The George County boys remained on pace to secure the top seed in the upcoming Region 8-5A tournament with a 69-52 win over visiting Vanleave Tuesday night.
The Lady Rebels made it a clean sweep on the evening with a commanding 49-21 win over the Lady Bulldogs to open the night.
The 17-point win by the GCHS boys moves them to a perfect 5-0 in league play and they sit atop the region race with one game left to play in the loop. Marlion Odom poured in. a career-high 36 points in the win, and he also pulled down six rebounds and dished out six assists in an outstanding all-around performance. Deuce Knight chipped in 21 points and six rebounds as well in the winning effort. It marked the sixth straight win for the Rebels.
The Bulldogs fell to 1-4 in the region with the loss, and they got 17 points from Blake Walters and 11 points from Kam Medlan in the loss.
The Lady Rebels got a game-high 16 points and eight rebounds from Taleah Daniels in their decisive decision while Dkari McNair added 11 points and five steals to the victorious cause as the GCHS girls moved to 3-2 in region action.
The Lady Bulldogs, who got six points apiece from Heaven Washington and Nadiya Whittle, fell to 0-5 in league play.
Both George County squads host Gautier in region play Friday night to wrap up league play, while both VHS squads travel to Hurley on the same night to face East Central in a pair of region games as well.
Both ECHS and Gautier were slated to play out-of-region games Tuesday, but Gautier’s home games vs, Pearl River Central and ECHS’ road games at Saraland, Ala., were all canceled due to inclement weather issues.
In Region 7-5A play Wednesday night, the West Harrison girls secured the top-seed in the upcoming region tournament s they moved to 5-0 in league play with a 48-26 road win over Picayune.Senior forward Taylor Hopgood led the way for the Lady ‘Canes by registering a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds and she also dished out five assists and swatted away three blocks in the big win. West Harrison is riding a 10-game winning streak and stands 16-7 overall.
The Picayune boys also remained unbeaten in region play a 53-39 win over the Hurricanes. Josh Holmes paced Picayune with 19 points, while Trey Carter chipped in 14 points and Tyran Warren added 13 points to the winning effort.
In Class 4A, Moss Point swept visiting Stone on Senior Night at Arthur Haynes Gym Wednesday night in Region 8-4A action.
The Tigers rolled past the Tomcats 66-35, as senior standout Kedrick Osby poured in a game-high 30 points for MPHS. Javaris Johnson chipped in 14 points for the Tigers, while Quaeysean Taylor added 10 points to the winning cause. Moss Point moved to 11-13 overall, but more importantly, the Tigers remain in a tie for the top spot in the region race at 6-1 with Pass Christian.
The Lady Tigers opened the evening with a 31-20 win over Stone, marking Moss Point’s first region win of the season. The Lady Tigers stand 4-20 overall and 1-6 in league play.
Both Moss Point teams finish region play on Friday night traveling to Bay High for a pair of games.
Pass Christian swept a pair of games from Bay Wednesday night in other Region 8-4A play. The Pirates maintained the pace with the MPHS boys with a 48-45 win, while the Lady Pirates clinched the top seed in the upcoming region tournament with a 45-34 win over the Lady Tigers.
The PCHS girls are a perfect 7-0 in league play and are 17-7 overall.
Both PCHS squads travel to Leakesville to face off with Greene County in a pair of region games Friday night.