NP vs Lewisburg

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 28, 2016

NP boys pin down Lewisburg; girls fall

By Ike House
North Panola faced off against a familiar foe on Tuesday night after having to travel to Lewisburg for the second matchup for the boys and third for the girls. The first piece of business was for the junior varsity who had defeated the Patriot’s junior varsity once this season.
NPJV boys 24, Lewisburg 19
North Panola went on to complete the series sweep with a 24-19 victory. The game was not as high scoring as the Cougars were used to but they got the job done.
In the first quarter the game was close as the Cougars only scored four points. The Cougars missed two free throws for the lead and went to the next quarter tied.
The next stanza saw more points for both teams as the Cougars were able to score seven but the Patriots went into halftime with a 12-11 lead.
After the half the Cougars jumped out with Roydarius Jackson finishing the quarter with six points that gave the Cougars a 22-14 lead. The Cougars dominated the quarter with an 8-0 run to end the third.
In the fourth the Cougars were able to hold off the Patriots as Lewisburg went scoreless in the final two minutes.  
Leading the Cougars was Jackson with six points. Other scorers were Davonte Cathey and Kenneth Jefferson with five each, Deshaun Smith with four, Jay’Sean Smith with three and Jamarvis Echols with two points.
Lewisburg ladies 46, NP 40
In the varsity ladies game, the Lady Cougars battled the entire game and fell short, 46-40, after defeating Lewisburg at home, 46-37.
This was the third matchup for the teams as North Panola lost in the Lewisburg tournament over the Christmas holidays.
The game saw Lady Cougars ShaQuanta Pettis showcase as she dominated both ends with a big performance with 19 points, five rebounds and three steals.
In the first quarter the Lady Cougars gained a lead after Pettis had an eight-point quarter. Along with Kenya Edwards the Lady Cougars went into the second with a 10-9 lead.
In the second quarter, the Lady Cougars fell behind as Lewisburg took a 22-16 halftime lead.
North Panola really struggled as third quarter brought out the worst for the Lady Cougars as they finished the quarter scoring only six points while surrendering 15.
Lewisburg took a 37-22 lead into the fourth quarter
The final quarter lead to a big point outing from the Lady Cougars. They scored 18 points but it was not enough as Lewisburg pushed its total points to 46.  
Other Lady Cougar scorers were Kenya Edwards, eight points, four steals, two rebounds, two assists, one block; LaErica Spann, four points, two steals, one rebound; QuiTonya Webster, four points, five rebounds, a steal; Shan Clark, two points, three rebounds, a steal; Jasmine Mays, two points; and KiTyra Webb, a point, one assist and a steal.
NP boys 66, Lewisburg 49
In the final game the Cougars dominated as they did earlier this season. The Cougars were led by two of their starters in Darrell Young and Jamarcus Jones in a 66-49 blow-out.
In the first quarter the Cougars had their biggest scoring outing of the season with 26 points.
Young jump started the Cougars with nine points. Vennis Mills came along with seven points. The Cougars went into the second quarter with a 26-11 lead.
The Cougars continued their onslaught with a 14-point quarter. The Patriots could not find their rhythm against the tough Cougar defense as they went to the half leading 40-23.
In the third quarter the Cougars only scored seven points and could not knock down open shots. The Patriots added 11 points to their total but they were still down 15.
In the final quarter, the Cougars scored 19 points and pulled away from the Patriots as the backups finished out the game.
Leading the Cougars was Jones with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Other scorers were Young with 14 points and five rebounds; Mills 11 points, one steal; Jarvis Renix, eight points, two rebounds; Mario Fenner Jr., seven points, four rebounds; Tremayne Madlock, two points, one steal; Demetrick Porter, two points, three rebounds, one steal, one assist; and Sylovnta Oliver, two points.
The Cougars will host Marks Palmer tonight in district action. Seniors will also be recognized. Tipoff is 5 p.m. with the jr. varsity boys game.
Monday, the Cougars will travel to Holly Springs to make up a district game beginning at 5 p.m. starting with the girls jr. varsity game.

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