Missy Gators steamroll Wingfield

Published 6:51 pm Wednesday, November 29, 2017

It didn’t take long for the Vicksburg Missy Gators to gain some separation from Wingfield and get back on the winning track.

Ke’Mari Smith had a game-high 18 points and six rebounds, Pleasure King scored nine points, and the Missy Gators routed Wingfield 66-41 Tuesday night.

Vicksburg (4-2) outscored Wingfield 15-2 in the first quarter and was never seriously threatened the rest of the way. Twelve different players scored a point as Vicksburg bounced back from a loss to Pearl in its previous game.

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Tiarra Jones just missed a triple-double for the Missy Gators, finishing with seven points, 10 rebounds and 10 steals. Karmen Davenport scored eight points, and Eriel Bunch finished with six points and seven rebounds.

Tahja Coleman led Wingfield (1-3) with 13 points and Ciana Williams scored 11.

Vicksburg will return to action Thursday at 6 p.m., with a road game at Raymond.

(B) Wingfield 64, Vicksburg 49

DeMarrion Arrington scored 22 points, Shermontis Mitchell added seven points and nine rebounds, and Wingfield (3-3) beat Vicksburg (3-3) in a boys’ basketball game Tuesday. Wingfield shot 52 percent from the field.

(G) Porter’s Chapel 31, Sharkey-Issaquena Aca. 23

Porter’s Chapel Academy’s girls’ basketball team was able to ride out a mid-game slump thanks to a big first quarter, and netted a win over Sharkey-Issaquena Academy on Tuesday night.

Cameron Yocum led the Lady Eagles with 10 points, and Kaylee Hinson scored six. PCA outscored SIA 18-0 in the first quarter to build a huge lead it needed the rest of the way. PCA only scored two points combined in the second and third quarters.

“We couldn’t get anything to fall. We missed a lot of inside shots,” PCA coach Amanda Yocum said.

SIA cut its deficit to 20-14 by the end of the third quarter, but the teams played even in the fourth and PCA was able to hang on for the victory.

Addison Clinkscales led Sharkey-Issaquena with eight points, and Carrington Ross scored six.

In the boys’ game, Sharkey-Issaquena (2-0) held off a late charge to beat Porter’s Chapel 62-50.