Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 14, 2016

Batesville Jr. High wins out against NPJH

By Ike House
Batesville Jr. High and North Panola Jr. High basketball teams faced off in the Jr. Tigers last home game of the season.  
Both teams for the Tigers came out victorious, both winning by more than 13 points.
In the first matchup were the girls and the game was not close.
In the first quarter the Lady Tigers pushed away scoring 10 points in the quarter led by Terriauana Amos with six of those points.
They also held the Lady Cougars scoreless for the entire first half.
In the second half the Lady Tigers continued their domination as the Lady Cougars only scored two points.
The Lady Tigers lead grew even larger as they were lead down the stretch by Omaria Crutchfield with 10 points. The Lady Tigers came out with a big win by a final of 39-2.
Leading the way for the Lady Tigers was Amos with 11 points. Other scorers were Crutchfield with 10 points, KeAmber Jackson with six, Teddera Patton with five and Janaaria Sanford with four points. On the other side of the ball Paige Ward was the only scorer for the Lady Cougars with two points.
In the boys matchup the game was closer but it was not a final the Cougars were happy with.
The game was close throughout the entire first half with a lot of scoring coming from everywhere. The Cougars could not keep a continuous flow going on runs but not able to sustain them.
In the second half the Tigers took over the game as their final push was big.
They were led by defense that carried over until the final buzzer. Rebounding was also a key component in the victory.
The Tigers ended the game with a win by a final of 37-24.
Leading the way for the Tigers were Keith Cole and Stanwon Porter both with six points each. Other scorers were Issac Sturdivant with five, Eldridge Brooks with four, Thaddeus Kirkwood and Denver Brown with four each and Weland Morgan, Janari Dean and Cordarius Pride with two.
For the Cougars the leading scorere was Gerardo Brown with eight points. Other scorers were Ankerion Gross with six points, Eric Williams with four, Aukerrien Jones and Javon Williams both with three and Canijah Jones with two points.

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