(G) Walnut 62 Potts Camp 44
The Lady Wildcats defeated the Lady Cardinals 62-44 on Tuesday to advance to Thursday’s Division 1-1A semifinal round where they will face East Union. A win against the Lady Urchins would set up a home game in the opening round of north half play next Monday.
Coach Jackie Vuncannon’s squad opened a comfortable 31-20 halftime lead en route to their 15th win of the season. Northeast signee Regan Britt was unflappable in posting another doble-double with a game high 26 points and 12 rebounds, 10 of those coming on the defensive end.
Lily Brown was also in double figures for Walnut with 15, including a pair of three-pointers.
(B) Tishomingo County 62 Itawamba AHS 54
Having already lost to the Indians twice during the regular season, the Braves won when it mattered most, defeating Itawamba AHS 62-54 to advance to the Division 1-4A semifinals where they will play the Corinth Warriors on Thursday.
Coach Craig Dailey has led a revival of TCHS basketball, along with girls head coach Brian Middleton. Thursday’s semifinal appearance will be the first for TCHS in eight years. A win over CHS would put Tishomingo County in the finals for the very first time in school history and give them a home game in the opening round of the North Half next Tuesday..
The Braves put themselves in a good position to win with a good start, as they established a 25-18 halftime advantage.
Caleb McCalmon was a force as he scored a game-high 32 points. Kyle Parrish added 12 and Tucker Hill posted 11.
(B) Kossuth 65 Alcorn Central 37
The Aggies beat the Bears for the third time in as many tries this season, topping their county rivals 65-37 to advance to north half play.
KHS played Booneville in a semifinal game that ended past deadline Wednesday.
Kennedy Dye paced Kossuth with 16 points, including four 3-pointers. Dalton Lovelace bagged 12, while Jonah Smith added 11.
(G) Corinth 52 Shannon 46
Kristen Herman was once again a thorn in Shannon’s side on Tuesday as the Lady Warriors leading scorer poured in 25 to lead Corinth back to the north half and a date in the Division 1-4A semifinals Thursday against Amory.
In three games against the Lady Red Raiders this season, Herman has scored a total of 82 points, an average of 27 points per game.
Besides Herman, Adaysha Spence had a nice game as she added 12.
(G) Booneville 63 Kossuth 37
The Lady Aggies stayed close for a quarter in Wednesday’s semifinals before the Lady Blue Devils started to pull away for a 63-37 victory to advance to the Division 1-4A finals on Friday.
Kossuth will play in the consolation game and will face a road contest in the North Half tournament first round next Monday.
(Kent Mohundro is the sports editor for the Daily Corinthian)