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Three days after a tough loss at home to district rival Leake, the Lady Raiders got back on their feet with a 22-point victory over Winston Academy to the tune of 58 points. Using balanced scoring and great ball movement, Oak Hill put the 11-point game away the 39-28 game in the final quarter by outscoring the Lady Patriots 19-8 to secure the home victory. The Lady Raiders will travel to Yazoo City tonight for a rematch with Manchester Academy and then a trip over to Starkville Saturday afternoon for a rematch with top-ranked Starkville Academy.
Hebron Christianâ€™s Taylor Coggins (#15)takes the ball in the corner against Winona Christian in last Fridayâ€™s game in Winona. The Lady Eagles and Eaglesâ€™ games against Calhoun Academy were postponed Tuesday and have been rescheduled for tonight with junior high action starting at four oâ€™clock in Pheba.
West Pointâ€™s district 2 5-A away game against the Oxford Lady Chargers and Chargers has been rescheduled for Monday February 4. Will Nations
Wednesday morning the University of Oregon had to bid farewell to possibly one of the most important head coaches the Duck football program has ever seen. Chip Kelly put Oregon onto the map as a football powerhouse and a team that could vie BCS National title on any given season. Though stating, in the past couple of weeks, he was going to stay at Oregon, Kelly decided to take up the NFL Philadelphia Eagles on their offer and make his debut in the National Football League.
Due to the ice storm warning in northern Mississippi, the double-header between West Point and Oxford has been postponed until an undecided date.
The Lady Waveâ€™s game was set to tip off at around six oâ€™clock in Oxford following the boysâ€™ junior varsity ball game. Stay tuned to the Daily Times Leader as a make-up date should be released in the coming hours or days.
West Point still has district action this Friday as the Lady Wave and Green Wave both host New Hope. The Lady Trojans and Trojans are both currently undefeated in district 2 5-A play.
For the second time this year, the Lady Raiders fell to their competition for the district title. After a blowout 66-36 win over Canton Academy the previous night, Oak Hill was unable to get into any sort of rhythm Saturday evening against top ranked Leake Academy in a 51-68 loss in front of a sold-out crowd.
The close ones always sting the most. In a huge weekend for Oak Hill, the Raiders were unable to secure two big games against Canton Academy on the road and Leake Academy at home with their chances of a number 1 seed in the conference tournament diminished. However, Oak Hill proved to the Panthers and Rebels both that they would not go down without a fight, and by the time the tournament rolls around, this young Raiders squad will have a legitimate shot at taking home the blue trophy.
It was a difficult challenge for the West Point Green Wave to pick up a win Saturday against the Corinth Warriors. The Wave battled Corinth, a perennial power in north Mississippi 4-A, in Ecru at the North Pontotoc High School â€śKings of the Courtâ€ť tournament. A game that needed more than regulation to decide a winner, the Wave were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with an overtime loss to the Warriors 63-56.
The concrete-floor was dangerously slick as the humidity level in the old Vaiden High School gym was too high for safe play as Hebron Christian and Winona Christian took each other on Friday night in MAIS district 3-A action. It was the card dealt though to the Lady Stars as their home gym on campus at Winona Christian was unfortunately lost to a fire back in October 2012 only a few weeks prior to the start of basketball season.
Hebron Christian took their final regular season road trip west to face Winona Christian. It was a battle once again between Hebron and Winona as both teams sought District 3-A dominance and the coveted one seed with the Hebron Eagles putting their perfect district record on the line. In the previous meeting on November 30, the Eagles gave Winona everything and more as Hebron used gutsy play off the bench to defeat the Stars in overtime 54-52.
The Lady Eagles of Hebron Christian are coming off their first MAIS district 3-A victory over Central Academy of Macon on Tuesday night. The 42-38 win has brought the Lady Eagles to a 1-3 district record and allows for Hebron to enter the second half of the district schedule with a little more confidence.