Prep basketball roundup: Columbus boys beat Saltillo behind Eric Caldwell's 21 points


Theo DeRosa



Eric Caldwell scored 21 points to lead the Columbus High School boys basketball team to a 54-48 home win over Saltillo on Tuesday.


Tre Dismuke contributed 10 points for the Falcons (4-2).


Columbus travels to face Baldwyn for a doubleheader Friday.




Columbus girls 28, Saltillo 25


The Columbus girls team held off Saltillo 28-25 in Tuesday's home game.


Aniya Saddler scored 13 points to lead the Falcons (3-2).



West Lowndes boys 61, West Point 55


WEST POINT -- Darrell Brooks scored 17 points and Albert Plair scored 15 to carry the West Lowndes boys over host West Point on Tuesday.


Melvin Crawford added 11 for the Panthers, whose next game is Monday at New Hope. Plair grabbed seven rebounds.


Dishoune Cooperwood and JaMarkyn Bell led the Green Wave with 13 points. Jarion Cunningham contributed 12, and Brandon Gandy had 10.


West Point's next game is at Itawamba Agricultural on Friday.



West Lowndes girls 71, West Point 47


WEST POINT -- Marvaysha Seals had 21 points and Tydajasha Hood scored 20 as the West Lowndes girls improved to 4-0 with a 71-47 win over West Point on Tuesday.


Mekayla Williams had 13 points for the Green Wave, and Alexis Bell had 11.



Oak Hill Academy boys 61, Hebron Christian 19


PHEBA -- The Oak Hill Academy boys team improved to 6-1 on the season with a 61-19 rout of Hebron Christian on Tuesday in Pheba.


Cameron Dill led the Raiders in scoring with 14 points. No statistics were available for the Eagles.


Oak Hill's next game is Thursday, when the Raiders host Starkville Christian in West Point.


The Eagles will host Calhoun Academy on Thursday.



Oak Hill Academy 44, Hebron Christian 37


PHEBA -- The Oak Hill Academy girls beat Hebron Christian 44-37 on Tuesday.


Rachel McLain had a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds, and Sara Nash scored 12 points off the bench for the Raiders (2-5).



Starkville Academy boys 59, Winona Christian 13


WINONA -- The Starkville Academy boys team dominated on defense and picked up a blowout road win over Winona Christian on Tuesday.


Reese Jackson had 12 points for the Volunteers.


Starkville Academy's next game is at Columbus Christian Academy on Thursday in Steens.



Starkville Academy girls 53, Winona Christian 35


WINONA -- The Starkville Academy girls beat Winona Christian 53-35 on Tuesday in Winona.


Caroline Wood scored 16 points for the Lady Vols.



Columbus Christian Academy boys 48, Marshall Academy 45


STEENS -- Lawson Studdard's 19 points kept the Columbus Christian Academy boys team afloat in Tuesday's nail-biter against Marshall Academy.


Jonathan Peal had 11 points, and Dakota Shaw and Tyler Looney each had five to help the Rams to a 48-45 win.


Columbus Christian Academy is 3-0 and will host Starkville Academy for a doubleheader Thursday.



Columbus Christian Academy boys 68, Calhoun Academy 32 (Monday)


CALHOUN CITY -- The CCA boys beat Calhoun Academy on the road Monday behind 29 points from Studdard for their second win of the season.


Peal added 14 for the Rams, and Jacob Minga had nine.



Columbus Christian Academy girls 41, Marshall Academy 33


STEENS -- Kylie Emerson and Audrey Foreman each scored 11 points to lead the CCA girls over Marshall Academy on Tuesday, 41-33.


The Rams are 2-1 after their first three games and host Starkville Academy on Thursday.



Columbus Christian Academy girls 53, Calhoun Academy 19 (Monday)


CALHOUN CITY -- A balanced scoring effort led the CCA girls to a 53-19 win over Calhoun Academy on Monday in Calhoun City.


Emerson scored 17 points, Foreman had 14, and Morgan Whitten had 11.



Other scores


Heritage Academy boys 65, Delta Streets Academy 25




Theo DeRosa reports on high school sports and Mississippi State softball for The Dispatch. Follow him on Twitter at @Theo_DeRosa.


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