JACKSON -- They say big players make big plays in big time games.
JACKSON -- It took the Starkville High School girls basketball team a quarter and a half to get rolling Saturday morning.
CLINTON -- One column on the final stat sheet -- 3-point shots -- explained why the Madison-Ridgeland Academy boys basketball team defeated Heritage Academy 68-45 in the semifinals of the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools (MAIS) Overall State tournament Friday at Mississippi College. MRA was 11-for-21 from behind the arc. Heritage Academy was 1-for-13.
JACKSON -- New Hope's Tyler Stevenson and Andrew Junkin had no idea what Lanier was going to be like.
JACKSON -- Two years ago Noxubee County only won six games.
STARKVILLE -- The quintessential game for this year's Starkville High School boys' basketball team came on Jan. 30. The Yellow Jackets buried nine first-half 3-pointers to build the a convincing lead yet gave Murrah nothing to take away, as it garnered those 3-pointers in a variety of ways and with a variety of players.
STARKVILLE -- Kristie Williams knows what so-called buttons to push to get Jariyah Covington going in a game; it's quite the nice quality to have on one of the team's most crucial scorers.
CLINTON -- The Heritage Academy boys basketball team spent almost the entire 10 minutes of halftime in the locker room after falling behind Marshall Academy 21-19 Wednesday in the second round of the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools (MAIS) Overall State tournament at Mississippi College's A. E. Wood Coliseum.
CLINTON -- The tandem of Jared Long and Eli Acker has been potent for the Heritage Academy boys basketball team all season. It was no different Tuesday night.
While the Columbus High School boys basketball team is making a return to the Big House after a one-year absence, a handful of Falcons still know their way around Mississippi Coliseum.
With two minutes left to go and up six against the Rosa Fort Lions, New Hope boys' basketball coach Drew McBrayer knelt down and asked his team "do you have two minutes in you?" A player deep in the huddle responded, "I've got two minutes coach."
The ingredients were there from the start. Add in some toughness and confidence over the course of a long season and the Heritage Academy boys basketball team earned the right to be one of the last 15 teams standing for the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools (MAIS) Overall State tournament this week.
STARKVILLE -- The Starkville High School boys basketball team earned its second trip to Jackson in five years Saturday by defeating Warren Central 62-43 in the second round of the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 6A State tournament.
COLUMBUS -- The Columbus High School boys basketball team doesn't need to shoot well to win.
STARKVILLE -- As it claws its way to outside chance to reach the NCAA tournament, Mississippi State's men's basketball team is not one that can tolerate a bad day. Saturday had the looks of one in every way imaginable.
The Montgomery County High School boys basketball beat West Lowndes 55-44 on Saturday night in the second round of the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 1A State tournament.
STARKVILLE -- Jariyah Covington had a team-high 22 points Friday night to lead the Starkville High School girls basketball team to a 66-54 victory against Clinton in the second round of the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 6A tournament.
STARKVILLE -- Jack Dowe scored two goals and St. Aloysius beat Starkville Academy 3-0 to claim its first Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class AAA state soccer championship.
COLUMBIA -- Russ Whiteside highlighted three things his Heritage Academy boys basketball team would have to do to have success against Hillcrest Christian School.
Brody Pierce turned a bad angle into a good one with a single strike. After creating problems on the left flank throughout the first half, Pierce did what all goal scorers do: He went to the ball. What followed was the result of a well-timed kick at just the right angle.
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