Scores from Saturday, Jan. 23

Basketball
(G) Ingomar 74, Newton 37
(G) Brandon 53, New Site 44
(G) Biggersville 68, Leake Central 54
(G) Velma Jackson 44, West Union 25
(B) West Union 59, Smithville 50
(B) East Union 59, Houlka 53
(B) Ingomar 78 , Mooreville 71
(B) Myrtle 75, Quitman 54
(B) Mitchell, Tenn. 57, Center Hill 54, OT
(B) Bolton, Tenn. 56, Pontotoc 43
(B) Lawrence County 54, New Albany 45

 

Soccer
(B) Tupelo 8, Columbus 0

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Hotbed Video Thread: Columbus annihilated Olive Branch in a 6A playoff preview. That is all.

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Game 10

22 Feet Academy 75, Southwest Christian 55

22 Feet 23 13 15 24 – 75

SW Christian 16 14 12 13 – 55

Leading scorers: (22) Eli Wright 28, Darius Hicks 15. (SW) Tyrik Dixon 20, Maceo Woodard 11.

Records: 22 Feet 15-7. SW Christian 11-6.

Mississippi State signee Eli Wright put on a show in front of MSU coach Ben Howland. He scored 28, inside and out. The 6-foot-4 SG is an SEC ready slasher scorer.

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Game 9

Olive Branch 17 5 10 11 – 43

Columbus 31 20 13 24 – 88

Leading scorers: (C) Javonta McDavid 24, Robert Woodard 20, Cameron Douglas 20. (OB) Tray Boyd III 10.

Records: Columbus 15-5. Olive Branch 15-8.

Columbus annihilated Olive Branch in a 6A playoff preview. That is all.

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Game 8

Clinton 57, Pelham, Ala. 46

Pelham 9 10 10 17 – 46

Clinton 12 13 10 22 – 57

Leading scorers: (C) Robert Davis 20, Galin Smith 15, Amias Lewis 11. (P) Alex Reese 18.

Records: Clinton 15-6. Pelham 8-7.

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Game 7

Lawrence County 54, New Albany 45

Lawrence County 12 5 15 22 – 54

New Albany 10 12 10 13 – 45

Leading scorers: (LC) Keysahwn Feazell 21, Gabe Lewis 15. (NA) Miles Washington 21. Jordan Lipsey 16.

Records: Lawrence County 12-7. New Albany 10-10.

Two bigs put on a dunkfest. It was Lawrence County big man KeyShawn Feazell’s Cougars beating New Albany and C Miles Washington 54-45.

Lawrence County closed the game on a 9-0 run. Feazell (6-foot-8) and Washington (6-foot-7) each scored 21 points with MSU coach Ben Howland and Ole Miss assistant Todd Abernethy in the building.

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Game 6

Bolton, Tenn. 56, Pontotoc 43

Bolton 13 12 14 17 – 56

Pontotoc 8 15 10 10 – 43

Leading scorers: (B) Jaylen Fisher 12, Bruce Good 12, A.J. Jones 10, Martavius Wilson 10. (P) Cortavius Shelton 15, Jerrick Ray 12.

Records: Bolton 12-5. Pontotoc 12-10.
Pontotoc trailed Bolton, Tenn. by three until a buzzer-beating 3-pointer at the third quarter horn. In the fourth quarter, UNLV signee Jaylen Fisher spread the ball and the lead in a 56-43 win.

“He was passing the ball real good,” Pontotoc junior Ty Jones said. “I didn’t think he was going to pass it that much but he was a good passer. I tried to limit his touches, stop him from going in the lane but he kicked it out.”

After a couple of snazzy assists, Fisher bounced one in from the lane for a 51-38 lead, then again for a 55-38 lead.
Fisher scored six of his 12 points in the fourth quarter. Cortavius Shelton had a game high 15 points for Pontotoc. Jerrick Ray had 12 on four 3s.

“Coach pulled us in the locker room and said we’ve got to get it from the inside,” Fisher said. “We started off too much from the outside.”

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Game 5

Memphis Mitchell 57, Center Hill 54 OT

Mitchell 15 12 10 15 5 – 57

Center Hill 10 17 13 12 2 – 54

Leading scorers: (M) Tevin Olison 26. (CH) Job Vernor 24.

