Lady Vikes pummel Provine in JPS Christmas Tournament

Published 4:19 pm Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Warren Central flirted with one of the rarest of basketball feats on Tuesday, before settling for a lopsided victory.

The Lady Vikes shut out Provine through the first three quarters in their opening game of the Jackson Public Schools Christmas Tournament and then cruised home to a 60-7 victory.

Jae’la Smith led Warren Central with 15 points, Kayleigh Karel scored 10, and Lauren Madison had eight. Eleven players scored for the Lady Vikes (7-5).

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Warren Central led 45-0 at halftime and 54-0 at the end of the third quarter. The entire second half was played with a running clock. Aaliyah Brent scored five of Provine’s seven points.

Warren Central won its third game in a row overall, and went 2-0 at the JPS Tournament. It beat Canton 46-44 on Monday.

Warren Central’s next game is Jan. 3 at 6 p.m., at home against Clinton. Its Region 6-6A opener is Jan. 6 vs. Pearl, also at home. Both games will be played at Warren Central Junior High School.