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ATWOOD (December 13) — West Carroll hosted Gibson County Friday night for a pair of non-district basketball contests. The defending state champion Lady Pioneers pulled away early to cruise to a …
ATWOOD (December 13) — West Carroll hosted Gibson County Friday night for a pair of non-district basketball contests. The defending state champion Lady Pioneers pulled away early to cruise to a 61-47 win, though the Lady War Eagles played well down the stretch to make it closer. The War Eagles trailed early but led at the half and pulled away in the third for a 64-45 victory.
Between games, a special ceremony was held to dedicate West Carroll’s new gymnasium floor as Coach Richard Welch Court in honor of the late former basketball coach.
Gibson County Lady Pioneers 61, West Carroll Lady War Eagles 47
The Lady Pioneers stormed out to a 25-9 lead after the opening frame, led by Annie Bass and Madison Hart with ten points each, Bass with a trio of three-pointers. Alaina Hunt scored three points, and Kaci Sweatt had a pair. Lady War Eagles Gracie Cunningham and Alyssa Butler each hit a three, and Macey Cunningham also scored three points.
West Carroll had a 15-13 edge in the second quarter, led by M. Cunningham with five points, including a three. Tatym Keymon and Mia Jones each scored four, and Amaya Thompson had a pair. Hart led Gibson County with eight, Bass hit another three, and Macey Neal had a pair. At the half, the Lady Pioneers led 38-24.
Gibson County added to the lead with a 14-8 advantage in the third, led by Hunt with four points. Zoey Neal scored three points, and Bass, Sweatt and Hart each added a pair. M. Neal hit a freebie. Keymon led the Lady War Eagles with six, and Jones added a pair. Entering the final frame, the Lady Pioneers led 52-32.
The Lady War Eagles rallied 15-9 in the fourth for a closer final, led by M. Cunningham with eight points, including a pair of three-pointers. G. Cunningham also hit a three, and Butler and Jones each added a pair. Hart led Gibson County with seven points, and Z. Neal added a pair.
Lady Pioneer Madison Hart led all scorers with 27 points. Annie Bass scored 15 with four three-pointers.
Macey Cunningham led West Carroll with 16 points, including a trio of threes. Tatym Keymon scored ten points.
War Eagles 64, Pioneers 45
Gibson County had a 10-9 edge after the first frame, led by Garrett Spillers with four points. Cobe Clark hit a three-pointer, and Tamaz Taylor also scored three points. Jeremiah Bryant led West Carroll with five points, and Jed Robinson and Jack Barrow each had a pair.
The War Eagles took the lead with a 14-8 advantage in the second quarter, led by Jalen Anglin with eight points. Bryant, Barrow and Luke Moore each had a pair. Taylor led the Pioneers with four, Monty Walker hit a three, and Clark hit a free throw. At the half, the War Eagles led 23-18.
West Carroll pulled away 25-16 in the third, led by Tyler Johnson with eleven points, including a trio of threes. Anglin scored six, and Robinson had four points. Moore and Barrow each added a pair. Pioneer Elijah Ball scored six points, and Taylor hit a three. Clark, Spillers and Connor Hill each had a pair, and Walker hit a freebie. Heading into the final frame, West Carroll led 48-34.
The War Eagles sealed the win with a 16-11 tilt in the fourth, led by Moore with six points. Anglin scored five, and Johnson hit a three. Bryant and Robinson each hit a free throw. Clark led Gibson County with five points. Taylor, Ball and Hill each added a pair.
War Eagle Jalen Anglin led all scorers with 19 points, including nine of ten from the line. Tyler Johnson scored 14 with four three-pointers, and Luke Moore had ten points (six of six at the line).
Tamaz Taylor led the Pioneers with a dozen points, including a three. Coby Clark scored eleven, also with a three-pointer.