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George County tough to score on

By Staff
Move up costs Oak Grove
A year ago, the Oak Grove Lady Warriors won the Class 4A state soccer championship. This year, Oak Grove moved up to Class 5A and it wasn't a good move.
Two-time defending Class 5A state champion Vicksburg ended the Lady Warriors' season quickly with a 3-1 setback at Oak Grove in the first round of the playoffs on Tuesday.
The loss was Oak Grove's quickest exit from the postseason in six years. The Lady Warriors had advanced to the championship round three years in a row and had won it twice.
– Marty Stamper
25 times 20
The Leake Academy girls defeated East Rankin Academy 57-46 last Friday to extend their string of seasons with at least 25 wins to 20 years.
– Marty Stamper
East Marion girls tough in 2A
A year ago, the East Marion Lady Eagles advanced to the Class 2A state championship basketball game where they came up short in a 50-46 loss to Belmont.
By all indications, the East Marion girls are ready to make another run deep into the playoffs. The Lady Eagles improved to 28-1 with a 49-45 win over North Forrest Tuesday night. They are 11-0 in Division 8-2A.
Kenisha Daniels led East Marion with 16 points.
– Marty Stamper
3-point bonanza
The Forrest County Agricultural High School Aggies hit 12 3-point baskets in Tuesday's 72-59 win over the West Marion Trojans.
Kevin White had 19 points to lead the Aggies, 13-11, while Nakia Smith tossed in 17.
– Marty Stamper
Not in our house
The Poplarville Lady Hornets improved to 7-0 on their home floor with Tuesday's 79-49 whipping of Stone. Poplarville got 18 points from Nikki Smith and 17 apiece from Cicely Tatum and Kira Tillman.
The win upped Poplarville's record to 13-5.
– Marty Stamper
Nice 1-2 punch
George County's Aimee Hill scored 28 points and teammate Tashara Pinkney tossed in 27 to lead the Lady Rebels to a 78-69 win over Perry Central on Tuesday.
Hill also had 11 rebounds and five assists as George County improved to 3-17. Pinkney had seven assists.
– Marty Stamper
Golden Wave opens strong
The Tupelo Golden Wave almost had as many points after one quarter Tuesday as its opponent did for the entire game.
In its 90-41 rout of West Point, the Tupelo boys had 38 points by the end of the opening period.
Tupelo led 58-18 at halftime.
– Marty Stamper
Three arrests made in brawl
Three Bogalousa men have been arrested in connection with the beating of two high school referees during the boys' basketball game between Brookhaven Academy and Bowling Green School at Franklinton, La.
Adli McGehee of 373 O.A. Green Road in Bogalousa was charged with second degree battery and disturbing the peace, while his brother, Sacha R. McGehee of the same address, was charged with second degree battery, simple battery, and disturbing the peace, according to Franklinton Police Chief Lynn Armand.
Frank Glenn of 62100 Pool Bluff Road in Bogalousa was charged with simple battery and disturbing the peace.
Glenn is the father of Bowling Green's Cody Glenn, who was ejected following a flagrant technical foul for trying to throw a punch at a Brookhaven player.
No law enforcement officers were present at the Academy 4-AA game between the two schools that were battling for first place.
– Marty Stamper
Paint, what paint?
In their Jan. 22 contest at Natchez, the Adams County Christian School Rebels and Centreville Academy Tigers combined to shoot 53 3-point baskets.
Not that they shot that well, however.
The Rebels were just 6-for-29 from behind the arc, while the Tigers fared little better in making 7-of-24 long-range tries.
ACCS won 55-41.
– Marty Stamper