CRAWFORD – The East Oktibbeha Lady Titans used an offensive prowess and got a successful night of basketball started off on the right note at home Friday night.
The Lady Lions scored a 70-52 victory.
“A win is a win,” East Oktibbeha girls coach Izella Brewer said. “I always tell the girls to never give up and keep playing in spite of whatever goes on around you.”
The Lady Titans came out of the gate shooting and posted 22 during the first 8 minutes.
While the offense was putting on a show, the East Oktibbeha defense stepped up during the first period holding the Lady Lions to only four points, allowing the Lady Titans to lead 22-4 lead after one.
Things slowed down tremendously on the offensive side during the second period. With both teams scoring in the single digits, East Oktibbeha took a 31-11 lead into the halftime intermission.
Through the first two periods Quantisha Doss scored 13 while teammate Alexis Henderson provided an additional six to East Oktibbeha’s score.
Briana Baber was the only Lady Lion to find the basket during the first two periods scoring all 11 of Weir’s points.
Offensively, things picked up following the halftime pep talks and for the first time during the game, Weir outscored its opponent to chip away at the lead.
With Weir scoring 21 and the Lady Titans posting 13, the score stood 44-32 heading into the final period.
East Oktibbeha returned to dominance during the final moments of competition. Holding the Lady Lions to 19. The Lady Titans scored 26 to walk off the hardwood victorious.
Doss led the Lady Titans in scoring with 29 points, while Baber paced Weir with 24 points.
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CRAWFORD – East Oktibbeha’s boys continued the successful trend as they also sent the Lions back to Weir with a loss.
It was clear from the beginning that the Titans came to play and controlled the game on both ends of the court.
“The team as a whole came out strong, played well (Friday night) and I am very pleased with them,” East Oktibbeha coach Greg Washington said.
First period action was the tightest all night as the two teams stood separated by only four points as the buzzer sounded.
The second period is when East Oktibbeha began to run away with the game. Posting 20 points of their own, the Titans held Weir to only seven points and held a 39-22 lead after two quarters.
The seven points posted by Weir during the second proved to be a common theme as the team was not able to post more than that during the remainder of action.
With the Titans once again holding Weir to seven points, the team scored 29 of its own to extend the lead to 68-29.
East Oktibbeha tacked on 10 points to its final total, while once again Weir scored seven.
Leading the way for the Titans was Steve Bell with 15, followed by Marvin Dailey who was right behind him with 13 points. Demontae Henley was the leading Lion with seven points.
East Oktibbeha will have little time to enjoy its victories as the teams are scheduled to welcome Noxapater to town today.