Sports / Outdoors – 12/17/2002

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 17, 2002

Panolian Sports : December 17, 2002

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Lady Cougars Get First Win Against Palmer

North Panola Lady Cougars’ LaTashia Roberson (r) defends against a Lafayette County Lady Commodore Friday, Dec. 13. The Lady Cougars lost 63-51. On the other side of the floor Lady Cougar Darcus Black sets up for the defense..


The North Panola Lady Cougars racked up their first win of the season, Tues., Dec. 10, against M.S. Palmer at home. They won by an impressive 25 points, 66-41.

Twelve of the Lady Cougars scored that night, with three in double figures. Sophomore, LaQuida Hardy, led the way with 15, Whitney Whitehead had 12, and Otisha Porter finished with 13, nine of those were from three-point land.

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Daphne Thomas, Phelius Hill, and freshman Anterior Ballentine, each contributed four. Stephanie Washington and Natonya Webb scored three. LaTashia Roberson, Tinisha Williams and TaRonda Pettis, all recorded two points. They scored a season high 24 points in the first quarter.

The Lady Cougars were not so fortunate in the Friday the 13th game against the Lafayette Lady Commodores in Oxford. They lost 63-51, after a strong showing in the first half of play. They trailed by only one point at halftime, 29-28.

North Panola Falls to Lafayette,
Remains Winless on the Season

The North Panola Boys team went east Friday night to Lafayette High, still looking for a win, but finding more heartbreak. They lost 96-63.

North Panola scored first, but soon trailed the Commodores until Robert Glover sank a three-pointer to tie the game at 11, with 3:37 on the clock in the first quarter. He then made a spectacular dunk with nine seconds left, off of a North Panola steal.

With 4:26 on the clock in the second quarter, the Cougars were trailing Lafayette 27-25. Glover scored again to knot it up 27-27, and Derrick Faulkner buried a three pointer to give them the lead. The Commodores connect on their next two possessions to go up 35-32, and held that lead until halftime.

Tigers fall 21-14 in state championship
South Panola quarterback Rickey Wright (back, r) completes this 30-yard pass to Javar Pollard (front, r) against Wayne County, Friday, Dec. 6. Wayne County defeated the Tigers 21-14 to win the state championship.

BATESVILLE – The State Championship would have been the crowning glory of an undefeated season.

But that was not to be as the Tigers fell 21-14 to a very tough and determined Wayne County War Eagle team, Friday, Dec. 6.

With the temperature at a cold 38 degrees which fell throughout the evening, the Tigers entered the game with an undefeated 14-0 record and the War Eagles 13-1. Both teams finished the season 14-1 before an estimated 11,750 crowd.

South Panola won the toss and elected to kick the ball. Wayne County took the opening ball on its own 32 yard line. The possession ended with an interception by Tiger defensive back Johnathon Webster.

The War Eagles had moved the ball to the Tiger 28 yard line. After a holding penalty on the Tigers, the Tigers took over the ball deep in their own territory on the four yard line with 8:57 left in the first quarter.

On the fourth play of the drive, the Tigers lost tight end Charles Twilley for the game to a hip injury. The Tigers were not able to turn the interception into a score and was forced to punt it away.

Lady Green Wave Knocks Off Bayou;
ND Boys Still Looking for Win
The North Delta Lady Green Wave team is 7-5 overall after downing Bayou Academy 47-39, Saturday, Dec. 14.

The Lady Green Wave hosted Bayou in a district matchup.

Kate Robison and Jeri Boren led the Lady Green Wave in scoring with 17 points each.

This was the third district game for the Lady Green Wave. They lost to Kirk Academy 38-34, Thursday, Dec. 12. Robison led in scoring with 18 points.

In other action this season, the Lady Green Wave defeated Lee Academy 45-43, Dec. 7. Leslie Wilson scored 12 points and Jennifer Locke scored 11 points.

Against the 30-18 district loss to Marvell, Dec. 10, Alex Waldrip scored eight points for the Lady Green Wave.

