The Neshoba Central girls went 2-1 last week as they improved their record to 4-3 in prep basketball action.

The Lady Rockets opened the season against West Point, the team they defeated in the Class 5A state championship game last week. The Lady Rockets took a 52-25 win over the Lady Green Wave.

Neshoba Central dropped a 50-29 decision at Velma Jackson and then bounced back to defeat Noxubee County 58-29 in the Neshoba Central Invitational.

The Lady Rockets went up 12-4 in the first quarter against West Point. They outpoint the Lady Green Wave 27-8 in the second quarter to go up 39-12 at the half. Jasmine Chickaway led with 12 points while Taylor Ben added 10 points.

Velma Jackson proved to be too tough for the Lady Rockets to overcome at this point of the season. Shante Beaulieu led with seven points.

Neshoba Central used a 22-5 run in the second quarter to take the decision. Lyeric Hickman led with 13 points while Ben scored 10.

 

Rockets

The Neshoba Central boys went 0-3 last week.

They dropped a 57-54 decision to West Point. Neshoba Central led 32-29 at the half. But West Point rallied in the second half to take the win. Trajan Fielder led the Rockets with 29 points.

The Rockets then dropped a 61-49 loss at Velma Jackson. Velma Jackson led 35-24 at the half. The Rockets battled back, outscoring the Hawks 25-24 in the second half. Jacob McMillan led the Rockets with 22 points.

Starkville proved to be too much to handle in Saturday’s game at the Neshoba Central Invitational. Starkville’s Blake Rogers scored on 10 three-point shots in the first half and retired with 30 points. That pretty much settled the issue as Starkville led 47-17 at the half. Fielder led the Rockets with 14 points.

Neshoba Central was to host Meridian on Monday. They will participate in the Starkville Classic on Saturday.