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January 28, 2013

Patriots, Lady Trojans notch one-sided re-match wins

Rochelle — The more things change, the more they the same. That old French saying can be applied to just about any situation including the basketball season Wilcox High’s teams are currently experiencing.

When coach Santita Coon’s Lady Patriots dropped a 46-17 decision in the opener of a Saturday night twin bill vs. Telfair County, it continued their trend of getting beat by 20 or more points in all 13 of their losses.

When coach George Kennedy’s Patriots closed out the night’s action with a 74-24 rout of the Trojans, it extended their winning string to six games and marked the 11th time they’ve beaten a foe by a double-digit margin.

Both Wilcox teams will be back in action here on Saturday when they host Dooly County in their final non-region outings during the regular season.

Lady Trojans 46, Lady Patriots 17

In absorbing their fifth straight loss, the Lady Patriots became the victim of a revenge-minded Lady Trojans’ team they had beaten 43-34 on the road exactly two weeks earlier.

“While we came out flat for the re-match, they came out ready to play and very quickly got off to a good start,” said Coon whose team that’s now 3-13 overall, 1-10 in Region 2-A play faced 18-5, 33-9 and 32-13 quarter deficits.

“Then when they got us down, we could never recover as once again not much went right for us.”

While emerging as the only double-digit pointmaker in the game, Telfair’s Kytrice Kirk singlehandedly outscored the entire Wilcox team.

Score by Quarters

Telfair County 18-15-10-3 — 46

Wilcox County 5-4-4-4 — 17


Telfair County (46) — Krashunda Howard 7, Moesha McCormick 8, Alexis Brown 6, Kytrice Kirk 23, Brittany Crews 2, Ajah Eady.

Team totals: field goals 20; free throws 4 of 15 (26.7%); fouls 17; 3-pointers — Brown 1, Kirk 1; fouled out — McCormick.

Wilcox County (17) — Shawnjirah Grace, Dasjia Daniels, Tyonna Wright 6, Kierra Love 2, Kadada Martin 5, Jada Curry, Erica Jackson 2, Takayla Mahoganey, Shonterria Johnson, JaMiracle Jones 2.

Team totals: field goals 6; free throws 4 of 15 (26.7%); fouls 12; 3-pointers — Martin 1; fouled out — none.

Patriots 74, Trojans 24

In posting their second 50-point victory of the campaign and completing a sweep over an opponent they had toppled 71-47 in McRae five starts earlier, the Patriots seized control of the clash from the very start.

By the end of the first period, the home team was out front by 14 at 19-5 and by halftime was up by 38 at 47-9. Heading into the final turn, it was  a 47-point game at 66-19.

“Constant pressure on defense even when our reserves were on the floor and a successful transition game triggered by our control of the boards against their much smaller team,” Kennedy answered when asked how Wilcox was able to win so easily.”

With 22, 12 and 11 points respectively, Jonathan Howard, Makail Grace and Johnny Dwight led the points parade for Wilcox which went totally with reserves in the final period of play. No Trojan had over four points.

Score by Quarters

Telfair County 5-4-10-5 — 24

Wilcox County 19-28-19-8 — 74


Telfair County (24) — Jimmie Tucker 3, Roy Pound 1, Deon McRae 2, Tawan Pound 4, Demetrius Oliver 2, Jordan Brown 3, Weseley Thomas 2, Michaell Hamilton 2, Tyree McDuffie 3, Rodney Wood 2.

Team totals: field goals 9; free throws 2 of 6 (33.3%); fouls 12; 3-pointers — Tucker 1, T. Pound 1, McDuffie 1, Brown 1; fouled out — none.

Wilcox County (74) — Telly Whitfield, Quinn Tisdol 4, Larry Munford, Makail Grace 12, Anthony Sailor 2, Calvin Rawls 7, Michael Everson 7, Antwan Benjamin 4, Jonathan Howard 22, Johnny Dwight 11, Jay Brown 2.

Team totals: field goals 31; free throws 11 of 18 (61.1%); fouls 11; 3-pointers — Grace 1; fouled out — none.


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