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Newton beats Kemper

By By Jeff Byrd/staff writer
Jan. 9, 2002
Newton Academy's David White lit up visiting Kemper Academy with the three-pointer on Tuesday night in a Academy A, District 2 action.
White sank eight, three-pointers to pace the Generals to the 62-42 win. Newton improves to 8-10 overall on the season and is now 3-2 in district play.
White finished with a game high 28 points. Will Bean added 15 points and Bud Loper chipped in eight.
Kemper was paced by Adam Davis with 15 points and Justin Wiggins added 14.
Kemper led 12-11 after one quarter but the Generals rallied behind White with an 18-point second quarter to go up 29-19 at the half. It was 43-30 after three quarters.
Meridian Boys 69
Hattiesburg 67
Meridian pulled out a triple-overtime win over Hattiesburg on the road Tuesday night.
The Wildcats improve to 11-7 with the win.
Tony Dunn had 18 points followed by Keno Leflore with 12 and Fred Cole had 11.
Tony Beard paced Hattiesburg with 24 and Carlos Cole had 14.
The two teams were tied at 30-all at the half. It was 49-46 Hattiesburg after three quarters. The two teams were tied 59-59 after the first overtime and 65-all after the second. Meridian outscored the Tigers 4-2 in the third overtime for the win.
Neshoba Boys 76
Kosciusko 72
Neshoba Central saw a big lead evaporate in the fourth quarter but held on to beat the Whippets of Kosciusko 76-72 on Tuesday night.
The Rockets got a game high 34 points from Tawon Walker to subdue the Whippets. Neshoba Central improves to 16-5 overall and is 1-0 in division play.
Desmond Jones chipped in 22. The Whippets were paced by Ken Speight's 18 points.
The Rockets went up 22-13 after one quarter. It was 43-34 at the half. A 19-point third quarter made it 62-45 after three quarters.
Neshoba Girls 47
Kosciusko 45
Playing without star post Miranda Rosar, the Neshoba Central Lady Rockets managed to escape Kosciusko 47-45 on the road Tuesday night.
Neshoba moves to 17-6 with the win.
Crystal Wells led the Rockets with 15 points. Lena Tucker added 12. Robin Dawson paced Kosy with 18 points.
The Lady Whippets took a brief lead in the third quarter but the Rockets bounced back to go up 39-32 after three quarters. They were up five when Kosy hit a late three to account for the final two-point margin.
Rosar, who was hurt in the finals of the Neshoba Tournament against West Lauderdale, is expected back Friday night.
Union Boys 76
Sebastopol 66
The Union Yellow Jackets evened its season record at 9-9 by beating Sebastopol 76-66 on Tuesday night.
Union also moves to 3-1 with the divisional win.
Douglas Wansley paced the Jackets with a game high 26 points. Derrick Harris chipped in 18 while Prentiss Evans had 14.
Sebastopol was led by Albert Nix with 23. Eric James added 17.
Noxapater Girls 62
Nanih Waiya 56
Crystal Hunter, Lacy Sandborn and Deidra Triplett all scored 16 points to lead Noxapater past Nanih Waiya 62-56 on Tuesday night.
The loss drops Nanih Waiya to 13-8 on the season.
Stephanie Blakenship added 11 points for Noxapater who improved to 6-12 and 2-1 in division play.
The Lady Warriors led 27-27 at the half. They extended the margin to 45-41 after three quarters. Noxapater came back outscoring Nanih Waiya 21-11 in the final quarter to take the six-point win.
Nanih Waiya was led by Courtnee Graham with 15 points. Jamie Jones chipped in 14.
Patrician Boys 66
Sumter Academy 42
Patrician Academy out of Butler, Ala., took a big area win over visiting Sumter Academy on Tuesday night 66-42.
Jordan May scored 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds to Patrician who improves to 10-2 on the season. Hunter Campbell posted a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds.
Shane Martin paced Sumter with 18 points. Sumter falls to 6-5 with the loss.
Patrician Girls 49
Sumter 15
The Patrician girls ripped Sumter in area play on Tuesday night taking the 49-15 win.
Patrician improves to 9-2 on the season. Sumter falls to 2-7.
Brooke Morris led Patrician with 13 points. Chasity Etheridge chipped in eight. No Sumter player had more than four points.