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CARROLLTON - The Oak Hill Academy boys and girls basketball teams continued their winning streaks Wednesday afternoon, pulling out a pair of wins over Desoto in the Carroll Academy Christmas Tournament.
Anna Ready and Shay Atkins led the girls with 14-points apiece in a 50-24 victory, extending their winning streak to three games.
â€śWe came out really sluggish today, we didnâ€™t defend too well at all,â€ť head coach Stan Hughey said. â€śYou could tell weâ€™ve been out for while.â€ť
It wasn't pretty, but Hebron survived a fourth quarter comeback and pulled out a 46-45 win over host Immanuel in their holiday tournament on Tuesday in overtime.
The Lady Eagles had a three point lead with seconds to play in the fourth quarter before head coach William Cotton called a timeout to regroup his players and set up on defense. The Lady Rams last ditch effort from 25-plus feet was nothing but net sending the game into overtime.
Hebron Christian Schools returns to the basketball court today at Immanuel. The Lady Eagles battle Vardaman at 2 p.m followed by the Eagles and Cahawba.
Oak Hill returns to the court this morning at Carroll Academy for their holiday tournament. Both the Lady Raider and Raiders take on Desoto starting at 10 a.m and the boys immediately following.
The Green Wave closed out the first half the season with a pair losses and a losing record.
At, 5-9, several of those losses came at the hands of some of the most talented teams in the state in including Tupelo twice (once in OT), Kemper County and Starkville twice, then ranked no.1 in the state. Theyâ€™ve gotten off to an ideal start in the region, earning their first victory over Saltillo.
But head coach Brad Cox knows they havenâ€™t hit their peek yet and still trying to get all the pieces in the right spots.
The West Point Green Wave closed out the first half of the 2011-12 season on a sour note.
Tuesday nightâ€™s 50-33 loss at the Ridgeland Holiday tournament to the host Titans, capped off a tough first half for the boys who are currently sitting at 5-9 overall and 1-0 in the district.
Leading 18-17 at the half, West Point struggled offensively early in the third quarter allowing the Titans to get right back in the ball game.
In the spirt of the holiday season, the West Point Parks and Recreation Department is doing a little giving of their own by offering the 2012 youth basketball season for free. Yep, at no cost, What a perfect gift.
Parks and Rec director James Crowley made the announcement this week to make sure that everyone will be able to have a little fun on the hardwood. The department already has a free adult league, so it made sense to carry it over into the youth division.
RIDGELAND - The West Point girls and boys basketball teams closed out the first half of the 2011-12 season Tuesday with a pair of losses to Ridgeland.
Wilma Davis and Adrianna Billups finished in double figures, but after another slow start, the girls would eventually fall in another heartbreaker 45-42.
Down 13-3 after the first quarter, West Point responded with a 12-point second half effort and trailed at the half, 19-15.
Davis led the girls with 14-points and Billups finished with 10. Taylor McCrary rounded out the top scorers with nine.
After picking up their first district victories of the season Friday, the Green Wave couldn't keep that momentum going against Tupelo.
The girls lost a heartbreaker 54-50 despite 13-points apiece from Kinyatta Pittman and Taylor McCrary. The boys were handed their second loss to the Golden Wave tho season, 60-51.
Complete recap in the Tuesday edition of the DTL.
Oak Hill Academy followed up their impressive sweep of Leake on Friday night with a pair of wins over Manchester Academy in Yazoo City on Saturday.
The Lady Raiders remained undefeated in district 2AA play with a with a 53-33 win over the Lady Mavs. Shay Atkins led the girls with 14-points while Tori Ellis finished with 13-points.
The Raiders scored in double digits in the second and third quarter and pulled out a 48-45 win to move to 3-1 in the region. AJ Jones proved the fire power with 17-points while John Wesley Williamson had 16.
The final list has been completed for the high school football season, and West Point was represented.
Offensive lineman Carson Miller and Romia Wilson were named to the All-State Second Team Offense by the Clarion-Ledger this weekend.
Miller and Wilson, both seniors, helped the Green Wave reach the second round of the 5A playoffs this season and finish with an overall record of 8-5.
Wilson played for Mississippi in the MS/AL All-Star game two weeks ago while Miller suited up for the North in the Bernard Blackwell game this past Saturday in Biloxi.