The Vicksburg Junior High boys basketball team defended its No. 1 ranking by defeating undefeated South Delta last night.
The Gators started the game off slow. Tyler Carter put the first points on the board for Vicksburg. Johnny Smith dominated the first quarter for the Gators by making 7 points, which helped the team to an 11-6 lead over South Delta at the end of the first quarter.
In the second quarter, Kealon Bass saw a lot of action, putting up 5 points and a huge block for Vicksburg. Jaylin Jackson and Davian Williams both put up 4 points in the second quarter, and the Gators led 23-20 at halftime.
South Delta came out in the second half with a huge 3-pointer that tied the ball game. Malik Montgomery and Carter stepped up in the third quarter for the Gators. They were the only two who scored for the Gators that quarter, and Vicksburg trailed 36-33 at the end of the third quarter.
In the fourth quarter, Tyler Henderson and Smith took over the game to help the Gators (11-0) defeat South Delta. Smith finished with 15 points, and with the help of his teammates, the Gators won 55-48.
“Coach gave us a talk at halftime, and I prayed about it, and we came out with the win,” Smith said.
The Lady Gators also defeated South Delta 29-28 last night in a game that was determined in the final few seconds. Cynia Johnson and Rodrianna Hall both put up 9 points each to help the Lady Gators pull off the victory.
The game stayed close all night but with tough playing and determination, the Gators came out on top.See a typo? Report it here.