When you talk about Choctaw Central basketball, you tend to think about the defending Class 3A state champion Lady Warriors.

The Choctaw Central girls are ranked No. 2 among all girls teams in a state poll, and No. 1 in a Class 3A girls state poll. They enter the week with a 25-1 record.

This year, the Choctaw Central Warriors are making some noise in the prep boys basketball universe. Coming off last season’s appearance in the quarterfinals of the State Class 3A tournament, Coach Brent Farmer’s Warriors have put together an impressive 18-7 record and are currently 6-0 in the Region 5-3A standings. Choctaw Central will host the region tournament which starts next week.

“The boys are really playing hard,” Coach Farmer said. “They have learned what it takes to not only take a lead but to hold in and finish a game. We are looking forward to the post season.

The Warriors swept a pair of region games last week as they knocked off Morton 74-46 and Kemper County 57-45.

The Choctaw Central Lady Warriors dominated their two games as well, beating Morton 61-27 and Kemper County 89-14.

The Warrior teams have two region games slated for this week. They were to visit Southeast Lauderdale on Tuesday and then take on Forest Friday.

 

Warriors 74

Morton 46

Morton has been a tough place to play according to reports this season. But the Warriors handled the pressure for a victory.

Choctaw Central led 20-13 at the end of the first quarter. The Warriors outscored Morton 15-6 in the second quarter and led 35-19 at the half.

Morton came out strong in the second half as they outscored the Warriors 21-12 in the third period. Choctaw Central outscored the Panthers 27-6 in the final quarter to take the win.

Treundes Willis led the Warriors with 23 points while Quentin Anderson added 14 points. Tiger Briscoe scored 11 points and Myric Anderson scored nine.

 

Warriors 57

Kemper County 45

Choctaw Central got off to a quick start as they knocked off Kemper County.

The Warriors led 16-7 at the end of the first quarter. Choctaw Central had an 8-5 scoring edge in the second period and led 24-12 at the break. The Warriors would outscore the Wildcats 20-15 in the third quarter and carried a 44-27 lead into the final stanza. Kemper County tried to rally but the Warriors held on for the win.

Briscoe led with 10 points and Gerald Isom scored eight.

 

Lady Warriors 61

 Morton 27

Choctaw Central took control of this game early and led 45-12 at the half.

Taylor York scored 10 points and Darien Tubby scored eight points.

 

Lady Warriors 89

Kemper County 14

Choctaw Central led 59-8 at the half in their win over Kemper County.

Meloney Thames led with 15 points while Maleighia Joe added 12 points. Kyannah Grant put in 11 points while Kaedre Denson and Taelor York scored eight points.