SC wraps up another unbeaten conference season


MONTICELLO — For the sixth straight season, Star City finished 8-4A Conference play unbeaten in girls basketball.

Jaida Harden scored 23 points and took three charges in leading the Lady Dogs to a 58-37 win over Monticello on Friday. It marked the 87th conference win in a row for Star City (24-2, 14-0 in 8-4A), which clinched its seventh straight conference title earlier.

Freshman Sara Jane Linsy, who recently moved up from the junior high team, had 12 points and nine rebounds for Star City. Vanessa Jackson had nine points and Lindsay Kiernan added eight.

Sedre’anna Griddine netted nine points and Yasmine Franklin added seven for Monticello (11-10, 6-8).

Watson Chapel 68, Hope 23

HOPE — Peyton Martin scored 15 points and Kierra Cox sank in 12 to lead the Lady Wildcats (14-11, 9-4 in 5A-South) to an easy win over the Lady Bobcats (2-19, 0-12).

White Hall 60, Camden Fairview 37

WHITE HALL — With the help of Hailey Wilkins’ 21 points and JaeLisa Allen’s 18, White Hall (18-5, 10-2 in 5A-South) moved to within two games of a 20-win season.

The Lady Bulldogs were dominant much of the game, holding the Lady Cardinals (4-7 in 5A-South) to five points each in the first and fourth quarters. White Hall was ahead 26-21 at halftime.

Shomari Willis led Camden Fairview with 14 points. Jalissa Avery added 12.

Dumas 58, Lake Village 29

LAKE VILLAGE — The Lady Cats (18-9, 10-4 in 8-4A) wrapped up the second seed for next week’s 4A South Region Tournament with a convincing win over the Lady Beavers (4-15, 2-11).

For Dumas, Terlecia Raley and Tia White each had 15 points. Mona Mitchell and Shanessy Jackson each added 11.

Dumas and Crossett tied for second place in the 8-4A, but Dumas gets the second seed by virtue of a bigger margin of victory in head-to-head play. Crossett earned the third seed.

Crossett 47, Warren 37

CROSSETT — In a battle of two of the top 4A players, Kylah Hodges finished with 21 points to lead Crossett (18-5, 10-4 in 8-4A) to a 10-point win over the Lady Jacks (11-11, 6-7).

Shamiqua Pickett had 19 for Warren, which needs to beat Hamburg on Monday to secure the fourth and final regional playoff spot from the 8-4A. Warren won the first meeting by 17 points.

BOYS

Camden Fairview 59, White Hall 48 (OT)

WHITE HALL — After a tightly contested 32 minutes, the Cardinals outscored the Bulldogs 18-7 in the extra period to take the win.

J’Breun Steen’s 15 points, Tyler Pirson’s 14 and Kirk Baugh’s 12 led the Bulldogs (6-16, 3-9 in 5A-South), who have two games remaining. The Cardinals improved to 17-7 and 8-3.

Also in the 5A-South, Hope upset league-leading Watson Chapel, but a score was not available.

Dumas 66, Lake Village 25

LAKE VILLAGE — Dumas established control early on and never let it slip in a 41-point win over Lake Village.

Ken Madden finished with 14 points, James Spinks scored 10 and Bernard Brown added eight for the Bobcats (12-10, 11-3 in 8-4A), who secured second place in the conference with the win.

DeAngelo Monroe led Lake Village (5-14, 2-11) with nine points.

Also Friday: Monticello 80, Star City 53.