Lady Cubs romp Choctaws

LELAND— The Leland Lady Cubs handled the West Tally Lady Choctaws easily Friday 63-28 in high school basketball action. In a game that was decided very early, the Leland High School girls basketball team poured it on a little more in the second half. Pressure defense and the post play of center Corrianna Wheatley sealed the deal Friday night.

Leland’s pressure was so intense that West Tally had used all but one of its time outs by halftime.

The Lady Cubs held the Lady Choctaws to two points in the third quarter and had a lead that ballooned to 47-15 after three quarters of play.

Leland’s first quarter post play and interior passing appeared to confuse the West Tally defense.

Ball handlers made the extra pass to cutters for easy layups and a proficient offense that helped the Lady Cubs open a 13-3 at the 2:28 mark of the first quarter. Leland led 16-7 at the end of one quarter.

“We practice using real game situations,” said Leland head coach Patansy Miller-Hampton. “Ball movement is critical to good offense and your offense is too predictable when players and the ball stay stagnant.”

In the second quarter Imani Campbell’s strong drives to basket and Shomaria Overton and Camariyah Butler’s son ball defense and passing pushed the Cubettes out to a 24-11 lead with 2:11 remaining until halftime. 

The home team took a commanding 28-15 lead into the locker room at the half.

Dylesha Spraggin led West Tally with six points. Wheatley led Leland with 19 points followed by Overton with 16.

Riverside girls blast opponent

Coach Denise Tyler’s Lady Bulldogs appeared to be able to do nothing wrong in their victories over South Delta last week. Riverside defeated South Delta 41-6 on Wednesday and then defeated South Delta 66-14 Friday.

The Lady Bulldogs now sport a 14-3 record as they prepare for tonight’s big rematch against district-rival Leland at Riverside.

Riverside will be looking for a much better showing than the Lady Bulldogs had when they visited Leland on January 4 when they fell to the Lady Cubs 64-31.

Riverside boys drop two heartbreakers to South Delta.

The Riverside boys basketball team could have defeated South Delta both Wednesday and Friday night, but unable to come out on the winning side for both games.

The Bulldogs fell to South Delta 65-66 in Avon on Tuesday and then lost to South Delta 70-68 on the road Friday.