A-J girls post victory, loss in recent action

The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ basketball team posted a win and a loss in recent action.

Marion 48, A-J 39: The Lady Wildcats couldn’t recover from a rough third quarter in the loss to host Marion Thursday, Nov. 29.

The game was tied 11-11 after one quarter and Marion led 23-20 at halftime. A-J was outscored 12-4 in the third quarter though and wasn’t able to recover.

Kim Mixen scored 22 points to lead the Lady Wildcats. Balyie Denny and Krista Pender each added 6 points, Brooke Chamness 3 and Cara Farris and Katie Grant 1 each.

Erikah Parks scored 14 ponts to lead the A-J junior varsity team to a 40-19 win over Marion. Sam Clary added 11 points.

A-J 44, Du Quoin 40: Denny scored 12 points to lead the host Lady Wildcats to a Southern Illinois River-to-River Mississippi Division Conference win Tuesday, Nov. 27.

Mixen added 11 points, Chamness 8, Grant 7, Farris 4 and Pender 2.

Clary scored 11 points to lead A-J to a 41-36 win over Du Quoin in the junior varsity game. Pender scored 10 points.

The Lady Wildcats were 2-4 following their most recent action and are scheduled to play Thursday, today, at West Frankfort. A-J’s junior varsity team had a 2-0 record.

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