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Finally returning home after a month-long stint away, the Green Wave welcomed the team that started their road trip - the Louisville Wildcats. On Friday December 14, West Point outlasted the Wildcats in the second half and defeated Louisville soundly 73-55.
On Tuesday night, in a rematch that was similar to the last contest between West Point and Louisville, the Green Wave started the first quarter sluggish but were soon to answer Louisville ending the quarter ahead 21-13 and never looking back. West Pointâ€™s second half effort closed out the game as the Wave won dominantly 78-49.
The Lady Wave finally returned to West Point after almost a full month on the road starting back on December 14. It was a rematch Tuesday between West Point and the Louisville Lady Wildcats, a game that the Lady Wave hoped to be more competitive in this time around. The last meeting between these two teams was a Lady Wildcat routing of West Point 72-33 back on December 14 in Louisville.
Like always, this week has been one of highs and lows for the world of sports.
Highest on the list in Mississippi would be Ole Miss, which is coming off a Compass Bowl victory in head coach Hugh Freezeâ€™s first season with the Rebels.
At the very top of the national list is Alabama, which reclaimed its rightful spot atop national polls after demolishing Notre Dame in the BCS Title game on Monday night.
The Oak Hill Raiders fell over the weekend to the MAIS top-ranked Marshall Academy. The Raiders fought hard throughout the game but could not stay with a sharp shooting Marshall, falling to the Patriots 70-36.
Though the loss to Marshall could be disheartening, Oak Hill understands there are more important tasks ahead. The Raiders will make the two hour journey to face Canton Academy Friday night in district 2-AA play. This meeting will be the first for Oak Hill and Canton on the season.
Head Coach Stan Hughey and his Lady Raiders kicked off the New Years with a great victory in Holly Springs against a tough Marshall Academy Saturday. The Oak Hill girls were successful in their attempt to grasp a win in the rematch against Marshall 57-38.
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.