Vicksburg starts slow in 69-44 win

Published 12:00 am Friday, November 28, 2003

[11/26/03]Vicksburg High is making a habit of starting slow.

For the second night in a row, the Missy Gators (6-2) found themselves in a deep hole early before turning up the intensity into a win.

Tiffany Hubbard scored a game-high 17 points and Cre’Tarsha Taylor added 16 in Vicksburg’s 69-44 win over Jim Hill.

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“It looked like we were going through the motions,” said VHS coach Mike Coleman, whose team fell behind Clinton 13-2 Monday night before rebounding for a victory.

Jim Hill jumped out to a 20-6 lead at the end of the first quarter. That led Coleman to bench his starters in favor of the junior varsity squad.

When the varsity returned, the game turned into a runaway.

Vicksburg cut the lead to 31-25 at halftme, then outscored Hill 44-13 in the second half.

The Missy Gators will be off until Tuesday’s home game against Port Gibson.

(B) Jim Hill 76, Vicksburg 55

Sedrick Williams scored a team-high 20 points, but powerful Jim Hill handed the Gators their second straight loss.

Brandon Harper added 13 points in the loss.

(G) Crystal Springs 47, WC 43

Ashley Vinzant scored a team-high 11 points but Warren Central managed only two points in the first quarter in a loss to Crystal Springs on Tuesday night.

Carla Latham added 10 points and Cookie Johnson poured in eight in the loss.

“We were getting decent looks but everything was coming up short,” Warren Central coach Donny Fuller said. “I think we are leg weary.”

Crystal Springs (5-0) led 10-2 at the end of the first quarter, and extended the lead to 26-12 at halftime.