Records: Mitchell 17-5. Center Hill 14-8.

In OT, Mitchell senior G Tevin Olison hit a 3-pointer for the last of his game-high 26 points.

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Game 4

Myrtle 75, Quitman 54

Quitman 4 12 25 13 – 54

Myrtle 21 19 17 18 – 75

Leading scorers: (M) Chris Hill 17, Anthony Lipsey 14, Abiram Frazier 11. (Q) Sayveon Bumpers 14, Thurston McCarty 12, Josh Beard 10.

Records: Myrtle 18-8. Quitman 9-10.

Myrtle F Chris Hill made it 16-0 in the first quarter before Quitman’s Amaras Fairley scored Quitman’s first points 6 minutes, 9 seconds into the game.

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Game 3

Ingomar 78 , Mooreville 71

Mooreville 20 19 14 18 – 71

Ingomar 17 23 19 19 – 78

Leading scorers: (I) Kelton Hall 39, Jay Pickens 17. (M) Brandon Dutcher 19, Bo Thomas 18, Payton McCord 14, Santo Jamerson 13.

Records: Ingomar 21-5. Mooreville 10-10.

Kelton Hall scored 39 points for Ingomar, which has now won 21 games. Thatis tied with Meridian for the most in the state. Mooreville’s Bo Thomas scored 18.

“I told him 18 points is normally a pretty good day for me,” Thomas said. “Next to his 36, it don’t mean all that much.”

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Game 2

East Union 59, Houlka 53

Houlka 13 13 18 9 – 53

East Union 11 15 18 15 – 59

Leading scorers: (EU) Ty McDonald 30, Hunter Nobles 11. (H) Madarius Hobson 24, Lawrence Gladney 18.

Records: East Union 8-13. Houlka 11-8.

Ty McDonald scored 30 points for East Union and was named player of the game. Tied at 50 with 2 minutes to play, EU’s Cade Hall hit a 3 to put the Urchins ahead for good. Houlka player of the game Madarius Hobson had 24 points while battling a stomach bug and early foul trouble.

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Game 1 

West Union 59, Smithville 50

Smithville 15 12 11 12 – 50

West Union 12 11 19 17 – 59

Leading scorers: (WU) Bobby High 16, Hayden Basil 15, Andrew Childers 13. (S) Heath Noe 21.

Records: West Union 11-15. Smithville 12-8.

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Hotbed hosting Mississippi’s top fresh, soph, junior and senior

@brandonspeck

Winter weather is keeping J.O. Johnson from leaving Huntsville and coming to New Albany for tomorrow’s Hotbed Classic.

Columbus will instead play Olive Branch. Disappointing, yes because we won’t get to see John Petty, but on the flip side as MagnoliaHoops.com points out, we now get the state’s No. 1 freshman OB 6-foot-7 G/F DJ Jeffries, No. 1 sophomore Columbus 26-foot-5 SG Robert Woodard, No. 1 junior Lawrence County 6-foot-8 PF Keyshawn Feazell and No. 1 senior 22 Feet Academy 6-foot-7 forward Darius Hicks, formerly of Quitman.

OB and Columbus will compete for 6A title for the next three years. It is a dream matchup, plus when have you ever seen the state’s No. 1 players from each class in the same gym in one day. $8 all day.

West Union vs. Smithville, 9 a.m.
East Union vs. Houlka, 10:15 a.m.
Ingomar vs. Mooreville, 11:30 a.m.
Myrtle vs. Quitman, 12:45 p.m.
Center Hill vs. Mitchell, Tenn., 2 p.m.
Pontotoc vs. Bolton, Tenn., 3:15 p.m.
New Albany vs. Lawrence County, 4:30 p.m.
Clinton vs. Pelham, Ala., 6 p.m.
Columbus vs. Olive Branch, 7:15 p.m.
22 Feet Academy, SC vs. Southwest Christian Ark., 8:45 p.m.

