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Oak Hill girls head to AA State Tourney

February 15, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The Oak Hill Academy Lady Raiders are in the AA State Tournament. The girls secured the No. 3 spot out of North State with a 46-40 Monday night win over Simpson Academy.
The Lady Cougars got the benefit of a dozen missed free throws from the Lady Raiders, in the first half, but they were unable to make it last, scoring a combined 18 points in the second half.
Coming off a 44-26 loss to Kirk on Saturday, the Lady Raiders stayed alive in the playoffs with the win over Simpson.

Eagles’ season ends in overtime battle

February 15, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The Hebron Christian School Eagles hoops team made a valiant effort to keep their state tournament hopes alive on Monday. Unfortunately for the Hebron boys, Heidelberg Academy’s team was able to outlast them with a 51-44 overtime win.
“The guys played really well,” said Hebron head coach Greg Watkins. “We were one shot away from being in the quarter finals. These boys worked hard and achieved a whole lot over the course of the year.”

Green Wave to face Gentry tonight

February 14, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
Friday night’s district title loss to the Oxford Chargers left the West Point Green Wave disappointed all weekend. Green Wave head coach Brad Cox, however, drove one point home to his boys. They are still alive and playing basketball.
“They took the loss pretty hard because of everything they put into it this year,” Cox said on Monday. “There are a lot of teams at home though. We’re one of the few teams still playing basketball.”

Hebron girls use defense to get past Newton at State Tournament

February 14, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The Hebron Christian Lady Eagles narrowly missed claiming the No. 1 seed going into the State Tournament on Monday, in a 55-54 overtime loss to Sharkey-Issaquena on Saturday.
The Hebron girls, however, got off to a good start at Benton Academy on Monday, defeating Newton Academy 46-22 to start the state tourney.
The Lady Eagles jumped out to an early four-point lead after one quarter. The offense was only able to get eight points on the board, but the defense held the Newton girls in check, with just four points.

Lady Wave beats Oxford, will host Indianola-Gentry

February 12, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
West Point Lady Wave senior Kelsei Ewings earned her title as All-District Tournament Player on Friday night, as she helped lead her team to a 69-54 win over the Oxford Lady Chargers. The Lady Wave will now host the first round of the North State Tournament tomorrow night.

Oxford takes title, Wave hits the road

February 12, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
There isn’t any quit in the West Point Green Wave boys basketball team. That being said, the Oxford Chargers are not going to give any either.
Both teams knew this going into Friday night’s district championship game at West Point High School. The first time they played, West Point won by nine. The second time, it was Oxford on top at the end by 19 points.
On Friday night, it was anybody’s game through three quarters. In the fourth, however, the Chargers broke away for 24 points, leaving West Point in the dust in a 71-61 final.

Robertson’s free throws send Green Wave to playoffs

February 9, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
Two weeks ago, Laquintis Robertson threw up a last-second shot against the New Hope Trojans, in overtime. Everyone on West Point’s side thought for sure Robertson drew a foul on the missed shot, which would have allowed the senior a chance to tie the game with free throws.
He didn’t get the foul call, and the Green Wave fell by two.
On Tuesday night, West Point found themselves in the exact situation. Tied 50-50 with New Hope, in overtime, Robertson went to the air for a last-second would be winning shot, and the New Hope defenders were all over him.

West Point girls claw Lady Tigers 68-55

February 9, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
Tuesday night was the first round of the district tournament for the West Point Lady Green Wave basketball team, and that meant one thing. The winner would advance to the championship game, and the loser would go home for good.
Facing the Saltillo Tigers for the third time this season, the Lady Wave had few problems with the Lady Tigers, running up an early lead, and eventually taking the game 68-55.

Nichols’ 45 points get Hebron past Central Holmes

February 9, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
Central Holmes blocked the Hebron Christian Lady Eagles’ outside game very well on Tuesday night, but they could not control Tori Nichols, who took passes from her teammates and put them into the goal at will to lead her team to a 57-43 win over the Lady Trojans.
Nichols would eventually shoot for 45 points against the Central Holmes defense, that was completely ineffective under the goal.
“They (Central Holmes) guarded the perimeter out wide, and we got some good passes to Tori, and she did a good job of finishing,” said Hebron head coach Greg Watkins.

Hebron rolls past Sharkey-Issaquena

February 9, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
Coming into the Central State tournament on Tuesday night, the Hebron Christian Eagles needed a good start to secure a spot at the State Tournament in Benton next week.
They got that start against the delta boys from Sharkey-Issaquena Academy. They defeated the Confederates 62-46.
Carlton Clay, who came into the game with a slightly injured thumb, proved he was ready to go, as he scored 33 points on the night. That combined with a good outside game led to the Hebron win.

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