Fulton Co. teams split with Cairo

by Charles Choate

Fulton County gained a split with Cairo, Illinois in last week’s games played in Hickman.

The Jr. Lady Pilots fell behind early and lost to the visiting Lady Pilots, while the Jr. Pilot boys continued a strong year with a 42-27 win.

Cairo 44

Lady Pilots 33

The Jr. Lady Pilots from Cairo jumped out to a 20-5 first quarter lead, and never looked back in posting the 11-point win on the road.

Fulton County did have a strong second quarter, outscoring Cairo 11-7 to cut the halftime advantage to 27-16.

The biggest lead of the night for the visiting Jr. Lady Pilots came at the end of the third quarter, with a score of 39-23.

The Lady Pilots cut the lead to 10-points, 41-31, with 2:05 remaining in the fourth quarter, but that was as close as they could come in the game.

Jamesha Brown led Fulton County with 11 points, followed by Javona Davis 10, Emily Meadows six, Kamesha Windham three, Rhiannon Eakes two and Ty’Airriah Freeman one.

Jr. Pilots 42

Cairo 27

The double digit scoring of Wesley Brown and Felix Jackson guided Fulton County to a win at home.

Brown led the way with 14 points, and Jackson 10, as the Jr. Pilots maintained a 16-9 halftime edge.

The game remained close at the end of three quarters, 25-22, but Fulton County ran out to a 17-5 scoring spurt in the final period to seal the victory.

Following Brown and Jackson in scoring for Fulton County was Max Gibbs seven, J’Shon Jones six, O’Marion Pierce three and Luke Jackson two.