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Lady Gators defeat the Lady Vikings 59-56



Lady Gators, in green, defend against the Lady Vikings, in white.

The Vicksburg High School women’s basketball team stunned Warren Central today as they won 59-56 over the Vikings.

Both teams kept the score close and the game was decided in the last few seconds.

The Gators (5-4) took the early lead. By the end of the first quarter, they were ahead 16-9. Senior Tiarra Jones led the Gators in the first quarter by dropping six points.

The Vikings (7-3) got the score even closer by halftime with the help of Jamaiya Sanders who scored seven points in the second quarter. By the end of the first half, the Lady Gators were leading 26-24.

In the second half of the game, the defense for both teams were playing at their best. By the end of the third quarter, the Gators only had a one point lead with the score 33-32.

The fourth quarter was hectic with the crowds enthusiastically cheering for their teams.

The Gators let their lead slip away briefly, but sophomore Destiny Sims and senior Cabria Barnes both hit huge three-pointers putting the Gators ahead once again. The Vikings fouled Sims plenty of times in the fourth quarter resulting in Sims hitting five of six free throws and helping the Gators secure the win.

“I was very confident going to the free throw line, and I knew we could pull off the win,” Sims said. She finished the game with 13 points.

The victory marks the Lady Gators first road win of the season.

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