Archive - Jan 26, 2014
The Mississippi State Bulldogs didn't lose focus when things did not go their way during a key moment of Sunday's game against the Missouri Tigers.
MSU's Breanna Richardson had just been hit with a technical foul for bouncing the basketball hard off the floor and Missouri's Morgan Eye stepped up to the line to make two free throws that tied the game at 44-44.
Anyone that follows high school girlsâ€™ basketball in the state of Mississippi knows the name of Victoria Vivians.
The Scott Central senior has made a name for herself with her actions on the court.
The mood in the Mississippi State locker room after Saturdayâ€™s loss was not pleasant.
The Bulldogs dropped an 82-63 decision to in-state rival Ole Miss. It was MSU's fourth road loss this season and third in Southeastern Conference games.
The three SEC road losses have been by at least a 19-point margin.
ACKERMAN â€“ She was surrounded by underclassmen the entire game, but Starkville High School's Kelsy Jones proved she belonged on the court with them on Saturday afternoon.
The freshman had a double-double with 17 points and 16 rebounds to help the Lady Yellowjackets defeat the East Webster Lady Wolverines 58-27 at the Mid-Mississippi Challenge in Ackerman.
ACKERMAN â€“ Choctaw County High School played host to the Mid-Mississippi Challenge featuring some of the best girls basketball teams from across the state.
â€śThis is the seventh year for the tournament,â€ť Choctaw County coach Gary Beals said. â€śThis is probably the best lineup on paper. I donâ€™t know about crowd wise or how games will turn out, but so far it has been real good.â€ť
Ackerman is a proud town that loves its athletic competition.
On Saturday, the Choctaw County community was the host of some of the best girls basketball action the state of Mississippi had to offer.
The 2014 Mid-Mississippi Challenge was held at Choctaw County High School and it was a very fine event.
ABERDEEN â€“ The Starkville Yellowjackets followed up Friday's big win over top-ranked Madison Central with a dominating performance against Calhoun City at the Aberdeen Shootout on Saturday.
Even though the Jackets stumbled out of the gates a bit to start the game, they won a 74-40 decision and improved their overall record to 18-2.
MABEN â€“ One of the strongest high school rivalries in the state of Mississippi is the one between East and West Oktibbeha.
The two schools revived that rivalry on the basketball court Saturday.
In the first contest, it was the Lady Titans defeating West Oktibbeha 62-59.
OXFORD â€“ The Mississippi State Bulldogs have proven they can win inside Humphrey Coliseum.
MSU has struggled away from Starkville all season long and that trend continued on Saturday.
The Bulldogs dropped an 82-63 decision to in-state rival Ole Miss at Tad Smith Coliseum.
OXFORD â€“ I.J. Ready has been on the shelf the past week.
The Mississippi State true freshman point guard suffered a concussion at Alabama on Jan. 15. He left in the first half of that game and didnâ€™t return.
Ready was never cleared by the Bulldog medical staff and missed home games against Texas A&M and Auburn, both wins.
He saw his first action in 10 days.