Herman, Corinth outduel Shannon

By Adam Gore / Special to the Journal

ECRU – Deonta Herman played his 100th game as a Corinth Warrior and led his team to an impressive 81-68 victory over the No. 6 Shannon Red Raiders in Saturday’s North Pontotoc Premiere Boys Classic.
Herman, who signed with Jackson State during the early signing period, recorded his second triple-double of the season with 17 points, 12 rebounds, and 10 assists in the win.
Kendrick Williams paced No. 5 Corinth (15-2) with 19 while Javon Green led Shannon (6-8) with 19 points.
n Ripley 62, Lafayette County 51: Ripley’s (11-6) Acie Vance and Lafayette County’s (1-10) Brandon Mack were the only two players to reach double digit scoring in the Tigers 62-51 victory over the Commodores. Vance scored a game-high 33 while Mack had 16 points.
n Houston 70, Hickory Flat 41: Devoris Ivy scored 16 and two other players reached double figures for the Hilltoppers (10-6).
The Rebels (18-6) failed to have any players score in double digits as nine different players put points on the board.
n McAdams 54, Houlka 52 (OT): Jakele Snow led McAdams (6-9) with 19 points and made the go-ahead basket inside a minute left to play. Duke Berry scored 14 and Dante Turner chipped in 13 for the Wildcats (6-7).
n Durant 73, Calhoun City 62: The No. 10 Calhoun City Wildcats (11-7) rallied from a 21-point deficit on Friday and nearly had a repeat performance on Saturday.
Durant (15-4) built a 26-point lead in the third quarter only to see the ‘Cats pull within six points with three minutes left in the contest. The Tigers connected on seven of their final 10 free throws to hold on. Cody James paced Durant with 16 and Demarius Howard led Calhoun City with 19 points in the loss.
n Kosciusko 79, South Pontotoc 69: Tre Boyd scored 20 of his game-high 31 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Whippets (5-10). Tyson Berry had 19 with Mathew Berry scoring 18 for South Pontotoc (2-14).
n North Pontotoc 61, Nettleton 53: North Pontotoc connected on 7 of 8 from the free-throw line in the final minute of the game.
Marcus Green paced North Pontotoc (12-8) with 23 while Odarius Lowe led Nettleton (7-10) with 33 points.
n Game summaries, Page 2B