Tide undefeated, Hornets win, Devils lose

Published 8:21 pm Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Picayune remained unbeaten on the season with an impressive win on Saturday night at the annual War on the Shore hosted by St. Stanislaus at Brother Peter Gymnasium.

The Maroon Tide edged Northeast Lauderdale and their standout player Romero Osbey 56-55, as the third ranked Maroon Tide moved to 11-0 on the season.

The game was a battle of Dandy Dozen standouts, as both Picayune’s Chris Dees and Osbey were selected to the prestigious team in the pre-season.

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It was Picayune’s Brandon Fortenberry, named one of the top 100 50 seniors in the state, that stole the show Saturday though as he tallied a game high 25 points in the exciting win.

Dees added 11 and David McLain eight for the winning team, and Osbey a 6-foot-8 power forward that is considered the state’s top collegiate prospect, paced NEL with 19 points and Markeese Lanier added 18.

The Maroon Tide returns to Region 8-4A play tonight and puts their unbeaten mark on the line in the process as Picayune travels back to Bay St. Louis, this time to the Tigerdome to face Bay High.

Poplarville hoops

POPLARVILLE – The Poplarville Lady Hornets picked up a big Region 8-4A win on Friday as they beat visiting D’Iberville 53-40.

Demi Beason scored a game high 18 to pace Poplarville, while Daquri Raine added 10 to the winning cause.

The Lady Hornets moved to 2-1 in league play with the win.

The Hornets weren’t as fortunate, falling to the Warriors 69-45 and dropping to 0-3 in league play. Pierre Raine scored 17 to lead the Hornets.

On Monday night, both Poplarville teams faced Vancleave in the first day of the Poplarville Tournament.

Action in the Poplarville Tournament continues tonight as the both home teams take on Columbia with the Lady Hornets playing at 7 p.m., and the Hornets following at 8:30.

PRC Hoops

CARRIERE – Pearl River Central dropped a pair of Region 8-4A games Friday night on the road to Bay High.

Bay won the girls game 55-41, as Brooke Eccles led PRC with 16.

The Bay boys won 70-54 as Je/Barr Locure had 20 to lead Pearl River Central.

PRC returns to action tonight, as both the Devils and Lady Devils travel to Bogalusa, La.