February 3, 2012

Ocean Springs sweeps Picayune

by Carey Meitzler

Girls: Ocean Springs 54  Picayune 34

Ocean Springs came into the game with a sparkling 24-2 record with their two losses coming in an elite tournament in Texas.

They remained unbeaten using their superior height in the front line (6-0, 6-1, 6-3) to control the boards.   Tee Myers had

9 points and 9 rebounds for Picayune (20-6) and Jasmine Ducree had 6 points and 5 rebounds.

Boys: Ocean Springs 67  Picayune 65

Ocean Springs won the game with 4 free throws in last 59 seconds of the game.  Picayune's Ray Daggons hit two

three-pointers late in the game to keep the Maroon Tide in the game.  The first put Picayune up 59-57 with 5:15 left and

the other came with 2:53 left to give the Maroon Tide a 64-58 lead.  However, Picayune missed the back-end of a one and

one free throw opportunity and then missed the front end of a one and one opportunity to allow the Greyhounds a chance

to tie the game.  Picayune (21-6) went scoreless in the last 2 minutes and 16 seconds of the game and turned the ball

over 3 times.  Sophomore Shemar Williams had 18 points and 8 rebounds.  Junior Eric Peyton added 12 points and 7 rebounds

while junior Sullivan Bell had 8 points (all in second half) and snatched 11 rebounds


All photos by Carey Meitzler

Tee Myers (24) battles for a rebound.

Clarissa Jones (20) tries to pass the ball against the Lady Greyhounds.

Justin Mark (25) fires up a shot against Ocean Springs.

Sullivan Bell (33) release a jump shot against the Greyhounds.