The Choctaw Central Lady Warriors are off to a 4-0 start and answered their first tough test of the year Saturday with a 50-40 victory over Moss Point in the Quitman shootout.

The Lady Warriors opened the week with a 73-37 victory over Neshoba Central. They then defeated Yazoo County 72-41 on the road. A game with Choctaw County was rescheduled to January 3 because the Chargers are still in the football playoffs. The Lady Warriors closed out the week against Moss Point.

“We are off to a good start,” Coach Bill Smith said. “But we have to keep working hard and improving. We have to play hard in every game.”

The Choctaw Central boys entered the week with a 1-3 record. They opened with a 49-44 loss to Neshoba Central. They lost to Yazoo County 59-44 and then picked up their first win at Quitman shootout with a 70-57 decision over Heidelberg High School.

The Warrior teams were scheduled to host Southeast Lauderdale on Tuesday for their only game of the week. On Tuesday, November 19, they host Brandon.

Lady Warriors 73

Neshoba Central 37

Tia Rain Saunders and Shantashia John both scored 13 points to pace the Lady Warriors past Neshoba Central.

Leading 19-9 after the first quarter, Choctaw Central outscored the Lady Rockets 24-16 in the second quarter to lead 43-25 at the half. Choctaw Central limited the Lady Rockets to six points in both the third and fourth quarters while scoring 30 points.

Meloney Thames put in 11 points,

Lady Warriors 72

Yazoo County 46

The Lady Warriors picked up another win on the road at Yazoo County.

Shantaashia John led with 21 points while Meloney Thames put in 13 points. Kyla Farmer scored 10.

Lady Warriors 50

Moss Point 40

The Lady Warriors came on strong in the fourth quarter to put Moss Point away.

Choctaw Central led 20-11 after the first quarter. Both teams scored seven points in the second stanza and the Lady Warriors led 27-18 at the half. Moss Point made a run in the third quarter as the Lady Tigers outscored the Lady Warriors 17-11. Leading 38-35 heading into the final stanza, the Lady Warriors outscored Moss 12-5 to put the game away.

Thames led with 19 points. Saunders added 11 and Farmer scored nine.

Neshoba Central 49

Warriors 44

Neshoba Central pulled away from  the Warriors in the fourth quarter to take the win.

Choctaw Central led 22-21 at the half. The Rockets outpointed Choctaw Central 13-12 in the third quarter and the score was tied at 34-34 going into the final stanza. The Rockets outscored the Warriors 15-10 in the final eight minutes of play.

Ocavious Jones led the Warriors with 17 points while William McKinney scored 11 and Chris Lewis put i0 points.

Yazoo County 59

Warriors 44

Yazoo County put this game away in the third quarter.

Yazoo County led 30-23 at the half. In the third quarter, they outscored the Warriors 17-6 to settle the issue.

Jones led with 13 points while Gerald Isom scored eight points.

Warriors 70

Heidelberg 57

Choctaw Central picked up its first win of the season as they defeated Heidelberg Saturday in the Quitman shootout.

The Oilers went up 15-11 in the first quarter. Then Choctaw Central outscored Heidelberg 30-15 in the second quarter. At the half, the Warriors led 41-30. Choctaw Central outscored Heidelberg 29-27 in the second half to hold on to the victory.

Jones led with 19 points while Kashden Bell added 16. Isom and Treundes Willis both scored nine points.