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Nanih Waiya girls stay alive in ECCC tourney

By By Marty Stamper/The Meridian Star
Nov. 30, 2001
Nanih Waiya and Union have got a pretty good rivalry going on in sports this year with both dishing out their share of misery on the other.
The latest installment saw the Lady Warriors from Winston County take a 46-36 victory in the losers' bracket of the East Central Community College Central Mississippi Classic Thursday.
Union started hot, leading 13-8 by the end of the first quarter, but managed only 23 points over the final 24 minutes.
Nanih Waiya drew even at 19-19 by halftime and entered the fourth quarter with a 35-29 advantage.
Cynthia Madison led Nanih Waiya, 4-1, with 13 points. Ashley Pugh scored 10, while Heather Steele and Christy Hickman both had eight.
Nanih Waiya was 19-of-35 at the free-throw line.
Union, 1-4, got nine points from Lauren White, eight from LaSaundra Harrison, and six from Marley Smith.
Nanih Waiya faces Philadelphia tonight at 7 p.m. in a losers' bracket contest, while Union was eliminated with the loss.
Other losers' bracket games today have the Morton, 2-5, and Carthage girls playing at 4 p.m. followed by the Union, 1-3, and Scott Central, 1-3, boys at 5:30. Sebastopol, 4-6, and Morton, 4-1, close out losers' bracket action at 8:30 with a boys' game.
In the winners' bracket, Neshoba Central, 8-2, meets West Lauderdale, 7-1, at 4 p.m. in a girls' contest, followed by the Neshoba Central, 5-2, and Newton County, 4-0, boys at 5:30. The Newton, 3-0, and Lake, 2-1, girls tangle at 7 with West Lauderdale, 7-1, meeting Forest, 7-0, in a boys' contest at 8:30.
Philadelphia girls 48
Sebastopol 38
Erica Clemons scored nine of her team-high 13 points in the fourth quarter as the Lady Tornadoes eliminated Sebastopol, 4-8.
Philadelphia took a 16-15 edge into halftime.
The Lady Tornadoes also got 10 points from Dominetrix Hunter, nine from Shekara Young, and eight from Tina Willis.
Ashley Johnson led the Lady Bobcats with 12 points. Brittany Gordon scored nine with Tuesdie Gordon adding seven.
Union boys 62
Lake 47
The Yellowjackets got their first win of the season with a 15-4 advantage in the third period giving them a 15-point cushion.
Derrick Harris led Union with 21 points. Prentiss Evans scored 15, Douglas Wansley added nine, and Quincy Larkin and Anthony Johnson both had seven.
Willie Hickmon led Lake, 0-4, with 16 points.
Sebastopol boys 49
Carthage 46
The Bobcats outscored Carthage 22-10 in the fourth quarter to pull off the upset. Carthage led 21-18 at halftime and 36-27 going into the fourth quarter.
Sylvester Snow led Sebastopol with 20 points, 10 of which came in the fourth quarter comeback.
Curtis Price tossed in 13.
Carthage, 2-5, got 11 points from Brian Nichols and eight each from Wilfred Fletcher and Kendrick Reed.
Marty Stamper is a sports writer for The Meridian Star. E-mail him at or call him at 693-1551, ext. 3235.