Archive - Jan 2013 - Sports Article
Thursday and Friday night were the final regular season games for head coach William Cotton and his Hebron Christian Lady Eagles in Pheba as they closed out MAIS district 3-A play before the district tournament.
Thursday was a must win game for the Lady Eagles hosting Calhoun Academy as Hebron sat with a 2-4 district record after a narrow 42-41 victory over Kemper Academy Tuesday. In another tightly contested match-up, the Lady Eagles used a gutsy third quarter to pull away from the Lady Cougars picking up the needed win 48-41.
The West Point Green Wave returned to district 2 5-A action Friday night playing host to the Oxford Chargers. Both teams entered the night with 1-1 records and hoped to pick up their second win in district play.
The night started out well for Oxford as the Chargers took an early 12-2 lead over the Wave after three minutes of play in the first quarter. West Point though cranked up and tore through Oxford with a 19-6 run closing out the quarter ahead 21-19. After taking the lead late in the first, the Wave never relinquished their hold on the game going on to win 81-67.
The Lady Raiders and Raiders play host to Canton Academy tonight in two very important district games. Oak Hill split games in the district 2-AA doubleheader with Canton two weeks ago on the road. The Lady Raiders had a successful game against the Lady Panthers, beating Canton 66-36. The Raiders had a hard time from the free throw line and lost in overtime to the Panthers 45-43.
The Lady Raiders and Raiders will look to pick up wins tonight as they will play host to Canton on the campus of Oak Hill in West Point. Junior high action is set to start the night of basketball at four oâ€™clock.
The Lady Wave are coming off a tough weekend after two losses to New Hope and Starkville. In district play against New Hope, West Point had a difficult time with an experience Lady Trojans losing 67-26. The loss to New Hope last Friday night brought West Pointâ€™s district 2 5-A record to an even 1-1. On Saturday night, West Point gave relentless effort but fell short to the Lady Jackets 63-50.
COLUMBUS- It was dĂ©jĂ vu times fifty for the Oak Hill Junior High Raiders as the final seconds rolled off the clock at Immanuel Christian School. The Raiders had the upper-hand and were leading their opponent. The game might not have been the prettiest of the fifty consecutive wins, but the Raiders did it, defeating Immanuel 45-38.
As a new year has begun, many people await the many speeches from public officials and particularly President Barack Obama about the state of the union and even the state of their very own state such as in Mississippi. Governor Phil Bryant gave his â€śState of the Stateâ€ť address yesterday; giving me reason to think what the state of Mississippi State basketball is? From a distance, one could say that this 2012-2013 season could possibly be the worst year of basketball Mississippi State (MSU, State) could possibly have.
After a thrilling victory against district-rival New Hope 67-63 Friday night, the Green Wave went on the road to face-off against long-time rival Starkville.
In the previous meeting between the Green Wave and Yellow Jackets on November 30, West Point was the victor after an edgy contest between two great foes 61-57. The win was the first over Starkville in ten years or more.
The Lady Wave entered the Beehive Saturday night at Starkville High following a district loss to New Hope on Friday night January 18. Though losing the night before, West Point looked ready to compete well facing their arch-rival the Lady Jackets.
With the regular season coming to a close, Brian Middleton is looking for his varsity squad to finish out strong. After winning two straight district games on Tuesday against Winston and a tough 54-52 win against Manchester in Yazoo City, the Raiders failed to bring the same energy and focus on Saturday against regional rival Starkville Academy, falling 56-37 in the contest
To cap off one of the last few weeks of the regular season, the Oak Hill Lady Raiders split a pair of games in two weekend contests, blowing the doors off of Manchester Academy Friday night before taking a 57-25 beating from top-ranked Starkville Academy Saturday evening.