January 17th, 2012
Tonight's games between West Point and Starkville has been canceled because of the threat of potential weather in the region later tonight.
No make up date has been scheduled.
A New Arrival
Caroline Grace Cheatham
Dr. David and Kelly Walker Cheatham of Starkville, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Caroline Grace Cheatham, Oct. 27, 2011 at 7:35 a.m. at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory. She weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and was 20 inches long. Her maternal grandparents are Nancy H. Walker, Barry and Joy Walker of Philadelphia. Her paternal grandparents are Danny and Dorothy Cheatham of Louisville.
All three high schools will be in action tonight.
Herbon Christian, who split a pair of games with district foe Winona last Friday, travels to Calhoun for the first of two straight road games and another district tilt.
The Lady Eagles are 4-1 in 3A play, second to only undefeated Kemper Academy while the Eagles, who lost to Winona are currently in third at 2-3.
Oak Hill is also on the road for the second consecutive night at Winston for a 2AA district clash. Both squads lost to Leake last week in Madden and look to remain in the hunt for a top seed in the district tournament.
Bernaceteen Beauchamp Edwards
Bernaceteen Beauchamp Edwards, age 72, passed away Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, at her home near Maben.
She was born April 17, 1939, in Attala County to Ruby Lee Adams and Walter Mitchell Beauchamp. Mrs. Edwards was a Nursing Home Aide and a member of Maben Church of God. Bernaceteen Beauchamp Edwards married Bobby Henry Edwards Feb. 6, 1955, in West Point.
MADDEN -The drought continued for the Oak Hill Raiders Saturday afternoon as they dropped their fourth game in a row, falling to Leake Academy 63-56 in overtime.
Leake outscored the Raiders, who had two players foul out in the extra period 10-3.
AJ Jones led the team in scoring with 28-points and had a chance to snap the skid with eight seconds left in the ball game, only converting on one of two from the line.
ABERDEEN - West Point had four players finish in double figures Saturday, and despite a tough effort the second time around, Aberdeen still came out on top, 86-83.
â€śWe did a lot of things very well,â€ť head coach Brad Cox said.
The Green Wave (8-12, 1-1) were solid at the line, shooting 23-of-28 and had only 14 turnovers which Cox said was remarkable for a high school game considering Aberdeen was pressing on almost every possession.
Bernaceteen Beauchamp Edwards,
Bernaceteen Beauchamp Edwards, age 72, passed away, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, at her home near Maben.
She was born April 17, 1939, in Attala County to Ruby Lee Adams and Walter Mitchell Beauchamp.
Mrs. Edwards was a nursing home aide and a member of Maben Church of God. Bernaceteen Beauchamp Edwards married Bobby Henry Edwards Feb. 6, 1955, in West Point.
The Oak Hill Raiders have dropped four in a row after their 63-56 overtime loss to Leake on Saturday in District 2AA play. The Lady Raiders were handed their first loss in the district, falling to the Lady Rebels 52-44. The girls dropped to 5-1 in the district.
West Point lost in a heartbreaker to Aberdeen, 86-82 in the final of the aberdeen tournament.
Oak Hill once showed why defense is their bread and butter. They can shoot pretty good too.
Friday night, the Lady Raiders had one of their best defensive performances of the season with a 62-19 win over Canton. The victory moves them to 18-5 on the year, but more importantly 5-0 in MAIS District 2AA.
â€śIâ€™ve tried to convince this bunch that thatâ€™s our identity,â€ť head coach Stan Hughey said. â€śOur ability to guard people.â€ť
In the two games prior, especially against Marshall, the girls were able to shut down the opponents top offensive weapon.
ABERDEEN - West Pointâ€™s recent success has come from a lot of factors, but head coach Brad Cox points to his defense.
The Green Wave picked up their third win in four games Thursday, 85-62 over West Oktibbeha.
â€śOur defense has been getting better over the last few games,â€ť he said. â€śJust the effort and intensity has been better and the guys are buying into that. Theyâ€™re starting to see when you play defense well, we can get things in transition and open some things up.â€ť