By Will Nations
The West Point Green Wave are gearing up for what could turn into a special season on the hardwood.
The West Point boysâ€™ basketball team returned all five starters from last seasonâ€™s 2012-13 campaign, making a winning season and a possible trip to the Mississippi Coliseum, â€śThe Big House,â€ť for the March MHSAA state tournament in Jackson the top priority for the team in the coming months of winter. Last Tuesday, West Point conquered a tall task on the road to Jackson, taking a 66-65 decision over the Tupelo Golden Wave on the campus of Tupelo High School.
â€śWe are looking to go to Jackson this year,â€ť West Point senior guard Tre Williams said. â€śWe want to play to the best of our ability. It would be a big first state title in basketball for West Point. Thatâ€™s what we want â€“ a state title.â€ť
Tupelo, an annual contender for a MHSAA 6A state championship, had held a 10-plus year winning streak over West Point teams and expected a win at its own venue. But West Point had other plans as the Wave would lead Tupelo, 32-25, at halftime.
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