RIPLEY–The first round of the 2023 Tippah County Junior High Tournament tipped off at the RHS Event Center, Monday night, with four games. On the girls’ side, Falkner and Ripley advanced to the second round. Blue Mountain and Ripley junior high boys also advanced with wins.
The junior high tournament continues on Thursday night:
(G) Chalybeate vs. Falkner, 5 p.m.
(B) Chalybeate vs. Ripley, 6 p.m.
(G) Walnut vs. Ripley, 7 p.m.
(B) Walnut vs. Blue Mountain, 8 p.m.
The Tippah County Junior High Tournament finals will be played on Monday, Jan. 16, beginning with the girls’ championship game at 6 p.m., followed by boys. Title winners will advance to the 5-County Tournament at Northeast Mississippi Community College in Booneville.
Chalybeate girls and boys are defending junior high champs.
First-Round Box Scores:
(G) Falkner 25, Pine Grove 15
Leading scorers: (F) Ella Mauney 14; (PG) Adalyn Forsythe 9.
(B) Ripley 44, Pine Grove 11
Leading scorers: (R) Gabe Carrol 10. Jamarion Simms 10; (PG) T. Wilkerson 4.
(G) Ripley 57, Blue Mountain 1
Leading scorers: (R) Taylor Spight 19, Jaydn Perry 10; (BM) Kimberly Padilla.
(B) Blue Mountain 36, Falkner 24
Leading scorers: (BM) Cole Rakestraw 13; (F) Malakhi Nunley 14.