Philly boys romp
LOOSE BALL Kemper County's Kenny Boyd (35) and Northeast Lauderdale's Jamaal Martin (11) run for a loose ball during Friday night's game in Newton. Kemper County won 80-76 over Northeast. Photo by Carisa McCain / The Meridian Star
Austin Bishop &Jeff Byrd/staff writers
Feb. 9, 2002
Four Tornadoes scored in double figures to lead the Philadelphia High School boys to an 89-54 win over Nanih Waiya on Friday night.
Johnathon Griffin scored 13 points to lead Philly, while Tellas Burnside, Diego Gill and Eric Lyons hit for 11 each.
David Frey scored 29 points to lead Nanih Waiya. Philadelphia is now 20-9 on the season.
Union boys 59
Derrick Harris grabbed the rebound off a teammate's missed free and put it back up for a bucket with nine seconds left to lead the Yellowjackets to the one-point win.
The victory pushed Union to 17-10 overall and 11-1 in league play, assuring the Yellowjackets of the No. 1 seed in the upcoming division tournament.
Anthony Johnson and Douglas Wansley scored 14 points each to lead UHS, while Prentiss Evans and Harris hit for 12 each.
Garrick Nichols scored 21 to lead Thomastown.
Copiah girls 53
The Lamar School girls lost to Copiah Academy 53-28 in the first game of the District 3-AAA Tournament at Copiah on Friday. Copiah led the game 35-16 at the half and held on for the victory. Madeline Price scored 17 points to lead Copiah and Carley Clayton scored 10.
Libby Huff scored 10 points for the Lady Raiders and Summer Richie added six points. The loss drops Lamar to 5-23 on the year.
Philadelphia girls 56
Nanih Waiya 53
Dominetrix Hunter scored 16 points to lead the Lady Tornadoes to a three-point win over the Warriors of Nanih Waiya.
Shekara Young scored 14 points for the winners, while Erica Clemmons hit for 11.
Ashley Pugh scored 20 for Nanih Waiya, while Courtnee Graham hit for 11.
Union girls 58
Madison Brantley knocked down a free throw with 2.9 seconds left to give the Lady Jackets a one-point win.
LaSaundra Harrison scored 19 points to lead Union to the win, while Marly Smith hit for 16.
Alisha Smith scored 14 for Thomastown, while Katrina Burnside and Lacroy Beemon scored 12 each.
Scott Central girls 65
Marquitta Anderson scored 29 points to lead the Lady Rebels of Scott Central to the convincing win over Enterprise on Friday night.
Teela McBride scored 15 points for the Lady Bulldogs.
Columbus boys 65
Joseph Collins scored 18 points to lead the Falcons to a 15-point win over Quitman High School.
Jamall Doughty and Anthony Johnson had 15 points each for the winners, while Sidney King and Marcus McCormick scored 11 each for the Panthers of QHS.
Central Hinds 69
Lamar boys 38
The Raiders of Lamar fell to Central Hinds in the first round of the division tournament on Friday night.
David Haggard scored 11 points to lead Lamar, while Jace Hill hit for 10.
Lake girls 57
Kim Cox scored 16 and Arnita Lay notched 12 to lead the Lady Hornets to the win over the Lady Eagles of Edinburg.
Columbus girls 67
Four Lady Falcons scored in double figures to lead Columbus to the big win over Quitman.
Dianca Jones hit for 14 to lead the way for the winners, while Shaquilla Mack and kemonica McGee had nine each for the Lady Panthers.
Heidelberg boys 60
Newton County 52
Marvin McDonald tossed in 21 points as the Oilers finished Division 5-3A play with an unbeaten 12-0 record.
The Oilers, who will host next week's division tournament and be the top-seed, improve to 24-6 overall.
Derrick Turner had 14 points and Fred Stephens chipped in 12.
Newton County was led by Al Willis with 13. Tony Smith and Ken Windham had 12 each.
Heidelberg girls 65
Newton County 59
Princess Bender led Heidelberg past Newton County 65-59 in a key Division 5-3A game in Decatur on Friday night.
The Lady Oilers locked up at least a top three seed with the win. They are now 17-13 overall.
Catina Fowler and Shawana Stevens each had 17 points for Heidelberg who finished division play with a 9-3 mark.
W. Johnson had 14 points and Dominque Mapp had 13 for Newton County.
Enterprise boys 64
Scott Central 60
Corey Boggan got hurt in the first half, but Mitchell Burns stepped up with 17 points and Anthony Johnson had 16 as Enterprise beat Scott Central 64-60 on Friday.
The Bulldogs led 42-23 at the half. Boggan had 10 in the first half.
Scott Central was led by Cedric McVay with 17 and Roderick Loper added 14.