Sports / Outdoors – 12/20/2002

Published 12:00 am Friday, December 20, 2002

Panolian Sports : December 20, 2002

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Fondren Shoots 25 to Give Lady Tigers Win

South Panola Lady Tiger Shamekia Lawson (l) carries the ball in a recent game while Shoni Fondren (r) runs interference with the defense. The Tigers and Lady Tigers will return home for district games against Olive Branch, Friday, Dec. 20, beginning at 4:30 p.m.


Shoni Fondren scored a season-high 25 points to help lead the South Panola Lady Tigers to a 71-56 win over Calhoun City, Tuesday, Dec. 17.

The Tiger teams traveled to Calhoun City for the matchup which was postponed from the beginning of the season.

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The Tigers lost 80-61 in the last game of the evening.

The Lady Tigers led the entire game. At the end of the first quarter, South Panola had a slight 19-17 lead. The lead increased at halftime to 38-31. Outscoring Calhoun City 20-15 in the third quarter gave the Lady Tigers a comfortable lead going into the final quarter of the game.

The Lady Tigers did not slack in the fourth quarter and outscored Calhoun City 33-23 in the second half to take the big win.

The Lady Tigers needed this win after losing four straight games. The Lady Tigers are now 3-5 on the season.

Fondren was also the game high scorer. Other Lady Tiger scorers include Cheryl Cox 15 points, Erinn Gates, 11 points; Kim Dorris and Nicole Sturgis, 7 points each; and Shamekia Lawson, 6 points.

The Tigers could not seem to get things rolling against Calhoun City, despite getting help from many different scorers on the team.

Calhoun City only led by five points at the end of the first quarter, 19-14.

The Tigers went into a slump in the second quarter and Calhoun City outscored them 26-11 to take a 45-24 lead into halftime. The Tigers felt an even heavier slump in the third quarter and fell even farther behind at the end of the third quarter, 64-33.

A new Tiger team emerged as the Tigers put up 28 points in the fourth quarter, but it was not enough to overcome that 31 point deficit from the third quarter. The Tigers fall to 3-5 for the season.

Cougars’ hunger was not enough for win

The North Panola boys looked hungry for a win, but lost 97-89, to the Coldwater Cougars.

"We’ve got an integrated program that’s finally coming together," said assistant coach, Clint Young. "People don’t understand we’re going through some tumultuous times."

That was Young’s answer to the question of "what happened to y’all tonight?"

Coldwater Slips by Lady Cougars 72-61

The Lady Cougars of North Panola tried fiercely to put another win in the ‘w’ column against the Lady Cougars of Coldwater, Monday night, Dec. 16, but once again fell short of that goal with a 72-61 loss.

The Lady Cougars came out firing and at the end of the first quarter trailed 15-11. Alicia Jackson rejoined the team after a three game suspension for unsportsmanlike conduct. This was a coach’s decision and not the district.

Natonya Webb came off the bench in the second quarter and to sink a three-pointer to bring the Lady Cougars within three, 27-24, with 4:25 on the clock. At the half, Coldwater led 33-24.


  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