By Austin Bishop
The Winston County Journal
The Louisville High School Lady Wildcats continued to gain statewide attention, entering this week as the No. 2 ranked team in MHSAA Class 3A according to the Jackson Clarion-Ledger.
Crystal Springs is ranked No. 1 in the state, followed by LHS, Perry Central, Cleveland East Side and Southeast Lauderdale.
LHS was set to host West Point at home on Tuesday, before making the short trip to DeKalb on Saturday to take on Kemper County in district play.
The Louisville boys and girls opened district play in a positive manner last Friday when they swept homestanding South Pontotoc. The Lady ‘Cats won 51-42, while the LHS boys took a 73-64 victory. Earlier in the week the Louisville girls beat Kosciusko 63-38 while the boys lost to the homestanding Whippets 70-42.
Tyesha Davis and Tyeisha Griffin scored 17 points each to lead the Lady Wildcats against Kosy, while Davis had 18 boards and Griffin recorded 13 rebounds, three assists and four steals. Diamond Love had 14 points and three assists for the winners, with Diamond Wraggs finishing with six points, eight rebounds and four assists and Latesha Yarbrough having four steals and four assists.
Davis had 16 points and three blocked shots for Louisville in the win over South Pontotoc, while Love had 12 points and five steps and Griffin recorded nine points, six rebounds, five assists and five steals. Wraggs pulled down 13 rebounds, while Miriah Ford scored six points.
Dontea Jones had 11 points, eight rebounds and five blocks for the LHS boys in the loss to Kosciusko, while Roderick Jackson scored 10 points and Mikal Hollingshed had nine points and six rebounds.
Jones scored 26 points and had 12 rebounds and seven blocks for the Wildcats in the big league win over South Pontotoc, while Jackson and 15 points, eight assists and four steals. Hollingshed scored 11 for the winners, with Demarcus Brooks pitching in with seven points, eight rebounds and five assists.