Prep basketball roundup: Vicksburg, Porter’s Chapel both earn sweeps

Published 11:06 pm Friday, December 9, 2022

The Vicksburg Gators showed off some depth in their lineup and got back in the win column Friday.

Ten players scored, led by Malik Franklin with 13 points and Davian Williams with 12, as Vicksburg edged past McComb 66-61 in the boys’ half of a basketball doubleheader.

Franklin scored 10 of his 13 points in the second half. The Gators went 9-for-13 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter.

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Jaylin Jackson and Tyler Henderson added nine points apiece for the Gators (11-1), who bounced back after falling to Yazoo City on Tuesday to snap a 10-game winning streak.

Gary Isaac led McComb (6-3) with 24 points. Sanfrisco Magee scored 14 points and Nick Perkins had 13.

Porter’s Chapel 62, Discovery Christian 28
Lawson Selby scored 11 of his game-high 19 points in the first quarter, when Porter’s Chapel Academy raced out to a 20-point lead, and the Eagles rolled past Discovery Christian for their second district win in as many days.

Selby had seven rebounds and three assists to go along with his point total. Ty Mack backed him up with 18 points and six rebounds, while Noah Porter totaled eight points and eight assists.

Chase Hearn finished with four points and seven rebounds for the Eagles (6-3, 3-1 MAIS District 3-3A).

Spencer Hercil led Discovery Christian with nine points.

Vicksburg 64, McComb 43
Janiah Caples finished with 17 points and seven steals, Na Colenburg had 13 points, and the Vicksburg Missy Gators had no trouble dispatching McComb.

Vicksburg (10-3) held McComb to only three points in the first quarter, and eventually built a 21-point lead by the end of the third.

Layla Carter scored 10 points for Vicksburg, and Jelisa Tyler had nine points and six rebounds. The Missy Gators shot 47 percent (25-for-53) from the field overall, despite being just 3-for-19 from 3-point range.

Sariah Magee led McComb with 18 points, including eight in the fourth quarter.

Porter’s Chapel 40, Discovery Christian 35
Anjel Walton scored a game-high 21 points to lead short-handed Porter’s Chapel Academy to a district win over Discovery Christian on Friday.

Hannah Henderson had eight points, seven rebounds and three blocked shots for PCA (4-5, 2-2 MAIS District 3-3A), and Sophie Masterson scored six points.

The Lady Eagles only have five varsity players on the roster and were without leading scorer Tiara Sims. Sims had to sit out Friday’s game following her ejection from Thursday’s contest against Benton Academy. Seven junior varsity players added depth to the lineup, but were limited to two quarters apiece in the varsity game because of MAIS rules.

Walton picked up the slack by making 9 of 15 free throw attempts and contributing five rebounds as well.

Lizzy Morea led Discovery Christian with 14 points and Branna Marino scored 10.