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Southeast tumbles to CCHS

By By Jamie Sullivan/The Meridian Star
Nov. 28, 2001
The Southeast Lauderdale Lady Tigers dropped a 85-70 decision to the Lady Warriors of Choctaw Central Tuesday night at the Southeast gymnasium.
In the boys game Choctaw Central rolled to an 82-54 win.
The Lady Tigers only hit 14 of 30 of their free throws en route to a 15 point setback to the Lady Warriors.
The Lady Tigers took a 19-11 lead after the first quarter, but Choctaw Central netted five three-point shots to take a 42-40 halftime lead.
The Lady Warriors had five players in double-digits in the game.
The Lady Warriors were led in scoring by Deandra Johnson with 21, Sharon Willis added 15, Brittany Morris with 12, and Trish Phillips, and Chantay Frazier dropped 11 apiece.
Southeast looked to make some what of a comeback in the third quarter. However, six consecutive missed free throws spoiled the opportunity.
After a first quarter setback, the Lady Warriors outscored Southeast 72-51 in the remaining three quarters.
The Lady Tigers were led in scoring by Kenitta Cooley with 20, Lesley Ruffin with 17, and Samantha Smith added 16.
The 7-2 Lady Tigers will be in action Friday when they host cross-county rival Northeast Lauderdale. The 6-1 Lady Warriors will host West Lauderdale on Tuesday.
Choctaw Central Boys 82
Southeast 54
Twenty-one points in the first quarter was a season high for the Southeast Lauderdale Tigers. But, Choctaw Central scored 31 points in the 8-minute span en route to a 82-54 Tiger setback.
Southeast attempted somewhat of a comeback in the second quarter, as the Tigers out scored the Warriors 14-18.
The Warriors settled the issue third quarter, as they outscored Southeast 22-7.
The Warriors were led in scoring by Deon Lewis with 19, Branden Sam added 11, Andrew McMillian and Beasley Willis with 10 apiece.
The Tigers were led in scoring by Ben Reed and Chris Gordon with 13 apiece, and Nehemiha Nwankpah added 10.
Jamie Sullivan is a sports writer for The Meridian Star. Email him at, or call 693-1551, ext.3226.