3 Pearl River County schools’ basketball results on Jan. 10
Published 10:26 pm Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Hattiesburg boy’s end Picayune’s winning streak 44-41
The Maroon Tide got to a slow start after leading scorer Stephane Ayangma committed two fouls in the first minute of the game. However, he was still able to lead Picayune with 16 points. Ahmad Lathan contributed with nine points.
Hattiesburg girl’s monster second half against Picayune leads to 58-39 victory
After just being down by four points at halftime, the Lady Tide came out of the locker room with a different defensive approach in an attempt to stop 6-foot-3 freshman center Meliya Grayson. However, Hattiesburg was able to go on an 11-2 run, which sealed the win for the Tigers.
Grayson had 14 points and 10 rebounds during the Tigers rout over Picayune.
Tide’s Alanna Smith led Picayune with 15 points, while teammate Miracle Banks had nine points and Camille Culpepper had eight.
Pearl River Central Lady Devils skipped over Stone County 34-30
Brooklyn Howe’s nine points led the Lady Devils (12-5) to a victory over the Stone Tomcats (9-10) in PRC’s first district game of the year.
Harlee Davis scored a crucial eight points during Tuesday night’s game at Stone County and Lakyn Spence scored seven points, which included a 3-pointer at the end of the first half that switched momentum for the Lady Devils, PRC Head Coach Tony LaBella said.
Stone’s Hydia McDonald scored 13 points and Laila Hill scored 11 points.
Poplarville girl’s hang on to 56-53 win against Columbia.
Zanaisha Turner led the Hornets with 19 points, which secured another win at Columbia. Mallory Smith and Tatiana Buckley each had 11 points and Jasmine Merrill finished with nine points.
Columbia’s junior guard Jaleel Hartfield led the Wildcats with 22 points Tuesday night.
Turnovers lead to Poplarville boy’s losing 68-37 against Columbia
Missing easy buckets and not handling adversity well guided the Hornets’ to a loss Tuesday night against the Wildcats.
Hornets Tyler Griffin led the team with 14 points, while Poplarville’s leading scorer this season Tamilijah Merrill scored 12 points.
Full coverage of the games from Jan. 10 will be in Thursday’s edition of the Picayune Item.