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Vicksburg High basketball teams defeat Ridgeland in two district wins

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Destiny Sims and Keshawn Brown (photos by Cedric Tillman)

Both the boys and girls basketball teams from Vicksburg High School defeated their Ridgeland High School opponents Friday in two great district wins.

Destiny Sims led the Missy Gators in points, finishing with 17 on the night. She also had five rebounds, three assists and six blocks.

Sophomore Layla Carter also stepped up, ending the game with 10 points, while teammate Ja’Na Colenburg put up 5 points with three assists.

Both the Gators and the Titans had slow starts. They finished the first quarter with the Gators winning 8-7, but things picked up in the second half. The Gators played tough defense all night and were able to pull off the 45-34 win.

The Vicksburg High boys also defeated the Titans 69-62 in a close district game.

Keshawn Brown paved the way for the victory by scoring 22 points Friday night. He also had five rebounds along with one assist.

Teammate Jaden Williams came in second on points with 9. Lacarius Johnson, Taylon Smith and AJ Lumpkin scored 8 points each.

The Gators play crosstown rivals Warren Central Saturday. The girls play at 11 a.m., and the boys play directly afterward.

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