The Chargers traveled across town tonight to play in their final district game prior to the district tournament.
The Lady Chargers took care of business first with a 53-35 victory over DC. Erica Jones led all scorers in the game with 23. The win secures the three seed in the district tournament where SHS will take on Horn Lake a week from Tuesday (2/14).
As mentioned in the article earlier this week, this game also meant a lot to the boys team. Following a close win in the match-up at home, the guys were clearly ready to play tonight.
Both teams seemed to play with a lot of nerves in the first quarter and each team had several turnovers. At the end of the first, the Chargers had a slight lead at 10-8.
Southaven then jumped out with an 8-1 run to start the second quarter forcing DC to call a timeout with 6:39 left in the half. The Chargers used tenacious defense and consistent drives to the basket on offense to grow their lead to 36-20 at the half.
The third quarter began in much the same way that the second quarter had. The Chargers full court pressure forced several more turnovers. After a 14-4 run to begin the quarter, SHS maintained a 54-32 lead at the end of three.
The boys then finished of DC in the fourth quarter and won the game 74-44. Brandin Echols led the Chargers with 16 points on the night.
The victory secures the three seed in the district tournament and a match-up with Horn Lake next Tuesday following the ladies game. Both games will be at Olive Branch.