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Scores from Thursday, Jan. 21

Basketball
(G) East Webster 51, French Camp 13
(G) West Union 48, Hickory Flat 25
(G) East Union 76, H.W. Byers 46
(B) East Webster 45, French Camp 33
(B) Hickory Flat 58 , West Union 51
(B) East Union 73, H.W. Byers 65

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Englund scores in bunches for Blue Mountain

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Devahn Englund was at Blue Mountain, went to Long Beach for four years and came back to Blue Mountain for his senior year.

He brought a ton of scoring with him. Englund is scoring 27.5 points per game for the Cougars and going back and forth between the third and fourth best scorer in the state.

Talked with him a while back about his game. If you missed it, here is the story and a short video with the 5-10 senior colleges are noticing because he steps into range when he steps into the gym.

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Top prospect Petty, Johnson Entertainment headed to Hotbed

@brandonspeck

J.O. Johnson had a bad opening game in November’s Lighthouse Classic. The Jags made up for it the following day, providing what coach Jack Doss called “Johnson Entertainment.”

J.O. is headed back to Mississippi for Saturday’s Hotbed. John Petty, the nation’s No. 5 junior, and company face Columbus at 7:15 p.m. at New Albany Middle’s Memorial Gym.

It will be one of the most exciting games of the 10 (the schedule is below). Columbus may be Mississippi’s best team, a 6A contender tall of trees and featuring 2018 SF Robert Woodard, a 4-star US national team member.

Here is video with J.O. from the Lighthouse (including his 360 slam) and a link to my story in today’s Journal.

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West Union vs. Smithville, 9 a.m.
East Union vs. Houlka, 10:15 a.m.
Ingomar vs. Mooreville, 11:30 a.m.
Myrtle vs. Quitman, 12:45 p.m.
Center Hill vs. Mitchell, Tenn., 2 p.m.
Pontotoc vs. Bolton, Tenn., 3:15 p.m.
New Albany vs. Lawrence County, 4:30 p.m.
Clinton vs. Pelham, Ala., 6 p.m.
Columbus vs. J.O. Johnson, Ala., 7:15 p.m.
22 Feet Academy, SC vs. Southwest Christian Ark., 8:45 p.m.

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Stricklen talks banked 3s in win at Pontotoc

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No. 2 Corinth has won 18 games in a row. No. 18 came in last night’s 58-55 win at Pontotoc.

Corinth led by 18 late in the third quarter but Pontotoc rallied after Corinth missed three late free throws.

Corinth sophomore guard Axavius Stricklen hit buzzer-beating 3s off the bank at the end of the first and second quarters. Who knew at the time both would be key for Corinth to hang on?

Here is the story in today’s Journal as well as some video with Stricklen.

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Scores from Tuesday, Jan. 19

Basketball
(G) North Pontotoc 60, Mooreville 47
(G) Myrtle 62, West Union 59
(G) Itawamba AHS 49, Tishomingo Co. 18
(G) Amory 46, Shannon 44
(G) New Site 73, East Union 34
(G) Hickory Flat 70, Blue Mountain 40
(G) Belmont 65 Kossuth 60
(G) Ingomar 57, Mantachie 26
(G) Pontotoc 55, Corinth 41
(G) Pine Grove 74, Thrasher 41
(G) Winona 51, East Webster 49
(G) Biggersville 51 Jumpertown 44
(G) Vardaman 51, Smithville 46
(G) TCPS 58, Wheeler 51
(G) Tupelo 57, Hernando 45
(G) South Pontotoc 46, Aberdeen 36
(G) New Albany 63 Rosa Fort 61
(G) Oxford 67, Potts Camp 14
(G) Calhoun City 69, Okolona 12
(G) Lafayette 71, Ripley 67
(B) Smithville 67, Vardaman 45
(B) Corinth 58, Pontotoc 55
(B) Aberdeen 85, South Pontotoc 64
(B) Myrtle 84, West Union 67
(B) Pine Grove 62, Thrasher 57
(B) Calhoun City 86, Okolona 84
(B) Shannon 83, Amory 43
(B) East Webster 39, Winona 33
(B) Wheeler 62, TCPS 50
(B) New Site 59, East Union 58
(B) Blue Mountain 63, Hickory Flat 62
(B) Ripley 61, Layafette 44
(B) Mooreville 54, North Pontotoc  60
(B) Rosa Fort 64, New Albany 58
(B) Ingomar 87, Mantachie 65
(B) Hardin Co. 60, Alcorn  Central 59
(B) Biggersville 88 Jumpertown 65
(B) Kossuth 75, Belmont 50

