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Lady Wave take second straight tourney

January 17, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The Lady Green Wave basketball players have been on a roll since December. The girls will enter tonight’s home game against Starkville with a 13-2 overall record, with a 1-0 mark in district play.
They have not lost since the beginning of the season, and they seem to be getting better every time out.
A week after claiming the first-place trophy at the Vardaman Tournament, the West Point bunch traveled to the Aberdeen Tourney this past weekend, and they won both games there to claim first-place again.
The first game was against the Okolona girls. Kelsei Ewings, who put up big numbers at Vardaman, came back for a 23-point performance in Thursday night’s opener, leading the Lady Wave to a 74-47 victory.
West Point established itself early in the game, with a 25-point first quarter. The defense held Okolona to just eight points in as many minutes. In the second, West Point scored another 14 points to take a 39-21 lead into the half.
The Lady Wave returned to the court for another 20-plus point performance in the third, netting 21, while holding Okolona to 15 points. West Point’s 14-11 advantage in the fourth put the game away and set up the team for the first-place finish on Saturday.
Wilma Davis and Nekeisha Walker both scored 10 points in the game, behind Ewings. Adrianna Billups was second on the team with 12 points, and Taylor McCrary put up 10 as well.
Santonya Cantrell scored seven, Alexandria Morgan scored three and Miata Stovall scored one point for West Point.
On Saturday, Ewings returned to the court to have her best game of the weekend, scoring 31 against Aberdeen for the 61-54 win.
West Point put up 17 points in the first and 15 more in the second to take a 32-27 lead into the half.
The game remained close into the third quarter, as West Point out-scored Aberdeen only by five before the final frame.
Aberdeen’s girls scored 16 to West Point’s 13 points in the final eight minutes, but the West Point girls had already gained a sizable enough lead to hold on for the victory.
After the Lady Green Wave get done with hosting Starkville tonight, they will focus their attention on getting ready for the Oxford Lady Chargers, who will be coming to town on Friday night.

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