Keeping Score

Pascagoula girls, boys leave Jackson disappointed

The Pascagoula boys and girls basketball teams both fell in decisive outcomes Tuesday evening at the Mississippi Coliseum.

The girls fell victim to their own foul trouble in a 62-48 loss to Canton while the Boys were too busy arguing with themselves to put up a fight in a 75-43 defeat to Provine.

In the boys game, Pascagoula coach Tony Combs said two of his players, who he did not identify, got in an argument during the first timeout of the game.

The mood was obviously bleak on the Pascagoula bench early in the game and it got no better the rest of the way.

"They hit a couple of shots quick and we missed a couple and we went to pieces," Combs said. "We pointed fingers at each other and that's all she wrote when that happens."

Prince McDaniel led Pascagoula with 11 points while Brandon Rich had 10.

Javeres Brent shot lights out for Provine with 23 points on a five-of-seven night on 3-pointers.

In the girls game, both Markeisha Watson and Kesi Bradley got in foul trouble early in the game - a huge blow to the Panthers' chance of competing against Canton's big front court.

Watson had 11 points and 12 rebounds in 25 minutes while Bradley had no points and one rebound in just 13 minutes on the court.

With Watson and Bradley out, Canton's 6-foot forward, Ashley Beals, was basically left to do as she pleased. She had 24 points, 11 rebounds and six steals.

"She's a pretty good player," Pascagoula coach LaShonda Smith said. "She definitely killed us."

Provine plays Callaway at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday while the Canton girls play South Jones at 1 p.m. the same day.