Missy Gators drop second in a row after long win streak

Published 6:02 pm Wednesday, December 12, 2018

For a month, the Vicksburg Missy Gators enjoyed a long winning streak. Now, they’ll find out how to deal with a losing streak.

Geonna Marshall finished with 15 points and six rebounds, Aalyiah Westbrook had 13 points and seven rebounds, and Forest Hill took advantage of a cold-shooting Vicksburg team to beat the Missy Gators 52-50 on Tuesday night.

It was Vicksburg’s second straight loss after it had won eight in a row to start the season. Vicksburg will have a week to figure things out before hosting Laurel on Dec. 18.

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Dajia Reed and Jayla Sims scored 10 points apiece for the Missy Gators (8-2), but they struggled offensively for most of the game. They were just 18-for-55 (33 percent) from the field and 8-for-17 at the free throw line. Eight of their field goals — including two 3-pointers by Reed — came in the fourth quarter when they were wiping out most of an 11-point deficit.

Reed hit two 3-pointers and Ke’Mari Smith one for the Missy Gators. Reed scored eight of her 10 points in the fourth quarter, while Smith finished with a team-high 15 points on 5-of-13 shooting.

Vicksburg hit six 3-pointers in the game, but was 12-for-42 (29 percent) from inside the arc.
Forest Hill, meanwhile, shot 47 percent (16-for-34) overall from the field and was 13-for-21 at the free throw line. The Lady Patriots made 9 of 12 free throws in the fourth quarter, with Marshall going 5-for-6.

Ayanna Smith added 11 points and six assists for Forest Hill (4-4) and Teonna Howard scored eight points.

(B) Forest Hill 56, Vicksburg 50
Devan Kiner had a double-double with 22 points, 10 rebounds and six assists, but Forest Hill (7-3) held off Vicksburg (5-4-1) to hand the Gators their third loss in four games.

Kiner shot 7-of-10 from the field, 5-for-5 at the foul line, and made three 3-pointers. He also had two steals.

Jermiyah Brown added seven points and three assists for the Gators, while Darius Johnson had four points and six rebounds. Jaden Williams and Keshawn Brown had seven rebounds apiece.

(G) Porter’s Chapel 46, Rebul 26
Brittnee Martin finished with 11 points, Fayth McDaniel scored 10, and Porter’s Chapel Academy rolled past Rebul Academy.

Eleven players scored for PCA. Ashlyn Wright was next on the list with six points. Heaven’Lee Goldsberry had four points and five rebounds.

Martin went 3-for-4 from 3-point range, and McDaniel scored eight of her 10 points at the free throw line. The Lady Eagles only led 12-9 at the end of the first quarter, then outscored Rebul 17-3 in the second to take control.

Perri Durr led Rebul with a game-high 12 points, with 10 of those coming at the free throw line.