The Choctaw Central Lady Warriors picked up four victories last week, including first place in the Leake Central Round-Robin Invitational.

"Maybe we have things turned around," Lady Warriors Coach Bill Smith said as his team entered the week with an 8-4 record. "We played hard and seemed to get things on track."

Choctaw Central started last week by defeating Neshoba Central 48-36. They then went 3-0 in the Leake Central round-robin. They opened with a 65-32 victory over Leake County and then defeated Leake Central 71-51. On the final night, Choctaw Central took a 65-64 win over Morton.

This will be another busy week for the Choctaw Central teams as they are scheduled for three games. First, Choctaw Central hosts Newton County on Tuesday. Then they host their annual four-team Christmas invitational on Friday and Saturday. The schedule is as follows:


4 p.m. - Neshoba Central girls vs. Leake Central

5:30 p.m. - Neshoba Central boys vs. Leake Central

7 p.m. - Choctaw Central girls vs. Union

8:30 p.m. - Choctaw Central boys vs. Union.

Lashayla McMillan scored 24 points in the Lady Warriors' win over Neshoba Central. Leading 28-20 at the half, the Lady Warriors outscored the Lady Rockets 20-16 in the second half.

Choctaw Central jumped out to a 21-8 lead by the end of the first quarter in its game with Leake County and controlled the entire game. Kandace Lasiloo led the Lady Warriors with 11 points.

It was more of the same against host Leake Central as Choctaw Central led 42-21 at the half. McMillan led the Lady Warriors with 18 points while Emily Shoemake added 15 points and Lasiloo scored 11.

The Lady Warriors found themselves in a close game with Morton. Morton led 17-12 after the first quarter but the Lady Warriors came back to outscore them 24-14 in the second quarter and went up 36-28 at the half. Choctaw Central led 56-47 heading into the final quarter. The Lady Panthers fought back scoring 17 points in the final eight minutes of play. But they Lady Warriors held on for the victory. Lasiloo and McMillan both scored 11 points to lead the Lady Warriors while Shoemake and Tiffani Riggen both added 10 points.


The Choctaw Central boys went 2-2 last week. The Warriors opened the week with a 66-54 loss to Neshoba Central. Shechem Grant led the Warriors with 21 points while Tashaun Mingo added 10.

They then went 2-1 in the Leake Central round-robin. Choctaw Central defeated Leake County 53-43 and Leake Central. They then lost to Morton 60-50.