Rogers' 27 points pace Lake past rival Scott Central
By By Marty Stamper/The Meridian Star
Dec. 16, 2000
LAKE Both Lake and Scott Central have pretty good pasts when it comes to girls' basketball. Their futures don't look too shabby either.
Lake used a 27-point effort from Roxana Rogers to knock off the defending Class 1A state champions 77-58 Friday night in the first of what could be six meetings between the two Scott County rivals this season.
While Scott went 31-7 and won the 1A state title last year, the Lady Hornets were no slouches as they turned in a 23-12 mark. Both teams are already halfway to 20-win seasons this year as Lake improved to 10-3 while Scott fell to 10-4.
Lake led 15-7 after one quarter as the Lady Rebels repeatedly turned the ball over against the Lady Hornets' defense.
The Lady Hornets upped their lead to 26-13 in the first four minutes of the second period. Before they could get too comfortable, however, the Lady Rebels went on a 9-0 run to close to within 28-24.
Lake carried a 32-26 lead into halftime, then opened the second half with a 7-1 run to take a double-digit lead at 39-27. Scott got no closer than eight points the rest of the night.
The Lady Hornets led by as much as 21 (64-43) on a basket from Kimyatta Viverette with just under five minutes remaining.
Lake was 13-of-27 at the free-throw line in the fourth quarter.
In addition to Rogers who also had five rebounds, three steals and an 11-of-12 showing at the free-throw line, Lake also got 16 points from Kimyatta Viverette, four points, four rebounds and 11 assists from Odena Cox, nine points and seven rebounds from Kim Cox, nine points from Shariece Towner, six points and six steals from April Viverette, and six points and five rebounds from Latoyia Hunt.
Britney Burkes led Scott with 30 points. Katie Nickson scored 13, Marquita Anderson tossed in six, and Elyse Clay had five.
Lake returns to action tonight at Clarkdale, while Scott also plays tonight, hosting Stringer.
Lake boys 37, Scott 23: While the two girls' teams are off to good years, both boys' squads have struggled to date as they entered Friday's contest with a combined 1-14 record.
Lake got 20 points and 10 rebounds from center Neal Tadlock to improve to 2-9.
Scott opened the game with a stall that left the first quarter deadlocked at 3-3. Lake carried a 14-8 lead into halftime as Scott was only 3-of-10 at the free-throw line.
The scoreless third period saw each team take only one shot as Scott held the ball for three minutes, misfired but got the offensive rebound, then milked the clock down to 1:23 before being whistled for a traveling violation.
Lake held the ball for the rest of the period only to miss a last-second shot.
Tadlock then tossed in 14 of his 20 points in the final period as the Rebels fell to 0-6.
Lake also got seven points from Tyrone Harris and six from Ladonovan Towner.
Scott was led by Courtney McClendon's 12 points.