The Kossuth Lady Aggies and Belmont Lady Cardinals are no strangers to each other.
The two premier 3A teams in North Mississippi squared off again on Tuesday night in a rematch of last seasons 3A state championship with the same result.
A victory for Kossuth.
The Lady Aggies led wire to wire against Belmont and came away with a 54-48 win over their 1-3A rival behind a standout performance from Zoe Essary.
Essary finished with 26 points and 13 rebounds.
Kossuth led at the end of every quarter, taking a 14-11 lead after the first quarter and never looking back.
In a tight contest that stayed close throughout the game, the Lady Aggies kept making plays to maitain the lead on their home court. None perhaps bigger than a pair of Fath Williamson buckets in the fourth quarter to push the Kossuth lead to 49-41.
Williamson would finish with 11 points.
Kossuth moves to 11-3 on the season. They are in action next at the Alcorn County tournament.