Choctaw Central notebook
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 12:00 AM
The Choctaw Central boys went 2-0 last week and picked up two Region 5-3A victories along the way.
The Warriors started the week with a 57-53 win over Southeast Lauderdale. They came back on Friday to defeat Kemper County 52-40.
It was an unusual week for the Lady Warriors as they dropped two of three games and fell to 18-4 on the season. Choctaw Central lost a 78-62 decision to Southeast Lauderdale. They bounced back to defeat Kemper County 76-48. And on Saturday, they dropped a 74-57 decision to Canton in the Mid-Mississippi Classic in Ackerman.
The Warrior teams have two region games this week. They were to host Philadelphia on Tuesday and then host Heidelberg High School on Friday. On Saturday, the Lady Warriors will play Pontotoc in the North Pontotoc Classic.
Trey Lilly and Dalton Clegg both scored 14 points to lead the Warriors past Southeast Lauderdale. Trailing 11-9 after the first quarter, the Warriors would outscore the Tigers 16-8 in the second quarter to go up 25-17 at the half. Southeast outscored the Warriors 34-32 in the second half but Choctaw Central held on for the win. SheChem Grant added 11 points.
Lilly put in 21 points in Choctaw Central's win over Kemper County. Leading 10-9 at the end of the first quarter, Choctaw Central would outscore the Wildcats 10-7 in the second period to build up a 20-16 halftime lead. Choctaw Central would carry a 32-25 lead into the final quarter and hold on for the victory. Grant and Demarquis Wilson both added 10 points.
The Choctaw Central girls battled the rival Lady Tigers of Southeast Lauderdale tough for three quarters as they trailed 53-51 heading into the final eight minutes of play.
But then the Lady Tigers got a hot shooting hand and pulled away as they outpointed the Lady Warriors 25-11 in the fourth quarter and claimed the victory. Kandace Lasiloo led the Lady Warriors with 18 points while Kristen Dixon added 15 and Maleah Isaac scored 10. Jasmine Bush led Choctaw Central with 19 points while Crystal Clay added 18.
The Lady Warriors made short work of Kemper County as they jumped out to a 23-4 lead at the end of the first quarter. Choctaw Central would outpoint the Lady Wildcats 14-11 in the second period to go up 37-15 at the half. It was more of the same in the second half. Lashayla McMillan led Choctaw Central with 14 points while Renaysia Polk added 12 points.
On Saturday, the Lady Warriors dropped a tough game to Canton in the Mid-South Classic. Trailing 33-26 at the half, the Lady Warriors saw the Lady Tigers pull away in the second half. Dixon and McMillan both scored eight points to lead the Lady Warriors.
Soccer season came to an end for the Lady Warrior soccer team as they dropped a 3-2 decision in overtime to South Pontotoc in overtime. Jashannique Steve scored both of Choctaw Central's goals.
"We had hoped to go further in the playoffs," Choctaw Central coach Aaron Terrell said as his team finished with a 17-3 record. "But we had a good year. I'm proud of our girls."