Lady Warriors improve to 17-2 after three wins
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 12:00 AM
The Choctaw Central Lady Warriors picked up three victories last week as they geared up for a big Region 5-3A matchup at Southeast Lauderdale on Tuesday.
Choctaw Central's Mariah Lewis defends against Wayne County in a game played earlier this season. The Lady Warriors were 17-2 going into this week as they play at Southeast Lauderdale on Tuesday and at home against Kemper County on Friday.
The Lady Warriors carried a 17-2 record into the week after beating Heidelberg High School 63-46, Newton High School 53-44, and Petal 50-46 in the Wayne County Classic.
The Choctaw Central boys went 1-1 last week as they defeated Newton 57-54 before losing 77-68 to Heidelberg.
After playing Southeast on Tuesday, the Warrior teams return home Friday to host Kemper County.
Choctaw Central girls
Kristen Dixon scored 19 points to lead the Lady Warriors over Heidelberg. With the score tied at 10-10 after the first quarter, the Lady Warriors outscored the Lady Oilers 22-5 in the second quarter to go up 32-15 at the half. Both teams scored 31 points in the second half as the Lady Warriors held on for the win. Kandace Lasiloo added 10 points for the Lady Warriors.
Choctaw Central built up a 31-16 lead in the first half against Newton High School and held on for the win. Renaysia Polk led the Lady Warriors with 14 points while Mariah Lewis added 10 points.
The Lady Warriors scored 21 points in the second quarter as they built up a 33-20 halftime lead. They would need every point of it. The Lady Panthers held them to three points in the third quarter while scoring 16, and tied the score at 36-36 going into the final quarter. Choctaw Central outscored Petal 14-10 in the final quarter to claim the win. Dixon led the Lady Warriors with 17 points.
Choctaw Central boys
The Warriors led 20-9 after the first quarter in their game with Newton High School. The Tigers cut away at the Warriors lead in the second and third quarters and led 46-44 going into the final quarter. The Warriors would outscore the Tigers 13-8 in the final eight minutes of play to claim the win. Dalton Clegg scored 21 points and Trey Lilly added 17 points to lead the Warriors.
The Heidelberg Oilers led 60-42 going into the final quarter of their game with Choctaw Central and held off a late charge to claim the win. Trey Lilly scored 23 points to lead the Warriors while Demarquis Wilson added 15 and Dalton Clegg scored 14.