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IJ Ready has already made an impact with the Mississippi State Bulldogs this season.
The true freshman point guard's presence has been felt on the court early this season. Although he has played in just three games this season, the fans, the coaching staff and players are talking about him.
Area basketball teams are getting a little extra playing time thanks to the Choctaw County Tournament.
"It means an opportunity to get more games under your feet," Chargers coach Gary Beals said. "We played four games last week so we have been playing steadily, but this gives the opportunity to play folks that you normally don't get to play."
Little has been much when it comes to the progress of the Starkville 9th grade boys basketball team so far this season.
After transferring from Starkville Christian School, Jesse Little is leading the SHS 9th grade team in scoring and rebounding.
Little has scored 23 points the last two games for the Yellowjackets and averages 16 points and eight rebounds per outing.
It was a rocky beginning for the Starkville Yellowjackets, but the situation got much smoother as Tuesday's basketball game went along.
In the end, the Jackets defeated the Grenada Chargers 72-56.
The Starkville Lady Yellowjackets relied on another part of their game when one wasn't as sharp as it needed to be.
When looking back for the best offensive nights of the season, the Lady Jackets probably won't point to Tuesday night as one of them.
It's a credit to coach Kristie Williams and her staff to keep the Starkville Lady Yellowjackets focused after a rough start to the season.
After losing back-to-back games to New Hope and Meridian to start the season, it would have been very easy for the Lady Jackets to have gotten down on themselves early.
GREENVILLE â€“ The Starkville Academy Academy Lady Volunteers are starting to mimic the way they have played the last couple of seasons.
The Lady Volunteers downed Washington School 46-31 Tuesday night on the road to improve to 9-3 overall and 2-0 in district play.
Sallie Kate Richardson led SA with a double-double of 20 points and 12 rebounds. Nora Kathryn Carroll added 11 points.
Mississippi State lost a good many pieces from last season's College World Series team.
Outfielder and big stick Hunter Renfroe has since moved on to professional baseball. Shortstop Adam Frazier and arms Chad Girodo and Kendall Graveman are also giving it a shot at professional baseball.
It has been a senior season filled with many accolades for Mississippi Stateâ€™s Gabe Jackson.
The offensive lineman earned another honor on Monday.
The Starkville Academy basketball teams will have to make sure the buses have plenty of gas and are ready to go for the next several weeks.
Last Tuesday's games with Heritage Academy were the only home games scheduled in the month of December for the Volunteers and Lady Vols.