Ripley girls & boys down Warriors, remain perfect in league play

RIPLEY–Ripley High School broke out the broom on Tuesday as the girls’ and boys’ basketball teams posted Region 1-4A wins to remain perfect in league play.  

The Lady Tigers won 40-32 over a stout Senatobia Lady Warriors (9-5, 2-1) squad behind a game-high 24 points from Siarra Jackson, who is averaging 26.6 points per game over her last three outings, all wins.  

Ripley (9-1, 3-0) led by as much as 29-15, early, in the fourth quarter before Senatobia trimmed the lead to 30-25 on a 10-1 run, capped by a three-point basket by Tiana Abron. The sophomore shooting guard had a team-high 18 points for the visitors.

Jackson responded with a 3-point play and a bucket on consecutive trips to give Ripley a 35-26 lead in the final two minutes.

Siarra Jackson scores over Senatobia en route to 24 points
Pic by Kedrick Storey


The Ripley Tigers got 20 points from Montrae Mason, 13 from Cam Rucker and nine from Braylon McDonald to upend the Senatobia Warriors 55-41.

Tigers post double-digit win

Cam Rucker pinpoints a pass
Photo CreditKed Storey


Both teams combined for just nine points in the first quarter. Ripley struggled to find a basket against Senatobia’s zone defense, while Senatobia couldn’t make anything happen against Ripley’s intense man-to-man pressure.

However, Rucker and Mason combined for eight points in the second quarter to help Ripley (10-1, 3-0) enjoy a 22-15 lead at the half. Leading 37-22 to start the fourth quarter, the duo scored 15 consecutive points to keep the Senatobia at bay.

The Warriors (3-10, 0-3) got 12 points from Malik Hunter and 10 from D’Trevious Freeman.

Ripley remains in Region 1-4A play as they travel to Tishomingo County on Thursday, Dec. 20.

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