Archive - Dec 28, 2012
Mississippi State women's basketball coach Vic Schaefer doesn't like to lose.
With that to consider, Schaefer wasn't a very happy man during the first half of Friday's game against Northwestern State.
The Bulldogs saw themselves down by 10 points at 24-14 with 7:23 remaining in the opening 20 minutes and the Lady Demons were having an easy time on the court.
There were some lessons learned by the Starkville Yellowjackets in the three days of action at the Slam Dunk at the Hump Christmas Basketball Tournament.
The Columbus Falcons could have thrown in the towel when they lost the lead to the Midfield, Ala. Patriots Friday afternoon.
That didn't happen.
After holding the advantage for most of the game at the Humphrey Coliseum on the Mississippi State campus, Columbus trailed 32-30 with 4 minutes left in the game.
DEKALB â€“ Starkville Highâ€™s Lady Yellowjackets spent part of their holiday break competing in the Kemper County Christmas Tournament Friday night.
In their only game of the event, the Lady Jackets fell to the Jaguars of Sumter Central in Ala., 55-48.
â€śThey were a scrappy team that played hard and battled us the whole game,â€ť Starkville girls coach Kristie Williams said.
SENATOBIA â€“ While participating in the Magnolia Heights Tournament, the Starkville Academy Volunteers knocked off Class 5A public school Hernando 44-42.
â€ś(It was a) big win for us and for our confidence,â€ť Starkville Academy boys coach Mark Alexander said. â€śWe had a slow start, but picked it up during the second half.â€ť