January 16th, 2012
ABERDEEN - West Point had four players finish in double figures Saturday, and despite a tough effort the second time around, Aberdeen still came out on top, 86-83.
âWe did a lot of things very well,â head coach Brad Cox said.
The Green Wave (8-12, 1-1) were solid at the line, shooting 23-of-28 and had only 14 turnovers which Cox said was remarkable for a high school game considering Aberdeen was pressing on almost every possession.
Bernaceteen Beauchamp Edwards,
Bernaceteen Beauchamp Edwards, age 72, passed away, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, at her home near Maben.
She was born April 17, 1939, in Attala County to Ruby Lee Adams and Walter Mitchell Beauchamp.
Mrs. Edwards was a nursing home aide and a member of Maben Church of God. Bernaceteen Beauchamp Edwards married Bobby Henry Edwards Feb. 6, 1955, in West Point.
The Oak Hill Raiders have dropped four in a row after their 63-56 overtime loss to Leake on Saturday in District 2AA play. The Lady Raiders were handed their first loss in the district, falling to the Lady Rebels 52-44. The girls dropped to 5-1 in the district.
West Point lost in a heartbreaker to Aberdeen, 86-82 in the final of the aberdeen tournament.
Oak Hill once showed why defense is their bread and butter. They can shoot pretty good too.
Friday night, the Lady Raiders had one of their best defensive performances of the season with a 62-19 win over Canton. The victory moves them to 18-5 on the year, but more importantly 5-0 in MAIS District 2AA.
âIâve tried to convince this bunch that thatâs our identity,â head coach Stan Hughey said. âOur ability to guard people.â
In the two games prior, especially against Marshall, the girls were able to shut down the opponents top offensive weapon.
ABERDEEN - West Pointâs recent success has come from a lot of factors, but head coach Brad Cox points to his defense.
The Green Wave picked up their third win in four games Thursday, 85-62 over West Oktibbeha.
âOur defense has been getting better over the last few games,â he said. âJust the effort and intensity has been better and the guys are buying into that. Theyâre starting to see when you play defense well, we can get things in transition and open some things up.â
Hebron continued to move up the district tables on Friday with a 44-23 win over Winona.
The victory, their fourth in a row, moved them to 4-1 in the standings, second to only Kemper.
The Lady Eagles, 15-7, jumped out to a 15-2 lead after the first quarter, really keeping the Stars on their heels offensively.
Winona clamped down in the second quarter, forcing several turnovers with a 3-2 half court trap and scored nine points. They still trailed by double digits at the half, 23-11.
Looking to stay in the hunt for a first place position in the district, Oak Hill needed to defeat Canton, time simply ran out.
AJ Jones drove to the lane with seconds remaining to cut the lead to two, but time ran out before head coach Brian Middleton could call a time-out as Canton Academy held on for a 62-60 win.
It was the third consecutive loss for Oak Hill since their season long seven game winning streak in December.
In a second half that had 12 lead changes, Canton took the lead, 53-51 with less than four minutes left to play and held on for the rough ride.
Dixie Lucille Jones Brownlee
Dixie Lucille Jones Brownlee age 87, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus.
Funeral services are Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, with Dr. Shawn Parker officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Vernon Cemetery. Visitation is Saturday from 9:30 until service time, at the funeral home.
James L. âBig Jimâ Walker
James L. âBig Jimâ Walker, age 82, of Carthage passed away Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012, in Jackson.
He was born Dec. 16, 1929, in Cave-in-Rock, Iii., to the late Nina Wigginton and Charles Clarence Walker. He was a tube mill operator for Blazon Flexible Flyer in West Point. He resided in West Point about 40 years then moved to Carthage. He married Melita Mae Shipp Walker who preceded him in death March 8, 1991.
Bertha Lee Brown
Bertha Lee Brown, age 82, passed away Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, in St. Louis, Mo.
Funeral services are Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, at 11 a.m. from Third Mt. Olive M.B. Church, with the Rev. Al Lathan officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation is today, from 3 â 6 p.m. at Carter's Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter's Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.