Marengo Panther basketball teams finish 2015 slate

The Marengo High School basketball teams finished off its 2015 slate of games with four outings in seven days dating back to Friday, Dec. 11. The challenging stretch culminated Thursday with a pair of varsity losses at home against Thomasville.

The Panther girls lost 44-42 to Thomasville as Alton James finished with 18 points. J’Mya Hall had 15 points, 13 rebounds, four steals and three assists in the defeat. Lisa Sturdivant, Tiyana Blanks, and Mariangela Morris each scored nine points to lead Thomasville. The loss drops the Marengo ladies to 2-6 on the season.

In varsity boys action, Thomasville thumped Marengo 55-37 to knock MHS to 3-6 on the season. Cordarius Pritchett had 14 points and six rebounds while Michael Kennedy had 14 points and seven rebounds on the night. Ryan Calhoun and Rashad Mosely each scored 11 to lead Thomasville.

The Marengo JV opened the night with a loss, falling 54-43 to the Thomasville B-Team. Dominique Harris had 14 points and five rebounds while Keshawn Fountain scored 12 points. Braye Washington led Thomasville with 17 points.

The Marengo varsity squads each suffered a loss Tuesday in Gilbertown when they took on Southern Choctaw. The Lady Panthers fell 54-20 in a contest that saw Iesha Bouler finished with 12 points, 13 rebound and five steals. Jameya Johnson paced the Indians with 14 points while Katelyn Kinsey had 10.

Southern Choctaw went on to down the varsity boys 61-55. Cordarius Pritchett topped the scoring for Marengo with 19 points, eight steals and five rebounds. Michael Kennedy added 15 points and eight rebounds. Thomas McGrew headed up the Indian scoring with 15 points.

The JV Panthers did pick up a win in Gilbertown, knocking off the Indian B-Team 42-36. Dominique Harris led Marengo with 19 points and seven rebounds while Jadacus Williams scored 17 to lead Southern Choctaw.

The Panthers dropped a pair of boys tilts Monday when they traveled to Grove Hill to face Clarke County. The junior varsity Panthers fell 40-25 to the Clarke County B-Team. Keshawn Fountain had eight points to lead Marengo in that contest.

In the varsity contest, Clarke County thrashed MHS 85-43. Michael Kennedy scored 11 points to go along with five rebounds and three steals in that game. Manuel Davis had 15 points to lead Clarke County.

The Panthers opened area play at home Dec. 11 with a varsity split against A.L. Johnson. The Lady Panthers fell 47-38 in a contest that saw Alton James score 17 points and grab 10 rebounds while J’Mya Hall finished with 12 points, eight rebounds, six assists and five steals.

Akayla McGhee led ALJ with 15 points. Jameia Jones had 10 points while Tiffany Barber finished with 10.

In the varsity boys game, Marengo downed the A.L. Johnson squad 56-34. Michael Kennedy contributed 18 points, 11 rebounds, five steals and four assists in the contest. Cordarius Pritchett added 17 points with five rebounds and four assists. Desmond Mair led ALJ with 10 points.

The JV Panthers opened that night with a 40-31 win. Keshawn Fountain had 11 points for the MHS JV boys while DeAndre Croom had seven to lead the Eagles.

The Marengo teams are set to play again Thursday, Jan. 7 when they host Demopolis.