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February 28th

West Point hosts MHSAA North Final Four, takes on Callaway

February 28, 2014

By Will Nations

Many people surrounding the West Point basketball program felt that something special would happen in the 2013-14 season.
They were right. The West Point Green Wave is headed to the North State semi-finals and will not have to leave the city limits.
With all five starters returning from a strong 2012-13 season, West Point High School Assistant Principal Kendall Pickens knew that an opportunity to host the MHSAA Class-5A North State tournament would be an award and a possibility. Pickens’ bid to the MHSAA landed the tournament in West Point.

February 21st

Hebron defeats Delta in overtime

February 21, 2014

LEARNED — Doing the impossible is seemingly what a small, independent school in Clay County is doing at the MAIS Class-A state tournament this week.

After claiming a District 3-A title and the runner-up trophy at the North-Central tournament in the past two weeks, the Hebron Christian Lady Eagles of Pheba remain alive in postseason contention.

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Oak Hill teams eliminated by Brookhaven Academy

February 21, 2014

WINONA — The Oak Hill Lady Raiders’ and Raiders’ respective seasons came to an end in the opening round of the MAIS Class-AA tournament Wednesday at Winona Christian School.

The Lady Raiders fell in the final seconds to the Brookhaven Lady Cougars after a fourth-quarter rally, 53-51.

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February 20th

West Point rolls past Saltillo

February 20, 2014

By Will Nations

SALTILLO — Redemption has been on the mind of West Point’s five returning starters this past year.
After narrowly losing to New Hope in the District 2-5A semi-final last February, the heartbreaker has been the main motivator for one of the most successful basketball seasons in West Point High School history.

February 19th

Hebron Lady Eagles leave victorious; Eagles eliminated from postseason

February 19, 2014

DTL staff

LEARNED — The Hebron Christian Lady Eagles bounced back from a North-Central tournament final loss and claimed a 60-32 win over the Trinity Episcopal Lady Saints Monday night at REBUL Academy.
Holly Hudson led the Lady Eagles with 16 points, Rebekah Falkner added 14 and Victoria Ferguson notched 10 in the win.
Hebron (19-5) used a big second quarter, outscoring Trinity, 20-7, and grabbed a double-digit lead at halftime, 33-20. The Lady Eagles held 22-point advantage at the end of the third quarter, 45-23.

February 18th

Leake Rebelettes claim North title over Lady Raiders

February 18, 2014

By Will Nations

CANTON — Anna Evans scored a game-high 23 points, Victoria Sprayberry added 17 and the Leake Rebelletes capped their 12th straight MAIS Class-AA North Tournament title with a 72-29 win Saturday afternoon at Canton Academy.
Evans scored her first 13 points during the first half, and Sprayberry knocked down three of her first five 3-pointers during the second quarter. The combination of Evans and Sprayberry gave Leake a 21-point advantage by the break, 37-16.

Raiders make history, drop title game

February 18, 2014


CANTON — The Oak Hill Raiders made great strides for its boys’ basketball program this weekend.
Making their first appearance in the MAIS Class-AA North championship game, the Raiders looked to cap a perfect weekend, but the game turned bittersweet for the red-and-white.
Junior Alex Shepard scored a game-high 34 points, and the Leake Rebels defeated Oak Hill, 64-55, Saturday night at Canton Academy.

Hebron Lady Eagles fall in title game

February 18, 2014

By Will Nations

BENTON — After claiming their eighth District 3-A title in nine seasons, the Hebron Christian Lady Eagles were searching for another triumphant weekend.
Standing in their way was the District 4-A champions, the Carroll Lady Rebels, in the MAIS Class-A North-Central tournament championship game.
Behind strong second and third quarters, Carroll claimed the North-Central title over Hebron, 56-43, Saturday evening at Benton Academy.

February 17th

Hebron Eagles fall to Immanuel, Lady Eagles advance

February 17, 2014

By Will Nations

Hebron Eagles 63, Immanuel Rams 66
BENTON – The Immanuel Christian Rams weathered a first-half storm to outpace the Hebron Christian Eagles in the second half (40-26) and claim a narrow, 66-63 win Friday night in the MAIS Class-A North-Central tournament at Benton Academy.
“We came out tonight with intensity, but we weren’t doing the little things,” Immanuel Head Coach Greg Watkins said. “We wanted this one real bad. We knew how good Hebron was, and I think that gave us some jitters. After halftime, we came out with a better focus.”

Lady Raiders defeat Winston, claim spot in championship

February 17, 2014

By Will Nations

CANTON – A lesson of perseverance was learned Friday night.
The Oak Hill Lady Raiders claimed a 58-54 win over the Winston Lady Patriots in a MAIS Class-AA North tournament semi-final at Canton Academy.
“About a week ago, it seemed like Winston had our number, but we got the one that counted,” Oak Hill Head Coach Stan Hughey said.

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