TUPELO – Columbus coach Sammy Smith prefers a slower pace. Tupelo’s Jeff Norword is more of an uptempo guy.
In Wednesday’s Division 2-6A rematch on the Golden Wave’s court, Tupelo’s Norwood forced Smith’s visiting Falcons to play at his speed. The end result was a 62-51 victory for the Golden Wave.
In their first meeting at Columbus, the Falcons captured a low-scoring win, 42-37.
“We know they don’t like to play fast,” Norwood said. “Sammy’s more of a grind it, grind it guy.”