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Hebron Christian came into the district 3-A tournament after a full week off from competition on the court. After accumulating a 7-1 record in district, the Eagles had earned the second seed for the district tournament and headed into Mathiston with a three-game varsity winning streak.
The second-seed matched Hebron with third-seed Calhoun Academy in the opening round Friday night. The Eagles had dominated the Cougars during the regular season picking up two wins over Calhoun in region play.
The Lady Eagles began their postseason quest in Mathiston on the campus of Woods Institute this past Friday and Saturday. In the first step for a chance to make the MAIS Single-A State Tournament, Hebron Christian took on fellow district-mates in the district 3A Tournament.
Hebron could not have asked for a better time to start their postseason as the Lady Eagles were carrying a three-game varsity winning streak and playing some of their best basketball thus far in the season.
TheÂ West PointÂ Lady Wave basketball team traveled northÂ on Tuesday nightÂ to take on the Houston Lady Hilltoppers in a non-district game.Â
West Point was coming off a bruising district lossÂ on MondayÂ to the hands of the Lady Chargers of Oxford 62-20.Â
Head coach Brad Cox and his Green Wave basketball team are looking to wrap up the regular season with a slate of tough non-district road games.
After losing to district-mate OxfordÂ on Monday, West Point made the short journey to Houston where they took on the HilltoppersÂ Tuesday night.
The Lady Eagle basketball program is coming off a big junior high district tournament this past weekend and hope that the success carries over into this coming weekend.
Hebron Christian is a very young ball club with four starters still in junior high, but under the direction of head coach William Cotton have played great basketball in the month of January. Last weekâs junior high tournament championship gave the junior high girls much needed experience playing in a tournament atmosphere.
Head Coach Gary Vaughn and his Hebron Christian Eagles are chomping at the bit as they are ready to enter into the district 3-A basketball tournament tonight.
Hebron has not played a game in over two weeks and have been really anticipating entering into the tournament. Even though some Eagles fans may be looking ahead to Saturday night, Coach Vaughn knows his team has to take care of Calhoun Academy first understanding how important the game is for seeding.
Oak Hillâs Head Coach Brian Middleton knows how important tonightâs game is against Canton Academy as the Raiders have yet to defeat the Cougars this season.
âA big game,â said Coach Middleton during a phone interview Thursday, âa win over Canton puts us one step closer to a district championship.â
When it was all said and done on Wednesday, five colleges, both in and out of state, got signatures from eight West Point High School seniors to play football in the fall.
The class includes Mario Virges (East Mississippi Community College), Tez Lane (Northeast Mississippi Community College), Freddie Reed (University of North Alabama), Lyndon Johnson (Holmes Community College), Ed Brown (Coastal Carolina), Eric Lemus (East Mississippi Community College), Treâ Bennett (Holmes Community College) and Terence âT.J.â Minor (East Mississippi Community College).