Lady Tiger leader

Tupelo sophomore Chesna Henry, above, scored 18 points to help the Lady Tigers knock off Vanoss 54-37 at home Friday night.

Richard R. Barron - Ada, Oklahoma

Friday’s Games


At Tupelo

Tupelo 52, Vanoss 37

VANOSS 13 8 11 5 — 37

TUPELO 15 13 16 8 — 54

VANOSS: Logan Anderson 16, Stefani Burk 15, Gage Parker 3, Layni Cantwell 2, Madison Oliver 1.

TUPELO: Chesna Henry 18, Grace Leland 13, Josie Soukup 8, Shanna Davidson 8, Megan Bray 6, Tamara Thompson 1.

3-point goals: Soukup 2, Leland (T).

Fouled Out: None

NOTEWORTHY: Sophomores Chesna Henry and Grace Leland were both in double figures to pace a balanced attack, and Tupelo rolled to the surprisingly easy victory over a Vanoss team the Lady Tigers beat by just five points in last week’s semifinals of the Pontotoc Conference Tournament. Henry had 18 points, a team-high seven rebounds and two steals, and Leland had 13 points for Tupelo, which hit hit 20 of its 31 field goals attempts and also got eight points and seven steals from senior Josie Soukup and eight points, six rebounds and three steals from sophomore Shanna Davidson. Logan Anderson and Stefani Burk combined for 31 of the Lady Wolves’ 37 points.

COACHES QUOTE: “This is the best game we’ve played to date. The girls are really understanding what we’re trying to do.” — Tupelo coach Bill Godwin.

Team Records: Vanoss 5-5, Tupelo 7-4

Up Next: Maysville at Vanoss Monday, Sasakwa at Tupelo Thursday.

At Wanette

Stonewall 56, Wanette 40

STONEWALL 17 13 20 6 — 56

WANETTE 6 5 18 11 — 40

STONEWALL: Tyla Transue 17, Brettney Brady 9, Shelby Lackey 8, Savanna Burwell 8, Mindy Holland 5, Neicole Thompson 3, Brittany Gipson 3, Amanda Transue 3.

WANETTE: Tana Middleton 15, Hallea Middleton 10, Kailee Himes 8, Shiloh Broce 5, Alexus Elmore 2.

3-point goals: T. Transue 3, Brady 2, Burwell 2, A. Transue, Gipson (S); T. Middleton 3, H. Middleton 2 (W).

Fouled out: None.

NOTEWORTHY: Stonewall turned in a dazzling first-half defensive performance, limiting the Lady Tigers to just 11 points by intermission. Tyla Transue had a strong game for Stonewall with 17 points while sophomore Brettney Brady had a solid all-around game with nine points, eight rebounds, two steals, four assists and just one turnover. Sophomore Tana Middleton led Wanette with 15 points.

COACHES QUOTE: “Brettney keeps getting better and better. I think she is just improving every game,” — Stonewall head coach Christie Jennings.

Team Record: Stonewall 8-2.

Up Next: Stonewall at Stuart Tuesday; Wanette at Allen Tuesday.

At Asher

Roff 49, Asher 38

ROFF 16 15 6 12 — 49

ASHER 6 8 14 10 — 38

ROFF: Jodie Byers 29, Tyla Truett 6, Jordan Grinstead 6, Spencer Phillips 4, NaTosha Logsdon 4.

ASHER: Summer Wauadooah 9, Patty Stevens 7, Jamee McDonald 7, Colleen Price 5, Alissa Oliphant 4, Whitney Huggins 4, Jeri Yott 2.

3-point goals: Price, McDonald (A), Byers 5 (R).

NOTEWORTHY: Jodie Byers poured in a career-high 29 points and Roff built a big first-half lead en route to the victory over winless Asher. Byers drained five 3-pointers and was the only player on either team to finish in double figures.

COACHES QUOTE: “We showed good effort in the first half. In the second half we kind of faltered a little but we hung in there and stayed after it. Jodie just lit it up. I was real proud of her.” — Roff coach Scott Roe.

Team Records: Asher 0-10, Roff 4-6

Up Next: Roff at Stratford Tuesday.

At Allen

Allen 58, Calvin 39

CALVIN 3 20 7 9 — 39

ALLEN 10 18 18 12 — 58

CALVIN: Candi McDaniel 11, Heather Jones 10, Katie Rogers 6, Courtney Nolen 6, Molly Faulkner 3, Holli Jones 2, Paedon Anderson 1.

ALLEN: Carrie Hill 13, Amber Coody 13, Danli Mills 7, Chelsea Hill 7, Carley Collard 6, Marissa Prentice 5, Jordyn Mills 3, Ashton Dennis 2, Chelsea Coody 2.

3-point goals: Jones 2, McDaniel (C), D. Mills, J. Mills, Chelsea Hill, A. Coody (A).

Fouled Out: None

NOTEWORTHY: Allen broke open a close game with a dominant second half and cruised to the easy victory behind 13 oints apiece from Carrie Hill and Amber Coody. Candi McDaniel had 11 points and Heather Jones added 10 for Calvin.

Team Records: Allen 5-2, Calvin 0-9.

Up Next: Wewoka at Calvin Monday, Wanette at Allen Tuesday

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