From Brandon’s Gabrielle Collier to Southaven’s Ari Winston, there were several standout girls basketball performances across the state of Mississippi on Friday, Jan. 8.
Here’s a look at Friday’s top girls basketball performances:
JAN. 8 – TOP GIRLS BASKETBALL STARS IN MISSISSIPPI
Dacia Bostic, Quitman
Bostic scored a game-high 21 points to lead Quitman to a Region 5-4A victory over Florence.
Hayleigh Breland, Stone High
Breland scored 21 points to help lead the LadyCats to a 71-34 win over Forrest County.
Gabrielle Collier, Brandon
Collier scored a game-high 19 points to lead Brandon to a 52-48 win over Pearl.
Ella Wesley Davis, Madison Ridgeland Academy
Wesley Davis scored a career-high 18 points to lead MRA to a 56-48 victory over Parklane.
Malasha Faulkner, Potts Camp
Faulkner scored a game-high 19 points to lead Potts Camp to a 48-18 win over Strayhorn.
Reina Hartfield, Stone High
Hartfield scored 21 points to help lead Stone High to a 71-34 victory over Forrest County.
Janiya Jones, DeSoto Central
Jones scored 17 of her game-high 24 points in the second half to lead DeSoto Central to a 60-38 win over Lewisburg. She also hit five 3-pointers.
Claire Leak, Walnut
Leake scored 18 points and connected on 4-of-8 3-pointers to help lead Walnut to a 49-45 win over Blue Mountain in the Tippah County semifinals.
Cayla Myers, Velma Jackson
Myers scored 15 points to lead the Lady Falcons to a 55-41 region win over Crystal Springs.
Maura Nunley, Tishomingo County
Nunley scored 24 points to lead Tishomingo County to 94-48 win over New Albany.
Mikayla Riley, Tupelo
Riley scored 20 points and pulled down 11 rebounds to lead Tupelo to a 55-50 region victory over Olive Branch.
Destini Sims, Vicksburg
Sims tallied 17 points, 6 steals, 5 rebounds and 3 blocks to lead Vicksburg to a 45-34 win over Ridgeland.
Sky Vaughn, Pontotoc
Vaughn scored 20 points to lead Pontotoc to an 81-28 win over Itawamba.
Madilynn Vuncannon, Walnut
Vuncannon scored 15 points — including four 3-pointers — and pulled down 10 rebounds to help lead Walnut to a 49-45 win over Blue Mountain in the Tippah County semifinals.
Ari Winston, Southaven
Winston scored a game-high 23 points and pulled down nine rebounds to lead Southaven to a 43-41 win over Oxford.