Picayune basketball recap
Published 8:37 pm Friday, December 30, 2016
Lafayette girls 63-20 Picayune
Picayune girl’s basketball team (4-8) started slow, which dug them into a hole which was difficult to get out of against an undefeated Lafayette (12-0). A late scoring spree for Picayune was a little too late as Lafayette beat Picayune 63-30. Shamiah Bridges had 10 points, Camille Culpepper scored six points and Alanna Smith finished the game with five points. Lafayette’s Shaniyah Buford had a monster game behind the arc, ending with 20 points Friday night. Azariah Buford and Mariah Holland each had eight points. Lauren Wilkinson contributed two momentum changing 3-pointers that kept the Commodores ahead.
Picayune boys 39-28 Lafayette
Picayune’s star big man Stephane Ayangma had 17 points and nine rebounds to seal the Picayune Christmas Tournament as the Maroon Tide defeated Lafayette 39-28 Friday night. Gary Travis scored eight points during a defense-heavy game. Lafayette’s Keilan Buford had eight points during the Commodores’ loss and Artarius Owens had five.
Full coverage of the game will be in Tuesday’s edition of the Picayune Item.