Baylee Turner paced 14 Kossuth players with a game-high 15 points as the Lady Aggies won their 12th straight game behind an 84-30 romp of Biggersville in the intracounty doubleheader opener.
Kossuth (13-2) hasn’t lost since falling 74-65 at home to Alcorn Central on Nov. 19. KHS, which faces Lafayette County today in the Renasant Classic at New Albany, will travel to Glen on Tuesday in the contest that counts in the Division 1-3A standings.
In the nightcap, Daniel Simmons paced four Lions in double figures with a game-high 22 as BHS earned its seventh straight win since falling to Tupelo on Nov. 29 at the Lighthouse Thanksgiving Classic.
Biggersville, which also got six 3-pointers and 19 points from Slater Huggins, improved to 12-2 heading into next Friday’s contest with Alcorn Central in the annual Alcorn County Tournament.
• The Lady Aggies jumped out to a 22-5 lead after one with Turner more than doubling the host club with 13 digits -- including a trio of 3-pointers.
Marlee Sue Bradley, one of six Lady Aggies to score from beyond the arc, paced a 26-point second quarter with eight points as Kossuth took a 48-12 lead at the break.
Bradley and Rachel Winters added 13 points each for Kossuth. The Lady Aggies recorded 15 conventional buckets and 12 3-pointers, which bested BHS’ total output 33-30.
KHS also connected on 18-of-22 from the stripe.
Jada Tubbs paced the Lady Lions (2-9) with seven points. BHS tallied 14 points from the floor and was 16-of-31 from the charity stripe.
• Balanced scoring among six players saw the Lions jump out to a 20-4 lead after eight minutes. BHS scored the first 13 points of the game.
Darian Barnett, who added 17 points, got loose for four buckets in the second and Huggins drained a pair of extra-point buckets to give BHS a 44-20 cushion at recess.
Rick Hodum drained a trio of three-pointers and Levi Burcham added five quick points as KHS outscored BHS 24-13 in the third to cut the deficit to 57-44.
Burcham’s five quick points got Kossuth to within a dozen at 52-40 late in the third. Biggersville responded with five unanswered on an and-one by Barnett and a steal and dunk by Simmons.
Jacob Wilcher paced Kossuth (7-8) with 16 points.
(G) Kossuth 84, Biggersville 30
Kossuth 22 26 18 18 -- 84
Biggersville 5 7 8 10 -- 30
KOSSUTH (84): Baylee Turner 15, Marlee Sue Bradley 13, Rachel Winters 13, Darbie Coleman 8, Parrish Tice 6, Abby Gray 5, Kasey McKee 5, Brooke Switcher 4, Bailey Mitchell 4, Ryleigh Follin 3, Lacy Essary 2, Cheyenne Daniel 2, Anna Tyson 2, Katelyn Johnson 2.
BIGGERSVILLE (30): Jada Tubbs 7, Elly Nash 5, Alexis Shumpert 5, Lucy Lawson 4, Taylor Beth Nash 2, Callie Esters 2, Malaika Stovall 1.
3-Pointers: (K) Turner 4, Winters 3, Bradley 2, Follin, Gray, McKee. (B) None.
Records: Kossuth 13-2, Biggersville 2-9
(B) Biggersville 82, Kossuth 55
Kossuth 4 16 24 11 -- 55
Biggersville 20 24 13 25 -- 82
KOSSUTH (55): Jacob Wilcher 16, Rick Hodum 13, Levi Burcham 8, Justin Mills 7, Beau Lee 4, Weston Bobo 2, Charlie Bonee 2, Emitt Burke 2, Nick Wilcher 1.
BIGGERSVILLE (82): Daniel Simmons 22, Slater Huggins 19, Darian Barnett 17, Emmanuel Simmons 10, Jaylon Gaines 6, Tyran Davis 6, Jordan Strickland 2.
3-Pointers: (K) Hodum 3, Burcham 2, Mills. (B) Huggins 6, D. Simmons.
Records: Kossuth 7-8, Biggersville 12-2