Picayune falls to D’iberville

Published 3:42 pm Tuesday, November 26, 2013

D’iberville overcame a double digit deficit in the second half to pull out an exciting 64-62 win over Picayune in boys action on the first day of the Hancock Thanksgiving Tournament Monday afternoon.

Rashard Moore sank a short lay-up with three seconds to play for the winning points for the Warriors. Moore had 11 points in the decisive fourth quarter, and finished with 19 points.

D’Iberville’s Zach Seales paced the Warriors with 21 points. He tallied 12 points in the third frame as the Warriors overcame a 32-23 halftime deficit.

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Shemar Williams registered a game high 38 points for Picayune, while Donovan Rice chipped in 15 for the Maroon Tide.

Rice’s short jump shot at the buzzer that would have sent the game into overtime came up just short.

The Picayune girls beat Archbishop Chapelle of New Orleans 44-32 Monday afternoon in the same tournament.

The Lady Tide returns to action today at 12:30 p.m., against Pass Christian and the Picayune boys face Tylertown at 3.

Both Picayune teams fell to Tylertown Saturday night on the road.

The Lady Tide dropped a 71-67 decision. Maya Whitehead tallied a game high 27 points for Picayune, while Tearrah Harris chipped in 12 points.

The Maroon Tide dropped a 73-70 decision to Tylertown. Donovan Rice poured in 27 points for Picayune, while Shemar Williams added 19 points and Hakeem Magee scored 16 points.

After the afternoon games today at Hancock High, both Picayune teams will help wrap up this annual event against the host teams as the Lady Tide and the Lady Hawks will meet at 5:30 and the Maroon Tide and Hawks face off at 7 p.m.

• Also over the weekend, Poplarville split a pair of games with Stone County.

The Hornets won 72-61, as Nigel Wood tallied 17 points for the Hornets and Anthony Martin added 16 points. Rojae Raine chipped in 13 points to the winning effort.

The Lady Hornets fell to the Lady ‘Cats 44-28.

Both Poplarville  teams are playing in the Lawrence County Tournament this week.

• The Pearl River Central boys travel to Bay High for an afternoon matinee today at 3 p.m.

The Blue Devils are coming off a 58-51 loss to Pass Christian last week. Alex Travis scored 17 for the Blue Devils while Donte Stephens added 12 points to the Blue Devil cause.