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BOYS: West Point bounces Noxubee, 65-30
A.J. Jones scored 17 points and West Point cruised to a 65-30 win over non-district rival Noxubee County in its opening game of the 2013 season Saturday in West Point.
Odarius Chandler scored 12 points off the bench, and starting forward Demarius Calvert scored nine points during the Green Wave's first win.
Chris Hairston led Noxubee with 12 points in its losing effort.
On Senior night, Aeris Williams broke the 2,000-yard rushing mark for the season and West Point jumped out to 34-point lead by halftime to win its final regular season game against District 1-5A foe Lewisburg, 62-34, Thursday night at Hamblin Stadium in West Point.
Williams rushed for 100 yards on and caged three passes for 121 receiving yards, scoring three total touchdowns during the Green Waveâ€™s fifth consecutive win since falling to the Clarksdale Wildcats (39-34) on Oct. 4 in West Point.
The West Point Green Wave and Lady Wave basketball teams began their respective regular seasons on the hardwood this weekend with two events at the West Point High School gym.
Tonight, boys' basketball Head Coach Brad Cox and first year girls' basketball Head Coach Dashmond Daniel invite West Point hoop fans to "Meet the Green Wave" at 6 p.m. The event lasts until 8 p.m. and admission price is $2.
By Will Nations
PHEBA â€” The wait has been an excruciatingly long one for the fans of Hebron Christian football.
The last time the Eagles made an appearance in the postseason, the MAIS was known as the MPSA and the majority of the roster was not even in junior high and playing pee-wee football for the school.
CANTON â€” The Oak Hill Lady Raider basketball team dropped its two preseason basketball games against Veritas School and Simpson Academy Thursday and Saturday, respectively, at the Canton Academy Preseason Tournament.
Oak Hill only returns one starter from the 2012-13 season in senior point guard Maegan Ellis â€“ a key cog in the Lady Raiders 30-win season and Class-AA fourth-place finish.
The Lady Raiders committed 45 combined turnovers in both losses, which Oak Hill Head Coach Stan Hughey cited as a problem that is fixable in the coming months.
The West Point High School basketball teams opened their respective seasons with a pair of 30-minute jamborees Saturday at the West Point High School gym.
The West Point Green Wave were on top of their game Saturday as they defeated Kosciusko and Tupelo by a combined score of 57-36. The Wave defeated Koscuisko in the morning game, 33-21.
Demarius Calvert scored nine points and West Point defeated Tupelo, 24-15, in the Waveâ€™s second jamboree Saturday.
CENTREVILLE â€” The Centreville Tigers (10-1; 4-0 District 6-AA) used an early first quarter lead to outlast Oak Hill in the second-half, 59-34, for a MAIS Class-AA first-round playoff win on the campus of Centreville Academy.
Oak Hill entered halftime trailing Centreville, 30-6. The Tigers jumped out to a 23-0 first quarter lead and would score again in the second-quarter to extend their lead over Oak Hill before halftime.
COLUMBUS â€” Senior Aeris Williams and junior Quincy Starks combined for eight touchdowns and 374 rushing yards, and West Point (6-4; 4-2 District 1-5A) ran away from Golden Triangle rival New Hope (4-6; 2-4 District 1-5A), 76-50, in a MHSAA District 1-5A game on the campus of New Hope High School.
The Green Wave clinched a berth into the playoffs with the victory and can enter the MHSAA Class-5A postseason as either the No. 2 or No. 3 seed out of District 1-5A.
By Will Nations
BY WILL NATIONS
CALHOUN CITY â€” Hebron Christian (7-3; 4-0 District 7-A) clinched its first eight-man district title and postseason berth with a thrilling win against rival Calhoun Academy, 20-14, in a MAIS District 7-A contest Friday at Billy D. Cook Field on the campus of Calhoun Academy.
In the last minute of the game, Channing Tapley took a shotgun snap and weaved through three Calhoun defenders en route to a 31-yard carry and a third-and-27 conversion to seal the 20-14 Hebron victory â€“ the Eagles fifth consecutive win.
By Will Nations
The Oak Hill Raiders are again heading for the MAIS Class-AA postseason as one of four wild cards.
Coming over from an assistant coach post at Immanuel Christian School in Steens, Daniel Merchant could not have imagined the success that he found at Oak Hill with two consecutive berths into the playoffs â€“ an accomplishment he thought he would have achieved later in his tenure.