Thursday’s Games

BOYS

At Pittsburg

Pittsburg 63, Tupelo 48

TUPELO    7    7    7    27  —  48

PITTSBURG    10    17    17    19  —  63

TUPELO: Tanner Davis 19, H.D. Bullard 11, Jake Sanders 9, Jacota Carrell 6, Chat Henry 2, Matt Benedict 1.

PITTSBURG: Conner Harris 21, Griffin Raines 12, James Haddock 12, Foster 11, Josh Shields 5, McDaniel 2.

3-point goals: Davis 2 (T), Godhard 4, Harris 3, Raines (P).

Fouled Out: Bullard (T), McDaniel (P).

NOTEWORTHY: Pittsburg built a 44-21 lead after three quarters and cruised to the easy victory, despite a season-high 27-point fourth-quarter outburst by the visiting Tigers.  Tanner Davis scored 19 points and grabbed eight rebounds and H.D. Bullard added 11 points and nine rebounds to also just miss a double-double in the loss. Tupelo had a tough night at the free throw line, hitting just 8-of-22. Conner Harris scord 21 to pace the Panthers.

COACHES QUOTE: “We just didn’t play with a whole lot of intensity until the fourth quarter, and Pittsburg shot the ball extremely well.” — Tupelo coach Clay Weller.

Team Records: Tupelo 4-8

Up Next: Tupelo at Stuart, Tuesday, Jan. 4.

At Roff

Roff 33, Allen 31

ALLEN      7    5    15    4  —  31

ROFF    10    6      9    8  —  33

ALLEN: Lane Mills 7-14, 1-1, 15; Luke Mullicane 2-7, 1-2, 7; Grant Rowsey 1-3, 1-1, 3; Conner Johnson 1-9, 0-0, 2; Brett Edens 1-4, 0-1, 2; Brady Caldwell 0-4, 2-2, 2. Totals: 12-41, 5-7, 31.

ROFF: Brendon Barr 4-10, 4-6, 13; Timothy Wallen 4-10, 0-0, 11; Jeremy Grinstead 2-5, 0-0, 5; Remington Pope 1-3, 0-1, 2; Chance Tolliver 1-3, 0-0, 2. Totals: 12-34, 4-9, 33.

Turnovers: Allen 7, Roff 11.

Steals: Allen 4, Roff 3

Rebounds: Allen 27 (Mullicane 6, Caldwell 6); Roff 31 (Wallen 6).

3-point goals: Allen 2-16 (Mullicane 2-5); Roff 5-16 (Wallen 3-7, Grinstead 1-3, Barr 1-5).

Fouled out: None.

GIRLS

At Pittsburg

Tupelo 44, Pittsburg 42

TUPELO    9    14    9    12  —  44

PITTSBURG    7    12    15      8  —  42

TUPELO: Grace Leland 12, Chesna Henry 11, Shanna Davidson 10, Landra Nelson 8, Kayley Sanders 2, Kelsie Warner 1.

PITTSBURG: Taylor Billingsley 16, Chandler Billingsley 9, Kayleigh Thomason 9, Bayleigh Thomason 4, Cherokee Anderson 4.

3-point goals: Leland 2 (T); T. Billingsley, K. Thomason 2 (P).

Fouled out: B. Thomason (P).

NOTEWORTHY: Kelsie Warner and Shanna Davidson both hit big free throws in the closing seconds to help Tupelo hold off host Pittsburg for the tight win. The Lady Tigers had a balanced scoring attack, let by Grace Leland (who hit two 3-pointers) with 12 points. Chesna Henry followed with 11 while Shanna Davidson had 10 and Landra Nelson chipped in eight. Taylor Billingsley scored 16 to pace the Lady Panthers.

COACHES QUOTE: “It came down to us making some free throws at the end,” — Tupelo head coach Bill Godwin.

Team Record: Tupelo 10-3.

Up Next: Tupelo at Stuart, Tuesday, Jan. 4.

At Roff

Allen 53, Roff 31

ALLEN    8    21    11    13  —  53

ROFF    7      5    13      6  —  31

ALLEN: Carley Collard 5-7, 6-10, 17; Jordyn Mills 4-12, 3-4, 12; Amber Coody 2-8, 3-6, 7; Jocee Bailey 2-3, 2-3, 6; Chelsea Coody 2-4, 0-0, 4; Brandie Horton 1-8, 1-2, 3; Aussie Riddle 1-3, 1-2, 3; Cheyenne Nickell 0-0, 1-2, 1. Totals: 17-46, 17-29, 53.

ROFF: J.J. Stewart 2-8, 4-6, 10; Sarah Gross 2-6, 3-4, 7; Jordan Grinstead 1-6, 2-4, 4; Monica Miller 1-9, 1-3, 4; Lauren Trimmer 1-12, 1-2, 4; Casey Kelley 0-0, 1-2, 1; Kelsey Anderson 0-2, 1-4, 1. Totals: 7-46, 13-25, 31.

Turnovers: Allen 14, Roff 19.

Steals: Allen 12 (Collard 4, Mills 4); Roff 7 (Miller 3).

Rebounds: Allen 41 (Bailey 11); Roff 51 (Gross 12).

3-point goals: Allen 2-18 (Mills 1-8, Collard 1-2); Roff 4-9 (Stewart 2-2, Trimmer 1-5, Miller 1-2).

Fouled out: None.

Technicals: Beyla Skelton (A).

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