By Austin Bishop
The Choctaw Plaindealer
The Choctaw County High School boys opened the 2014 portion of their basketball schedule in fine fashion on Friday night, taking a 63-51 win over homestanding East Webster.
The win pushed the Chargers to 6-5 on the season. The CCHS boys and girls were set to host Ethel on Tuesday, before visiting Nanih Waiya on Friday and then playing host to Raleigh to open district play on Tuesday, Jan. 14.
“In the second quarter we really started turing it up on the defensive end,” said CCHS head coach Gary Beals. “We tend to start slow. We really need to be able to come out ready to play.”
Jamarcus Bradley scored 17 points to lead the Chargers, while Mellow Woodard hit for 12 and T.Q. Brown and Danny Woodard scored 11 each.
“The kids really played hard,” Beals said. “We are getting to where we can shoot the ball a little better and that is going to help. We made six threes (against East Webster).
The Lady Chargers dropped a 48-16 to a strong East Webster team that is ranked No. 5 in MHSAA Class 2A by the Jackson Clarion-Ledger.
“They are big inside and they can stop you from scoring,” Beals said of the Lady Wolverines. “We executed well early but as the game went on we just couldn’t score.”