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Newton sweeps Forest, Heidelberg takes two from Kemper

By Staff
From Staff Reports
Nov. 29, 2000
The Newton High School girls improved to 4-3 on the season as the Lady Tigers bettered Forest Tuesday night in prep basketball action with a 44-39 win.
With the score tied at 13-13 after the first quarter, Newton took a slim 20-18 lead at the half.
The Lady Tigers extended that lead in the second half as they led 33-27 at the end of three. Forest (4-4) outscored Newton 12-11 in the final frame.
Catrice Bender paced Newton with 14 points while Shirley Batwell had 15 for Forest.
Newton boys 55, Forest 47: Newton jumped out quick on homestanding Forest and held on for the win.
Newton led 16-10 after the first and 29-18 at halftime and held on in the second half for the win.
Lance Preweitt led Newton with 22 points while Charles Rhodes paced Forest with 16 points. James Dixon chipped in 11 for Forest.
Quitman boys 74, West Jones 54: The Panthers embarked on a 17-7 run in the second quarter and expanded the lead to 19 entering the final quarter.
Marcus McCormick and Jason Pearson each scored 15 to lead Quitman. David Laphand added 12. Rico Keyes led West Jones with a game-high 21.
Quitman will play host to New Hope Friday.
West Jones girls 62, Quitman 53: LaToria Keyes had 32 points as the West Jones girls beat Quitman by nine.
Kemonica McGee led Quitman with 12 points.
Sumter Academy girls 55, Marion Military Institute 30: Amanda Chambless scored 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the Lady Eagles to victory. Jess Watkins also had 12 points and six boards for SA (2-1), who drilled the visitors with a 22-2 burst in the third quarter. Chrystal Diaz scored 24 for MMI.
Sumter Academy will travel to Morgan Academy Saturday.
Marion Military Institute boys 69, Sumter Academy 55: Marion jumped out to a 19-8 first-quarter lead and never let the Eagles back in the game.
Sumter (1-2) outscored Marion 21-20 in the second half but weren't able to overcome Marion's quick start.
Marion was led by T.J. Williams 26 points. Sumter was led by John Upchurch with 19 points while Martin Sherman had 12 and Tucker Spidle had 10.
Central Academy girls 47, Sylva Bay 46: Margaret McClure converted a three-point play with less than 10 seconds remaining in the game to help lift the Lady Vikings (5-7, 2-1) to victory.
CA trailed by four with 30 ticks left. Katie Tubb led all scorers with 22 points, despite missing the game-winner at the buzzer. The tight contest saw the lead go back and forth and the Lady Saints (9-2, 2-1) take a one-point lead into the final period.
Leslie Hancock led Central with 17, while Meagan Stokes had 16 and McClure added 12. Amber Carlisle had 12 for SBA.
Wayne County girls 62, Northeast Jones 28: After a tight first period, Wayne County pulled away from Northeast Jones to take a blowout win.
Wayne County led only 17-13 after the first but outscored Northeast Jones 12-4, 19-6 and 14-5 in the remaining periods to cruise to the win.
Arletha Bartee led Wayne County with 16 points while Nicole Jordan had 10 points. Natalie Jordan chipped in nine.
Wayne County (8-2) will return to action Friday when the Lady War Eagles travel to Meridian.
Heidelberg girls 70, Kemper County 36: Heidelberg used a big 25-5 second quarter as the Lady Oilers blitzed visiting Kemper 70-36 Tuesday night.
Heidelberg, which improved to 4-2, led 17-7 after the first before exploding in the second to lead 42-12 at the half.
Jessica Yates had 22 points to pace Heidelberg while Lakesha Hales and Moneshia each had 12 points apiece.
Heidelberg boys 74, Kemper County 49: The Heidelberg boys avenged an early-season loss as they jumped out to a 27-8 lead and never looked back in defeating rival Kemper County.
After the blowout first quarter, Heidelberg outscored Kemper in every quarter to improved to 5-3 on the season.
Michael Pierce led Heidelberg with 17 points while Derrick Turner had 15 points. Lee Jones and Jesse Jones each had 11 points apiece.
Kendrick Bennamon had 11 points to pace Kemper while Ronterrion Dale had 10 points.
Leake Academy girls 88, Lamar 33: Leake rolled to its ninth straight win as the Lady Rebels whipped Lamar by 55.
Leake led 60-17 at the half and improved to 10-2 while Lamar fell to 1-6.
Libby Huff led Lamar with 16 points while Sue Chennault and Kristin Caldwell had 19 points apiece for Leake.
Leake Academy boys 53, Lamar 44: In the boys contest, Leake broke open a tight contest in the second half to take a hard-fought nine-point win.
After an 11-11 first period, Leake took a slim 21-19 halftime lead.
Leake extended the lead in the third frame by outscoring Lamar 12-7 to take a 33-26 advantage.
Leake improved to 7-2.
Lamar, 4-3, was led by Jared McKee who had 16 points and 10 rebounds. He was 7-of-8 shooting from the field.
Dusty Jones chipped in 13 points and had five assists. Justin Brewer added 10 points.
Louisville boys 79, Eupora 51: Louisville improved to 5-3 on the season as they took a 28-point win over Eupora.
DAndre Hard led Louisville with 15 points while Andre Coleman had 11 points.
Louisville girls 59, Eupora 33: The Lady Wildcats got 12 points from Faith Whitfield as they whipped Eupora Tuesday night.
Shenita Ford also had 12 points for the 5-2 Lady Wildcats.
Union boys 80, Edinburg 68: Union improved to 6-1 on the season as they bettered Edinburg by 12.
Brent Smith had 15 points for Union to lead five Yellow Jackets in double figures. Tellis Masson and Derric Harris were next with 14 points while Prentiss Evans and Douglas Wansley had 11 points apiece.
Edinburg girls 72, Union 59: Andrea Walker scored 28 points to lead the Edinburg Lady Eagles past Union.
LaSaundra Harrison led Union (3-7) with 16 points while Jerica Hickman had 11 points.
Lake 82, MSD 57: Lake got its first win of the season with an 82-57 win over the Mississippi School for The Deaf.
Neal Tadlock paced the Hornets with 27 points.
Lake girls 54, MSD 10: Valeries Haynes and Tamra Jones each had nine points apiece to lead Lake pas the Mississippi School for The Deaf.