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What better way to get out of a slump than with a district win. After all, come February, those are the only records that matter.
Friday, the West Point girls, who have lost four of the last five ball games, earned a big win at home defeating Saltillo 47-36. The victory pushes them up to 6-6 on the year and a clean 1-0 record in the region.
Meanwhile the boys snapped a two-game slide with a 68-51 win.
The girls got off to slow start, struggling at times to get the offensive rebounds as baskets didnât come easy for both squads.
The Hebron Christian School Eagles were happy to see a close game go their way, while the Starkville Christian School Cougars fought back, but couldnât close out.
In boysâ Christian school basketball action prior to the Christmas break, Hebron defeated Starkville Christian 48-46 at the Cougar Cave.
SCS rallied from a 28-18 halftime deficit to take a 42-40 lead on a basket by Ben Jamerson with 4:40 remaining in the game, but the homestanding Cougars were out-scored 8-4 down the stretch and a winning shot attempt by Chris Hortsmeyer fell off the mark.
Another big night of basketball is scheduled for Friday for area high schools and junior high squads.
Oak Hill continues district play with Leake Academy at home, while West Point kicks off their region in a matchup with Saltillo also at home. Hebron makes the short drive to Starkville to take on Starkville Christian School.
The Lady Raiders are coming off a rare offensive struggle following Saturday's 41-31 loss to North Delta.
WEST - Hebron Christian had three players finish in double figures Tuesday night, however the effort wasn't enough to garner a victory.
The Eagles dropped their second game in a row, falling to Old Dominion 68-64 in non-district action. The loss put the Eagles at 6-6 on the season overall and 1-1 in MAIS 3A action.
With the Eagles trailing 31-27 at the half, Old Dominion stretched the lead to 14-points in the third quarter and tried to put the game out of reach.
MABEN - Despite a season high for Tori Nichols, Hebron's five game winning streak was snapped Monday night following a 52-46 loss to East Webster.
The Lady Eagles, 8-6 had a tough time adjusting to the height difference early in the ball-game, but that didn't keep them from finding the basket. However they still trailed by four at the half.
West Point's early exit from the playoffs hasn't stopped several Green Wave from earning postseason honors in 2011. This week, four Green Wave were named to the Class 5A MHSAA All-State team as chosen by the coaches.
Senior Romia Wilson, who was also selected to represent in the Mississippi/Alabama All-Star game earned his his second post season honor after being named to First-Team Offense.
BATESVILLE - Oak Hill never trailed in Saturdayâs ball game against North Delta Academy.
A 22-point first quarter performance didnât hurt their chances either as the Raiders downed the Green Wave 46-42 to pick up their second win in a row and second this season over North Delta.
Itâs the second time this season the Raiders, 7-6, 1-1 have won back-to-back games since a three game streak in November with victories over Heritage, Carroll and North Delta.
MACON - West Pointâs girls basketball team didnât have a single player score in double digits Saturday as the Green Wave dropped their second in a row 60-35 to Neshoba Central in the Noxubee County Invitational.
Wilma Davis and Adrianna Billups had eight points apiece to lead the girls who âcame out flatâ head coach Murray Woody said.
âWe just didnât play well, we couldnât get any shots,â he said. It was their fourth loss in the last five games.
The Green Wave (5-6) were held to just six points in the opening quarter, and by halftime the deficit grew to 13-points, 29-16.
Oak Hillâs Lady Raiders didnât hold Winston to under 20-points Friday night, but they came close.
Nonetheless, a 67-32 win over the Lady Patriots moved them to 2-0 in the district as they continue their quest for a third straight district title.
After scoring 23-points in the opening quarter, Oak Hill (11-3) never trailed in the ball game and by half time had a comfortable 41-14 lead.
On any given night, you can find Wilma Davis scoring at least 10-points, most nights its a little more.
Friday, the senior finished with 15 to help stop a three-game losing streak following a 68-51 win over Aberdeen.
Head coach Murray Woody said her confidence has been a little shaken lately, but that hasnât stopped her leading the team in scoring every night.
âI keep telling her, âkeep shooting, because shooters go through slumpsâ,â he said.
If her 15-points was a slump, it was enough to help West Point (5-5) get their first victory in almost two weeks.