The Vicksburg High School Gators traveled to Madison last night to defeat the Madison Central High Jaguars in a tight ball game that came down to the last seconds.
Madison had the home-field advantage over the Gators, but it would not be enough to stop Vicksburg as the Gators won 61-58.
At halftime, the Gators trailed 38-27, and the Gators tried to find a spark on their offense coming into the third quarter. They outscored the Jaguars in the third quarter, but were still behind 50-43 at the beginning of the fourth quarter.
The Gators found their footing and really began to shine in the fourth quarter, only allowing the Jaguars to earn 8 points, and they secured the victory for Vicksburg.
Taylon Smith stepped up big for Vicksburg by scoring 12 points, three of them being 3-pointers. Peytin Jackson also had a great performance, scoring 12 points, six rebounds, and six assists. Senior Cameron Butler led the team with 14 points, five rebounds and six assists. He also hit the game winning shot as time expired.
The Gators travel to Lexington, Miss., to play Holmes County Central tomorrow at 7:30 p.m.See a typo? Report it here.