Archive - Nov 19, 2011 - Sports Article
Good things come to those who wait. And for the Oak Hill Raiders it led their third consecutive win Friday night, knocking off AA North Delta 44-28.
The first quarter opened with a shootout from the opening tip-off as both teams fired off 13 points. North Delta was primarily in a 2-3 zone defensively, forcing the Raiders to take their time and find open looks to the basket. Transfer AJ Jones took control, scoring 11 of the teams 13 points in the first quarter. He finished with 18 in the win.
STARKVILLE â€“ Starkville scored a pair of touchdowns off of two West Point turnovers Friday night, including the game winner in the fourth quarter as the Yellowjackets ended the Green Waveâ€™s run for a third consecutive 5A title, 20-14 in the second round of the MHSAA state playoffs.
Itâ€™s the first time since 2008 West Point (8-5) wonâ€™t be playing for a state title.
The Yellowjackets will travel to Ridgeland next Friday for the North State title. Many had predicted the winner of Starkville and West Point would go on to win the 5A championship.