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This season has been anything than consistent for Rick Ray and Mississippi State basketball team.
The Bulldogs (7-15, 2-8) have been hit with injuries, suspensions and at times that has caused them to have only six scholarship players.
CANTON, Miss â€“ First round playoffs are over for the Starkville Lady Yellowjackets.
After fighting hard the whole game, the Lady Jackets return to Starkville with a victory over Yazoo City.
"It was a close game," Starkville coach Kristie Williams said. "It was a battle the entire game."
The Starkville Yellowjackets are taking momentum to Canton today for the Class 5A, Region 3 Tournameht.
Winners of four-straight games, the Jackets believe they are playing their best basketball of the season.
It's a formula that has worked before.
As the Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers enter the postseason, they are looking to duplicate the championship run they made last year.
The first step of that journey comes today in the first round of AAA, Division II playoffs. The opponent is Lee Academy.
The Lady Vols don't plan to take any game for granted.
The Starkville Academy Volunteers and Heritage Patriots had become quite familiar with each other by the time the regular season concluded.
As division rivals, the two teams faced each other three times in as many weeks during the regular season and beginning tonight at 5:15 p.m., it will tip one more time in the first round of the Class AAA, Division II playoffs.
The regular season is over and area teams are now bracing for a time it has worked on all season.
East Webster's Wolverines, the Eupora Eagles and Ackerman Indians have boys and girls squads in Madison this week for the Class 2A, Region 5 Tournament.
The Starkville Lady Yellowjackets know what's at stake tonight.
It's down to that time of the season when one loss can end a season abruptly and even though the Lady Jackets have enjoyed a good season with an overall 14-7 record, it won't matter if they don't give a good enough effort against Yazoo City in the first round of the Class 5A, Region 3 Tournament in Canton.