Top seeds survive day one of tournament
by Donell Maxie
Dec 27, 2013 | 1298 views | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Cleveland High's Lauren Ashley Collins tries to get by a West Bolivar defender during hoops action Thursday.
Cleveland High's Lauren Ashley Collins tries to get by a West Bolivar defender during hoops action Thursday.
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Jaguars survive Hornets without top scorers

Broad Street head coach Karshae Peterson was without top offensive performers B.J. Hall and Michael Williams Thursday afternoon for the tip-off of the annual Bolivar County Hardwood Classic at DM. Smith Middle School.

Despite their absence and a slow start, the Jags made the right plays in the second half to pull out a 62-59 victory over the John F. Kennedy Hornets.

Broad Street improved to 5-5 and JFK fell to 2-9.

JFK led BSH 29-23 at halftime.

Flo Robinson stepped up with 17 points to lead the Jaguars, Justin Mitchell and Radarrius Dorsey finished with 10 points each and Demarcus Alexander scored nine points in the win.

Khalil Strickland led JFK with 14 points, Keandre Haywood had 13 points, Octavius Taylor had 12 and Kentrell Starks chipped in with eight points in the loss.

The Jaguars will now face Shaw at 2:30 pm at East Side High School today.

Lady Tigers advance over Lady Hawks

The Ray Brooks Lady Tigers played a strong game Thursday at D.M. Smith Middle School against the Shaw Lady Hawks to advance in the Bolivar County Tournament 45-31.

With the win Ray Brooks improved to 8-2 and Shaw dropped to 1-6 on the season.

T'Kyra Hicks led the Lady Tigers with 19 points and Markelia Cross finished with 17 points.

Mary Woods led Shaw with 10 points.

Ray Brooks will now take on East Side at 6 p.m. tonight.

Shaw dismantles Ray Brooks with team effort

It was a total team effort for the Shaw Hawks Thursday at D.M. Smith Middle School against the Ray Brooks Tigers.

The Hawks destroyed the Tigers 74-34 and did so by compiling 20 steals, serving up 25 assists and with 11 players scoring at least two points in the contest.

Shaw is now 6-2 while Ray Brooks fell to 0-11.

Jermarquis led the Hawks with 20 points, Zeldric Bass had 18 points and eight rebounds and Chris Freeman added nine points in the win.

Syderrick Maiten led Ray Brooks with 12 points and Ky'Darrion Young chipped in with nine.

Shaw will now face Broad Street at 2:30 pm at East Side High today.

Lady Wildcats get by Lady Eagles

The Cleveland High Lady Wildcats did not shoot the ball particularly well Thursday against the West Bolivar Lady Eagles, but defensively they were tough and with that effort managed to pull out a 47-37 victory here at East Side High.

The win propelled the Lady Wildcats to 7-7 on the year while the Lady Eagles fell to 4-10.

Lauren Ashley Collins led Cleveland High with 13 points, McKinnon Skeen had 12 points and Kasey Causey chipped in with seven points.

Jakerria Drummer led West Bolivar with 14 points and Troyledria Usry scored eight points.

Cleveland High will face JFK at 1 pm today at East Side High. JFK (9-0) was recently ranked No. 1 in the Clarion Ledgers' 1A poll.

Eagles comeback to edge Wildcats

The West Bolivar Eagles couldn't get anything going against the Cleveland Wildcats Thursday at East Side High, but in the fourth quarter the Eagles got their wings back and edged the Wildcats 39-38.

With the win the Eagles are now 6-8 and the Wildcats fell to 3-11. Cleveland High led West Bolivar 24-15 at halftime.

Terrance Johnson led West Bolivar with 15 points, Deguadereck Rice and Ladarius Tucker scored 10 points each in the win.

Desmond McAbee led Cleveland with 11 points, Ellis Townsend and Jaylen McDonald had eight points each.

West Bolivar will now face East Side at 7:30 pm tonight at East Side High.

Trojanettes blowout Lady Jaguars

The East Side Trojanettes had little trouble getting by the Broad Street Lady Jaguars Thursday at East Side High by a score of 72-50.

With the win East Side improved to 6-2 while the Lady Jaguars fell to 2-8.

After leading Broad Street 30-20 at halftime, the Trojanettes turned up the defense in the second half to open up a huge lead and never looked back.

Carvacier Sanders led East Side with 19 points, Keisha Cotton turned in a triple double with 12 points, 13 blocks and 11 rebounds, Shammia Love had 14 points and Asiah Ward scored 10 points.

Tonneisha Bell led Broad Street with 14 points and Katherine Dumas added 10 points in the loss.

East Side will take on Ray Brooks at 6 p.m. tonight at East Side.