Pass sweeps Sumrall, Rocks hold off Picayune on hardwood
By Joseph W. Gex, II
Jan 15, 2013, 17:25
The high school basketball season continued to roll along with the Pass Christian Pirates sweeping Sumrall, St. Stanislaus holding off Picayune, Hancock defeating Gautier and the Lady Tigers remaining undefeated this past weekend.
The Pirates defeated Sumrall 82-55 in the boys’ game with Dimitri Cook leading the way with 36 points. Christian Alford added 16 points as Pass Christian improved to 13-5 and 6-0. The Lady Pirates (16-5, 6-1) completed the sweep with a 43-24 win. Aliyah Bell scored 15 points to pace the Lady Pirates.
The Hancock Hawks defeated the Gautier Gators 68-44 behind Eli Arcement’s 20 points. Connor Entriken tallied 15 points, eight rebounds, five assists and four steals in the win. Matt Rawks and David Moore added 13 and 10 points, respectively.
The St. Stanislaus Rock-a-chaws hosted the Picayune Maroon Tide on Friday night. The game did not start in the Rocks’ favor as they fell behind 16-4 before they closed to 16-12 at the end of the first period.
The Rocks stayed with the Tide in the second period and went into intermission down 27-26.
Again, in the third period the two teams battled basket-for-basket with the Tide holding a slim 38-36 heading into the final stanza.
The Rocks caught fire in the fourth period and built a 54-43 lead with 2:06 left to play only to see the Tide storm back. SSC held on for a 54-52 win.
SSC head coach Ricky Stone commented, “Picayune has a tremendous team and they jumped out on us in the first period. We battled back to get within a basket. We played well to start the fourth period. We executed much better in the second half than in the first half. This was a big win for us and now we need to work on keeping the momentum going.”
The Rocks (8-12) were led by Drake Davis with 17 points followed by Jerrod Rigby with 14 and Gatlin Fay with 10.
The Bay High Lady Tigers improved to 22-0 with a 51-45 victory over H W Byars. Christa Reed led Bay High with 19 points followed by Bretta Hart with 14 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks. Terrica Williams had 11 points.
In upcoming action, the Bay High Tigers are set to host Vancleave in Division 8-4A action on Friday, Jan. 18 while Hancock travels to D’Iberville on January 18th. The Pass Christian Pirates will host Perry Central on Jan. 18 and travel to Moss Point on Jan. 19. The OLA Crescents will travel to West Marion on Jan. 18 and St. Stanislaus is set to travel to Forrest County AHS on Jan. 18.