BY BRADLEY CROW
The Wesson Cobras (18-8, 5-6) picked up two weekend wins over St. Andrews and Bogue Chitto to set the stage for the district tournament that starts next week at Enterprise.
The Cobras will need a win Tuesday evening after the Courier goes to press over McLaurin to sew up the #3 seed in the district while a loss to the Tigers will drop them to the #4 spot in the tourney.
“We have played a whole lot better,” explained Cobra head coach Ron Kessler. “We did some good things on a bad shooting night against St. Andrews to pick up the win and then played exceptionally well as a team against a much improved Bogue Chitto team. Our guys have a never die attitude.”
Hinds AHS 95, Wesson 48
The Bulldogs dispatched the Cobras 95-48 while they set their sights on the class 2A championship. The Cobras dialed it up as best as possible from the outside by hitting 11 three-pointers in the loss.
Senior point guard Josh Hood nailed five 3’s in the loss to finish with 15 points in the loss. The Bulldogs had too much fire power for the Cobras.
Wesson 39, St. Andrews 33
Both teams struggled all evening on with shooting while the Cobras muscled out an ugly 39-33 win that saw the Cobras only net 2 points in the first period. Sophomore gunner Kyle Cross led the Cobras with 12 points while Tyler Lumley netted 11 on an evening that saw fundamental basketball go right out the window. The Cobras scratched and clawed their way to victory.
Wesson 65, Bogue Chitto 58
The Cobras saw Tyler Lumley net 15 points and 8 rebounds in a 65-58 win over the Loncoln County rivals. Josh Hood nailed 13 points on the evening while senior Cody King scored 12. Sophomore Hunter Hood bagged three 3-pointers off the bench to solidify the win.