Soccer
(G) Tupelo 14, South Panola 0

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Scores from Saturday, Jan. 16

Basketball
(G) Nettleton 43, Saltillo 20
(G) Belmont 64, Vardaman 41
(G) Shannon 36, Mooreville 32
(G) Booneville 59, New Site 41
(G) East Union 58, Myrtle 54
(G) Ingomar 58, West Union 32
(B) Nettleton 47, Mooreville 39
(B) Kosciusko 59, Itawamba AHS 36
(B) Ripley 53, East Side 50
(B) Corinth 75, New Hope 64
(B) Baldwyn 58, New Site 42
(B) Hickory 53, South Pontotoc 44
(B) Saltillo 49, Shannon 42
(B) Holly Springs 78, DeSoto Central 71
(B) Ingomar 74, Myrtle 68
(B) Choctaw County 49, North Pontotoc 30
(B) East Webster 64, Water Valley 49
(B) West Union 61, East Union 50
(B) Aberdeen 79, Hamilton 36
(B) West Lowndes 72, Houlka 54

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State INT leader McQuary signs with Mississippi State baseball

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HOUSTON – Denver McQuary will graduate Houston High as Mississippi’s all-time interceptions leader – done with football.

The SS/P signed a baseball scholarship Friday with Mississippi State. Here is the story (including his also impressive baseball stats) and some video with the Journal’s football Defensive Player of the Year.

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North Pontotoc Shootout tips today

@brandonspeck

Today’s North Pontotoc Shootout features eight games with some big individual talent. That starts at 9 a.m. with Hickory Flat scoring combo Randtail Isom (17.6 ppg.) and Hunter Mason (20.1 ppg.). At noon, host North Pontotoc faces Choctaw County. North sophomore guard Clark Mills is averaging 17 points.

At 1:30, see No. 10 Houlka 2018 F Madarius Hobson, averaging 27.8 points, 7.9 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 3 steals and 2.3 blocks per game.

The 6 p.m. game features currently 11-3 New Hope vs. No. 2 Corinth.

An exciting DeSoto Central team takes on Holly Springs at 7:30. DeSoto scores in bunches, as does Holly PG Daquan Smith (20.4 ppg.).

South Pontotoc vs. Hickory Flat, 9 a.m.
East Webster vs. Water Valley, 10:30
North Pontotoc vs. Choctaw County, noon
Houlka vs. West Lowndes, 1:30 p.m.
Kosciusko vs. Itawamba AHS, 3
East Side vs. Ripley, 4:30
New Hope vs. Corinth, 6
DeSoto Central vs. Holly Springs, 7:30

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Scores from Friday, Jan. 15

Basketball
(G) Itawamba AHS 42, Pontotoc 40
(G) Eupora 75, Okolona 28
(G) Mooreville 66, Saltillo 35
(G) Alcorn Cenral 60 Belmont 51
(G) Hatley 35, Amory 33
(G) Walnut 56, Mantachie 32
(G) Shannon 73, Nettleton 29
(G) West Point 56, Tupelo 55
(G) Booneville 77, Baldwyn 52
(G) New Site 79, Wheeler 38
(G) Ingomar 66, East Union 38
(G) Hickory Flat 66, Ashland 61
(G) East Webster 41, Vardaman 40
(B) East Webster 65, Vardaman 28
(B) Aberdeen 64, Smithville 57
(B) Ingomar 63, East Union 56
(B) Okolona 75, Eupora 55
(B) Saltillo 64, Mooreville 52
(B) Ashland 71, Hickory Flat 57
(B) Baldwyn 63, Jumpertown 46
(B) New Albany 75, Kossuth 71
(B) Alcorn Central 58, Belmont 46
(B) Calhoun City 74, Coffeeville 54
(B) New Site 41, Booneville 38
(B) Walnut 68, Mantachie 57
(B) Oxford 85, New Hope 65
(B) Tupelo 79, West Point 48

Soccer
(G) Tupelo 10, Hernando 0

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