By Adam Gore/ICC Sports Information Department
FULTON – Sophomore Kim Mallory scored a game-high 19 points as the Itawamba AHS Lady Indians defeated Tishomingo County 60-47 to hand the Lady Braves their first Region 1-4A loss of the season on Thursday.
Itawamba (5-2, 2-0) turned up the pressure with its full-court press in the third quarter to turn a 28-26 halftime deficit into a 40-32 advantage heading into the final frame with six of the team’s 14 third-quarter points coming from senior Janisha Adams.
Tishomingo County (9-3, 3-1) pulled within four on two different occasions early in the fourth quarter before the Lady Indians tightened their defense once again to hold the Lady Braves scoreless for nearly three minutes to pull away for the 13-point victory.
Senior Danielle Blakney had 16 points while junior Anna Claire Griffin and sophomore Dedria McCoy each added 12 points for Tishomingo County.
Adams added 13 points for Itawamba AHS.
(B) Tishomingo County 61, Itawamba 35: The Braves evened the score by defeating the Indians 61-35 in the nightcap after holding IAHS to nine second half points to pick up their first region victory of the season.
Senior Darius Green scored a game-high 18 points for Tishomingo County (3-5, 1-2) with seniors Adam Norvell adding 15 and Joey Shannon chipping in 12 points. Senior Dontavious Bumphis paced Itawamba AHS (3-7, 0-2) with eight points while sophomore Jerome Curry had six points in the loss.