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November 8th, 2011
West Point looked in sync for three out of four quarters Tuesday night.
Apart from the forth quarter where several starters sat out and the game already in hand, the Green Wave girls basketball notched their first win of the season, 57-36.
â€śWe did a better job of executing tonight,â€ť first year head coach Murray Woody said. â€śOur guards did a good job of getting others the ball and opening up some opportunities for them. We still have a little work to do as far as breaking presses and traps, but overall, we looked better than we did Saturday.â€ť
Walk into the JROTC building on West Point High Schoolâ€™s campus and youâ€™ll find several trophies collected over the years. Now they can add a few more after bringing home first and fourth place in Ocean Springs last weekend.
Itâ€™s the third such competition for MSgt. Edwin Hurst and his team this year. A few weeks ago in Terry, they had two first place finishes and one second. Hurst emphasized the hard thatâ€™s put into it every week.
For the complete story, read Wednesday's edition of the DTL.
The nominees for the 2011 Conerly Trophy were announced today by the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. Below are the nominees from each of the 4-yard college football programs in the state.
Alcorn State : Terrence Lewis, Jr. WR- Fort Meyers, FL Starting punt returner and wide receiver who garnered 23 catches, 388 yards, and 5 touchdowns this season, thus far.
Belhaven: Justin Gaines, Jr., Running back - Montrose, MS, - leads the team with 923 yards and 12 touchdowns.
It didnâ€™t matter who was on the floor for Hebron Monday night, the result probably would have been the same.
A 45-point second half performance by the Eagles (1-0) catapulted them to a 65-36 season-opening victory over Grace Christian in front of their home fans.
Despite getting into early foul trouble with two starters, the Eagles finally got into a rhythm after the half.
West Point hit the hardwood for the first time this season, unfortunately both the girls and boys teams lost to Starkville in the West Point Classic.
The girls fell 57-48 before the boys were downed 81-56.
A complete recap of the girls game will be in Sunday's edition of the Daily Times Leader. The boys will be featured in Tuesday's edition.
The West Point Green Wave moved one week closer to Jackson Friday night with a convincing 56-20 over New Hope in district play.
The victory paces them at 6-1 and a second place finish in the district which means a first round matchup with Neshoba Central next Friday at home at 7 p.m.
For the complete story, pick up Sunday's edition of the Daily Times Leader.
COLUMBUS - Hebron Christian falls to 2-3 after Thursday night's loss to Starkville Academy 61-25.
Down 41-11 at the half, the Lady Eagles were held to just two points before finally getting back in the ball game in the fourth.
The Lady Eagles went on a 9-4 run with seven points by Tori Nichols to cut the deficit to 30 with 4:30 left to play.
The Lady Vols held on for the win and gave up just three points down the stretch.
Hebron hosts Grace Christian next Monday.
As far as West Point High Schoolâ€™s football season finale goes, head coach Chris Chambless has had a simple message for his football team this week:
â€śItâ€™s time to finish what weâ€™ve started.â€ť
And what the Green Wave have started has led to an opportunity at a third straight division championship.
Tonight, thatâ€™s exactly what West Point will be aiming for when they host New Hope in the final regular season game of the 2011.
Pay attention to www.dailytimesleader.com late tonight to see how the playoff seeding has unfolded.
CANTON - Oak Hill Academy were out-muscled and at times struggled defensively as they dropped their first game of the 2011-12 season Wednesday afternoon, 47-39 to the reigning MAIS Class AAA champions Jackson Academy.
"We just didn't play well enough to win," head coach Stan Hughey said. "It's a tough loss, I thought we really had a chance to play with them."
COLUMBUS - Despite a 25-point performance from Tori Nichols, Heritage Academy pulled out a nail biter Tuesday night, clipping the Lady Eagles 54-44.
Down by six points after the opening quarter Hebron (2-2) scored seven points in the last two minutes to take a 21-19 lead before Rachel Hollivay's put back on a rebound tied it at 21 at the buzzer for Heritage.