Thursday night, West Point played host to the Okolona Chieftains. Also on Thursday, the Wave welcomed back their football players to the court. The Green Wave outscored the Chieftains 23-7 in the second quarter allowing for West Point to pull away and control the rest of the game. The Wave defeated Okolona 68-38. The top scorers for West Point against Okolona were Juan Davis (12 points), Tre Williams (10 points), and A.J. Jones (8 points).
Hebron Christian opened up their Region 3 campaign against the region-favorite Winona Christian Thursday night. It took more than four quarters for Gary Vaughn and his Eagles and their electric fans to get by the Stars. A Troy Arnold put-back in overtime gave Hebron all they needed with a 54-52 victory.
â€śIt was a big district win for us,â€ť commented Coach Vaughn after the win, â€śIâ€™m just real proud of them, this was a team victory.â€ť
In the opening game of the MAIS Classification A District 3 games, Hebron Christian played host to Winona Christian on Thursday. Head Coach William Cotton was absent due to an illness, leaving the Lady Eagles under the direction of Assistant Coach MP.
The Lady Eagles stayed competitive with Winona only trailing the Lady Stars by 5 points at halftime. The second half was a different story as Hebron was unable to cope with Winonaâ€™s full court press and were routed 56-28.
On Thursday night, the Lady Wave played one of their better games of the season so far. West Point played host to Okolona and defeated the Lady Chieftains 55-39. West Point had excellent bench play as the subs scored a combined 23 points. Qiayon Bailey led the Lady Wave against Okolona with 23 points. Also leading in scoring were Alexis Gates 9 points, Tyshia McCurry with 6 points, and Anqulisha Evans with 5 points.
It's been 12 years since Annie Barnes has seen her sister Jessie.
Jessie has been classified as a "Missing Person" since July 7, 2000, and she was last seen by family in the vicinity of the 800 block of Little Street in West Point.
"We call her Little Jessie because she is the baby of the four children my mother had," Barnes said.
Barnes' mother, Katie Ruth has taken the disappearance hard.
"She has been devastated ever since the day we found out "Little Jessie" had disappeared," she said.
Oak Hill Academy Headmaster Yandall Harris is accepted into the West Point Rotary Club on Monday by club President Dwight Dyess. Harris took over as head of OHA this fall, and he has been a regular at the Rotary Club over the course of the last few months.
Hannah McVay and Amber White work hard on Thursday to get Outdoor Gear ready for the Moonlight Madness Sale today at the Mossy Oak Mall. Both Outdoor Gear and The Mossy Oak Store will be open from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. tonight. All day, customers will be able to draw their discount at the checkout for savings up to 40% off. There will be additional specials from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. Photo by Donna Harris
City employee David Ellis helps Keasia Townsend hang an ornament on the Community Christmas Tree that will be lit tonight at 6 p.m. Photo by Bryan Davis
The West Point Green Wave and Lady Wave will play host in an important rivalry game tonight against Starkville High School. The Lady Jackets will get things started against the girls of West Point at 6 p.m.
The boys will follow with their game immediately following that action.