Mississippi High School Basketball - Petal thwarted by Meridian
(January 10, 2012: Petal, MS 39465) The Petal Panthers basketball team (Petal, MS), was toppled 49-30 in Tuesday's league battle with the visiting Meridian Wildcats (Meridian, MS)
The Wildcats now possess a 13-4 record. They play next when they travel to Oak Grove for a 6A Region 5 battle on Friday, January 13. Meridian will battle a Warriors team coming off a 47-28 non-league win over Dexter (Tylertown, MS). The Warriors record now stands at 18-4.
The Panthers (8-8) will now prepare for their battle against Hattiesburg (Hattiesburg, MS). The Tigers come into the 6A Region 5 battle with a 8-4 record. In their last battle, Hattiesburg prevailed over Wayne County (Waynesboro, MS), 57-43, in a non-league battle.