MOSS POINT - All 15 Pascagoula players scored as the Panthers romped over Moss Point 86-45 in Mississippi high school boys basketball Friday night.'
The Panthers took over the game over the last nine minutes of the first half. Pascagoula jumped out to a 15-3 lead early in the first quarter, but 3-pointers from David Evans and Marcus Brown broke the Panthers run. A LaBarius Williams trey with 44 seconds left in the opening quarter got the Tigers to within 22-18.
However, the final 44 seconds and all of the second quarter belonged to Pascagoula as the Panthers went on an extended 21-5 run before the half, taking a 43-23 lead into the locker room off Mike Wells' layup with six seconds left. The Panthers (4-2) never looked back in the second half.
"Everyone played hard," said Pascagoula coach Ron Norman. "We never looked at the scoreboard, but took it to the basket. That everybody had success is a great thing. Our first string got into foul trouble. The second string came in and held the lead and started the run."
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The play of Anthony McMillian, who scored 12 points, and Noel Jones' 10, was particularly effective off the bench.
Illyan Scott played a big role in both Pascagoula's first half run. His six points in the first quarter sparked the 15-3 run to open the game for the Panthers. He also had back-to-back dunks to highlight the 21-5 closing first-half Panthers run.
Scott finished with a team-high 13 points for Pascagoula, sitting out most of the second half as Pascagoula reserves got in on the action.'
Brown scored a game-high 16 points to pace Moss Point.
Pascagoula girls 59, Moss Point 25: The Panthers allowed only five Tigers to score. Behind nine points each from Alex McBeath and Jailin Cherry and eight points from Chabreyia McMillan, Pascagoula led 32-13 at the half before cruising over the final two quarters.
Victoria Hunter led a trio of Panther double-digit scorers with 15 points, 13 coming in the second half. Cherry finished with 14 points and McMillan with 10. McBeath didn't score in the second half.
LaMiracle Sims' 10 points did most of the damage for Moss Point.