Meridian High gets big win over N. Forest

By Staff
Compiled by Tony Krausz and Will Bardwell / staff writers
Dec. 5, 2003
The Meridian High school boys' basketball team recorded a 93-56 victory over North Forest in the Quitman Basketball Tournament on Thursday.
Cyrus McGowan tallied a team-high 13 points for the Wildcats (8-2), and Chris Leggett added 12 in the win.
Anthony Brown scored 11 points for Meridian High, and Bryan Washington notched 10.
Marvin Lofton scored a game-high 16 points for North Forest, and Corey Breland and Jurardo Nelson each had 11 in the loss.
Meridian (girls) 75
North Forest 32
The Meridian High School girls' basketball team notched a 43-point win over North Forest in the Quitman Basketball Tournament on Thursday.
Amber Walker led all scorers with 14 points for the Lady Wildcats, and Brittany Davidson added 11 in the win.
Courtney Wade tallied 10 points for Meridian High, and Brittany Kennedy and Megan Mendiola each had nine points.
Jayia Arrington scored a team-high nine points for North Forest, and Dee Robertson added eight in the loss.
Quitman (girls) 60
Kemper County 53
The Quitman girls' basketball team edged out Kemper County in the Quitman Basketball Tournament on Thursday.
Kemonica McGee scored a game-high 25 points, and MaShana Bonner tallied 16 in the win for Quitman.
Danesha Williams notched eight points for Quitman, and Evyln Howce scored seven.
Almetra Hicks recorded 18 points for Kemper County, and LaKaisha Coleman added 17 in the loss.
HA (girls) 60
NCA 41
Erin Watkins scored a team high 21 points for NCA in the team's loss to Heidelberg in the Macon Central Invitational on Thursday.
Watkins earned All-tournament honors for her efforts in the basketball tourney.
Casey Hall notched seven points for NCA in the loss, and Amanda McMillan scored six.
KA (girls) 50
Macon 21
Leslie Beach scored 13 points for Kemper Academy, and Eve Darnell added 11, as the team improved its record to 9-2 on Thursday.
Anzze Bennett tallied six points for Macon (4-6) in the loss.
Sumter Aca. (girls) 56
W. Alabama Prep 24
DEMOPOLIS, Ala. Heather Moody scored a team-high 12 points for Sumter Academy (4-2), and Brandy Walden added eight points in the team's win on Thursday.
Quitman (boys) 89
Kemper County 87
The Quitman boys' basketball team picked up an overtime win over Kemper County Thursday at the Quitman Basketball Tournament.
Prince Trotter scored a game-high 24 points for Quitman in the win, and B.J. Parks and Antowinne McKenze each added 12.
William Dale tallied 22 points for Kemper County, and Shardricus Thompson scored 19 in the loss.
PA (girls) 55
MA 14
Patrician Academy nearly quadrupled Marengo Academy's scoring total on Thursday night with a 55-14 win in Butler, Ala.
Kane Andrews led Patrician with 12 points and nine rebounds, and Stephanie Russell added nine points.
Lauren Downing led the defensive effort for Patrician, now 3-1, with eight steals. She also had seven assists.
Prep Soccer
Lamar (boys) 4
Hillcrest 1
The Lamar School boys' soccer team tallied its second win of the season to keep its record a perfect 2-0 Thursday night.
Randy Boyd Thompson, Matt Owen, Alex Lisi and Logan Rush each scored goals in the victory for the Raiders.
Lamar continues its season against No. 1-ranked Jackson Prep on the road Monday. The game is scheduled to start at 4 p.m.
JUCO Basketball
Co-Lin CC (girls) 77
Meridian CC 53
Co-Lin got 16 points from Travalyn Smith and another 14 from Gloria Lewis on Thursday in a 77-53 win over Meridian.
The Lady Eagles, who fell to 6-2, were led by Danielle Cooper's 18 points and 11 rebounds. Silvo Harris had 15 points for Meridian, and Chelse Alford added 11.
Co-Lin CC (boys) 78
Meridian CC 65
The Eagles suffered their first loss of the season on Thursday as Co-Lin took a 78-65 win over Meridian Community College.
Dardez Edwards and Ledell Eackles each had 17 points for Co-Lin, which improved its record to 5-3.
Meridian, now 7-1, got 14 points from Jamall Edmonson and 10 from Brandon Lee.
The next game for Meridian is Saturday when the team host East Central Community College, beginning with the women's contest at 6 p.m.
PRCC (men) 82
Larry Brackins' 18 points helped lead Pearl River Community College to an 82-68 win over East Central Community College on Friday in Poplarville.
Jonathan Williams had 13 points and Alvin Smith had 10 in the win for Pearl River, which is now 6-2. East Central's Dewayne Hughes led all scorers with 19 points, and Neil Tadlock chipped in a dozen.
East Central, now 3-5, led 39-35 at halftime.
PRCC (women) 54
Pearl River Community College overcame a slim two-point halftime deficit on Thursday to edge East Central Community College 54-52.
Carmon Labat tallied a team-high 18 for PRCC in the win.