Trojans edge out 'Jackets

By By Austin Bishop / EMG regional sports director
June 18, 2004
Ramero Osbey took over the paint in the closing seconds of Northeast Lauderdale's 30-28 win over Starkville in the last game of the Rush/MCC shootout on Thursday night.
The 6-foot-5 freshman picked up the offensive rebound on his own missed free throw and put it back in the basket with 1.6 seconds to play. He was fouled on the play and sank the free throw to give the Trojans the two-point win.
Northeast held a 27-26 lead late in the game, but Starkville scored a layup with less than 20 seconds to play to take the lead. The Trojans began to work the ball around for the last shot. Oseby caught the ball 25 feet away from the basket but was fouled with 5.1 seconds to play.
He missed the free throw, but came through with the rebound and three-point play.
Oseby finished the night with 13 points, while Antonio Cooper scored six. Meco Harris and Greg Ware led Starkville with six each.
Starkville 48
Meridian 46
The Yellowjackets won this game in an odd sudden-death format. After going to overtime it was decided that the game would end on the first basket, in order to keep the day's events on schedule.
Harris scored a bucket for Starkville to give the Jackets the two-point win.
Meridian was up 29-19 at the half, but couldn't hold on to the lead.
Cyrus McGowan led Meridian with 11 points, with nine coming in the first half. Chris Leggett and Smoke Miles scored eight each for MHS.
Keith James pumped in 26 points to lead Starkville, while Rodreco Ware had 12.
Bay Springs 40
NE Lauderdale 39
Reggie Shellwood scored 16 points and Ronnie McCullum added nine to lead Bay Springs to the one-point win over Northeast Lauderdale.
Bay Springs trailed by our at the half, but outscored the Trojans 27-22 in the second to take the win.
Alex Ford scored 14 points to lead NEL, while Oseby tossed in 10.
Meridian 74
Quitman 29
Meridian held Quitman to just five second-half points on the way to the victory.
Five Wildcats scored in double figures in the game, with Leggett, Anouk Jackson and Windom Campbell getting 15 each. Chris Harris score 14 points for the winner, while Miles added 10.
Radarius Owens led Quitman with six points, all coming on three-point baskets.
Bay Springs 40
Quitman 32
Bay Springs jumped out to a 27-13 halftime lead and then held off the Panthers in the second half to take the win.
McCullum led the Bulldogs with 12 points, while Reggis Huddleston added 10. Owens scored eight points to lead QHS.
Meridian JV 52
Clarkdale 19
Traquez Hopson scored 10 points to lead the Meridian High School junior varsity team to the win over Clarkdale in the day's opener.
Scott Benson scored eight points to lead Clarkdale.

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