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December 15, 2010 I SPORTS www.stonecountyenterprise,com I ." "',' STONE COUNTY ENTERPRISE 11 JODY O'HARA STAFF WRITER The Stone High girls' and boys' basketball teams each went 2-1 over the past week. The Lady 'Cats beat George County 49-42 last Tnesday, lost to St. Martin 59-49 Thursday and beat Pearl River Central 51-39 Friday. Thursday's and Friday's games were played in the Forrest County Agricultural High School tournament. ,JODY O'HARA STAFF WRITER Javarris Willis scored the lone goal on an assist from Reese Sloan as the Stone High soccer team took a 1- o x4ctory over Pearl River Central last Tuesday. Matt Phillips earned the shutout in goal. The Tomcats played Harrison Central to a scoreless tie on Friday. "They're doing vory well, surprisingly," said Coach Scott Maddox. "This was supposed to be a rebuild- ing year. We graduated 12 seniors and eight starters." Stone is now 4-2-1 and 2- o in district play. The Tomcats were sched- uled to travel to Picayune Tuesday for a conference match against the lO-1-1 Maroon Tide. "While it's not guaran- teed, a win over Picayune would pretty much assure us of the second seed in our district," Maddox said. "I1ae team's play has been a pleasant surprise to Maddox, who didn't have high hopes for the Tomcats in the preseason. Comments he had made to the Enterprise apparent- ly fired up his players and made them want to suc- ceed despite the coach's reservations. "They remind me of it often," he said. The coach said in addi- tion to spectacular often- Now 9-2 on season, the Lady 'Cats were led by Symone Tillman, who aver- aged 12 points and seven rebounds-per-game. Christa Owen added lO.3 points and 8.6 rebounds while Caprisa James scored lO points in the loss to St. Martin and Amanda Evans put up 15 in the win over Pearl River Central. Evans also made six steals in that game. "They're doing real well at executing the offense," said Coach Sam Smith. "Now, if we could start hitting our sive play from Sam Fountain, he had been impressed with the effort of his defensive players. Charmond Magee, Will Maddox. Dustin Sweeney, Matt Thompson and Nie Breland have all been doing a great job on defense," he said. "Matt Phillips has been excellent in goal." Assistant Coach Wayne Graham said the team's success had been the result of the players suppressing their individual egos. " Itle whole team is play- ing well together," he said. "Nobody's whining about not getting enough time or because they got pulled from a game. "We don't have any prima donnas on this team." "I ne junior varsi , is also doing well, posting a 1-1-2 record. "They" (opponents) are pla ng seniors, juniors and sophomores on their JV squads and the majori - of our players are 7th- and 8th-graders," Maddox said. "We even get comments from the referees about how, when they- put some weight on, they're going to be formidable." GIN Mariah Minnis scored the lone goal and Paige Williams stopped 12 shots to earn the shutout as the Lady" 'Cats beat Pearl River Central 1-o last Tuesday. shots and making some free throws, we'd be really dangerous." The Lady 'Cats were a woeflfi 30 percent from the field over the week and made just 26-of-63 free throws for an anemic 41 percent. Despite shooting just 35 percent from the field and .41 percent from the charity stripe on the season, the Lady 'Cats are now 9-2. BOYS The Tomcats beat George County in a 69-66 thriller, lost to St. Martin 69-51 and beat Forrest County' AHS 46-37 to improve to 4-7. Darius Jones scored m points as the Tomcats held off a furious charge by George County late in the game. I ading by just two points entering the fourth quarter, Stone outscored the Rebels ao-19 over the final eight minutes. Lester Blakely added 15 points and Clint Hatten 11 for Stone. The victor), avenged an 81-6o loss to George County earlier in the sea- son. Nick Fairley scored 21 points while Jyrus Carriere added 12 points and pulled down 20 rebounds as St. Martin outscored the Tomcats in every quarter of Thursday's opener in the FCAHS tourney. No Tomcat scored in dou- ble figures and none grabbed more than five rebounds as the Yellowjackets had a 58-26 edge on the glass. Robert Weathers paced Stone with eight points. Damontae Breland scored 13 points to lead the "We were on their side the majority of the game," Coach James Pittman said. "In the second half, we really dominated and should have come away with five goals." After a 1-o loss to Harrison Central Friday, the Lady- 'Cats were 3-3-1 and 2-o-1 in league play. Pittman said injured goalie Tessa Dalrymple had taken it upon herself to help Williams learn the position. "Since she got hurt, she's kind of seen that as her mission," he said. "She's doing a great job of it and really helped Paige develop into a goalie." Pittman said the temn was living up to the expec- tations he had of them that Tuesday's district con- test against Picayune would be huge. 'Ire girls' JV team took a tough 3-2 win over Tomcats to victory in the consolation bracket of the FCAHS tournament. Tied 20-20 at the half, the Tomcats outscored the Aggies 13-6 in the final quarter to take the third- place trophy. The basketball teams were set to travel to Vancleave Tuesday and host West Harrison Friday. and FCAHS next Tuesday. The Tomcats will play in the Gulfport Shootout Dec. 27-29 and the Lady 'Cats will travel to the D'Iberville Tournament Dec. 28-3o. Harrison Central Saturday and lost 4-0 to George Couhb last Thursday and 2-1 to Vancleave Monday. Located Next to Fred's 601-5 0 106 SecHd S, WIg e ,} starting a| '" !)( rovement 747 Hall St., Wiggins 60t-528-5393 Open Mort., Tues.. Thurs., FrJ. 7am-5pm - Wed, 7am-3pm - Sat. 7am - 12 p.m. .......... There are some things you avoid naturally. Make sure power linesare among them. 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