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Johnson scored 21 points in VHS 59-26 win over Pearl

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(photo by Marg Sims)

Vicksburg High School ninth grade player Cynia Johnson had a great game Monday night in the Gators 59-26 win over the Pearl Pirates.

Johnson scored 21 points for the Gators in the huge victory as the Pirates were unable to stop her awesome performance.

Johnson has become a key player for the team this season and has led the Gators to a 5-1 record. Each week she proves that she is one of the best freshman players in the City of Vicksburg. Johnson and her team are working hard toward being able to play in the Little Six Championship at the end of the season.

The Gators next game is at home Thursday against Northwest Rankin. Tip off is 5 p.m.

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Burns scored 50 points in PCA victory over Mt. Salus Monday

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(photo by Carrie Martin)

Porter’s Chapel Academy girls basketball player Yakia Burns outscored the entire opposing team in the Eagles 60-20 victory over Mt. Salus.

Burns scored a career high 50 points in the game and led her team to victory once again. She also had five steals and 10 rebounds in the big win.

Burns also played great defense Monday night as she held her opponents to a low scoring game.

Burns is now the highest scoring girl basketball player in the city, averaging more than 30 points per game.

Tbe Lady Eagles will face North Sunflower at PCA Thursday at 6:00 p.m.

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Vicksburg hunter Patrick Southerland got his first deer this weekend

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Patrick Southerland (photo courtesy Brooke Southerland)

Vicksburg hunter Patrick Southerland killed his first deer this weekend in Warren County.

Southerland is 10 years old and a fourth grader at St. Francis Elementary School where he is known as a great student.

Southerland is also a football player for the St. Francis Flashes peewee football team and is well liked by his teammates and coaches.

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Brown helps Ole Miss to a 59-42 win over South Carolina

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Ben Brown (photo courtesy Ole Miss Athletics)

Vicksburg native and Ole Miss offensive lineman Ben Brown helped the Rebels to a 59-42 win over South Carolina Saturday.

Brown’s blocking allowed the Rebels offense to score 59 points, the highest score the team has put up all season. Brown started at center and was a key reason quarterback Matt Corral was protected enough to throw for six touchdowns in the big victory.

Brown is a junior at the University of Mississippi and is one of the Rebels best lineman in years. He is a 2017 graduate of St. Aloysius High School.

Ole Miss is now 3-4 and will face No. 5 Texas A&M Saturday.

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