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Hebron Christianâ€™s Junior HIgh Lady Eagles were victorious on Friday night in the MAIS district 3-A tournament at Woods Junior College in Mathiston.
Thursday, Hebron had to make it through the first round of play against Central Academy of Macon. The Lady Eagles were successful in their attempt to take down the Lady Vikings and punched their ticket to the district title game.
The Oak Hill Junior High Raiders picked up their fourth consecutive district and kept the fifty plus winning streak alive. The Raiders defeated Immanual Christian Schools Junior High team on Saturday night to pick up their fourth straight title.
The Lady Wave knew that Friday night was important, not only for their four senior players playing in their final regular-season home game but Friday was also important for district standings.
Blocking the way of West Pointâ€™s chances for victory were the Saltillo Lady Tigers, the team which the Lady Wave defeated earlier in the season 50-48 at Saltillo.
Oak Hillâ€™s Junior High squads battled it out at the district tournament in Louisville at Winston Academy on Thursday night, playing Canton. The boys won 60-21, and the girls dominated, winninng 49-31. To the left, Drew Riley throws up a shot against a defender, and on the right, Mikalya Poindexter dribbles the ball down the court for the Lady Raiders. The two teams went at it again on Saturday, and the varsity teams had their senior night celebration on Friday. Full coverage of these games will be in Tuesdayâ€™s edition of the Daily Times Leader. Photo by Dana Smith
The atmosphere in the West Point High School gym was pure electric on Senior night as five West Point Green Wave players were recognized for their contribution to the West Point basketball program.
The opponent for Senior Night was district-foe, the Saltillo Tigers. In the previous contest between West Point and Saltillo, the Tigers got the better of the Wave 72-59 in Saltillo. This time around Head Coach Brad Cox and his squad hoped to return the favor.
The West Point Green Wave will play their final regular-season home game tonight against the Saltillo Tigers. Not only is tonightâ€™s game the last home game, it will also be senior night for the Green Wave.
The West Point basketball team will recognize five seniors for their involvement on the team. The five players being honored are Peair Howard, Lyndon Johnson, Emmanuel Moore, Justin Hosey, and Jamar Nance.
Though the Raiders are out of district play until next week, head coach Brian Middleton and his Oak Hill team is setting to tune up against Carroll Academy.
On Tuesday night, the Raiders took a gritty road win over Lamar School 42-39 as they were looking to bounce back after two weekend losses against North Delta and Canton Academy. It was a tough, well-earned win as Oak Hill needed a pick up before the start of district tournament.
After an 81-35 loss in district against Oxford on Friday night, the West Point Lady Wave used the past couple of days for reflection and cleaning up mistakes. On Sunday afternoon, head coach Kendall Pickens and the Lady Wave attended the Mississippi State-Ole Miss womenâ€™s basketball game and took in the collegiate action taking away valuable lessons to apply to their individual and team play.
Tuesday night West Point played absolutely great and gave the New Hope Lady Trojans everything and more.
Stan Hugheyâ€™s squad is back on track. After pulling off their fourth straight win Tuesday night, this time a 65-49 contest over Lamar in Meridian, the Lady Raiders look primed and ready for a run at the district and state title. Oak Hill used a high scoring first half to pull away early from the fifth-ranked Raiderettes and hold them at bay despite a 24-point performance from Olivia Mabry. The Lady Raiders stuck with their identity of balanced scoring, which is almost always a winning recipe for this team.
It can be difficult to get a win on the road. That statement is even more true in district 2 5-A boys competition as only one team has been able to pick up a win outside of their home gym.
The Green Wave entered into hostile territory Tuesday night to take on district-rival New Hope. In the previous meeting, West Point was able use a thrilling comeback to defeat the Trojans 67-63 at home.