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December 22nd

Schools gearing up for magical second half

December 22, 2011

West Point
The Green Wave closed out the first half the season with a pair losses and a losing record.
At, 5-9, several of those losses came at the hands of some of the most talented teams in the state in including Tupelo twice (once in OT), Kemper County and Starkville twice, then ranked no.1 in the state. They’ve gotten off to an ideal start in the region, earning their first victory over Saltillo.
But head coach Brad Cox knows they haven’t hit their peek yet and still trying to get all the pieces in the right spots.

December 21st

West Point close out first half with road losses

December 21, 2011

The West Point Green Wave closed out the first half of the 2011-12 season on a sour note.
Tuesday night’s 50-33 loss at the Ridgeland Holiday tournament to the host Titans, capped off a tough first half for the boys who are currently sitting at 5-9 overall and 1-0 in the district.
Leading 18-17 at the half, West Point struggled offensively early in the third quarter allowing the Titans to get right back in the ball game.

WP Parks and Rec now offers youth basketball for free

December 21, 2011

In the spirt of the holiday season, the West Point Parks and Recreation Department is doing a little giving of their own by offering the 2012 youth basketball season for free. Yep, at no cost, What a perfect gift.

Parks and Rec director James Crowley made the announcement this week to make sure that everyone will be able to have a little fun on the hardwood. The department already has a free adult league, so it made sense to carry it over into the youth division.

Green Wave fall at Ridgeland tourney

December 21, 2011

RIDGELAND - The West Point girls and boys basketball teams closed out the first half of the 2011-12 season Tuesday with a pair of losses to Ridgeland.

Wilma Davis and Adrianna Billups finished in double figures, but after another slow start, the girls would eventually fall in another heartbreaker 45-42.

Down 13-3 after the first quarter, West Point responded with a 12-point second half effort and trailed at the half, 19-15.

Davis led the girls with 14-points and Billups finished with 10. Taylor McCrary rounded out the top scorers with nine.

December 19th

Tupelo doubles up West Point

December 19, 2011

After picking up their first district victories of the season Friday, the Green Wave couldn't keep that momentum going against Tupelo.

The girls lost a heartbreaker 54-50 despite 13-points apiece from Kinyatta Pittman and Taylor McCrary. The boys were handed their second loss to the Golden Wave tho season, 60-51.

Complete recap in the Tuesday edition of the DTL.

Oak Hill wraps up first half of the basketball season

December 19, 2011

Oak Hill Academy followed up their impressive sweep of Leake on Friday night with a pair of wins over Manchester Academy in Yazoo City on Saturday.

The Lady Raiders remained undefeated in district 2AA play with a with a 53-33 win over the Lady Mavs. Shay Atkins led the girls with 14-points while Tori Ellis finished with 13-points.

The Raiders scored in double digits in the second and third quarter and pulled out a 48-45 win to move to 3-1 in the region. AJ Jones proved the fire power with 17-points while John Wesley Williamson had 16.

December 18th

Miller, Wilson named to All-State Second Team Offense

December 18, 2011

The final list has been completed for the high school football season, and West Point was represented.

Offensive lineman Carson Miller and Romia Wilson were named to the All-State Second Team Offense by the Clarion-Ledger this weekend.

Miller and Wilson, both seniors, helped the Green Wave reach the second round of the 5A playoffs this season and finish with an overall record of 8-5.

Wilson played for Mississippi in the MS/AL All-Star game two weeks ago while Miller suited up for the North in the Bernard Blackwell game this past Saturday in Biloxi.

December 17th

Raiders, Lady Raiders sweep Leake Academy in district play

December 17, 2011

They say games are won or lost at the free-throw line. Friday night, in arguably the biggest game of the season to determine early supremacy in the district, Oak Hill proved why they have won the last two district titles. They were clutch.
The Lady Raiders went 10-for-12 at the line in the final three minutes to hold off No.1 ranked Leake Academy 61-57.
The Raiders, looking for their third straight victory for the second time this season, followed with a win of their own, holding down the Rebels 74-68.

Green Wave earn first district victories

December 17, 2011

What better way to get out of a slump than with a district win. After all, come February, those are the only records that matter.
Friday, the West Point girls, who have lost four of the last five ball games, earned a big win at home defeating Saltillo 47-36. The victory pushes them up to 6-6 on the year and a clean 1-0 record in the region.
Meanwhile the boys snapped a two-game slide with a 68-51 win.
The girls got off to slow start, struggling at times to get the offensive rebounds as baskets didn’t come easy for both squads.

Hebron pulls off road sweep

December 17, 2011

The Hebron Christian School Eagles were happy to see a close game go their way, while the Starkville Christian School Cougars fought back, but couldn’t close out.
In boys’ Christian school basketball action prior to the Christmas break, Hebron defeated Starkville Christian 48-46 at the Cougar Cave.
SCS rallied from a 28-18 halftime deficit to take a 42-40 lead on a basket by Ben Jamerson with 4:40 remaining in the game, but the homestanding Cougars were out-scored 8-4 down the stretch and a winning shot attempt by Chris Hortsmeyer fell off the mark.

 

 

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