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Raiders pound Manchester after Friday loss to Leake

December 17, 2012

The Oak Hill Raiders lost their second straight game in a 58-48 loss to Leake Academy on the road Friday night before responding in a big way Saturday to pound Manchester at home in a 71-34 victory.

West Point outlasts physical Louisville 73-55

December 15, 2012

Head Coach Brad Cox and his Green Wave basketball team traveled to Louisville to take on a very challenging Wildcat club.
In a tight affair, West Point had a difficult time finding a definitive lead until the end of the third quarter. The Green Wave’s depth proved to be the key factor to their success as West Point closed out the game with a bang and a 73-55 victory.
“We knew it would be an all four-quarter type game,” commented Coach Cox after a strong road win, “it was a real physical game, and it is just great to beat Louisville here at their gym.”

Lady Wave take one on the nose to Louisville 72-33

December 15, 2012

The Lady Wave were on the road again Friday night, this time West Point headed south to take on the Louisville Lady Wildcats.
Head Coach Kendall Pickens and his Lady Wave gave a good team effort to start the game, but fell victim to a stingy Louisville defense allowing the Lady Wildcats to romp over West Point 72-33.

Hebron fights valiantly in loss to Victory Christian 69-65

December 15, 2012

Hebron Christian made the road trip to Columbus in hopes of bouncing back from a loss to Washington School on Tuesday and to complete the season sweep on Victory Christian, a team they defeated handily earlier in November.
In a Thursday night game where both teams were on fire from behind the three point arc and the floor, the Eagles found themselves behind the eight ball heading into the fourth quarter. A scrappy comeback though saw Hebron fight back into contention, but run out of time as Victory went on to win 69-65.

Lady Eagles fall to Victory 53-43

December 15, 2012

The Lady Eagles of Hebron made the short journey over to Columbus to face Victory Christian. Back in November, the Lady Eagles hosted Victory in Pheba and were defeated on a buzzer-beating three pointer, 39-38. This time around it was major foul trouble which hampered Hebron Christian as Victory Christian pulled away in the fourth quarter, winning 53-43.
“I thought we played well enough to win tonight,” said Head Coach William Cotton, “it is just hard to win on an opponent’s court sometimes.”

Wave head to Louisville, OHA to face Leake Academy on the road

December 13, 2012

Earlier this week, West Point played host to Kosciusko. The Lady Wave could not keep their momentum going Tuesday night as the Lady Whippets defeated West Point 44-35. The Green Wave though got back on track with a huge win over Kosciusko 75-29.
Friday night, West Point travels down Highway 25 to Louisville to take on the Lady Wildcats and Wildcats in what should be two great ballgames.

Hebron nearly upsets Generals in 59-49 loss

December 12, 2012

It was the fourth overtime for Hebron Christian in this very early season. The Eagles’ Taylor Coggins swished the corner three which sent the game to overtime tied at 47. But the Generals were too much for Hebron as Washington used the Eagles’ critical mistakes to turn the tide and defeat Hebron in overtime 59-49.
“It is a hard loss because it is a game that got away from us,” said Head Coach Gary Vaughn after an agonizing defeat, “We should have claimed that one and done some different things toward the final stretch.”

Lady Eagles fight hard in loss to Washington School

December 12, 2012

The Lady Eagles on Tuesday night played host to the visiting MAIS AAA Washington Lady Generals. In a game that saw Hebron Christian only trail by three points in the first half, Washington was able to pull away in the second half going on to win 54-36.
“We kept it close through the first, we just don’t have the depth that they [Washington] have,” said Head Coach William Cotton after the Lady Eagle defeat, “I knew it would be a topsy-turvy game but I am just proud of our girls.”

Is greatness still within us?

December 11, 2012

After the airing of the Heisman Trophy Presentation, ESPN showed a 30 for 30 film that documented the unfortunately short career of Vincent Edward “Bo” Jackson. The film, “You Don’t Know Bo”, was somewhat of a folktale telling the amazing feats Bo Jackson was said to have done and actually accomplished. I had the privilege to watch this documentary and thought it asked me a question, “Is greatness still within us?”

Lady Raiders win a pair over the weekend

December 11, 2012

Oak Hill had a weekend to remember in sweeps over Winston Academy and North Delta in two consecutive days. Stan Hughey’s Lady Raiders advanced to 2-0 in the district after the Friday night 60-37 victory against the Lady Patriots in which three Oak Hill players scored in double figures: Maegen Eliis and Anna Ready with 13 each, and Rachel Hendon with 12 to go along with 10 rebounds. Shay Atkins came close to another double-double with nine points and 10 boards. Sarah Dill scored seven off the bench.

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