Lady Rebels easily advance in Class 1A

By Daily Journal Report

After winning the Division 1-1A tournament last week, the Thrasher Lady Rebels picked up another win Monday night in the Class 1A North Mississippi Tournament.
Thrasher improved to 19-9 with a 74-55 win against Drew. The Lady Rebels will face Ashland at host site Myrtle Thursday.
“I think we played the best half we’ve played all year in the first half, shot extremely well and played great defense,” Thrasher coach Chris Parman said.
Thrasher led 43-14 at the break and got a game-high 27 from sophomore Xeneia Sorrell. Lone senior Gracie Cheek scored 15 and Tatum Emmons added 13.
“We’re sitting at 19-9 and it’s like it came out of nowhere,” Parman said. “We’ve been improving but never really expected to be where we are now.”
New Host
New Site entered Monday’s game against West Tallahatchie as the third option to host the Class 2A North Tournament. But after Coahoma County lost at Baldwyn and Hickory Flat lost at J.Z. George, the Lady Royals’ 85-51 win put the tournament at their place.
Baldwyn Doubles Up
The rare boys game in the state Monday night featured Baldwyn. Both Baldwyn teams hosted Coahoma County. The Bearcats followed the girls’ 72-56 win with a 58-39 win of their own.
Weather worries
A number of games were delayed until tonight due to weather concerns, including Ripley’s home game against Byhalia in 3A, O’Bannon to Potts Camp in 2A and H.W. Byers’ home game against Vardaman in 1A.
Other delayed games included road trips for Starkville to Center Hill in 5A, Aberdeen to Velma Jackson in 3A and Pine Grove to Shaw in 1A.
Both of Alcorn Central’s games at Independence will be played tonight.
Seasons End
Among area teams that saw the season come to an end, Itawamba AHS was one of only a few to lose at home Monday. The Lady Indians saw a 20-9 season come to an end with a 72-70 loss to three-seed Greenwood.
Others seeing the season end included West Point, New Albany, Tishomingo County, Corinth, Mooreville, Hatley and Hamilton.

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