MCC takes road win over Lawson State

By By Jeff Byrd / staff writer
Dec. 8, 2002
Meridian Community College won its third straight game, beating Lawson State, Ala., 95-83 on Saturday night.
The Eagles improve to 5-3 on the season. The win came two days after an overtime division win over Copiah Lincoln.
Jamall Edmondson led the Eagles with 24 points. Mikos Todd had 21, Quadrick Griffin chipped in 13 and Kenny Boyd had 16 for the Eagles.
Choctaw Co. girls 69
Philadelphia 63
The Choctaw Central Lady Warriors remained unbeaten and won the Philadelphia Invitational in the process on Saturday night in Philadelphia.
Ashley Flint led the Lady Warriors with 18 points in beating the Lady Tornadoes 69-63. Shantay Frazier and Willa Thomas each had 10 points.
Shakers Young led Philly with 24 points.
Philadelphia boys 78
Forest 77
The Philadelphia boys reached the finals of its own invitational tournament by slipping by Forest 78-77 on Friday night.
The Tornadoes scored 31 points in the fourth quarter to cap its rally for the win. Forest had scored 25 in the third quarter to take a 59-47 lead.
Bobby Goodwin led four Philly players in double figures with 17 points. Jonathan Davis had 16, Orie Hudson 13 and Trey Beamon had 10.
Braxton Boone led Forest with 22 points and Jaques Jones had 20. Michael Townsend added 17.
South Leake boys 63
Choctaw Central 61
South Leake moved into the Philadelphia boys finals on Friday by edging Choctaw Central 63-61.
DeAnthony Ealy and Chevlon Ellis each had 18 points. Corey Johnson chipped in 13.
Deon Lewis led Choctaw with 29 points. Shaun Dougherty added 11.
Philadelphia girls 50
Forest 45
The Philly girls made the finals of the Philly Invitational by beating Forest 50-45 in girls action on Friday.
Dominetrex Hunter had 12 for the Lady Tornadoes. Sheique Brass and Myia Henson each scored 10.
Brittany McClendon tossed in 15 to pace Forest.
Choctaw Central 54
South Leake 48
Chantay Frazier scored 25 points to lead Choctaw Central past South Leake. Willa Thomas had 11.
Choctaw led by just one entering the fourth quarter. They then outscored South Leake 17-12 in the fourth quarter. Kia Alexander had 13 for South Leake.
Heidelberg boys 51
SE Lauderdale 49
Heidelberg opened Division 5-3A play by beating Southeast 59-57 at Southeast on Friday night. Joe Agee had 14 points for the Oilers. Jordan Payne chipped in 109 and Jessie Yates had 10. Nehemiah Nwankpah had 18 and Windham Campbell added 11 for Southeast.
Southeast girls 59
Heidelberg girls 57
Samantha Smith and Stacey Tate each had 17 points to pace Southeast to the Division 5-3A win.
The Lady Tigers trailed 32-29 at the half and 46-41 after three quarters.
Moneshia Cooley led Heidelberg with 18 points and Catina Fowler had 16.
Sumter Academy 63
Warrior Academy 39
Wayne Malone scored 14 and J.D. Todd had 13 to lead Sumter Academy past Warrior on Friday night.
It was 40-15 at the half for Sumter who also got 11 from John Upchurch. Robert Tony had 10 for Warrior.
SE Lauderdale girls 82
Clarkdale 62
Southeast moved to 8-3 on the season after using a 21-6 third quarter to beat Clarkdale 82-62.
Clarkdale falls to 5-5 with the loss. Jor'Dan Orr led Clarkdale with 19 points and Danielle Gaddis had 14.
LaShandra Hall fired in 33 to pace Southeast. Samantha Smith chipped in 23 points and Stacey Tate had 13.
Southeast boys 71
Clarkdale 42
The Tigers evened its season record at 5-5 after beating Clarkdale 71-42.
Southeast led 37-19 at the half. Nehemiah Nwankpah had 22 points for the Tigers. Brandon Mabry chipped in 16 for Clarkdale.
Pickens Academy 37
Patrician girls 21
Patrician fell to 1-4 on the year after getting beat by Pickens. Marissa Archibald led the Lady Saints with six points.
Starkville girls 49
Macon Central 36
Central Academy of Macon dropped to 8-6 on the year after getting beat by Starkville 49-36.
Anzie Bennett had 11 points and Olivia Reed added 10 for Central.
Leake girls 69
Lamar 38
Leake Academy spanked Lamar 69-38 in Thursday night action. Leigh Phillips had 11 points and Lizzie Williams added eight points for Lamar. Lauren Powers led Leake with 17 points and Greggina Tadlock had 11.
Leake boys 80
Lamar 47
The Raiders of Lamar School dropped to Leake Academy in boys' basketball action on Thursday night in Madden.
After leading by three going into the second quarter, Leake outscored Lamar 24-12 to make the score 42-27 at halftime. The Rebels then scored 28 points in the third quarter to put the game away. David Haggard led the Raiders with 18 points.
Matthew Fort scored six and Quinton Brown scored five for the Raiders.