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February 9th, 2011

Robertson’s free throws send Green Wave to playoffs

February 9, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
Two weeks ago, Laquintis Robertson threw up a last-second shot against the New Hope Trojans, in overtime. Everyone on West Point’s side thought for sure Robertson drew a foul on the missed shot, which would have allowed the senior a chance to tie the game with free throws.
He didn’t get the foul call, and the Green Wave fell by two.
On Tuesday night, West Point found themselves in the exact situation. Tied 50-50 with New Hope, in overtime, Robertson went to the air for a last-second would be winning shot, and the New Hope defenders were all over him.

West Point girls claw Lady Tigers 68-55

February 9, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
Tuesday night was the first round of the district tournament for the West Point Lady Green Wave basketball team, and that meant one thing. The winner would advance to the championship game, and the loser would go home for good.
Facing the Saltillo Tigers for the third time this season, the Lady Wave had few problems with the Lady Tigers, running up an early lead, and eventually taking the game 68-55.

Nichols’ 45 points get Hebron past Central Holmes

February 9, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
Central Holmes blocked the Hebron Christian Lady Eagles’ outside game very well on Tuesday night, but they could not control Tori Nichols, who took passes from her teammates and put them into the goal at will to lead her team to a 57-43 win over the Lady Trojans.
Nichols would eventually shoot for 45 points against the Central Holmes defense, that was completely ineffective under the goal.
“They (Central Holmes) guarded the perimeter out wide, and we got some good passes to Tori, and she did a good job of finishing,” said Hebron head coach Greg Watkins.

Hebron rolls past Sharkey-Issaquena

February 9, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
Coming into the Central State tournament on Tuesday night, the Hebron Christian Eagles needed a good start to secure a spot at the State Tournament in Benton next week.
They got that start against the delta boys from Sharkey-Issaquena Academy. They defeated the Confederates 62-46.
Carlton Clay, who came into the game with a slightly injured thumb, proved he was ready to go, as he scored 33 points on the night. That combined with a good outside game led to the Hebron win.

February 8th

Clay County girls putting hoops on the map

February 8, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
Teams who have played the Hebron Christian Lady Eagles, the Oak Hill Academy Lady Raiders and the West Point Lady Green Wave already know how hard it is to beat these Clay County girls.
Over the next week, the rest of the state is about to find out the same thing, as Hebron and Oak Hill have already advanced to the second round of the playoffs, after sweeping their respective district tournaments.
West Point began entered into their first playoff game last night, against the Saltillo girls.

February 7th

Green Wave hoops to host Saltillo, New Hope tonight to start playoffs

February 7, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The West Point basketball program did not end the district portion of its season the way they had hoped, getting swept by Oxford, on the road.
The good news is that the slate is wiped clean, as all of the district rivals come to West Point this week for the 2011 district tournament.
“Everybody’s record right now is zero and zero,” said West Point boys head coach Brad Cox. “The season has started over.”
The boys finished the season at No. 2 in the district, so they will start off tonight, against New Hope, at 8:30.

Hebron girls crush Winona to win district tournament

February 7, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The Hebron Christian Lady Eagles were unbeatable in district play during the regular season. They can now add unbeatable against district teams in the post-season as well.
Last week, the girls enjoyed a bye, going into this year’s opening playoff round, but they were back on the court by Friday night, taking on Calhoun Academy. The Lady Cougars fell victim to the Hebron squad for the third time this season.

Eagles head to central state after third-place tourney finish

February 7, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
Last week started out very well for the Hebron Christian Eagles, who defeated the Central Academy Vikings to begin the 2011 district tournament at Central.
That win guaranteed the Eagles a spot at today’s Central State Tournament in Winona. The boys returned to the court on Friday night to play the next round, only to fall to Kemper for the second time this season.
After the loss to the Rams, however, the Eagles rebounded with a district tournament finale win over Winona Christian, by a 53-38 score.

February 3rd

Hebron games moved to tonight

February 3, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
An unexpected winter storm formed over the state this week, causing a number of athletic postponements on Thursday night.
Hebron’s two basketball teams were victims of this storm, seeing their district tournament games at Macon canceled due to Thursday ice and snow on the road.
The boys were scheduled to play Kemper Academy at 5 p.m., and the girls were slated to take on Calhoun Academy during the 7 o’clock match. Calhoun defeated Winona to play in the game against a Hebron girls club that had a bye early in the week.

Ice pushes Oxford showdown back again

February 3, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The last time West Point was supposed to go to Oxford for a district doubleheader, a January 11 winter storm hit Mississippi, postponing the games.
The makeup date? It was supposed to have been last night, but another “rare” winter storm threatened most of the state and forced cancellations and postponements, including the games in question.
This afternoon, the two teams will try and end the division play once and for all, when West Point travels to take on the Chargers, starting at 3 p.m.

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