January 10th, 2012
PHEBA - What better way to bounce back from a poor shooting performance than to post a triple-double.
Tori Nichols did that. She scored a career-best 40-points including 12-blocks and 14-rebounds to help the Lady Eagles earn 60-37 win over Winston.
â€śIt was a good defensive ball game,â€ť head coach William Cotton said. â€śI had talked to them about consistency and told them if they want to be a state champion, you have to play like you know you can. They answered that call.â€ť
Josephine Alesia Johnson
Josephine Alesia Johnson , age 87,passed away Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, at West Point Community Living Center.
She was born May 15, 1924, in Gallatin, Tenn., to the late Robbie Sullivan and Herman Southern. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
Funeral services are today, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012, at 1 p.m. at Robinson Chapel, with the Dr. James Towery officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Gardens Cemetery in West Point. Pallbearers are Steven Johnson, Stephen Harpole, Will Harpole, Charlie Dichiara, Leonard Dichiara, Johnathan Edwards.
VARDAMAN - For the second consecutive game, Rico Robinson came off the bench to lead West Point in points with 17.
It just so happens the Green Wave won again 77-45 over North Pontotoc Saturday, giving them plenty of momentum heading into tonightâ€™s district battle with Oxford.
Using the same philosophy from Friday nightâ€™s win over Caledonia which snapped a three-game losing skid, the Green Wave stayed true to being aggressive on defense with the press and forcing turnovers which in turn led to points.
GRENADA - Fridayâ€™s loss to North Delta really gave the Oak Hill Raiders a bad attitude. So bad, they put up their best defensive performance of the season on Saturday in a 53-12 victory over Indianola.
â€śIt was the best we defended all year,â€ť head coach Stan Hughey said. â€śWe didnâ€™t defend very well Friday, we talked about that and we came out really intense on defense.â€ť
The Lady Raiders 16-5, led by Tori Ellis with 14 points, quickly grabbed a 15-6 lead in the first quarter. And by halftime, the girls had a 35-10 lead.
Louise Starks, age 71, passed away Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center of West Point.
Funeral services are Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, at 11 a.m. from Johnson Creek M.B. Church of Pheba, with Pastor Bruce Guyton officiating.
Visitation is today, from 3 â€“ 6 p.m. from Carter's Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter's Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.
A New Arrival
Emery Opal Hunt
Adam and Wendy Hunt of Southaven, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Emery Opal Hunt, born Oct. 25, 2011, at 12:04 p.m at Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital in Germantown, Tenn.
She weighed 8 pounds, 11 ounces and was 21 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are Kenny and Wanda Hudson of West Point.
Paternal grandparents are Tim and Barbara Hunt of Muldrow, Okla.
Welcoming his baby sister home is big brother Hudson, who is 2 years old.
The mother is the former Wendy Hudson of West Point.
VARDAMAN - West Point so desperately needed a spark, but more importantly, some momentum heading into Tuesdayâ€™s district game with Oxford. They found it off the bench.
Transfer Rico Robinson scored a team-high 24 points to lead the Green Wave to a 73-54 win over Caledonia Friday night at a tournament hosted by Vardaman. They move on to play North Pontotoc.
â€śI feel like weâ€™ve been playing well, we just havenâ€™t won,â€ť head coach Brad Cox said. â€śWe lost a couple of close ones in those three games and this win gave us a little more confidence for Oxford.â€ť
GRENADA - Oak Hill Raiders head coach Brian Middleton said the biggest thing that has helped his team going over the last few weeks is â€śconsistency from everyone.â€ť
That consistency has triggered into a seven game winning streak after Friday nightâ€™s win over Kirk, 47-28.
The streak almost ended at six after the Raiders found themselves trailing at the half 18-17.
â€śWe had given up seven offensive rebounds in the half, and they were getting a few put backs,â€ť Middleton said. â€śAnd in a low scoring game like that, it was making a big difference. We just werenâ€™t playing aggressive.â€ť
PHEBA - Hebron didn't have their first lead of the ball game until two minutes left in the third quarter, setting up a very exciting finish Friday night.
With five seconds on the clock, the Eagles (8-9, 1-2) have the ball at mid-court and Hayden Carty drives to basket hoping to draw some connect and a whistle, but it never came. Kemper Academy handed the Eagles their third straight loss, 45-44 in district action.
PHEBA - Hebron's offense had a tough time clicking Thursday night, fortunately, their defense wasn't.
The Lady Eagles (12-7) overcame a two point second quarter slump to pull out a 37-29 win over Class AAA Heritage Academy. It was the fourth consecutive win for the girls who are now 6-0 at home this season.
"I was most pleased with how we played on defense tonight," head coach William Cotton said. "Our offense wasn't near up to snuff. We tired to switch it up between man to man and zone and box out their best shooter. All the defensive strategy worked."