Enterprise stuns top-seeded Lady Flashes|[2/17/06]

Published 12:00 am Friday, February 17, 2006

ENTERPRISE – In one of the more shocking outcomes of the Division 7-1A Tournament, host Enterprise-Lincoln defeated top-seeded St. Aloysius, 48-47, costing the Lady Flashes a home playoff game.

In the boys game, the Flashes defeated Bogue Chitto and will play for the division championship tonight at 8:30 p.m. against Dexter.

The Lady Flashes (26-2) will play at 4 this afternoon in the consolation game against Bogue Chitto. They will travel to either Ethel or McAdams in next week’s South State Tournament.

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Enterprise (12-10), which was powered by forward Alisha Mason’s 24 points and 12 rebounds, plays West Lincoln tonight at 7.

The Lady Jackets got eight points and six rebounds from center Lindsey Everett. The teams were tied 31-31 entering the fourth quarter. Enterprise built a three-point lead, 48-45, in the fading seconds of the game.

&#8220This was a big game for us and a big win,” Enterprise coach Jill Nations said. &#8220Kacey Rutland did an excellent job defending St. Al’s No. 33 (Annie Beaugh).”

Beaugh finished with 15 points, eight rebounds and five steals. Sarah Kerut led St. Al with 24 points and nine rebounds.

&#8220Enterprise came out to play and they fought hard,” St. Al coach Drew McBrayer said. &#8220We were not mentally ready to play.”

McBrayer’s team drew an opening-round bye after going through the division undefeated. Before last night, their only loss was to undefeated Franklin County in the Lawrence County Tournament.

St. Al 75, Bogue Chitto 67.

St. Al’s boys led Bogue Chitto 30-26 at halftime and 53-42 starting the fourth quarter. Chase Smith led all scorers with 29 points, while Chris Johnson scored 18 points, J.R. Burnett 14 and Marsh Willis 11.

&#8220We did a good job against Bogue Chitto’s pressure the last three quarters,” McBrayer said.

The Bobcats (9-15), coached by Andrew Smithie, were directed by guard Dontae Ratcliff’s 28 points, plus 11 rebounds and five assists. Alonzo Miner and Antwain Lyons both scored 15 points. Lyons also had five assists. Keyouna Perkins had eight rebounds and Nic Hatten seven.

The first-and second-place teams in the division tournament will host South State opening round games next Monday (girls) and Tuesday (boys).