SP Tiger Basketball

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Varsity Tiger teams fall to Grenada in district action

By Angie Ledbetter

South Panola traveled to Grenada Friday to take on the Chargers in the first of a two-game division series.

Lady Tigers (2-13 overall, 0-5 district) lost 59-40 to the Lady Chargers (4-11, 1-4) who had only won three games entering the contest. Neither team had a division win.

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The Lady Tigers were up by 10 with about two minutes left in the first half, according to Lady Tiger head coach Ralph Stallings.

“They were cruising and kind of looked up and thought ‘hey we’re winning and we need to stop this.’ From that point on it was one turnover after another and we never recovered in the first half.”

The game was tied at 20 after the Lady Tigers outscored Grenada 13-5 in the first quarter and Grenada reversed the trend and outscored South Panola 15-7 in the second.

It was all Grenada in the third quarter as they outscored the Lady Tigers 21-8 in the third quarter and 18-12 in the final quarter.

Chresha Brown was the leading scorer with 21 points followed by Jasmine Wright with 12. Other scorers include Naporshue Strong, 4; Tahira Bean, 2 and Alexis Smith, 1. Leading scorer for Grenada was Heaven Lott with 20 points.


The South Panola Tigers (10-8, 1-5) let a division game slip through their hands Friday night when they fell to Grenada (12-9, 4-1) 54-48 .

Grenada remains in first place in the division.

Tupelo is in second place with a 3-2 record, Columbus 3-3 and South Panola 1-5. The division tournament starts February 12 and South Panola will host it this year.

Leading the Tigers were R. J. Scott with 12 points and one rebound. Kendall Turner had nine points, six rebounds and one steal. Ox Poole had eight points, eight rebounds and one steal. Laundricus Salter had five points while Myron Powell, Jaylen Webster and Eric Booker scored four points each.

Webster also had two rebounds and one steal. Josh Madison had two points, one rebound and one steal. Tevin Lamar rounded the scoring off with one point.

The Tiger teams are  off until next Tuesday when they host Grenada in another district contest starting at 5 p.m. The Lady Tigers will have to beat Grenada by 20 points to place  third in the district.