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Missy Gators rebound, slam Lady Arrows

[1/22/03]The Vicksburg High girls were coming off one of their worst performances of the season and turned in one of their best.

The Missy Gators (13-9, 2-2 Division 4-5A) got a game-high 21 points from Tricia Dart and 10 from Tiffany Hubbard in a 50-35 victory over Clinton.

The win means that all the teams in the division are 2-2.

“We had to bounce back from that game Saturday,” Vicksburg coach Mike Coleman said of the Missy Gators’ 21-point loss to Warren Central. “We had a challenge and the kids rose up to it.”

Shundrell Spann scored 11 for the Lady Arrows.

The Missy Gators will travel to Natchez on Friday night in a key division showdown.

(B) Clinton 65, Vicksburg 63

Devin Jones scored a game-high 27 points and L.J. Scott scored 18 in the Gators’ overtime loss to the Arrows.

Vicksburg (16-6, 3-1) suffered its first division loss of the season.

The Gators were playing without starters Roy Williams and Sedrick Williams. VHS coach Dellie Robinson said Roy Williams will be back for Friday’s Natchez game.

(G) PCA 65, Briarfield 23

Brady Willis led four Porters Chapel players in double figures with 17 points in the blowout.

Brittany Willis scored 13, while Brittany White and Amy Beaugh each scored 10 in the win.

Porters Chapel (20-5, 11-2) held a 34-12 halftime lead.

“We opened the game in a full-court press and went up 11-0,” PCA coach Kevin Griffin said. “That’s all she wrote.”

(B) Briarfield 51, PCA 35

Joseph Ivey had 13 points and Ryan Hoben scored 12 in the Eagles’ loss.

Phillip Tomlinson led Briarfield with 21 points. The Rebels held a 6-point lead at the start of the fourth quarter and outscored PCA 15-5 in the final quarter to secure the win.

Porters Chapel will host Tallulah on Friday night.

(B) St. Al 64, St. Joe 58

Jason Brown scored 13 of his game-high 24 points in the fourth quarter as the Flashes (5-11) beat Greenville-St. Joe on Tuesday.

Kyle Richards and Alan Ebersole each scored 14 in the victory.

“They came out and went up 8-0,” St. Al coach Paul Hayden said. “We calmed down, came together and chipped away at the lead.”

(G) St. Al 30, St. Joe 13

Laura Beth Lyons’ quickness paid off in the fourth quarter for the Lady Flashes.

The quickest player on the court scored 13 of her game high 19 in the final quarter to propel the Lady Flashes (4-12) to their third straight win.

“It wasn’t pretty the whole time, but I thought we played well,” Hayden said.

Lyons went 5-for-5 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter and the team was 7-for-7.

(B) SIA 55, Deer Creek 49

Chase Mahalitc scored 11 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, while Jordan Windham had 10 points and 12 rebounds in Sharkey-Issaquena Academy’s (15-7) victory on Tuesday night.

Phillip Bass and Jordan Clark added 10 each in the win.

The Confederates will be at home Thursday at 6 p.m. against Deer Creek.

(G) Deer Creek 47, SIA 37

Keri Smith scored 19 points and Kristen Cox snagged nine rebounds in the Lady Confederates’ loss on Tuesday.

SIA fell to 11-14 on the season.