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VHS grabbed a 56-53 win over WC on Saturday



Kameron Brown (Photo by Keith Phillips)

Vicksburg High School boy’s basketball team got a victory in the final seconds over crosstown rivals Warren Central, 56-53.

Gaylon Turner hit a three to get things going for WC at the beginning of the game. The Vikings led most of the way, with Darrton Allen and Wade Sims getting a couple of baskets.

Darrton Allen (Photo by Keith Phillips)

The Gators weren’t far behind WC. With help coming from Kealon Bass, who hit a three, and Malik Franklin getting in some shots, the team only trailed 16-14 at the end of the first quarter.

Kealon Bass (Photo by Marcus James)

Both teams played tough defense in the second quarter, but the Gators eventually took the lead after Chris Green hit a three as time expired, putting VHS up 27-25.

Kameron Brown, who finished with 11 points, got things going with a few shots for the Gators in the third quarter while Taylor Mitchell knocked down a three for WC.

Taylor Mitchell (Photo by Keith Phillips)

Allen finished with 14 points for the Vikings while Gaylon Turner ended the night with 11 and Mitchell with 10.

VHS went up 45-38 entering the fourth quarter. Franklin continued to be a threat for the Gators and wrapped things up with 14 points. Bass and Jalen Banks finished with nine.

In the final minute of play, VHS was leading 52-50 when a technical foul was called which got them a easy score from the free throw line, but Turner hit a three to tighten the score at 54-53.

The Gators eventually come out on top as time expired in the hectic match. Both set of young men played hard.

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