Bay, Hancock & Pass sweep in division action; Bay & SSC win at HoopsFest
By By Dwayne Bremer
Jan 29, 2013, 18:05
Hancock's Conner Entriken scores a bucket
SSC's Drake Davis goes up for a monster dunk Saturday at Hoops Fest
By Joseph W. Gex, II
All the area high school basketball teams were involved in a weekend full of action on the hardwood. The squads competed in division action on Friday night and the boys’ teams competed in the 19th annual HoopsFest day of basketball at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum on Saturday.
On Friday night, the Bay High Tigers swept the Forrest County AHS Aggies in Division 8-4A action at the Wilmer Seymour Gymnasium.
The Lady Tigers (26-0, 8-0) continued their unbeaten streak with a 69-44 win over the Lady Aggies. Christa Reed scored 22 points including a 10-for-10 performance at the charity stripe. Breanna Smith collected 17 points with five three-pointers and five assists and Bretta Hart chipped in 15 points, 14 rebounds and four blocks. Terrica Williams had 10 points and 11 rebounds while Jamaya Galloway dished seven assists.
In the boys’ game, the Tigers (11-9, 6-3) defeated the Aggies 55-46. Justus Williams led the way with 16 points.
The Hancock Hawks swept the D’Iberville Warriors on a night filled with dedications. The Lady Hawks (19-5, 3-2) defeated the Lady Warriors 47-29. Tiffany Eakins scored 22 points while Alissa Adam added 12 points and 20 rebounds.
Lady Hawks head coach Pam Slayton commented, “We were a little flat coming off of Tuesday’s tough game with Harrison Central. We ended up controlling the boards tonight collecting 38 rebounds and that really helped us as we did not allow too many second chances. I am pleased with the performance inside. This has been an enjoyable season with this group so far. They have worked hard.”
In the boys’ game, the Hawks (9-14, 2-3) routed the Warriors 69-46. Matt Rawls had 16 points and Eli Arcement 15.
Hawks’ head coach Charles Moore stated, “This was a big win for us. It was one of the best games we played all year. Defensively, we did a good job on them. We have worked hard this year to learn how to play with a lead and they are beginning to do that. Now, we need to stay focused on the tasks at hand.”
The Pass Christian Pirates swept West Marion in Division 8-3A action on Friday night. In the girls’ game, the Lady Pirates (20-5) won 58-47 as Shaquari Smith scored 23 points and Aliyah Bell added 13.
In the boys’ game, the Pirates (18-6, 10-0) destroyed West Marion 99-39. Dimitri Cook scored 33 points in the win to lead five players in double figures. Christian Alford scored 22 and Austin Moon 12 while Tyvon Williams and Ashton Haulk each scored 10 points.
St. Stanislaus (11-12, 6-2) grabbed sole possession of first place in the Division 8-4A standings with a 52-36 win over the Poplarville Hornets. The win exacted revenge on a 49-48 loss to the Hornets last week. Ramone Tate led the charge with 19 points followed by Jerrod Rigby with 12.
In HoopsFest on Saturday, the Bay High Tigers held on for a 51-45 win over the D’Iberville Warriors. The Warriors cut the Bay High lead to 44-42 on two free throws by Rashad Moore with 36 seconds left. However, Justus Williams got a putback with 25 seconds that helped keep the distance for Bay High.
Williams led Bay High with 16 points followed by Caleb Ladner and Kenny Perkins with 11 points each.
The St. Stanislaus Rock-a-chaws took on the Hancock Hawks for the first time in 12 years at HoopsFest. The Rocks claimed a 59-55 win over the Hawks in a game that was a thriller throughout. Connor Entriken scored 26 points for Hancock including 16 in the fourth quarter. Drake Davis collected 21 points for the Rocks including two thunderous dunks that brought the crowd to their feet. Tate added 18 points for SSC in the win.
The Moss Point Tigers needed a tip-in by Devin Booker with about three seconds left to claim a 37-35 win over Pass Christian in HoopsFest. It is the second last-second loss against Moss Point by Pass Christian in the last week. The Pirates fell 38-36 in the Chevron Classic last week. Dimitri Cook led Pass Christian with 14 points.
In upcoming action, the Bay High Tigers will travel across Highway 90 to take on the St. Stanislaus Rock-a-chaws on Friday, Feb. 1. The Tigers are set to travel to Hancock on Feb. 5 and host Pass Christian on February 8th to end the regular season. The Hancock Hawks will travel to Gulfport on Feb. 1, host Bay High on Feb. 5 and travel to West Harrison on Feb. 8.
The Our Lady Academy Crescents will host Perry Central on Feb. 1 and Pass Christian on Feb. 5 to close out their season. The Pass Christian Pirates travel to Collins on Feb. 1 and Bay High on Feb. 8.
The St. Stanislaus Rock-a-chaws are set to host Bay High on February 1st and Harrison Central on Feb. 8.