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Oak Hill opened up the ball game with back-to-back three pointers by transfer AJ Jones.
Fans knew it was a good sign as the Raiders rolled out 20 points in the first quarter on their way to the first win of the season, 54-42 over Kirk Academy.
Jones finished 4-of-4 from behind the arch in the first quarter as the Raiders scored 14 unanswered points to take control 20-6 after the first intermission. Brian Middleton said he was a little surprised by the fast start.
For a few minutes late in the fourth quarter, Oak Hill girls basketball coach Stan Hughey got a little nervous. He watched as the Lady Raiders, who led 36-24 heading into the final period, allowed Kirk to comeback and send it into overtime.
Five points in the last minute of OT by the Lady Raiders, including the go ahead jumper by Maegen Ellis, gave Oak Hill the victory, 47-45 in their home debut.
In what head coach Tri Nason described as a complete opposite performance from Mondayâs season opening victory, the Eagles moved to 2-0 with a commanding 56-26 victory over Winston.
âI was really happy that they came out and scored early the way they did,â Nason said. âI think the more we play and get used to what we do, it will just prepare us better for down the road.â
MERIDIAN - With seconds remaining on the clock, and Oak Hill with a one point lead, Lamar hit a 22-footer at the buzzer to steal the win right out of the Raiders hands, 68-66 in the season opener on the road.
âThey broke our hearts there at the end,â head coach Brian Middleton said. âSome things you have to learn.â
With five seconds remaining, Oak Hill had the lead 66-65. Lamar called a timeout to regroup.
âWe had it well defended,â Middleton said. âWe just didnât get the stop when we needed it.â
West Point looked in sync for three out of four quarters Tuesday night.
Apart from the forth quarter where several starters sat out and the game already in hand, the Green Wave girls basketball notched their first win of the season, 57-36.
âWe did a better job of executing tonight,â first year head coach Murray Woody said. âOur guards did a good job of getting others the ball and opening up some opportunities for them. We still have a little work to do as far as breaking presses and traps, but overall, we looked better than we did Saturday.â
Walk into the JROTC building on West Point High Schoolâs campus and youâll find several trophies collected over the years. Now they can add a few more after bringing home first and fourth place in Ocean Springs last weekend.
Itâs the third such competition for MSgt. Edwin Hurst and his team this year. A few weeks ago in Terry, they had two first place finishes and one second. Hurst emphasized the hard thatâs put into it every week.
For the complete story, read Wednesday's edition of the DTL.
The nominees for the 2011 Conerly Trophy were announced today by the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. Below are the nominees from each of the 4-yard college football programs in the state.
Alcorn State : Terrence Lewis, Jr. WR- Fort Meyers, FL Starting punt returner and wide receiver who garnered 23 catches, 388 yards, and 5 touchdowns this season, thus far.
Belhaven: Justin Gaines, Jr., Running back - Montrose, MS, - leads the team with 923 yards and 12 touchdowns.
It didnât matter who was on the floor for Hebron Monday night, the result probably would have been the same.
A 45-point second half performance by the Eagles (1-0) catapulted them to a 65-36 season-opening victory over Grace Christian in front of their home fans.
Despite getting into early foul trouble with two starters, the Eagles finally got into a rhythm after the half.
West Point hit the hardwood for the first time this season, unfortunately both the girls and boys teams lost to Starkville in the West Point Classic.
The girls fell 57-48 before the boys were downed 81-56.
A complete recap of the girls game will be in Sunday's edition of the Daily Times Leader. The boys will be featured in Tuesday's edition.
The West Point Green Wave moved one week closer to Jackson Friday night with a convincing 56-20 over New Hope in district play.
The victory paces them at 6-1 and a second place finish in the district which means a first round matchup with Neshoba Central next Friday at home at 7 p.m.
For the complete story, pick up Sunday's edition of the Daily Times Leader.