STARKVILLE â€“ The West Point girls basketball team had their three-game winning streak snapped Friday night, 59-45. In their three losses this season, two have come at the hands of the Lady Yellowjackets. First year head coach Murray Woody said the difference was rebounding.
â€śThey made some mistakes, we made some mistakes, but we didnâ€™t rebound the basketball and got beat on the offensive glass,â€ť he said. â€śOther than that I thought our effort was good, our hustle was good, and we closed the gap some. We just got beat on the boards.â€ť
STARKVILLE - West Point's boys and girls basketball teams were handed losses for the second time this season by the Yellowjackets.
The girls lost 59-45, snapping a three game winning streak while the Wave lost their second in a row, 82-45.
Complete recap in the Sunday edition.
Elizabeth Lawshe Miller
Elizabeth Lawshe Miller, age 89, passed away Friday, Dec. 2, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point. Elizabeth Lawshe Miller was born March 12, 1922, in Water Valley, to the late Robert Burnie and Nina Edgar Lawshe. After graduating from Water Valley High School and Mississippi State College for Women, she taught home economics at Hickory Flat High School and later served as Home Demonstration Agent in Clay County for the Mississippi Extension Service.
Zy'Derrion Benard Williams
Zy'Derrion Benard Williams, two week old infant son of Troyal Benard Williams Jr., and Latasha Renae Williams, passed away Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.
Graveside services are Friday, Dec. 2, 2011, at 4 p.m. from New Hope M.B. Church Cemetery in Artesia.
Visitation is today, from 2 â€“ 5 p.m. at Carter's Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter's Mortuary Services are in charge of arrangements.
Christine Smith Trawick
Christine Smith Trawick, age 94, passed away Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011, at Waverly Personal Care Home.
East Mississippi had one goal coming into the 2011 season and that was to win a national title.
After securing their second MACJC state football championship in three seasons, the Lions will again do battle with perennial powerhouse Arizona Western College.
This time, thereâ€™s more on the line in a national championship and the schoolâ€™s first undefeated season.
Saturday, the No. 2 Lions and No. 1 Matadors will face off in the inaugural El Toro Bowl at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Yuma, Ariz. Kickoff is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. MT (3:30 p.m. CT).
The Oak Hill Lady Raiders went on a second half onslaught Monday night, outscoring Heritage 24-9 to earn a 44-33 over the Lady Pats for the second time this season.
Tori Ellis scored a game-high 18 points to lead the Lady Raiders, who were were handed just their second loss of the season last week to Starkville Academy.
Rachel Herndon chipped in with nine points as Maegan Ellis and Shay Atkins contributed with six and five respectively,
Hebron girls head basketball coach William Cotton said he would have liked to have won by double digits but a nine point margin is still a victory. The Lady Eagles went on a 10-point run in the last four minutes to seal their sixth win on the season Monday night, 52-43 over MAIS AA Carroll Academy.
Cotton admits the girls were a little rusty coming off the Thanksgiving break.
â€śOur timing was off, our speed passes were off,â€ť he said. â€śWe just werenâ€™t clicking on all cylinders, but we played good enough to win.
THURSDAY, DEC. 1
The West Point Music Coterie will have their annual Christmas Concert at West End Baptist Church at 7 p.m. The title of the performance is â€śLet Christmas Begin.â€ť
SUNDAY, DEC. 4
Carruthers Turns 80
Eliza Carruthers turned 80 years old Friday Nov. 18. She celebrated her birthday with family and friends Nov. 12, at Ryan's Steak House in Columbus, including her husband, James Carruthers and their five children, Mildred Griffin, Dorothy McQuarters, Rickey Cannon, Carolyn Donald and Janice Tillman, ten grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.