The Yazoo City Indians closed out the regular season last week with a 36-30 victory over the visiting Clarksdale Wildcats. The Indians would be preparing to play in the district tournament this week, however, district officials decided not to play a conference tournament this year so the Indians will have a week of practice and rest before beginning the playoffs next week.
Said Yazoo City head coach Anthony Carlyle, "I don't think the layoff is going to hurt us. We were off two months and was able to respond with a district win on the road. Right now we get to focus on making corrections to some things that have been an issue. I'm actually glad we are off. If we don't respond it won't be because we were off a week."
Against the Wildcats, the Indians trailed by six, 8-2, after one quarter of play against the Wildcats, but began to get it together in the second quarter. After outscoring Clarksdale 16-8 in the frame, the Indians headed into the locker room at the half ahead 18-16. They were able to stay just ahead of the visiting Wildcats for the remainder of the game and eventually pulled away for the win.
Senior guard Daon Henry led the Indians in double figures with 14 points followed by Jacquarrius Collum and Jacquaris Rogers each with 10. Brendan Brown rounded out the scoring with two.
Lady Wildcats 43, Lady Indians 26
In girl’s action, the Lady Indians were led in scoring by Ebonee Brown with nine points. Doukerria Martin added five, Antaniya Brown had four, Talasia Green and Youkia Luckett each had three and Zoie Baker chipped in with two.