CORINTH — Corinth High School was the place to find the girls and boys division leaders for Region 1-4A Friday night.
The Tishomingo County Lady Lady Braves and Corinth Warriors controlled their own destiny for capturing the regular season league title as the Warriors hosted the Braves.
Both teams won and stayed on track.
Following are summaries of those games as well as others played around the Daily Corinthian coverage area on Friday.
(Girls) Tishomingo County 53 Corinth 30
Head coach Brian Middleton’s Lady Braves needed a solid bounce-back effort against the Lady Warriors and, although it wasn’t as impressive as some TC fans might have liked, it was a win non the less.
Clara Garland dominated the paint, leading all scorers with 18 while Reese Moore had one of her better games of the season, nailing three 3-pointers as she added 13 in the win.
The Lady Warriors kept it close after one, trailing 15-9 before the Lady Braves exploded in the middle two quarters, holding CHS to two free throws in the third period to pull away.
With the victory Tish County maintains control of the Division 1-4A lead with one game remaining next Thursday, a makeup game at home against Ripley.
Anna Greene led Corinth with nine in the contest.
(Boys) Corinth 60 Tishomingo County 35
The Warriors maintained a share of the Division 1-4A boys lead with a workmanlike 60-35 win in the nightcap to earn the split.
Matthew Inman led three Corinth players in double figures with 13, including three 3-pointers. Andre Adams also drilled a trio of three’s and ended with 12 while Kito Windom added 12 for CHS.
The Corinth boys have a pair of makeup games next week as they will travel to face North Pontotoc on Monday and then make the trip to Ripley to face the Tigers in what will likely be for the Division 1-4A outright title.
The Lady Warriors will play at Alcorn Central next Tuesday. Both Corinth teams will close the regular season next Friday at home with their traditional contests against Tupelo.
• Elsewhere around the area, the Kossuth Lady Aggies held off a determined effort by Amory to win 62-50 on the road and capture the regular season Division 1-3A girls championship. In the nightcap the Panthers pulled away late for64-34 win.
Biggersville earned a pair of victories over county rival Alcorn Central.
Goldee Butler scored a game high 23 for the Lady Lions in their 55-47 win while Zae Davis paced the Lions with 22 as Cliff Little’s boys won big, 86-55.
Keegan Hicks led the Bears with 25 while Emi Farris led the Lady Bears with 19.
The Booneville Blue Devils captured the Division 1-3A regular season boys crown with a 64-41 home win over Nettleton led by 19 from Trey McKinney.
The Lady Blue Devils won the opener 46-42 as Mary Houston Ivy led the way with 16.
The Kossuth Aggies and Lady Aggies outdistanced No. 2 Alcorn Central in both boys and girls Friday at Plaza Lanes to repeat as Class I North Division champions.
Both Kossuth and Central teams will participate in the state tournament next week. The Biggersville boys will also participate as a wild card entry.