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Newton girls win Raymond tourney

By Staff
From Staff Reports
Jan. 16, 2002
The Newton Lady Tigers went 3-0 to win the Raymond Round-Robin Tournament last week.
Crandal Porter's girls opened with a 71-54 win over Jackson Callaway on Wednesday before knocking off Jackson Jim Hill 72-43 on Thursday. In Saturday's final round, the Lady Tigers slipped past the host Raymond Rangerettes 62-61 behind 27 points from Lenora Gray and 15 from Kotreece Bender.
Gray totalled 70 points in the three wins as the Newton girls upped their record to 16-3. They are No. 14 in this week's poll by The Clarion-Ledger.
Marty Stamper
Lake, Morton wear banners
The Lake Lady Hornets and Morton Panthers are the 2002 Scott County Tournament champions after winning in Saturday's finals.
Lake eased by Scott Central 48-46 to take the girls' title game. The Lady Hornets, 14-3, got 17 points from Kimyatta Viverette, 13 from Kim Cox, and 11 from Roxana Rogers. Scott, 15-8, got 19 points from Britney Burks, 15 from Kattie Nickson, and 10 from Elyse Clay.
Morton defeated Forest 54-47 for the boys' title, evening their series at two wins apiece this season.
Morton, 13-3, got 13 points apiece from Elijah McDonald and Andrew Lewis. Forest, 17-3, got 20 points from Charles Rhodes and 11 from Pierre Barlow.
Marty Stamper
OLA looking to repeat
Our Lady Academy has won state championships the last two years in soccer for Classes 1A-2A-3A. The Lady Crescents are 11-2-4 overall this year and 3-0 in Division 8.
Other girls' soccer powers on the coast are the Biloxi Lady Indians at 11-1-1 in Class 5A and George County (9-0-1) in Class 4A.
On the boys' side, The Rockachaws of St. Stanislaus are 12-1-1 in Division 7-4A.
Mercy Cross is 6-4. The Crusaders defeated West Lauderdale last year in the championship game for Classes 1A-2A-3A.
Marty Stamper
Hoops Fest slated Feb. 2
The eighth-annual Hoops Fest 02 is slated for Feb. 2 at the Coast Coliseum in Biloxi with seven boys' basketball games on tap.
The schedule has Bay High taking on D'Iberville at 11 a.m., Ocean Springs meeting Long Beach at 12:30 p.m., Stone County squaring off with East Central at 2, St. Stanislaus facing St. John at 3:30, Harrison Central playing Pass Christian at 5, Gulfport and Biloxi doing battle at 6:30, and Gautier meeting Pascagoula at 8.
Tickets are $4 in advance at any of the participating schools and $6 at the gate. A ticket is good for the whole day.
Among the highlight performers will be blue-chipper Byron Sanders of Harrison Central and 6-foot-6 junior Kenny Hooks of East Central.
Marty Stamper
Where's the ref?
Quitman's basketball games at Starkville on Jan. 8 were cancelled when game officials failed to arrive.
Marty Stamper
Lamar, NEL slated for soccer
Lamar will play its second MHSAA member in boys' soccer Saturday when the Raiders take on Northeast Lauderdale at 2 p.m. at the Northeast Soccer Complex.
Lamar, 5-2, lost to MHSAA member West Lauderdale 7-1 earlier this month.
Austin Bishop
Lady Cats schedule tougher
While they haven't many any actual changes to their basketball schedule, the Meridian High Lady Wildcats see their competition getting even tougher.
Meridian played No. 1 Tupelo on Dec. 7, No. 2 Wayne County on Nov. 30 and will meet the Lady War Eagles again on Jan. 29, will play No. 3 Murrah Saturday at Terry and No. 4 Provine on Feb. 9, and played No. 6 Columbus on Jan. 11. Other top 15 teams on the Lady Wildcats' schedule are No. 12 Noxubee County (Nov. 3 and Dec. 13) and No. 14 Newton (on Jan. 3).
Marty Stamper