Archive - Dec 2013 - Sports Article
By Will Nations
BOYS: West Point 80, Okolona 36
OKOLONA â Tre Williams was in a shooting slump and hoped to get out of it in the near future.
Against Okolona, the senior shooting guard came out firing on all cylinders, knocking down eight points in the first quarter and helping West Point jump out to a 23-8 advantage.
âI have been in a slump for a minute, so I had to come in thinking âshoot,ââ Williams said. âMy teammates got me the ball and I got some wide open looks.â
BY WILL NATIONS
Many Mississippi State football fans possibly did not expect a 6-6 record coming during the 2013 football season.
Possibly these fans were still inebriated by the success of baseball Head Coach John Cohen and the Diamond Dogs finishing second place to the UCLA Bruins at the College World Series in June, or maybe the eight-win season in 2012 gave the Bulldog faithful a new outlook on life. Either way, not many State fans thought the Bulldogs would be fighting for bowl eligibility in the final two weeks of the regular season.
By Will Nations
STARKVILLE â Senior point guard A.J. Jones led West Point with a team-high 22 points, including a 14 of 17 shooting performance from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter, and the Wave (3-1) defeated the Aberdeen Bulldogs (1-2), 66-62, in a MHSAA non-district basketball contest Saturday at the Starkville High School Thanksgiving Classic.
âIt was a pretty tough game,â Jones said. âThey were fouling and playing real aggressive so we had to step up to the line and make our free throws to win the game.â