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WC defeated VHS 63-47 for the first time since 2018

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WC girl’s basketball team: Photo by Keith Phillips

Warren Central High School girl’s basketball team defeated Vicksburg High 63-47 for the first time since 2018.

“I’m proud of these girls,” WC Head Coach Pooh Robinson said. A huge barrier was confidence but when they crossed that, it was over,” she added.

The Lady Vikes started off hot with a big block by Zion Harvey followed by two 3-pointers by Kayleigh Karel. Harvey and Ta’Mya Sims also hit big shots to help WC take a 16-8 first quarter lead.

Layla Carter got the Missy Gators on the board early in the second quarter with a layup as WC’s Makayla Mitchell responded with one of her own. Cynia Johnson got physical under the goal for VHS as she got a quick layup.

Shortly before halftime Jae’la Smith hit a key shot to help WC maintain a 30-20 lead.

Karel remained hot in the third quarter as she popped two more 3-pointers. James and Carter both got off nice shots as VHS seem to be making a comeback. Smith was able to help WC finish the third quarter strong with two key  layups while Sims drew a big foul as the Lady Vikes went up 46-35.

WC remained on top of things in the final quarter as Bre McDowell came down with multiple rebounds in the big win.

“I feel great but we still gotta work on a few things and better communication but we played very good,” Smith said

Smith led with 22 points and Karel added 15 while Simms finished with 10.

“This is our best game so far and the energy was definitely there today,” Karel said.

Carter led VHS with 13 points and Caples scored 12.

Janiah Caples: Photo by Keith Phillips

 

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