Delta State Basketball
VSU men 81, DSU 69
The four game winning streak of the Delta State University Statesmen came to a close as they lost to the Valdosta State University Blazers Sunday night in Gulf South Conference men’s basketball action at the Complex in Valdosta, Ga.
DSU fell to 7-8 with a 5-2 mark in the conference, while Valdosta improved to 13-2 with a 5-1 conference record.
DSU trailed only 38-35 at halftime, but the Blazers were able to go on an 18-8 run in the first seven plus minutes of the second half to stretch their lead to 56-43 with 12:53 left in the game. Valdosta State was able to stretch its lead to as much as 15 points to pull away from DSU for good.
Valdosta State shot 49.1 percent (27-of-55) from the floor including a 33.3 percent (10-of-30) shooting percentage from 3-point land. The Statesmen shot 47.3 percent (26-of-55) in the field including 38.1 percent (8-of-21) from 3-point land. Valdosta was 17-of-22 from the free throw line, while DSU was just 9-of-15. The Blazers out rebounded the Statesmen 34-25.
PJ Davis scored 18 points with seven rebounds to lead the Statesmen, followed by Brett Warner with 15 points and five rebounds and Matthew Wilson with 10 points and three rebounds.
DSU will be back in action on Tuesday when the Statesmen travel to Pensacola, Fla. to play West Florida in a GSC showdown set to start at 7:30 p.m.
VSU women 61, DSU 46
The Delta State University Lady Statesmen dropped another one, as they fell to the Valdosta State University Lady Blazers Sunday night in Gulf South Conference women’s basketball action at the Complex in Valdosta, Ga.
DSU fell to 5-8 with a 3-4 mark in the GSC, while Valdosta State improved to 10-4 with a 4-2 conference mark.
DSU had 13 turnovers to just two assists, while VSU had 10 turnovers to nine assists. VSU also shot 18-of-20 from the charity stripe, while DSU went 10-of-15. VSU shot 41.2 percent (7-of-17) from 3-point land, while DSU was just 2-of-13.
Takisha Jordan scored 19 points with nine rebounds to lead the Lady Statesmen, followed by Alex Ross with 11 points.
DSU will be back in action on Tuesday when the Lady Statesmen travel to Pensacola, Fla. to play West Florida in a GSC showdown. Tip-off is set for 5:30 p.m.
CCHS Girls 48, West Tallahatchie 46
The Cleveland Central High School Lady Wolves used a strong second half to defeat the West Tallahatchie Lady Choctaws Saturday in Webb.
CCHS outscored West Tally 32-17 in the second half. CCHS improved to 11-3.
Antanisha Wade scored nine points with six rebounds, and Takiela Wright scored nine points with seven rebounds to lead the Lady Wolves.
CCHS will return to the court on Tuesday when the Lady Wolves host Canton in a Region 3-5A basketball game at the Margaret Wade Gymnasium with the tip-off set for 6 p.m.
Bayou Girls 69, Glenbrook 39
The Bayou Academy Lady Colts picked up a big non-conference win against Glenbrook Saturday in Cleveland.
Bayou improved to 8-9. Mary Kinsley Jenkins and Madison Kitchings led the Lady Colts with 15 points each, followed by Madison Jenkins with 12 points and Mary Scott Lofton with 10 points.
Bayou will be back in action on Tuesday when the Lady Colts travel to Batesville to play North Delta in a District 1-AAA game.
Ruleville Girls 48, Yazoo County 46
The Ruleville Central Lady Tigers slid by the Yazoo County Lady Panthers in a Region 3-3A contest Friday night in Ruleville.
Ruleville improved to 7-7 with a 1-0 mark in the region.
Jacorriah Bracey scored 34 points with nine rebounds and five assists to lead the Lady Tigers, followed by Deandra Craft with eight points and nine rebounds.
Ruleville will travel to Greenwood to play Amanda Elzy on Tuesday in another region game.
JFK Girls 51, Ray Brooks 30
The John F. Kennedy Lady Hornets won big over the Ray Brooks High School Lady Tigers in Region 3-1A action Friday night.
JFK improved to 5-9.
Cierra Branch scored 13 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Lady Hornets, followed by Tanielle Woods with 12 points and four rebounds and Jakalia Ingram with nine points and two rebounds.
CCHS Boys 54, Cordova (Ala.) 48
The Cleveland Central Wolves defeated the Cordova High School Blue Devils 54-48 Friday night in Cordova, Ala. and cruised past West Tallahatchie 84-63 Saturday in Webb.
The Wolves improved to 13-3.
CCHS will be back in action on Tuesday when the Wolves host Canton in their first Region 3-5A contest of the season at the Margaret Wade Gymnasium. Tip off is set for 7:15 p.m.
Bayou Boys 56, Glenbrook 55
The Bayou Academy Colts earned a hard fought win over Glenbrook in overtime Saturday in Cleveland.
Bayou improved to 6-10.
Brett Burrell led the Colts with 13 points, followed by Hayes Holman with 10 points and Bryson Reed with six points including the game-winning three-pointer.
Bayou will be back in action on Tuesday when the Colts travel to Batesville to play North Delta in a District 1-AAA game.