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The Weir Lady Lions won the Region 5-1A Tournament on February 15 by defeating the Ethel Lady Tigers 55-16, the West Lowndes Lady Panthers 53-32 and the French Camp Lady Panthers 62-52.
In the first game against the Ethel Lady Tigers the Panthers quickly took control of the ball game and led 16-0 after one quarter of play.
The Lady Lions were relentless in the second quarter as well and outscored the Lady Tigers once again 10-3 to take a 26-3 lead into the half.
The Lady Lions never looked back in the second half and led 37-8 entering the fourth quarter.
After outscoring the Lady Tigers 18-8 in the games final quarter, the Lions pushed the final score to 55-16.
Next up for the Lady Lions were the West Lowndes Lady Panthers.
The Lady Lions had an early battle on their hands but pulled away from and soundly defeated the Lady Panthers 52-32 to secure their place in the Region 5 Championship game with the French Camp Academy Lady Panthers.
The Lady Lions took an early lead over the Lady Panthers and led 11-10 after one quarter of play.
The Lady Lions then push the score to 32-28 as both teams entered the intermission.
The third quarter again saw the Lady Lions add to their lead when they outscored the Lady Panthers 17-13 to take a 49-41 lead into the games final stanza.
French Camp battled hard, but the Lady Lions would not be denied the game or the Region 5 Championship by winning the contest 62-52.
The Lady Lions were able to again outscore the Lady Panthers 13-11 in the fourth quarter to secure the 10-point victory.
The Lady Lions then hosted Mount Olive last Monday night in a Class 1A South State Tournament play-in game.
The Lady Lions outscored the Lady Pirates 12-6 in the first quarter, but were outscored 16-15 in the second.
The Lady Lions took a 27-22 lead into the break. The Lady Pirates were able to keep it close in the third quarter when they matched the Lady Lions 15-15.
The Lady Lions would take a 42-37 lead into the fourth quarter where the Lady Pirates again matched them point-for-point, 14-14, but the Lady Lions were able to hang on for the 56-51 victory and a berth in the Class 1A South State Tournament.
The Lady Lions traveled to Bogue Chitto last Thursday night to take on the Sebastopol Lady Bobcats in the first round of the tournament.
The Lady Lions jumped out to an early 21-16 first quarter lead, but the Lady Bobcats would take control from that point outscoring the Lady Lions consecutively 12-8 in the second, 11-5 in the third and 27-18 in the fourth to secure the 66-52 victory and end the Lady Lions’ 2012-13 season.
BOGUE CHITTO —
Whippets fall to Patriots
The Kosciusko Whippets were fresh off an emotional quarterfinal series victory over Tishomingo County when the Lewisburg Patriots came to town on Thursday night.
Spring drills end for area high schools
The Ethel Tigers finished up spring football during the second week of May and coach Paul Dees said his team accomplished a lot in the days that they had to work together. The Kosciusko Whippets finished spring training with a victory over Northeast Lauderdale 16-14 last Friday night and head coach Tyler Peterson was pleased with the progression that the Whippets are making
Myer wins state, Hill finishes third
The third time is the charm for Mitchell Myer at the 4A MHSAA State Track Meet. In 2011 Mitchell finished fourth with 11-00.00 and in 2012 he finished sixth with a leap of 11-00.00. On Monday, May 13, Mitchell vaulted 12-06.00 to capture his fifth victory to stay undefeated for the year.
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.
On the Porch with Dirk: How great Thou art
Here I am, the last day of turkey season and a monsoon of rain is dousing Attala County.
It is real easy to get depressed in weather like this, especially after a season like I have had.
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
The Kosciusko boys and girls track teams participated in the North State Track meet at Pontotoc on May 4 and will be sending one boys and four girls to the Class 4A State Meet at Pearl on May 13
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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