Cougars are victorious

Published 12:00 am Monday, December 14, 2015

Moore leads Cougars to victory; Lady Cougars fall short by two

By Brad Greer
Led by the red-hot shooting of  Demetrick Moore’s five three pointers, the North Panola Cougars capped off the 2015 I-55 Challenge with a 65-30 rout of  Broadstreet Saturday night in Sardis.
Moore finished with a game- high 16 points, all in the first half as North Panola (3-2) raced out to a 18-2 lead in the first quarter and was never seriously threatened by their counterparts from Shelby. The Cougars hit on 9-of-20 shots from beyond the three point line while connected on 48 percent field goal percentage on the game.
A total of eleven players got into the scoring column for North Panola as Jamarcus Jones returned from first half foul trouble to add 12 second half points. Demetrick Porter knocked down three treys to finish with nine points while Vennis Mills supplied seven from his point guard position.
Other scorers include, Jordan Dandridge with five, Sylvonta Oliver and Darrell Young with four each. Jarvis Renix, Ankeyvious ‘ Bud’ Harris, Kenneth Jefferson and Tremaine Matlock all with two points apiece.
North Panola took a 32-13 advantage into the lockerroom at halftime before extending its margin to 38-18 early in the third quarter.
 Lake Cormorant (girls)- 46 North Panola-44
The Lady Cougars batted Class 5A Lake Cormorant down to the wire before a potential game tying shot came up short as time expired.
 Lake Cormorant’s game winning basket came with 12.4 seconds as Jastiny Suggs scored off an inbounds play, this after LaErica Spann hit a jumper over a double team to tie the game at 44-44
The loss was overshadowed by ShaQuanta Pettis 17 point performance and 16 third quarter points from Kenya Edwards. North Panola (3-4) trailed the whole game before Edwards’ three pointer tied the contest at 35-35 with 1:18 left in the third period. The sophomore was on fire in the stanza with six-of-ten shooting including three treys.
Lake Cormorant led 10-6 after one quarter of play and 22-17 at intermission before the Cougars outscored the visitors 20-15 in the third quarter. Spann and ShaQuriah Wilbourn provided three points each. Denisha Montgomery also added three points before leaving the game early in the second quarter with an injury.
North Panola returned to district play last night at Holly Springs before traveling to Water Valley Friday.

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