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January 6th, 2014

Lady Raiders blowout North Delta, 52-22

January 6, 2014

By Will Nations
sports@dailytimesleader.com

GRENADA – Stan Hughey expressed before the start of the 2013-14 season that his team needed to find a third or fourth double-digit scorer for his youthful Lady Raiders.
The Oak Hill Girls’ Head Coach may have just found a trio that can provide him with the needed numbers to be successful in the month of January and the tough stretch of District 2-AA games.

January 3rd

Calvert gets it done in frontcourt

January 3, 2014

By Will Nations
sports@dailytimesleader.com

It could be a tough time for senior Demarius Calvert inside the paint as a member of the West Point Green Wave frontcourt.
Yet the undersized, 6-foot-2-inch power forward does not let any problem with a height disadvantage become a decisive factor in his performance on the court.
With an incredible vertical leap and confidence in his personal ability, Calvert has learned to even the playing field against his bigger opponents, continuing to prove many doubters that he belongs with the big guys down low.

January 2nd

OAK HILL CONTINUES TOURNEY STRETCH

January 2, 2014

Lady Raiders, Raiders head to Kirk Academy Classic

DTL staff

Oak Hill Academy's basketball teams continue their holiday tournament stretch today in the Kirk Academy 2014 Basketball Classic in Grenada.
The Lady Raiders tip off against the Carroll Academy Lady Rebels at 10:30 a.m. on the campus of Kirk Academy, followed by the boys match-up with Carroll slated for 11:45 a.m. The opening games start a three-game stretch in the classic as Oak Hill will play North Delta School Friday afternoon and DeSoto School Saturday morning.

December 19th, 2013

West Point splits doubleheader with Houston

December 19, 2013

By Will Nations
sports@dailytimesleader.com

Boys: West Point 89, Houston 51

The West Point Green Wave (11-1) extended its winning streak to eight games with an easy, 89-51 win over the Houston Hilltoppers (3-5) Tuesday night on the campus of West Point High School in West Point.

December 17th

Oak Hill gets district wins over Manchester

December 17, 2013

DTL staff

GIRLS: LADY RAIDERS 54,
LADY MAVERICKS 28

YAZOO CITY— A 44-9 halftime advantage was large enough to secure Oak Hill’s first District 2-AA win of the 2013-14 season, as the Lady Raiders (8-6; 1-1 District 2-AA) routed the Manchester Academy Lady Mavericks, 54-28, Saturday on the campus of Manchester Academy.
Sophomore Sarah Dill led Oak Hill with 14 points, senior point guard Maegan Ellis added 12 points and Sydney Holton contributed with nine points.

Lady Panthers pull away from Lady Wave

December 17, 2013

DTL staff

MACON — Only leading by two points at halftime, the Quitman Lady Panthers proved their mettle in the second half, pulling away from the West Point Lady Wave for a 55-41 win Saturday afternoon at the Coleman-Triplett Classic on the campus of Noxubee County High School.
Shamaya Lyles and Alexis Gates led a reeling West Point (3-7) with 13 points each -- leading all scorers. Qiayon Bailey added six points in the losing effort.
Palexus Pittman led Quitman with 10 points -- the only Lady Panther to reach double figures.

Green Wave pulls away from Quitman, 72-49

December 17, 2013

By Will Nations
sports@dailytimesleader.com

MACON — West Point did not have an ample time to celebrate its tight, hard-fought 74-66 victory over a talented Tupelo Golden Wave team on Friday night.
The Green Wave (10-1) made a quick 16-hour turnaround and 32-mile trip south to Noxubee County High School as they defeated the Quitman Panthers, 72-49, Saturday at the Coleman-Triplett Classic.
“Quitman was a big, athletic team,” West Point Head Coach Brad Cox said. “We were able to take their defensive pressure and make it an advantage for us.

December 13th

West Point, Tupelo tip off tonight

December 13, 2013

By Will Nations
sports@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Green Wave was searching for a signature win to open the 2013-14 basketball season.
A program that waited over 20 seasons to claim a district title in 2012 — its first district title since 1989 — the Wave had not been as well renowned for their prowess on the hardwood, unlike West Point's football program on the gridiron.

December 12th

Rebels victorious over Oak Hill

December 12, 2013

DTL staff

Raiders 54, Rebels 66

MADDEN –– Leake Academy's returning District 2-AA Player of the Year Alex Shepherd was too much for Oak Hill to handle in its opening game of the District 2-AA campaign Tuesday evening.
The 6-foot-3-inch junior point guard scored a game-high 34 points, and the Leake Rebels (8-2; 1-0 District 2-AA) secured a 66-54 win over the Oak Hill Raiders (5-5; 0-1 District 2-AA) in a MAIS Basketball game.
Oak Hill's Drake Riley collected a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Drew Riley scored 14 points in the Raiders' fourth loss in the past five games.

Hebron defeats Kemper

December 12, 2013

By Will Nations
sports@dailytimesleader.com

Lady Eagles 58,
Lady Rams 29

PHEBA — Rebekah Falkner scored a game-high 16 points, Holly Hudson and Alaina Hill reached double figures with 10 points each and the Hebron Christian Lady Eagles (3-2; 3-0 District 3-A) defeated the Kemper Lady Rams, 58-29, in a MAIS basketball game Tuesday on the campus of Hebron Christian School.
“When you get an early lead, it allows you to work on the specifics with the first unit,” Hebron Head Coach Bruce Franks said. “We need all them hitting on the same cylinders.”

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