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CA roundballers split sets

Copiah’s Lady Colonels get an easy lay-up against Columbia.

The Prentiss Christian Saints rallied from a 10-point halftime deficit and outscored Copiah Academy 31-16 in the second half to earn a 48-43 victory over the Colonels in Gallman last week.

CA’s Caleb Stewart led all scorers with 19 points. Other Copiah totals included Reece Hankins with 8 points, Ben Boone with 6 points, Russell Hood with 4 points, and a trio of players with 3 points each: Brandon Smith, Adam Ganucheau, and Dennis Harper.

Keaton Stamps led Prentiss Christian with 14 points.

Simpson 53, Copiah 28

Simpson Academy jumped out to a 20-2 first quarter lead and coasted to a 53-28 victory over the Copiah Academy Colonels in Gallman last week.

The Cougars led 38-6 at halftime and 51-12 after three quarters. CA made the final score more respectable by outscoring Simpson 16-2 over the final eight minutes.

Caleb Stewart scored 12 points in a losing effort, including 8 in the fourth quarter. Other Copiah totals included Brandon Smith, Ben Boone, and Drew Granger with 4 points each; and Russell Hood and Taylor Rigby with 2 points apiece.

Justin Griffin led Simpson with 16 points, including half of his team’s 20 points in the first period.

Columbia 64, Copiah 34

The Columbia Academy Cougars outscored Copiah Academy in every quarter enroute to a lopsided 64-34 win over the Colonels in Gallman last week.

Columbia led 23-10 after one period and increased its halftime lead to 37-22. The Cougars continued the offensive assault and led 53-27 heading into the final quarter.

Dennis Harper and Caleb Stewart were Copiah’s leading scorers with 9 points apiece. Other Colonel totals included Reece Hankins with 4 points; Adam Ganucheau and Drew Granger with 3 points each; and Ben Boone, Josh Nelson, and Taylor Rigby with 2 points apiece.

The Cougars were led by Jas Stringer with 12 points, followed by Drew Broome with 10 points.  

CA Girls

The Copiah Academy Lady Colonels outscored Prentiss Christian 15-2 in the second quarter and went on to beat the Lady Saints 44-26 last week in Gallman.

Trailing by one, 11-10, CA rallied for a 25-13 halftime lead.. After an even third period, Copiah pulled away for the big win, outscoring the Lady Saints 10-4 over the final eight minutes.

Amanda Pyron led the winners with 14 points, scoring half of them in the pivotal second quarter. Lori Baham was also in double figures with 10 points, 6 of them in the final period. Other CA scorers included Courtney Beach with 8 points, Madelon Cline with 7 points, Ashley Baham with 3 points, and Brooke Wilson with 2 points.

LeAnne Griffith led Prentiss Christian with 9 points.

Copiah 44, Simpson 26

The Copiah Academy Lady Colonels jumped out to a 14-4 first quarter lead and went on to tame the Simpson Academy Lady Cougars 44-26 in Gallman last week. CA was ahead 22-12 at the half and 32-18 heading into the final frame.

Lori Baham led the winners with 18 points, including three 3-pointers. Madelon Cline was also in double figures with 11 points, including a trio of 3-pointers, all in the 3rd quarter. Other CA scorers included Amanda Pyron with 6 points, Courtney Beach with 5 points, and Rachel Strait and Brooke Wilson with 2 points each.

Robin Kennedy led Simpson with 7 points.

Columbia 54, Copiah 48

After leading through three quarters, the Copiah Academy Lady Colonels faltered in the final period and fell to the Columbia Academy Lady Cougars 54-48 in Gallman last week.

CA led 13-9 after one quarter as Ashley Baham scored a basket and Courtney Beach hit a pair of free throws in the final two minutes of the period. Baham also scored CA’s final 7 points of the second quarter to give her team a 27-22 halftime lead.

Beach’s free throw in the final minute of the third period put her team ahead by one, 32-31, heading into the final eight minutes. But the Lady Cougars grabbed a 42-40 lead midway through the fourth quarter and gradually inched ahead. Copiah pulled within four, 49-45, with just over a minute left, but could never get any closer as the Lady Cougars registered the important district win.

Ashley Baham led the Lady Colonels with 16 points, while Beach was also in double figures with 12 points. Other Copiah scorers included Madelon Cline with 8 points, and Lori Baham and Rachel Strait with 6 points apiece.

Columbia’s Ashton Scarbor-ough led all scorers with 22 points, while teammate Olivia Ryals was also in double figures with 11 points.

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