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Meridian drops pair to Murrah

By By Jeff Byrd and Marty Stamper/staff writers
Jan. 20, 2002
Top-ranked Jackson Murrah slipped past a tough Meridian squad 72-58 on Saturday afternoon in the Terry Classic at Terry.
Meridian was playing the Mustangs less than 17 hours after beating Heidelberg 94-89 on Friday night in overtime. The Wildcats had rallied from an eight-point deficit with 25.7 seconds to go to beat the Oilers.
Against Murrah, the Wildcats fell behind 22-15 in the first quarter. It was 38-28 at halftime.
Meridian played better in the second half only being outscored 34-33.
The loss drops Meridian to 14-9 on the season. It was the Wildcats' first loss in 2002 after four straight wins. Murrah improves to 22-1.
Meridian was led by Keno Leflore with 14 points. Tony Dunn had 12, Fred Cole had 11 and Jason Windham chipped in 10.
Murrah was led by Trey Johnson's 24 points. Julius Young had 12.
Murrah girls 63
Meridian 42
The third-ranked Lady Mustangs got 28 points from Janie Mitchell and 13 from Diamond Rogers in beating Meridian Saturday in the Terry Classic. Murrah improved to 19-2 with the win.
Meridian, 14-10, got 21 points from Valencia Hairston and 15 from Stephanie Mosley.
Murrah led 20-8 after one quarter and took a 35-20 lead into halftime.
Lake girls 57
Stringer 46
Lake received 20 points from Kim Cox and 16 from Kimyatta Viverette to beat Stringer Saturday night.
Defending Class 1A state champion Lake improves to 17-3.
Lake led 32-26 at the half and 42-36 after three quarters. The Lady Hornets scored 15 in the final quarter to win by 11.
Presbyterian girls 43
Wayne Academy 27
Meredith Campbell led PCA with 14 points Saturday followed by Mallory Lee with 12 and Abby Newton 10.
Erin Stanley led Wayne with 11 points. The Lady Jaguars fell to 9-7.
PCA led 24-15 at the half.
Presbyterian boys 65
Wayne Academy 50
Presbyterian completed a Saturday night sweep of Wayne by taking the boys' game. The loss drops Wayne to 7-4.
Steven Wood led the Jaguars with 19 points. Timothy Kittrell had eight.
David Newman led PCA with 28 and Ben Morgan had 18.
Manchester boys 71
Lamar 55
Manchester picked up a District 3-AAA win on Friday night by beating visiting Lamar School 71-55 at Yazoo City.
David Haggard led Lamar with 25 points. Daniel Harrison and Jay Seal each scored six for the 2-14 Raiders. Quinton Brown and Cooper Huff added five points each.
Manchester, 8-11, led 20-12 after one quarter. Lamar battled back to within two by halftime at 31-29. But the Mavericks answered with an 18-6 third quarter to go up 49-35.
Manchester girls 52
Lamar 13
The Manchester Lady Mavericks moved to 17-9 by beating Lamar 52-13 in a District 3-AAA game on Friday at Yazoo City.
Emily Edgar had 18 points while Kaley Cerda added 11 for Manchester.
Stefanie Ellison had three points for Lamar as the Lady Raiders dropped to 4-17. Five others had two points apiece.
Wayne County girls 52
Brandon 27
Wayne County scored 17 points in the first quarter while keeping Brandon off the board. The Lady War Eagles were up 31-12 at the half.
Wayne improves to 23-1 on the year.
The Lady War Eagles were led by Ratassia Worsham with 11 points and Kathy Bivens with nine.
Union girls 56
Pelahatchie 38
The Lady Jackets outscored Pelahatchie in all four quarters of Friday's Division 6-1A contest Pelahatchie.
Union led 16-13 after one quarter, 29-22 at halftime, and 43-28 through three periods.
Union got 18 points from LaSaundra Harrison, 10 from Curbie Buckley, and six from Megan Tidwell.
Pelahatchie, 0-8, was led by Lakeisha Gilbert's 11 points.
Enterprise girls 53
Seminary 45
Kaccy Jimmerson scored 18 points and Teela McBride tossed in 12 to lead Enterprise to the Division 7-2A win Friday at Seminary.
Enterprise, 6-18, jumped on Seminary for a 15-2 first quarter lead and carried a 31-18 advantage into halftime.
Seminary, 6-11, got 25 points from Vanessa Gibbs.
Wayne County boys 77
Brandon 42
The Wayne County War Eagles smacked Brandon by 35 points behind 13 points each from Cacey Wilson and Cedric Jones. Steven Ford added 11 for the War Eagles who improve to 20-1.
Kemper Co. boys 76
South Leake 62
Kemper County took a Division 5-2A win by beating 2001 Class 2A state semifinalist South Leake 76-62 Friday at Walnut Grove.
Kenny Boyd had 24 points for the Wildcats. Chris Davis chipped in 14.
South Leake, 12-6, got 18 from Jeremy Luckett and 12 from Corey Johnson.
Union boys 51
Pelahatchie 50
The Yellowjackets got 16 points from Douglas Wansley, 12 from Derrick Harris, and nine from Anthony Johnson in taking the Division 6-1A win at Pelahatchie Friday night.
Union, 13-9, led 14-11 after one quarter only to enter halftime with the Chiefs holding a 25-19 advantage.
Enterprise boys 67
Seminary 62
The Bulldogs took the Division 7-2A road win Friday behind 23 points from Corey Boggan and 22 from Mitchell Burns.
Enterprise led 28-24 at halftime after a 16-16 first period stalemate. The Bulldogs carried a 43-33 lead into the fourth quarter.
Starkville boys 46
Noxubee County 38
Chauncey Jones scored 18 points and Travis Outlaw added 14 to lead Starkville, 16-7, to Friday's win at Macon.
Noxubee County got 12 points from O'bryant Brandy and 10 from Brandon Tate.
Collins boys 63
Forest 61
The Collins Tigers used a 19-12 advantage in the second quarter to beat the Bearcats Friday at Forest.
James Dixon and Charles Rhodes both scored 15 points for Forest, 18-4. Pierre Barlow added a dozen points.
Forest girls 63
Collins 34
The Lady Bearcats upped their record to 12-8 with Friday's homecourt win.
Ebone'e Leverette led Forest with 17 points. Pharen Nelson scored 14, Latasha McClendon tossed in 13, and Photasha Derrick had nine.
Durant boys 79
Nanih Waiya 48
Michael Thomas scored 36 points to lead Durant to the Division 5-1A win Friday at Durant.
Durant also got 16 points from Jermaine Winters.
Durant girls 62
Nanih Waiya 60
The Lady Warriors gave Durant a tough battle Friday night at Durant before dropping the Division 5-1A contest by two points.
Ashley Pugh led Nanih Waiya, 16-9, with 28 points. Courtnee Graham scored 11 with Jaimee Jones adding eight.
Durant got 17 points from Monchell Howard and 13 from Savannah White.