SP Tiger Teams

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Lady Tigers struggle, but improve

By Angie Ledbetter

The South Panola Lady Tigers continue to struggle on the court but see improvement each game, according to head coach Ralph Stallings.

The last two years they have won the annual winter classic tournament in Cleveland but could not pull it off this year. In the first round South Panola defeated Ray Brooks 68-51. The Lady Tigers scored 16 in the first, 14 in the second, 14 in the third and 24 in the fourth. Ray Brooks had 28 points at the half and scored only six in the third and 13 in the fourth.

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Christa Brown led the team with 24 points followed by Brittany Moore with 14 and Dorian Winfield with 10. Other scorers include Jasmine Sims, 5; Issaquena Carter, 4; and NaPorshue Strong, 2.

In the second round, the Lady Tigers fell to the Cleveland Lady Wildcats 34-29. South Panola led 19-18 lead at the half but the Lady Wildcats took control in the second half out-scoring the Lady Tigers 16-10. Winfield and Sims scored eight points each. Other Lady Tiger scorers include Christa Brown, 6; Moore, 3; Raven Brown, 2; and Crystal Contreras, 2.

The Lady Tigers fell to Clinton Friday by one point, 40-39. Clinton took control early in the first half with a 21-12 lead. The Lady Tigers fought hard in the second half out-scoring Clinton 27-19 but it was not enough to overcome the first half deficit.

Christa Brown led the team with 16 points followed by Winfield with 12. Other scorers include Sims, 7; Moore and Contreras, 2 each.

Courtni Cooper led the Clinton team with 21 points followed.

The Lady Tigers will be back in action on the road tonight as they travel to Horn Lake to take on the Lady Eagles. They will finish up before the holiday on Friday when they host the Lady Chargers from Grenada starting at 3 p.m.

SP boys stumble in tourney

By Angie Ledbetter

The South Panola Tigers have won only one of their last three basketball games.

They traveled to Cleveland on December 6 to play in the Winter Tournament at Margaret Wade Gymnasium. The last two years they brought home the trophy but were denied this year.

The Tigers faced Ray Brooks in the first round of the tournament and won 53-43. They scored 30 points in the first half and held Ray Brooks to 12. In the third quarter, Ray Brooks out scored the Tigers 17-12 and 14-10 in the fourth but the Tigers held on for the win.

The leading scorers for the Tigers were Myron Powell with 15, followed by Jaylen Lee and James Watson with 10 each; DeAndre Harris, 9; and Carlton Howard, 8.

In the second round the Tigers went against Cleveland but lost a close battle, 45-43. Jakerion Ales led the Tigers with 20 points. Other scorers include Chad Rudd, 9; Troy Collins, 7; Harris, 3; Watson and Howard, 2 each.

The Tigers traveled to Clinton on December 10 and lost 54-35. The leading scorer for the Tigers was Collins with 11. Also scoring were, Lee, 8; Ales, 6; Rudd, 4; Powell, Watson and Howard, 2 each.

The Tigers will be back in action tonight when they travel to Horn Lake in non-conference action. They will play their last game before the holiday break on Friday when they host Grenada after the girls game at 3 p.m.