December 6, 2009 12:55:00 AM
Johnathan Brandon scored 20 points Saturday to help the New Hope High School boys basketball team beat Madison Central 65-45 at home and remain undefeated.
Hank Washington scored 12 points and Jeremy Byrd, Davis Lee and Raymond Walters scored eight points each for New Hope (9-0).
The next game for New Hope is against Kosciusko at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Ackerman Tournament.
n New Hope 91, Aliceville 61 (B): Brandon poured in a game-high 29 points Friday to lead the Trojans past the Yellow Jackets.
Also for New Hope, Washington scored 11 points, Byrd scored 10, Lee scored nine and Jamal Richardson scored eight.
n Starkville 71, Columbus 50 (B): Rashad Perkins scored a game-high 23 points to lead the Starkville High School boys basketball team past Columbus 71-50 on Friday.
Edward Townsend scored 19 points and Gavin Ware scored 11 for Starkville (5-0).
Columbus (4-5) was led by Michael Hall with 22 points.
n Starkville 61, Columbus 56 (G): The Lady Yellow Jackets remained undefeated by beating the Lady Falcons on Friday.
Columbus (4-3) was led by Kiandria Patterson with 19 points and Maggie Proffitt with 16.
n Pillow Academy 71, Heritage Academy 66 (B): At Madison, the Patriots came up short in a double-overtime loss in the Madison-Ridgeland Academy Tournament on Saturday.
The score was tied 54-54 at the of regulation.
Heritage (4-3) was led by Tyler White with 17 points, Justin Frye with 13 and Cole Walker and Will West with 12 each.
n Starkville Academy 38, Heritage Academy 36 (G): At Madison, the Lady Patriots also came up short in the Madison-Ridgeland Academy Tournament on Saturday.
Heritage (3-7) was led by Madison Ford with 12 points and Christibeth Nelson with 11.
Tiffany Huddleston scored 12 points and Maggie Gladney scored 10 to lead Starkville Academy (8-6).
n Pickens Academy 40, Southern Academy 39 (B): At Greensboro, Ala., Jacob Acker made a free throw with no time on the clock to lift the Pirates in the championship game of the Southern Academy Tournament on Saturday.
Acker was fouled as time expired.
Grey Hankins led Pickens Academy (4-2) with 21 points and Acker followed with 11 points.
Acker was chosen the MVP of the tournament and Hankins made the All-Tournament team.
Pickens Academy earned a berth in the championship game by beating Morgan Academy 48-44 on Friday.
Acker led the Pirates with 29 points, while Hankins scored 14.
The next game for Picikens Academy is Tuesday at home against Lowndes Academy.
n Southern Academy 39, Pickens Academy 36 (G): At Greensboro, Ala., the Lady Pirates came up short in the championship game of the Southern Academy Tournament by losing to the host team Saturday.
The loss dropped Pickens Academy''s record to 6-2.
Pickens Academy made it to the championship game by beating Morgan Academy 33-14 on Friday.
Catherine Johnson had a triple-double with 10 points, 10 rebounds and 10 steals to help the Lady Pirates claim the win.
Also for Pickens Academy, Callie Minor scored 12 points, Lincoln Pearson had seven points and 13 rebounds and Elisabeth Hankins had four points and 10 rebounds.
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