regional sports director
June 28, 2004
Meridian High School head boys basketball coach Ernie Watson is hoping his Wildcats can transfer some of their State Games of Mississippi success to the regular season.
MHS used solid efforts on both ends of the floor to beat Durant 69-44 at Meridian Community College's Ivy Sports Center on Sunday, earning the school's third consecutive gold medal and the fifth in seven years.
The game was tied at 4-4 just over a minute into the half, but the Wildcats gradually stretched the lead out to 17-8 and then to 30-15.
Durant, a Class 1A school, came into the game with the reputation of being an outstanding shooting squad.
MHS led 37-23 at the half and continued to lengthen the lead, going up by as many as 27 points at one time against the smaller Tigers from DHS.
Durant had earned its spot in the finals with a thrilling two-point win over Choctaw Central in the semifinals on Saturday night.
The win by MHS allowed the Wildcats to run the table.
Meridian dominated the game on the inside early, despite having starting big men Cornelius Miles and Cyrus McGowan on the bench.
Miles and McGowan missed Meridian's last two games on Saturday, both wins over Wayne County, because they were in Jackson playing AAU basketball.
Once McGowan and Miles got into the game, the Tigers were too worn down to be able to do much with them as they pretty much had their way inside.
Colby Davis and McGowan led Meridian with 15 points each, while A.J. Brown, Anouk Jackson and Chris Leggett scored eight each. Chris Harris added seven.
Terrance Sanders led Durant with 11 points, while Jerome Walker scored 10 and Jonathan Boyd eight.

Franklin County

CDC authorizes COVID-19 vaccine for children

News

Russellville celebrates freedom at Jam on Sloss Lake Monday

News

RFD responds to downtown structure fire

Franklin County

Franklin County 4-H announces horse club, summer day camps

Franklin County

Sweet T’s Meat & Greet celebrates grand opening

Franklin County

Bank Independent launches School Share

Franklin County

First Metro Bank reaches nearly 2,000 local students through financial literacy efforts

Franklin County

County votes in primary runoff

News

Kids, Kin program, Girl Scouts present information at RPL

Franklin County

FC Rescue Squad president faces arrest for theft

Franklin County

Summer P-EBT benefits go to families of eligible school children

News

Red Bay City Council approves water, gas board resolution

News

Red Bay Council discusses regulating vicious animals

Franklin County

Furr Fest fundraiser sees success

Franklin County

Distinguished Through the Decades: 2001, Kathryn (Keeton) Nix

News

Phil Campbell festival unites friends for food, fun, music

News

BTCPA gears up to perform ‘Leading Ladies,’ final play of season

News

Phil Campbell Police Department adds new vehicle to its fleet

News

Face-painting fun, crafts, treats delight at RPL

News

PC prepares to enforce noise, impoundment ordinances

Franklin County

Blue Springs VFD holds Furr Fest fundraiser

Franklin County

Russellville promotes race amity June 12

Franklin County

Distinguished Through the Decades: 2000, Lindsay (Gerstman) Almond

News

PC Title Loan opens

x