Archive - Jan 2013 - Sports Article
Stan Hugheyâ€™s squad does not lose very much, and when they do, they take it personally. If your team beats them the first time around, the second contest could be painful. Saturdayâ€™s rematch in Holly Springs was just that, literally and figuratively, for Marshall. In arguably the most physical game of the season, the Lady Raiders stepped up and responded to the tough style of play to grasp the dominant 57-38 victory on Marshallâ€™s home floor.
The Oak Hill Raiders started off the second half of their season with a tough loss to the two-time reigning AA state champions on their home floor. In a contest where the Raiders seemed to be doing everything right to stay in the game, they could not overcome Marshallâ€™s scorching 15 three-pointers to finish the game with a 70-36 loss after a promising first quarter.
It is funny how cyclical college football can be in the state of Mississippi, especially when it comes down to the two SEC teams.
The great rivals, Mississippi State and Ole Miss, are always in contention between each other whether it is in the recruiting spectrum or in between the white lines of a football field. The year of 2012 and the 2012-2013 season, Ole Miss definitely had the upper hand on-and-off the field. With the hiring of new Head Coach Hugh Freeze, winning the Egg Bowl, and a bowl game victory, the Rebels and their fans feel that they are on cloud nine.
Only two years removed from West Point Green Wave Basketball and Lakin Ford has found a home at Mississippi College.
A 6â€™5â€ť 190 pound junior forward for the Choctaws, Ford recorded a double-double against Schreiner University. Ford scored 13 points and pulled down 11 rebounds in 35 minutes of play during the Thursday, January 3rd contest as the Choctaws went on to victory over the Mountaineers 78-60.
The Lady Eagles traveled to De Kalb, taking on the Lady Rams of Kemper Academy. In their third district game, the girls of Hebron Christian were hoping to pick up their first district win after two losses to Winona Christian and Calhoun Academy.
The Eagles took an undefeated record on the road for their third district game against Kemper Academy. Hebron and Kemper are big rivals and the action on the floor proved no different.
A sluggish first half proved to not be a problem for the Eagles as Hebron entered the halftime interval up 20-18. In the second half, Hebron used a third quarter 13-0 run to pull away from the Rams, going on to win 53-36.
The Lady Raiders are coming off two wins at the Immanuel Christmas Tournament and currently holding a 16-3 record.
One of the three losses came against the Lady Patriots of Marshall Academy on December 1. Oak Hill squandered a four point halftime lead and let one slip away as Marshall Academy defeated the Lady Raiders 53-51.
The Lady Raiders will get a second chance Saturday, January 5, as Oak Hill makes the trip to Holly Springs to take on Marshall Academy. It should be another tight game, and the Lady Raiders will hope to be up for the challenge.
The Oak Hill Raiders will go into Saturdayâ€™s contest against Marshall Academy a little battered, but not broken.
Oak Hill and Marshall Academy met earlier this season; the Raiders had a very difficult time figuring out the Patriots and lost 51-29. Oak Hill never trailed by less than 15 after the first quarter and will hope to erase this past game in their memory.
The Raiders are currently coming off a barn-burning win over Winona Christian School 60-56 at the Immanuel Christmas Tournament in Columbus.