High school hoops continue at East Central tournament

By Staff
FOULED Northeast Lauderdale's Shaquita Bell is fouled by Newton County's Chan Moore while going up for a basket during the second quarter of their contest Tuesday night. Photo by Kyle Carter/The Meridian Star
By Marty Stamper and Robby Atkinson / staff writers
Dec. 3, 2003
DECATUR The West Lauderdale Lady Knights used a hot start to defeat Lake 59-43 in the East Central Classic Tuesday afternoon.
West led 13-8 after one quarter and upped its lead to 29-12 going into halftime behind 14 points from Shannon Lloyd.
Lake battled back to within 39-33 by the end of the third quarter. West then outscored the Lady Hornets 20-10 over the final eight minutes.
West, 8-2, got 17 points from Lloyd, 12 from Vankeila Wilson, 10 from Sommer Jones, eight from Kaihia Fitch, and six from Holly Herrington.
Northeast Lauderdale 60
Newton County 40
Northeast Lauderdale jumped out to a 14-2 lead at the beginning of the game and gave the Lady Cougars troubles on defense all night. Newton County did fight back to make the score 14-6 after four points from Dominique Mapp.
Northeast went on another 10-0 run in the second quarter and cruised to the win and advanced in the tournament.
The Lady Trojans were led in scoring by Shaquita Bell and Crystal Hopson with 24 points apiece. Mapp led the way for Newton County with 11 points, while Mallory Shumake and Andrea Dubose each chipped in with seven.
Newton 41
Scott Central 23
Newton outscored Scott Central 36-15 over the final three periods to improve to 6-2.
Scott Central only trailed 21-17 at halftime, but managed just four points over the first 15 minutes of the second half.
Karmarshea Jones led Newton with 11 points. Rosalind Jones scored nine, Whitney Thames had eight, Chotsani Henderson tossed in seven, and Jessica Anderson had five.
Scott Central, 5-2, got 11 points from Elyse Clay and 10 from Latasha Johnson.
Enterprise 44
Union 40
The Lady Bulldogs trailed the entire game, but came up with some clutch free throws down the stretch to take the win over Union. Enterprise started fighting back with an 8-0 run with 5:17 left in the third quarter due to several big baskets from Leslie Speed.
Enterprise took the lead for good in the fourth quarter on the free throw line and held on late to take the slim win over the Lady Yellow Jackets.
Brittany Speed and Jessica Gray led the Lady Bulldogs with 13 points apiece. Erykah Buckley and Carlina Clemons each paced Union with nine points in the loss.