After the four-game week last week, the Colonels remained undefeated in their conference. They stood at first place in the district and third place in the AAA rankings. Copiah looked to stay that way as they would travel to Meridian to play the Lamar Raiders Tuesday, Jan. 14.
Copiah showed up and came to play, opening their offense up in a big way in the first quarter with 29 points, holding Lamar to 11. The Colonels then built on their lead in the second quarter with a 23-19 run, giving a 52-30 lead to the Colonels at halftime.
The big lead at the beginning of the second half gave the Colonels an opportunity to open up their bench play. The Colonels cruised through the third and fourth quarters, beating the Raiders with a 72-57 final score.
Dominic Gilbert led the Colonels in scoring with 20 points, with 14 of those points coming in the Colonels’ explosive first quarter. Gilbert also grabbed 7 boards. Trey Moss showed up big with 19 points, 4 assists, and 3 steals. James Andrews contributed well with 13 points and 6 rebounds. Other Colonel scorers were Dale Stratton with 8 points, Syrshawn Fitch with 6 points, Justin Morris with 5 points, and Zane Frazier with 2 points.
CA, up to this point, had won 9 district games without losing one. They were set to face the Colonels tenth district game against PCS Friday night. Copiah jumped out to an early 19-8 lead in the first quarter. The Colonels would then extend their lead to 39-17 with a 20 point second quarter, and a big help from the crowd. Copiah let the bench play for the most part of the third and fourth quarters, winning with a 68-46 final score over the Bobcats.
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