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by H. Lee Smith II
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BIGGERSVILLE -- A big game-opening run proved to be the final margin of victory in the seventh and final game Saturday at the BIGG Christmas Classic.

Biggersville (7-2) opened the finale with 10 unanswered points and held off a late North Pontotoc rally to prevail 62-52.

Alcorn County went 2-1 in the second-year event with Corinth beating Horn Lake 62-49 and Lafayette County edging out Alcorn Central 66-63 in the opener.

The other four contests weren’t as close. DeSoto Central thumped Ripley 81-56, Booneville beat Blue Mountain 60-39, Baldwyn won 72-50 over Coldwater and Southaven nearly doubled up New Albany behind a 70-40 decision.

• John Wiley Works tallied a game-high 27 points for Central (2-6), but Lafayette County (2-3) offset that effort with four players in double figures.

Central got to the line 33 times, with Works taking 17 freebies. The Commodores used eight 3-point buckets to offset their 8-of-17 showing from the line.

Works’ spread out his damage, netting 13 in the first half and busting out for 14 more in the second.

• Kendall Stafford scored 10 points in a 14-2 Corinth run after Horn Lake had pulled to within a bucket midway of the third.

Corinth ran its mark to 9-1. Horn Lake dropped its second game in as many days after taking a 6-0 mark into Friday’s contest.

Desmin Harris, who followed Stafford’s game-high tying 15 points with 14, drilled his third 3-pointer of the night in between a pair of five-point outbursts by Stafford.

Trae Burcham, who played the final 11:36, led Corinth in the fourth quarter with eight markers. Raheem Sorrell, the third Warrior in twin digits with 13, added seven more as Corinth claimed 17-14 advantage over the final eight minutes.

• Darian Barnett scored eight of his game-high tying 15 points in the opening period, including four in a game-opening 10-0 run.

Biggersville (7-2) held North Pontotoc (7-4) scoreless until the 4:12 mark of the first.

Jaylon Gaines hit back-to-back three-pointers to give the Lions a 20-6 lead late in the first.

Slater Huggins scored six of his eight points in the third, giving the Lions their biggest lead at 15. Daniel Simmons, who tied Barnett for game honors, pushed the lead back to 15 with 1:56 left before North closed on a 7-2 advantage.

(B) Lafayette Co. 66,

Alcorn Central 63

Lafayette 14 23 10 19 -- 66

Central 18 16 17 12 -- 63

LAFAYETTE (66): Montreal Nabors 20, Cam Pettis 17, Jawuan Harden 11, Dillon Helm 11, Derek White 5, Kam Herod 2.

CENTRAL (63): John Wiley Works 27, Joe Harbor 10, Conner Lewis 8, Ben McIntyre 6, Blake McIntyre 2, Garrett Works 2, Devin Hicks 1.

3-Pointers: (LC) Pettis 3, Helm 3, Nabors 2, (AC) J.W. Works, Lewis.

Records: Lafayette 2-3, Central 2-6.

(B) Corinth 62, Horn Lake 49

Corinth 17 13 15 17 -- 62

Horn Lake 10 13 12 14 -- 49

CORINTH (62): Kendall Stafford 15, Desmin Harris 14, Raheem Sorrell 13, Trae Burcham 8, Jose Contreras 6, Kendrick Williams 4, Antares Gwyn 2.

HORN LAKE (49): Kejuan Vidal-Bruce 15, Matt Harris 13, Malik Hawkins 9, Xavier Sullivan 4, Chris Ward 4, Justin Edmond 3, Carlos Thomas 1.

3-Pointers: (C) Harris 3, Burcham 2, Stafford 2, Contreras. (HL) Hawkins 2, Vida Bruce, Edmond.

Records: Corinth 9-1, Horn Lake 6-2

(B) Biggersville 62,

North Pontotoc 52

N.Pontotoc 9 17 10 16 -- 52

Biggersville 20 13 14 15 -- 62

NORTH PONTOTOC (52): Marcus Green 12, Murphy Daniel 12, Aaron Chapman 10, Brooks Shannon 9, Reid Kelly 5, Micah Sparks 4.

BIGGERSVILLE (62): Daniel Simmons 15, Darian Barnett 15, Jaylon Gaines 14, Slater Huggins 8, Tyran Davis 4, Clint Young 4, Bradley Davis 2.

3-Pointers: (NP) Green 3, Chapman 2, Kelly. (B) Gaines 2, Barnett, Simmons.

Records: North Pontotoc 7-4, Biggersville 7-2.

Cross City Challenge

(G) Alcorn Central 66,

Florence 60

Florence 10 15 15 20 – 60

Central 18 12 15 21 – 66

FLORENCE (60): Chelsea Causey 20, Mikayala Patton 15, Jayla Williams 11.

CENTRAL (66): Alexis Harmon 28, Lauren McCreless 25.

Records: Florence 8-5, Central 5-2
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