By Austin Bishop
Winston County Journal
The Louisville Lady Wildcats, ranked No. 2 in MHSAA Class 3A according to the Jackson Clarion-Ledger, moved their record to 9-3 on the season with a 66-26 win over county foe Nanih Waiya on Friday night.
In the boys contest, the ‘Cats took a 65-27 win to improve to 4-5 on the year. Louisville was set to visit Kosciusko on Tuesday and South Pontotoc on Friday this week, while the Nanih Waiya boys were set to host Grace Christian School on Tuesday with the boys and girls visiting Choctaw County on Friday and Sebastopol on Monday, Jan. 13, before hosting West Lowndes the next night.
Miriah Ford scored 16 points to lead the LHS girls in the win over the Lady warriors, while Diamond Love scored 15 and Tyesha Davis had 13 points and five steals.
Diamond Wraggs tossed in eight point to go with five rebounds four assists and six steals, while Kelsey Harrington pulled down six rebounds. Kensley McMullan scored seven points to lead Nanih Waiya, while Krystin Eaves soared six.
Gabriel Gale connected for 18 points to lead the Louisville boys in scoring, while Dontea Jones had 14 points and 10 rebounds and Anthony Gund had six point to go with a team-high 12 boards. Roderick Jackson added eight points for LHS, with Demero Miller notching six.
Ken McQueen led the Warriors with 10 points, while Isaiah Eiland had eight.
Lady Tigers ranked No. 2 in state in Class 1A
The Noxapater Lady Tigers, currently ranked No. 2 in MHSAA Class 1A by the Jackson Clarion-Ledger, will take on Class 5A Neshoba Central at 10 a.m. on Saturday in the Philadelphia Classic.
The Lady Tigers were 9-0 headed into this week’s action, following a convincing 63-18 win over Montgomery County in the Winona Classic on Saturday. The Noxapater boys and girls were set to visit Philadelphia on Tuesday before hosting league foe East Oktibbeha on Friday. The Tigers and Lady Tigers then will return the favor on Tuesday, Jan. 14 by visiting East Oktibbeha.
“We are excited to be ranked with such a talented group of 1A teams,” said Noxapater girls head coach Pam Winstead. “We are continuing to work hard and strive to improve in every game.
“District play is in full swing and we must stay focused on our goals for this year,” she continued. “We have some strong competition coming up and we are looking forward to the opportunity to compete and improve our level of play.”
Mound Bayou JFK is ranked No. 1 in Class 1A, followed by Noxapater, Stringer, Bogue Chitto and Pine Grove.
Breanna Glass scored 19 points to lead Noxapater in the win over Montgomery County, while Brittany Triplett scored 15, Kiera Phillips 14, Hanna Hamilton 12 and Treasure Lynch three. The Lady Tigers led 43-14 at the half.
The Noxapater boys lost to Montgomery County 57-26. No other information was made available on the boys game.