Vicksburg High School emerged as the regular season district champions after a 70-60 victory over crosstown rivals Warren Central on Friday night. Head Coach Kelvin Carter acknowledged the outstanding performances of Davian Williams and Tyler Henderson, stating, “If Davian keeps playing like that, we’ll be a tough team to beat and Tyler Henderson brings a whole new style of energy to Vicksburg High basketball.”
The game started off strong for the Gators, with Davian Williams and Kealon Bass sinking 3-pointers. Roosevelt Harris Jr. responded with a
few impressive baskets, and Gaylon Turner Jr. brought in a nice 3-pointer. With Tyler Henderson’s remarkable athletic ability, the Gators ended the first quarter leading 22-13.
During the second quarter, Mikey Johnson and Williams added more 3-pointers for VHS. Warren Central, however, managed to catch up, narrowing the gap to three points after
Garrett Orgas-Fisher made some shots. Just as things were looking promising for WC, Henderson stepped in with some impressive baskets, extending VHS’s lead to 38-24 at
After halftime, Fisher took charge for WC, scoring 10 points in the third quarter. Nevertheless, Williams kept VHS in the game with two additional 3- pointers. Lazaveon Sylvester, Henderson, and Bass also contributed points, allowing the Gators to enter the final quarter with a 54-39 lead.
Although the Gators had a comfortable lead at one point, WC made a comeback with Larry Reynolds Jr., Turner, and Harris contributing points. Late in the game, WC was only down
by five points. However, Jaylin Jackson stepped up for VHS, hitting a clutch 3-pointer. Johnson and Williams capitalized on free throws, securing a hard-earned victory for the Gators.
Williams led VHS with 21 points, followed by Henderson with 17 and Johnson with 14. For WC, Fisher scored 18 points, with Harris
contributing 15 and Turner adding 12. Reynolds chipped in 10 points for
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