Usually sharp shooting Lady Warriors run out of ammo
By By Marty Stamper/The Meridian Star
March 4, 2001
JACKSON Choctaw Central's Lady Warriors have lived by the press and the 3-point basket during Willis Tullos' years as their coach.
It has been a deadly combination as Choctaw Central has been to the state tournament five of the last six years, winning three state championships.
In Saturday night's 72-67 loss to Southeast Lauderdale in the semifinals of the Class 3A state tournament, the 3-point shot deserted the Lady Warriors.
Choctaw Central was a dismal 4-of-21 from beyond the arc as the Lady Warriors finished their year with a 31-5 record.
Many of the missed bombs came on wide-open shots.
Trailing 59-50 with 5:27 to play and with Southeast already in the double bonus, Tullos knew his team was in big trouble.
Losing Crystal Lewis for a while in the second quarter due to an ankle injury didn't help the Lady Warriors any.
Southeast and Choctaw finished their season's wars knotted at two wins apiece.
Marty Stamper is a sports writer for The Meridian Star. E-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.