Lady Tigers remain undefeated at 24-0, Tigers & Pirates also get wins
By Joseph W. Gex, II
Jan 18, 2013, 17:54
The Bay High Lady Tigers continued their relentless pursuit on the court with a two dominating wins this past week and remain undefeated at 24-0. On the boys’ side, the Tigers also claimed two more division wins to remain tied for the Division 8-4A lead. The Pass Christian Pirates swept a pair of games with St. Patrick and Hancock was swept by Gulfport. The St. Stanislaus Rock-a-chaws missed on a last-second jumper to fall to Poplarville.
The Lady Tigers (24-0, 6-0) jumped out 27-0 on the Lady Wildcats of Greene County on Tuesday, January 15th en route to a 58-19 victory.
With scouts from Vanderbilt, Michigan and Alabama in the stands, Christa Reed scored 34 points including five three-pointers and was a perfect 5-for-5 from the charity stripe. She also collected nine rebounds. Teammate Bretta Hart added 16 points nine rebounds and six steals.
In boys’ action, the Tigers (8-8, 5-2) were down early 16-6 in the first period and 30-22 at halftime against Greene County. However, it was a different team in the second half as the Tigers came back to defeat the Wildcats 54-49. Justus Williams scored 28 points and Kenny Perkins added 11 points.
On Thursday, the Tigers hosted Vancleave in a division game that was moved up one day due to the untimely passing of a Vancleave administrator. The services were held Friday.
The Lady Tigers won 67-33 as Bretta Hart collected 24 points and nine rebounds. In boys’ action, the Tigers defeated Vancleave 82-30. Williams led the way with 29 points and 10 rebounds.
On Tuesday evening, the Pass Christian Pirates (14-5, 7-0) defeated St. Patrick 75-45. Dimitri Cook scored 22 points followed by Christian Alford with 14 and Tyvon Williams with 13..
The Lady Pirates (17-5, 6-1) kept the sweep alive as they defeated St. Patrick 67-13. Aliyah Bell scored 18 points and Shaquari Smith added 10.
The Gulfport Admirals swept the Hancock Hawks in Region 4-6A action Tuesday night in Kiln. The Hawks fell 72-61 to the #2-ranked Admirals. Matt Rawls led the way for the Hawks with 16 points.
The Lady Hawks were clipped 49-46 by the Lady Admirals. Individual scoring was not available for the game.
The St. Stanislaus Rock-a-chaws narrowly lost to the Poplarville Hornets in Bay St. Louis on Tuesday evening 49-48.
SSC (8-12, 3-2) got down 13-5 in the first period before battling back to a halftime score of 25-16. SSC took a 39-37 lead heading into the final frame on a Ramone Tate three-pointer with one second left in the period. Tate also gave the Rocks a 48-47 lead with 50 seconds to play in the game. But, Alex Travis hit a shot with 24 seconds remaining to put the Hornets up by a point. The Rocks had two attempts at a game winner but fell short.
SSC head coach Ricky Stone commented, “We could not make a shot in the first half. We executed a lot better in the second half on offense. But, on defense, we could not keep them out of the paint. They made just three jump shots all game and you put yourself at a disadvantage that way.”
Tate led the Rocks with 18 points and Jerrod Rigby added 13. In upcoming action, the Bay High Tigers travel to Poplarville on Tuesday, January 22nd while Hancock will host Harrison Central. The Pass Christian Pirates travel to Seminary and St. Stanislaus goes to Vancleave.