Archive - Dec 2011
WINONA- Another 20-plus point performance Thursday night by Hebron Christianâ€™s Tori Nichols, helped the Lady Eagles secure their first district victory, 44-37 over Winona.
It also extended their winning streak to a season-best four games.
Head coach William Cotton said this type of momentum will surely help them heading into December as they get set to close out the first half of the year.
GRENADA â€“ A few first half mistakes by Oak Hill Academy didnâ€™t really play factor in Thursday nightâ€™s victory over Kirk.
Instead, it was 30-point second half performance by the Raiders that earned a 52-38 win.
With a 13-8 advantage for Oak Hill after the opening quarter, the game remained close until Kirk hit a three pointer at the buzzer to cut the deficit to three heading into the half 22-19.
STARKVILLE â€“ The West Point girls basketball team had their three-game winning streak snapped Friday night, 59-45. In their three losses this season, two have come at the hands of the Lady Yellowjackets. First year head coach Murray Woody said the difference was rebounding.
â€śThey made some mistakes, we made some mistakes, but we didnâ€™t rebound the basketball and got beat on the offensive glass,â€ť he said. â€śOther than that I thought our effort was good, our hustle was good, and we closed the gap some. We just got beat on the boards.â€ť
STARKVILLE - West Point's boys and girls basketball teams were handed losses for the second time this season by the Yellowjackets.
The girls lost 59-45, snapping a three game winning streak while the Wave lost their second in a row, 82-45.
Complete recap in the Sunday edition.
Elizabeth Lawshe Miller
Elizabeth Lawshe Miller, age 89, passed away Friday, Dec. 2, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point. Elizabeth Lawshe Miller was born March 12, 1922, in Water Valley, to the late Robert Burnie and Nina Edgar Lawshe. After graduating from Water Valley High School and Mississippi State College for Women, she taught home economics at Hickory Flat High School and later served as Home Demonstration Agent in Clay County for the Mississippi Extension Service.
Zy'Derrion Benard Williams
Zy'Derrion Benard Williams, two week old infant son of Troyal Benard Williams Jr., and Latasha Renae Williams, passed away Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.
Graveside services are Friday, Dec. 2, 2011, at 4 p.m. from New Hope M.B. Church Cemetery in Artesia.
Visitation is today, from 2 â€“ 5 p.m. at Carter's Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter's Mortuary Services are in charge of arrangements.
Christine Smith Trawick
Christine Smith Trawick, age 94, passed away Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011, at Waverly Personal Care Home.