Archive - Jan 31, 2014 - Latest Sports
There's no doubting which two players are the heart and soul of the Starkville Academy girls basketball team this season.
Behind seniors Sallie Kate Richardson and Nora Kathryn Carroll, the Lady Volunteers have found much success.
Friday night was no different as the pair combined for 27 of Starkville Academy's point-production in a 52-32 victory over Washington School.
Mississippi State has had its fair share of struggles on the road this season.
The Bulldogs have also lost two-straight Southeastern Conference games for the first time this season.
They look to overcome recent losses today in Nashville, Tenn. against the Vanderbilt Commodores (11-8, 3-4). Tipoff is set for 4:05 p.m. and can be seen on Fox Sports Net.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs threw everything they had at No. 3 Florida.
In the end, it wasn't good enough.
The Bulldogs played inspired basketball, but dropped a 62-51 decision to the Gators Thursday night inside Humphrey Coliseum.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs were very good on defense against the third-ranked Florida Gators on Thursday night, but they failed to produce on offense.
During the 62-51 loss to Florida, the points scored by MSU was a season-low.
An inability to get to the free-throw line was partly to blame for the lack points for the Bulldogs. They were only 1-of-6 from the charity stripe.
Thursday was all about defense for the Starkville Lady Yellowjackets.
In convincing fashion, Starkville defeated Aberdeen 53-15.
â€śOnce we got started, we were able to keep up our intensity on the defensive side,â€ť Lady Jackets coach Kristie Williams said. â€śThat is what we have been enforcing in practice because we are at the last stretch of our regular season.â€ť
Junior Tyler Dawkins is becoming more and more of a factor for the Starkville High School bowling team.
In the mind of SHS bowling coach Jim Philamlee, Dawkins is a good example of what can happen for an individual who takes advantage of every available opportunity to improve.