High School Sports

Pascagoula turns back Oak Grove

Pascagoula coach Lorenzo Wright led the Panthers past Oak Grove on Saturday night.
Pascagoula coach Lorenzo Wright led the Panthers past Oak Grove on Saturday night. jcfitzhugh@sunherald.com

Behind six points from Jayden McCorvey, Pascagoula jumped out to an 11-0 lead and held Oak Grove scoreless for six minutes.

The Panthers prevailed 69-53 in the final game of the Pascagoula Classic on Saturday.

“It was a big run for us,” said Pascagoula coach Lorenzo Wright. “It gave us the cushion we needed when they made their runs. Playing in a game like this tells us what we need to work on and we need to work on a lot. We are not there yet.”

With nine games left, the Panthers (12-5) have a chance to improve.

“We dropped the ball last year,” Wright said. “That gives us a lot to look forward to this year.”

Nine Pascagoula players scored, with McCorvey leading the way with 17 points. D’yasmond Booker added 13 points and Jonas Burley had 11. Blake Roberts hit seven 3-pointers to lead Oak Grove with 21 points.

In other games:

Bay High 42, Gulfport 39: Bay High (11-9) connected on all four free throw attempts in the fourth quarter, eight overall to upset Gulfport. The Admirals hit only 2-of-6 free throws in the fourth quarter and only 9-of-18 overall. Jaylan Wilson led Bay with a game-high 18 points. Juan Iris and Derrick Hall scored 10 points each to lead Gulfport.

Gautier 20, Quitman 11: Gautier outscored the Panthers 17-7 after the break. Nick Steele led Gautier with six points with DeOnta Lawler and Fred Miller scoring four points each. C.J. Keys scored six to lead Quitman.

Quitman girls 38, Pascagoula 31: Tyesha Bland scored 13 and Shaterria McKines added 11 points for Quitman. Tyesha Turner led Pascagoula with 13 points.

George County 55, Pass Christian 48: Cameron Hatfield went 5-of-5 from the free throw line and the Rebels were 9-of-11 overall in the fourth quarter. Hatfield had the hot hand for George County, scoring 20 points to lead the way, including 11 points in the final quarter. Tionne Frost scored 17 points, Montez Green added 14 for the Pirates.

D’Iberville 68, Perry Central 34: D’Iberville went deep into their bench with 11 players scoring. Clint Hawkins led the Warriors with 13 points. Rakeem Barnes added 11 points for the Warriors and Lazarius Ratcliff scored 10. Tyson Bolton led Perry Central with 14 points.

Hattiesburg 63, West Harrison 40: The Tigers outscored West Harrison 28-10 over the second and third quarters. Hattiesburg (13-5) was led by Darryl Jordan’s 12 points. William Robinson added 10 points. Drelon Pittman led West Harrison with 18 points.