Basketball Roundup: Gators, Missy Gators knock off McComb; WC swept by Clinton

Published 12:17 am Saturday, December 9, 2023

The Vicksburg Gators didn’t waste any time in starting a new winning streak.

Davian Williams drilled four 3-pointers and finished with 26 points to lead the Gators to a 75-57 boys’ basketball victory over McComb on Friday.

Kealon Bass and Lazaveon Sylvester added 12 points apiece and Jaylin Jackson added nine. The Gators (10-2) bounced back from a loss to Yazoo City in their previous outing that snapped a nine-game winning streak.

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McComb rallied from a 13-point halftime deficit to tie the score at 50 heading into the fourth quarter. Jaylin Nunnery scored nine of his 17 points in the third quarter.

Antione Johnson also finished with 11 points for McComb (6-3).

In the final period, Williams, Jackson and Bass each made 3-pointers as Vicksburg outscored McComb 25-7 to reassert its control.

Vicksburg will play twice next week, at home vs. Clinton on Tuesday and at Florence on Dec. 15. Both girls-boys doubleheaders begin at 6 p.m.

Clinton 56, Warren Central 45
Gaylon Turner scored a game-high 18 points, but it wasn’t enough to get Warren Central’s boys’ team past Clinton. The Vikings (5-6) had their four-game winning streak come to an end.
Willie Alexander led Clinton with 15 points and Zakariyea Hamilton scored 13.

Girls
Clinton 63, Warren Central 18
Taelar Felton scored 13 points and Jatoi Johnson had 10 to lead Clinton (8-2) over Warren Central in Friday’s girls’ game.

Mariah Harrison led Warren Central (0-11) with eight points, Jakiya Perkins scored five, and Zaria Wilson had three.

Warren Central will host Jefferson County Tuesday at 6 p.m., and play at Port Gibson Dec. 15 at 6 p.m.

Vicksburg 42, McComb 35
Terri Boyd scored 14 points and Cynia Johnson added 10 to lead the Vicksburg Missy Gators to a victory over McComb. Rodrianna Hall and Jada Erwin also had six points apiece.

Vicksburg (2-9) earned its second victory in three games, after it started the season with eight losses in a row.