Vicksburg High gets revenge with two wins over Bulldogs

Published 12:00 am Monday, January 6, 2003

[1/4/03]Tiffany Hubbard made sure Vicksburg High did not have a repeat of the opening round in the Northwest Rankin Tournament on Dec. 26.

The junior scored a game-high 26 points, including 10 straight in the second quarter, to lead VHS to a 65-47 win Friday night.

“We should have beat them the first time,” Hubbard said of the 60-56 loss nine days ago. “But we didn’t, I put everything I had into this game.”

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At the Northwest tournament, Terry’s Jasmine Lindsey scored 29 points to lead the upset, but the senior was not a factor Friday night.

The Missy Gators (10-7) implemented a box-and-one defense to shut down Lindsey. Tricia Dart followed Lindsey all over the court and harassed her into a 3-for-12 shooting night and only nine points as Terry fell to 6-8.

“Over Christmas she (Lindsey) hit 29 points, that was almost half their points, I told them if we didn’t stop anybody else we had to stop her,” Vicksburg coach Mike Coleman said.

Dart said the experience at the Northwest tournament helped her Friday night.

“I knew her movements from playing her the first time,” Dart said. “I just picked up my D’.”

Hubbard’s 10 straight points in the second quarter broke open a close game as Vicksburg took a 31-20 lead into halftime.

The Missy Gators extended the lead in the second half to nearly 20 points, and were never seriously threatened from then on.

“Tricia Dart did an outstanding job on Lindsey,” Coleman said, “and Hubbard did a real good job of posting up, she has a lot of moves.”

Dart scored 15 points in the win and Shalonda Williams scored nine points and grabbed nine rebounds. Hubbard had 11 rebounds.

Britney Lothridge led the Lady Bulldogs with 13 points and 8 rebounds.

“I think it’s always a motivation when someone gets you the first time to try to get them the second time,” Coleman said.

(B) VHS 70, Terry 50

Vicksburg senior Devin Jones set the tone early with 8 points in the first quarter, including a 3-pointer with three seconds left to tie the game at 13, as the Gators rolled to a 20-point win.

Vicksburg (13-4) outscored Terry (8-7), 20-10 in the second quarter to take a 33-23 halftime lead.

“The kids played well,” said Vicksburg coach Dellie Robinson, whose team was also upset by Terry in the opening round of the Northwest Rankin Tournament. “Anytime we can get 2-3 days to prepare Vicksburg will be ready.”

L.J. Scott added 14 points and 11 rebounds for Vicksburg.

Chris Ellis led the Bulldogs with 9 points.

Vicksburg will host Clinton on Tuesday.