North Delta Green Wave
The Green Wave team is winless on the early season. Due to an extended football season, the basketball team did not take the court until Dec. 7 against Lee Academy.

North Delta lost 56-26. Hank Spragins was the leading scorer with nine points. Against Marvell, North Delta lost 61-38. Spragins scored 13 points and Russ Belk scored 11 points.


  NOV 14 4:00 A Grenada
  NOV 21 4:45 H Lafayette
  NOV 23 6:00 A Cleveland
  NOV 25 4:45 H Tupelo
  NOV 26 6:00 A West Point
  DEC 3 4:45 A Oxford
  DEC 10 4:45 H Horn Lake
  DEC 13     OPEN
  DEC 20 4:45 H Olive Branch
  JAN 7 6:00 H Calhoun City
  JAN 9-11 6:00 A Water Valley Tournament
  JAN 14 6:00 H Holly Springs
  JAN 17 4:45 A Olive Branch
  JAN 18 6:00 H Senatobia
  JAN 21 4:45 H Southaven
  JAN 24 4:45 A Byhalia
  JAN 28 4:45 A Horn Lake
  JAN 31     OPEN
  FEB 4 4:45 A Southaven
  FEB 7 4:45 H Byhalia
  FEB 13-14 TBA   Divisional Tournament

1 – 7th/8th Girls;   2 – 7th/8th Boys;   3 – Jr High Girls
4 – Jr High Boys;    5 – Varsity Girls;    6 – Varsity Boys
  NOV 12 4:00 3-6 H Strider
  NOV 19 4:00 3-6 A Calhoun
  DEC 7 11:00 1-6 H Lee (MS)
  DEC 10 3:30 1-6 A Marvell
  DEC 12 4:30 3-6 A Kirk
  DEC 14 4:00 3-6 H Bayou
  DEC 20 4:00 3-6 H West Memphis Christian
  DEC 21   1-6 A Magnolia Heights
  JAN 3 3:00 3-6 A Lee (AR)
  JAN 7 3:00 1-6 A Marshall
  JAN 8-11     A Magnolia Heights Tournament
  JAN 14 4:30 3-6 A Bayou
  JAN 18 4:00 3-6 A Indianola
  JAN 21 4:30 3-6 A West Memphis Christian
  JAN 24 3:00 1-6 H Marshall
  JAN 25 2:00 5-6 A Strider
  JAN 27 3:00 1-6 H Marvell
  JAN 30 4:00 3-6 H Kirk
  JAN 31 4:00 3-6 H Indianola
  FEB 1,3     A Jr. High Tournament
  FEB 4   5-6 H Magnolia Heights
  FEB 6-8       North AA Tournament
  FEB 11-12, 14-15 TBA   H North State AA Tournament
  FEB 18-19, 21-22 TBA     State AA Tournament
  FEB 24-MAR 1 TBA     Overall Tournament – MS College

  NOV 14-16 6:00 A Coldwater Tournament
  NOV 19 6:00 A Hernando
  NOV 23 6:00 H Coldwater
  NOV 26 6:00 A Olive Branch
  DEC 7 6:00 A H.W. Byers
  DEC 10 6:00 A M.S. Palmer
  DEC 13 6:00 H Lafayette
  DEC 16 6:00 A Coldwater
  DEC 20 6:00 H Coahoma County
  DEC 27 6:00 H M.S. Palmer
  DEC 28 6:00 A Rosa Fort
  JAN 7 6:00 A Charleston
  JAN 10 6:00 H Senatobia
  JAN 14 6:00 H Independence
  JAN 16-18 6:00 H NPHS Cougar Classics
  JAN 21 5:00 A Coahoma County
  JAN 24 6:00 A Water Valley
  JAN 28 6:00 H Charleston
  JAN 31 6:00 H Rosa Fort
  FEB 4 6:00 A Independence
  FEB 7 TBA A Senatobia
  FEB 11-13 TBA   District Tournament
  FEB 17 & 18 TBA   3A North State
  FEB 21 & 22 TBA   3A North State
  FEB 25-27 TBA A State Tournament – Jackson, MS