Neshoba Central splits with Kosciusko
Wednesday, December 7, 2011 10:00 AM
The Neshoba Central basketball teams have a busy week with three games slated.
Neshoba Central coach Jerry Byrd calls a play during a recent Rockets game.
The Rocket teams were to play Starkville on Tuesday. They visit Northeast Lauderdale on Friday and then enter the Noxubee County Classic on Saturday. Both teams play West Point with the girls game starting at 1 p.m.
The Lady Rockets enter the week with a 7-1 record while the Rockets stand at 4-4.
Neshoba Central split a pair of games with Kosciusko last week. The Lady Rockets defeated the Lady Whippets 64-39 while the boys dropped an 80-70 decision.
"The competition is getting stronger," coach Jerry Byrd said. "We are improved as a team but we are going to have to play hard to stay with some of these teams.
Neshoba Central vs. Kosciusko
Lady Rockets 17 14 15 18 - 64
Kosciusko 4 4 13 18 - 39
Victoria Stewart led Neshoba Central with 19 points while Breanna Foster added 17 and Contessa Peebles scored 10.
Rockets 19 17 12 23 - 70
Kosciusko 21 31 15 13 - 80
Kosciusko took a big lead in the first half and held on for the victory. Carnell Taylor led Neshoba Central with 25 points while Jalen Dotson and Trey Lilly both scored 20 points.