The Philadelphia Lady Tornadoes scored a big win in the Neshoba Central Invitational as they knocked off Noxubee County 61-46 in prep basketball action.

The Lady Tornadoes entered the week with a 3-3 record. Earlier in the week, they dropped a 45-42 decision to Union.

They were to play at Germantown on Monday before breaking for the Thanksgiving holidays. Their next action will come Nov. 29 in the Sebastopol Tournament.

"This was a big win for us," said Philadelphia coach Pashen Autry. "We played as a team, and as long as we do that, we can be successful.

"Each player on the team is learning her role. We don't point one out for their individual play. It takes playing together be successful," Autry said.

With the score tied at 11-11 at the end of the first quarter, Philadelphia held Noxubee County to four points while score 17 in the second quarter to go up 28-15 at the half. The Lady Tornadoes had a 33-31 scoring edge in the second half to claim the victory.

Precious Moore scored 18 points to lead the Lady Tornadoes while Tatyana Fox added 16 points. Kaysun Greer scored five points and pulled down 14 rebounds for the Lady Warriors.

The Philadelphia boys dropped a 64-43 decision to Noxubee County in the Neshoba Central Invitational. Earlier in the week, they lost to Union 60-52.

Philadelphia trailed Noxubee 32-13 at the half but played close in the second half. Scottie Coleman led the Tornadoes with nine points.

The Tornadoes trailed 30-23 at the half and after a slow third quarter, couldn't make up the difference.

Sherman Bufkin led the Tornadoes with 16 points.

Soccer season nears

The Philadelphia boys and girls soccer teams are scheduled to kick off their 2012-2013 season next Tuesday when they visit Louisville.

On Nov. 30, they travel to Vicksburg to play St. Aloysius. They will then play their first home match Dec. 1 against Forest.