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. Theyâ€™ve gotten off to an ideal start in the region, earning their first victory over Saltillo.
But head coach Brad Cox knows they havenâ€™t hit their peek yet and still trying to get all the pieces in the right spots.
The West Point Green Wave closed out the first half of the 2011-12 season on a sour note.
Tuesday nightâ€™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.
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.
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.
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.
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 didnâ€™t come easy for both squads.
The Hebron Christian School Eagles were happy to see a close game go their way, while the Starkville Christian School Cougars fought back, but couldnâ€™t close out.
In boysâ€™ 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.