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January 19th, 2011

West Point says bring a lot of noise Friday night

January 19, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The West Point Green Wave basketball program is entering the twilight of the 2010-2011 regular season. With just a couple of weeks left, most of the remaining schedule will be made up of the season’s most important contests, district games.
After playing at home for the first time in a month on Tuesday night, the Green Wave teams will be back on the home court again tomorrow night to take on Oxford High School.
The West Point players and coaches know how crucial this game is.

West Point girls run streak to 13 with win over Starkville

January 19, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
Make it 13 in a row for the West Point Lady Green Wave (14-2; 1-0). On Tuesday night, the girls hosted the Lady Yellowjackets of Starkville High School, and though Starkville made a push in the second half, West Point held on to win the non-district game 55-46.
Starkville jumped out to an early 2-0 lead, but Adrianna Billups quickly tied things up with a lay-up. Wilma Davis followed with a two-point shot.

Green Wave falls to Starkville 71-54

January 19, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
In the two games the West Point boys lost in at the Aberdeen Tournament last weekend, they were down early, but came back playing hard in the second half. Both times the early deficits run up by Okolona and West Lowndes were too great to overcome.
On Tuesday night, the 8-8 Green Wave repeated that trend, falling behind by a large number of points to the Yellowjackets of Starkville, only to surge back in the second half, and fall in the end 71-54.

January 18th

West Point players want big crowd for Friday night

January 18, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
Prior to last night’s games against Starkville, the last time the West Point basketball players took the court in front of the home crowd was December 18. Almost a month later, the Green Wave program is not only looking to reacquainting itself with the home floor, but the two teams are looking to play some important district games.
The boys and the girls have a 1-0 record in district play, defeating Saltillo on December 17.

Heritage girls no match for Oak Hill

January 18, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
No one has been scoring off the Oak Hill Academy Lady Raiders (18-6; 5-0) lately. The Heritage Academy girls were no exception on Monday night, as they fell while hosting Oak Hill 52-33.
“We played really hard and really smart,” said Oak Hill head coach Stan Hughey.
Heritage’s top player, Rachel Hollivay, was shut down by the Oak Hill defense that allowed the college recruit just 10 points on the night.

Raiders fall to Heritage 54-31

January 18, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
When the Oak Hill Academy Raiders (9-12; 3-2) have been on this season, it’s been really hard to stop them. Take last week’s non-district game against Calhoun where they won 54-42, a game Oak Hill was in control of from the start.
The next night, however, they fell at the buzzer to district rival Carroll, on the road.
With not boys Winston team, the Raiders were forced to sit out Saturday, and they returned to the court on Monday night at Heritage. Oak Hill fell to the hosting Raiders 52-39.

January 17th

Lady Wave take second straight tourney

January 17, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The Lady Green Wave basketball players have been on a roll since December. The girls will enter tonight’s home game against Starkville with a 13-2 overall record, with a 1-0 mark in district play.
They have not lost since the beginning of the season, and they seem to be getting better every time out.
A week after claiming the first-place trophy at the Vardaman Tournament, the West Point bunch traveled to the Aberdeen Tourney this past weekend, and they won both games there to claim first-place again.

West Point readies for Starkville, Oxford after loss to West Lowndes

January 17, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The West Point Green Wave basketball team (8-7) gave up 92 points on Thursday night to Okolona to start the Aberdeen Tournament. In that game and the closing game of the tourney, the West Point boys scored more than 70 points, but they came away with a pair of loses, including Saturday night’s defeat to West Lowndes by a 83-77 score.
“We’re giving up way too many points,” said West Point head coach Brad Cox on Monday. “We’re giving up a lot of points during transition.”

Oak Hill girls crush Winston 53-19

January 17, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The Oak Hill Academy Lady Raiders (17-6; 5-0) had to stay in tournament mode for last weekend. While it’s not uncommon for the girls to play on Thursday and again on Friday, it isn’t very often the Lady Raiders have to play a third game on Saturday, especially a district match.
Oak Hill showed no worries though, as they rolled past Calhoun Academy 67-27 on Thursday night. They followed that performance up with a Friday night road win over district rival Carroll by a 54-19 score.

January 13th

Oak Hill continues three-game weekend

January 13, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
It’s not a tournament, but for the Oak Hill basketball program, it’s sure going to feel like one before the weekend is over. The Oak Hill hoops squads will be completing a three-day stretch of games tonight and tomorrow.
After playing Calhoun Academy last night, Oak Hill will play a district match against Carroll tonight, and they will make up Tuesday night’s games with Winston tomorrow.

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