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Oak Hill girls crush Carroll in 68-22 district win

December 18, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
It mattered not who the Oak Hill Academy Lady Raiders (12-5; 3-0) put in Friday night’s district game against Carroll Academy. It was going to work.
Whether it was Paige Dawkins’ 10-point first quarter, Tori Ellis’ run in the second and third or the girls coming off the bench in the fourth, there was not stopping Oak Hill, which won the game 68-22.
“We have the ability to ware people down,” said Oak Hill head coach Stan Hughey, whose team has won eight straight. “I’m really proud of that bunch. They gave us a really good effort.”

Ewings’ 29 points gets West Point win over Saltillo

December 18, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
Things might have started out slow for the West Point Lady Green Wave basketball team on Friday night, but thanks to senior Kelsei Ewings, West Point was able to overcome any early adversity to win their first district match against Saltillo 60-55.
Ewings would eventually end up with a season-high 29 points on the night.
Offensively, though, West Point got off to a bit of a slow start, scoring just seven points in the first quarter of play. They finished the quarter down 11-7.

Dora, White take championship credentials to North-South game

December 16, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
Two weeks ago, the West Point Green Wave football team was celebrating their second consecutive state championship, after defeating Brookhaven 20-3.
A week after that, the team sent two representatives to the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star game, along with head coach Chris Chambless, who served as the team’s defensive coordinator.
Tomorrow, West Point will have further all-star representation on the football field, as seniors Vontarrius Dora and Jaquille White head to Ocean Springs to play in the North-South game.

Lady Wave head to Saltillo tonight

December 16, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The West Point Lady Green Wave hoops team has been doing well as of late, sealing three wins in a row, leading up to district play.
That first district game is set to take place tonight, as the Lady Wave prepare to face Saltillo on the road.
Last Week, the girls hit the court for the first time against Noxubee County. Noxubee stayed in the game for all four quarters, but West Point prevailed in the end. The same was the case for last Friday night’s home game against Aberdeen.

Lady Eagles look to keep undefeated district record

December 16, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The Hebron Christian Lady Eagles have been really good to start the 2010-2011 season. The only problem they have had lately is that they have played back-to-back games against two of the toughest opponents they might face this season.
The first of those contestants was the always dangerous Leake Academy girls. They were the first team to defeat Hebron this season, and they did that last Saturday.
The second defeat for the Lady Eagles came against a cross county competitor in Oak Hill Academy.

Raiders seek second district win in tonight’s home match against Carroll

December 16, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The Oak Hill Academy Raiders got their first district win by default a couple of weeks ago when Winston Academy forfeited to them.
After falling to Manchester last Friday night in district play, the Raiders are looking to get their second credited league victory, but also their first on the court.
They will attempt to do this tonight, in a division match against Carroll Academy that will take place at Oak Hill.

Hebron duo creating season to remember

December 15, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The Hebron Christian School basketball teams have been playing some of their toughest competition of the season as of late. Last Saturday, the two teams hosted one of the state’s leading powerhouses in Leake Academy. Both Leake teams were victorious, marking the first loss of the season for the Lady Eagles.

Ward headed to Memphis in 2011

December 15, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
Three years ago, Perrance Ward played his final snap of high school football for the West Point Green Wave. He left West Point at the end of the fall of 2007, and he would not start again on a football field until this past August.
Graduating from Southaven that Spring, Ward began his journey toward playing football at the next level. For the safety, it’s been a long road, but after a season under his belt at East Mississippi Community College, the West Point native is getting a chance at senior college ball.

Stephenson takes resume to North-South Game

December 15, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
Out of all of the football players in the state of Mississippi, only a few are chosen to represent their schools in the Bernard Blackwell North-South game, which will be played on Saturday in Ocean Springs.
West Point native Zach Stephenson will be the lone representative for Smithville High School when the game starts at noon on Saturday.
The 6-foot-6, 280 pound offensive lineman sports a large athletic and academic resume coming into the game.

Lady Raiders crush Manchester

December 11, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The West Point Lady Green Wave defense put on a show on Friday night, giving the home crowd a second straight win here in West Point as they defeated Aberdeen 55-33.
Most of Aberdeen’s scoring came in the last quarter, and by the time they were able to put some real points on the board, Kelsei Ewings and the Lady Wave had already mounted a sizable lead.
In the first quarter, West Point came out exploding on both sides of the ball. Ewings led the offense to 17 points in the first period, and the defense held Aberdeen to just five points.

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