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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.

Clay County girls putting hoops on the map

February 8, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
Teams who have played the Hebron Christian Lady Eagles, the Oak Hill Academy Lady Raiders and the West Point Lady Green Wave already know how hard it is to beat these Clay County girls.
Over the next week, the rest of the state is about to find out the same thing, as Hebron and Oak Hill have already advanced to the second round of the playoffs, after sweeping their respective district tournaments.
West Point began entered into their first playoff game last night, against the Saltillo girls.

Green Wave hoops to host Saltillo, New Hope tonight to start playoffs

February 7, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The West Point basketball program did not end the district portion of its season the way they had hoped, getting swept by Oxford, on the road.
The good news is that the slate is wiped clean, as all of the district rivals come to West Point this week for the 2011 district tournament.
“Everybody’s record right now is zero and zero,” said West Point boys head coach Brad Cox. “The season has started over.”
The boys finished the season at No. 2 in the district, so they will start off tonight, against New Hope, at 8:30.

Hebron girls crush Winona to win district tournament

February 7, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The Hebron Christian Lady Eagles were unbeatable in district play during the regular season. They can now add unbeatable against district teams in the post-season as well.
Last week, the girls enjoyed a bye, going into this year’s opening playoff round, but they were back on the court by Friday night, taking on Calhoun Academy. The Lady Cougars fell victim to the Hebron squad for the third time this season.

Eagles head to central state after third-place tourney finish

February 7, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
Last week started out very well for the Hebron Christian Eagles, who defeated the Central Academy Vikings to begin the 2011 district tournament at Central.
That win guaranteed the Eagles a spot at today’s Central State Tournament in Winona. The boys returned to the court on Friday night to play the next round, only to fall to Kemper for the second time this season.
After the loss to the Rams, however, the Eagles rebounded with a district tournament finale win over Winona Christian, by a 53-38 score.

Hebron games moved to tonight

February 3, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
An unexpected winter storm formed over the state this week, causing a number of athletic postponements on Thursday night.
Hebron’s two basketball teams were victims of this storm, seeing their district tournament games at Macon canceled due to Thursday ice and snow on the road.
The boys were scheduled to play Kemper Academy at 5 p.m., and the girls were slated to take on Calhoun Academy during the 7 o’clock match. Calhoun defeated Winona to play in the game against a Hebron girls club that had a bye early in the week.

Ice pushes Oxford showdown back again

February 3, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The last time West Point was supposed to go to Oxford for a district doubleheader, a January 11 winter storm hit Mississippi, postponing the games.
The makeup date? It was supposed to have been last night, but another “rare” winter storm threatened most of the state and forced cancellations and postponements, including the games in question.
This afternoon, the two teams will try and end the division play once and for all, when West Point travels to take on the Chargers, starting at 3 p.m.

Raider teams to start tournament play at Winston Academy tonight

February 3, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The Oak Hill Academy Raider basketball program will test its strength tonight, in the opening round of district tournament play at Winston Academy.
The boys will taking on Carroll Academy, while the girls will be facing Winston on its home court.
During the regular season, the Raiders had two meetings with the Rebels, splitting the series.
The first game was a December 17 match at home against Carroll. John Wesley Williamson (17(), Steven Jones (13) and Reid Posey (13) led the offense to a 69-63 win.

Kirk slides past Raiders 50-47

February 1, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
In Sunday’s edition of the Daily Times Leader, the Oak Hill Academy girls recap from Lamar ran in place of the boys’ story.

In the season’s final home game, against Lamar, the Oak Hill Academy Raiders spread the offense around just right, completing a 42-40 win over the visitors.
Lamar jumped out to an 8-7 lead after one and continued its lead after two, going into the half with a 21-17 lead.
In the second half, however, the Oak Hill boys’ defense stepped it up, allowing just five points to the Lamar boys, while scoring 14 in the third period.

Oak Hill girls fall to Kirk in finale

February 1, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
After playing three home games last week, the Oak Hill Academy Lady Raider (21-8; 6-0) had one last contest to play. This time they would hit the road to play the Kirk Academy Lady Raiders in Grenada.
With the district tournament looming just a couple of days away, the Oak Hill girls fell to Kirk 51-36.
“We went in there on their senior night, and they were really intense,” said head coach Stan Hughey. “We were not able to match that kind of intensity. You can’t get down like that to a good team. We’ve got a lot of work to do before Friday.”

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