By Bryan Davis
Make it 13 in a row for the West Point Lady Green Wave (14-2; 1-0). On Tuesday night, the girls hosted the Lady Yellowjackets of Starkville High School, and though Starkville made a push in the second half, West Point held on to win the non-district game 55-46.
Starkville jumped out to an early 2-0 lead, but Adrianna Billups quickly tied things up with a lay-up. Wilma Davis followed with a two-point shot.
With the game tied at four, Kelsei Ewings got in her first shot of the night, a tone-setting three-pointer that swished the net to make it 7-4. Davis, Ewings and Billups exchanged shots for the rest of the quarter and sent West Point into the second, leading 15-8.
Both teams remained consistent into the second period.
Ewings led things off with two points, and Davis followed with another shot. Ewings added another before Alexandria Morgan got her first two points of the night. Billups and Davis accounted for the final four points of the quarter, as the Lady Wave took a 27-19 lead into the half.
In the third quarter, Starkville came out with a little more fire than in the first two periods. Ewings, Morgan and Billups continued to put up shots for West Point, which scored a dozen in the third, while allowing 14 to the Starkville girls.
The Lady Yellowjackets had brought the score to within six, but they needed a really big quarter to overcome the West Point girls.
They would not get that, as Ewings took control of the game, scoring 10 points in the final eight minutes of the game. Davis scored six points in the fourth to complete the nine-point victory.
Ewings ended up with 26 total points on the night for West Point. Davis scored 14 points.
Billups scored eight, Morgan netted five points, and Taylor McCrary threw up two points.
The Lady Wave will be back on the court tomorrow night, as they host Oxford High School in a crucial division match.