The French Camp Academy Panthers hosted the Resurrection Catholic Eagles last Tuesday night in a Class 1A South State Tournament play-in game and won the contest 67-29.
The Panthers then travel to West Lincoln where they defeated the Sebastopol Bobcats 54-45 on Thursday night and end their season to the Hinds County Agricultural Bulldogs Bulldogs 46-41 on Friday.
In the play-in game with RC, the Panthers would take an early 15-3 lead after one quarter of play and would cruise to a 41-7 halftime lead.
The Eagles outscored the Panthers in the third quarter 13-7, but the Panthers quickly righted the ship and outscored their opponent 19-9 in the fourth quarter to push the final score to 67-29.
The leading scorers for the Panthers were Dre Carter with 16 points, Jesse Hosket with 15 points and Lamin Silah with eight points.
The next up for the Panthers was a trip to West Lincoln after earning a bid in the Class 1A South State Tournament where they would play a familiar foe in the Sebastopol Bobcats.
The Panthers would lead 14-4 after one quarter of play and 31-20 at the half. The Bobcats would come out of the half on fire and outscored the Panthers 15-6 to pull within two-points of the lead, 37-35.
The Panthers put the contest away in the fourth quarter when they were able to outscore the Bobcats 17-10 to push the final score to 54-45.
The leading scorers for the Panthers were Dre Carter with 14 points, Jesse Hosket with 10 points, Cortez Johnson with eight points and Nyang Wek with six points.
The Panthers then played the HAHS Bulldogs and took the lead 7-4 after one quarter of play.
The Bulldogs outscored the Panthers in the second quarter 11-9, but the Panthers still led 16-15 at the half.
The Bulldogs were able to outscore the Panthers once again in the third quarter 18-15 to take a 33-31 lead into the fourth.
The Panthers were again outscored by the Bulldogs in the fourth quarter 13-10 and lost in a heartbreaker 46-41 to end the 2012-13 season.
The leading scorers for the Panthers were Dre Carter with 19 points, Jesse Hosket as well as Lamin Sillah with 10 points each and Cortez Johnson with two points.
To the wire, Kosy defeats Braves
The Kosciusko Whippets were in good shape after Friday night’s 8-0 win over the visiting Tishomingo Braves, but a set-back in Iuka on Saturday, a 3-2 loss, put the fast dogs’ season in jeopardy.
KHS hires Greenleaf
The Kosciusko School Board met Monday night and approved the hiring of new Whippet basketball coach Eleazarus Greenleaf.
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Tigers finish season 15-13
The Ethel Tigers were fresh off a thrilling first round sweep of French Camp when they traveled to Stringer on Saturday for game one of the best-of-three series.
The Tigers would drop game one 5-3.
Game one had been pushed from Thursday to Saturday due to inclement weather, pushing game two to Monday night in Ethel, to which the Tigers fell once again, 7-2.
Kosy moves to third round
The Kosciusko Whippets had a bitter taste in their mouths from 2012’s playoff series loss to New Albany in three games.
That taste is clearly better now, and New Albany was once again the foe.
Kosy boys and girls track head to State meet
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Martin inducted into Hall of Fame
Railford “Randy” Martin was inducted into the Holmes Community College Sports Hall of Fame on April 25.
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Battle of neighbors goes to wire
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Whippets win twice, ready for New Albany
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