8A • Daily Corinthian
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Boys North Half
North Half Champions
Lions roar with 32-point 4th quarter
@ Biggersville Friday’s Scores Biggersville 67, H.W. Byers 64 Coldwater 93, Coffeeville 92, OT Today’s Game Championship Biggersville 79, Coldwater 61
Class 3A @ Booneville Friday’s Scores Booneville 69, Mooreville 49 Aberdeen 62, Leflore Co. 53 Today’s Game Championship Booneville 69, Aberdeen 55
BY H. LEE SMITH II firstname.lastname@example.org
BIGGERSVILLE — Two nights of late-game drama was enough for the Biggersville Lions. Biggersville hung 32 points on Coldwater in the final quarter and rolled to its first North State Tournament title since 1996 with a 79-61 win on Saturday. The Lions needed lastsecond heroics by Darrien Williams on Thursday and Daniel Simmons on Friday to get into Saturday’s championship round. Biggersville (27-7) will face off with South runner-up Durant at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in
the Mississippi Coliseum. The Tigers (24-6) edged the Lions 70-68 at the Premier Printing Shootout at North Pontotoc on Jan. 14. Dexter and Coldwater comprise the four-team bracket. The 1A championship will be played on Friday, March 2 at 2:30. Coldwater (26-6) led by as many as 10 in the first half and took a 33-31 lead into the break. Biggersville knotted things at 47 in the third before the Cougars reclaimed a 49-47 lead after three. Dexter Stafford took over for the Lions in the fourth. The senior accounted for half his club’s points in the final
eight minutes, scoring 16 of his game-high 24 points in crunch time. While Stafford was getting it done in the paint, the Lion defense was doing work on the other end. Biggersville held Coldwater scoreless in the fourth quarter until the midway point. Tevin Watson and Williams added 12 points each. Watson hit back-to-back three-pointers during an 8-0 run at the start of the third quarter. Jaylon Gaines tallied 11 and Simmons chipped in 10 as five Lions scored in double figures. Biggersville followed up its
1996 North State title with its first and only state championship.
(B) Biggersville 79, Coldwater 61 Coldwater 19 14 16 12 — 61 Biggersville 14 17 16 32 — 79 COLDWATER (61): Marcel Newson 16, Marcel Hunt 15, Devonta Roberts 9, Jordan Robinson 7, Jordan Sipp 4, Jakevin Farmer 4, Devin Leverson 2, Brian Davis 2, Chris Vortis 2. BIGGERSVILLE (79): Dexter Stafford 24, Darrien Williams 12, Tevin Watson 12, Jaylon Gaines 11, Daniel Simmons 10, Darian Barnett 6, Martonious Watson 2, Terrell Harvell 2. 3-pointers: (C) Hunt, Roberts, Robinson. (B) T. Watson 2, Gaines. Records: Coldwater 26-6, Biggersville 27-7
@ Shannon Friday’s Scores Amanda Elzy 54, Shannon 52 Corinth 69, Greenwood 65 Today’s Game Championship Corinth 74, Amanda Elzy 71
Girls North Half Class 1A @ Myrtle Thursday’s Scores Ashland 56, Thrasher 38 Coldwater 64, Coffeeville 60 Myrtle 87, Falkner 65 H.W. Byers 81, Shaw 51 Friday’s Scores Coldwater 70, Ashland 42 H.W. Byers 50, Myrtle 43 Today’s Game Championship H.W. Byers 73, Coldwater 67
Class 3A @ Belmont Thursday’s Scores Belmont 60, Velma Jackson 42 Independence 65, South Pontotoc 43 Ripley 68, East Side 55 Nettleton 62, Charleston 56 Friday’s Scores Belmont 58, Independence 37 Ripley 62, Nettleton 46 Today’s Game Championship Ripley 42, Belmont 39
Class 4A @ Pontotoc Thursday’s Scores Pontotoc 52, Noxubee Co. 38 Gentry 56, North Pontotoc 47 Lafayette Co. 57, Greenwood 56 Senatobia 54, Cleveland 45 Friday’s Scores Pontotoc 62, Gentry 54 Lafayette Co. 58, Senatobia 52 Today’s Game Championship Pontotoc 77, Lafayette Co. 55
Staff Photo by H. Lee Smith II
Biggersville Head Coach Cliff Little gives instructions to Jaylon Gaines.
Warriors knock off No. 1 team
own floor. “We’re playing well right SHANNON — Corinth now,” said CHS head coach nailed 10 three-pointers and Keith Greene. “They’re playturned in another clutch ing together defensively performance from the charand getting stops at crucial ity stripe as the Warriors times.” notched their seventh North Corinth (28-5) will face State Tournament title. Bay High on Monday at 2:30 Desmin Harris and Deione p.m. in Mississippi ColiseWeeks drained a pair of free um. The game will mark the Warriors 15th appearance in the State Tournament, second as a 4A school. “The kids have really Business #662-415-9354 taken it up a notch,” Home #662-287-2717 Adult Softball Registration said Greene. “But like 1914 Polk St. (old Hwy. 45 N.) • Corinth, MS we talked about after Feb 21st - March 9th the game — we’re not Registration Fee $350 in county $400 out of county done yet.” “If your TV set needs Eric Richardson’s Youth Baseball/Softball Registration service, don’t throw it putback of his own miss with 40 seconds Feb 21st - March 2nd away. Have it checked by remaining put the Registration Fee $35 per player a trained technician first.” Warriors up for good. (Grey Baseball Pants are not furnished, BUT are required) After hitting a trio of three-pointers in the Tryouts for ages 6-12 are Sat., March 3rd first quarter, the senior Come By Park Ofﬁce To Register tallied eight points in For more information Call 286-3067 the fourth as Corinth overcame a six-point BY H. LEE SMITH II
throws each in the final 24 seconds as Corinth knocked off Amanda Elzy 74-71 in Class 4A Boys action. The Panthers (24-5) were ranked No. 1 in Class 4A by the Clarion-Ledger and earned a berth in the title game by beating Shannon -who is responsible for two of Corinth’s five losses -- on its
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