Lady Tigers cruise past Sumter

Demopolis had little in the way of mercy Friday night as they decisively handled Sumter-Central en route to a 57-24 victory.

The Lady Tigers led 9-2 after the first quarter of play and stretched that lead to 33-11 by half.

“I was very proud of the way that we committed to defense, set the tone early in the game, and were able to be patient on offense and score when we needed to. I think we had, overall, a pretty good ball game,” Demopolis coach Tony Pittman said.

Demopolis kept the pressure on in the second half to cruise to the lopsided win. Sylvia Clayton led all scorers with 15 points. Shakesaney Bell added 11 points while Aniya Johnson and Darnesha Harris had nine each. Demopolis also got five points and plenty of energetic play off the bench from freshman Shacorie Cockrell.

“She’s getting comfortable in our offense. We’ve been working on her shot. With her, something positive has got to happen,” Pittman said. “Some good things happen for her, she gets into the rhythm of the game and she really plays well. I love her energy off the bench and on our defense. She really does a good job, which is going to help us down the road.”

Keona May led Sumter with seven points while Kiajia and Miajia Dent had six each.

Demopolis (11-4, 2-1) is set to host Keith Tuesday.