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February 22nd, 2015
The Oxford Lady Chargers (22-7) used a strong first-half finish and 11 total 3-pointers, dispatching the West Point Lady Wave 65-52 in the MHSAA District 2-5A championship game Saturday at West Point High School.
West Point (15-15) overcame a five-point deficit for a 15-11 advantage at the end of the first quarter. During the second quarter, the Lady Wave stretched its advantage to 20-11 with 3:50 left in the quarter, but then the Lady Chargers surged. Sparked by three straight 3-pointers of seven in the first half, Oxford entered the break on an 18-2 run.
The West Point Lady Wave might garner a little more respect with its current form on the basketball court.
After a six-win 2013-14 season, the Lady Wave (15-14) squares off against the Oxford Lady Chargers for a MHSAA District 2-5A title at 6 p.m. tonight at West Point High School. Already in the postseason, West Point could lock up a first-round bye with a win.
â€śIt feels great to play for a district championship,â€ť West Point Head Coach Dashmond Daniel said. â€śWe have reached all our goals for this season and adding a district championship would be the icing on the cake.â€ť
CLEVELAND â€“ Dominating in the majority of the statistical columns all night, the Leake Academy Rebelettes had to wait until the fourth quarter for any comfort of a win.
Leake sophomore Anna Evans recorded a double-double with 18 points and 13 rebounds along with three blocks, helping the Rebelettes dispatch the Oak Hill Lady Raiders 57-41 in the MAIS North-AA tournamentâ€™s semifinals Friday night at Bayou Academy.
Oak Hill junior Sarah Dill scored a game-high 17 points. Sydney Holton added eight points, and sister Maddie netted seven for the Lady Raiders. Tanner Grubbs had two blocks.
BELZONI â€“ Hebron Christian's basketball teams advanced with wins to the MAIS Class-A North-Central tournament's semifinals Wednesday at Humphreys Academy.
The Hebron Lady Eagles dispatched the Central Holmes Christian Lady Trojans 62-40. The Hebron Eagles downed Delta Streets Academy 57-47.
The Lady Eagles square off against Benton Academy at 5:15 p.m. today, and the Eagles face Kemper Academy at 7:45 tonight at Humphreys Academy in Belzoni.
CLEVELAND â€“ The Oak Hill basketball teams split a pair of MAIS Class-AA North tournament quarterfinals Wednesday at Bayou Academy.
The Oak Hill Raiders missed three opportunities to win the game in the final 30 seconds as the Riverfield Academy (La.) Raiders salvaged a 42-41 win. The Raiders finished the season with a 17-10 overall record.
The Lady Raiders defeated the Riverfield Lady Raiders 47-28, advancing to the semifinals. The Oak Hill girls play the Leake Academy Rebelettes at 5:15 p.m. today in Cleveland.
CLEVELAND â€“ The Oak Hill basketball teams opened the MAIS North-AA tournament with wins Monday at Bayou Academy.
The Oak Hill Lady Raiders squared off against the Bayou Lady Colts, and the Oak Hill Raiders played against the Kirk Academy Raiders. The two games were play-in matches for the No. 3 seeds from MAIS Districts 1-AA and 2-AA.
BY WILL NATIONS
COLUMBUS â€” The West Point basketball teams split a District 2-5A basketball doubleheader with the New Hope Lady Trojans and Trojans Tuesday night at New Hope High School.
In boysâ€™ action, New Hope used double-figure scoring from four starters, dispatching the West Point Green Wave (13-12; 0-5 District 2-5A), 72-55.
BY WILL NATIONS
PHEBA â€” The Hebron Christian Lady Eagles have been untouchable in MAIS District 3-A play for the past two seasons. With the district tournament set to begin tomorrow, Hebron wants to remain on top with back-to-back district titles while it maintains an 18-game winning streak in district.
The initial step starts in the district tournamentâ€™s semifinal round.
BY WILL NATIONS
The No. 3 seed Oak Hill Lady Raiders (20-8; 6-4 District 2-AA) opens the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools (MAIS) District 2-AA tournament against the No. 6 seed Manchester Lady Mavericks at 4 p.m. today at Canton Academy in Canton.
For Brian Middleton, the first-year Lady Raidersâ€™ head coach, it will be his inaugural district tournament to lead the Lady Raiders.
BY WILL NATIONS
The Oxford Chargers were in a shooting rhythm, and there was not much the West Point Green Wave could do to stop them.
For the second time this month, Oxford (19-4; 2-2 District 2-5A), which shot 65 percent from the field, routed West Point, 70-44, in District 2-5A play Friday at West Point High School. The Green Wave (13-11) has not won a district game in four attempts this season.