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January 5th, 2013
It didn't take long for the Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers to knock off the rust of the Christmas break.
The Lady Vols were off and rolling again by defeating the Lamar School Lady Raiders 74-36 at home Saturday.
Facing a tough basketball team, Starkville Academy coach Glenn Schmidt is proud of the way her team performed.
It's difficult to win basketball games when shots aren't falling.
The Starkville Christian Cougars learned that lesson the hard way Friday night.
Starkville Christian's 33-25 lead at halftime could have been much more, then found out it wasn't enough as the Tupelo Christian Academy Crusaders rallied for a 59-52 win at the Cougar Cave.
The Cougars were outscored 34-19 in the second half.
Overcoming scoring droughts is something Mississippi State men's basketball coach Rick Ray is looking for his squad to do.
The Bulldogs routed the University of New Orleans 97-46 Thursday evening inside Humphrey Coliseum.
Colin Borchert got the best of a former teammate on Thursday night.
The Mississippi State forward and New Orleans guard Tradarrius McPhearson are transfers from East Mississippi Community College and they opposed each other on the basketball court.
Borchert scored a career-high 17 points to help MSU to a 97-46 victory over the Privateers at Humphrey Coliseum.
There is a saying in sports that the effort of a player doesn't show up in the boxscore.
That statement may hold true in soccer more than any other athletic endeavor.
On Thursday at the Starkville Sportsplex, Starkville Academy soccer coach Robert Gardner wished the effort of Austin Miles could have been rewarded with a goal.
The process continues for the Mississippi State women's basketball team as it enters Southeastern Conference play tonight.
MSU coach Vic Schaefer would like to be further along and more prepared as the Bulldogs look to challenge the Vanderbilt Commodores on the road, but consistency remained an issue as the non-conference part of the schedule came to a close.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. â€“ Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen has not had the best of luck against ranked teams.
It didn't get much better on Tuesday.
The Bulldogs (8-5) fell 34-20 to No. 21 (Associated Press) Northwestern (10-3) in the TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl at EverBank Field.
Mullen's record against ranked teams dropped to 2-17 all-time at Mississippi State.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. â€“ The Gator Bowl may not have gone in Mississippi Stateâ€™s favor, but there was one bright spot in the form of the running game.
In a day where the passing game was not working, the Bulldogs looked towards Josh Robinson and LaDarius Perkins to establish an offensive surge on the ground.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. â€“ The Mississippi State offense didn't give the defense much of a chance Tuesday afternoon.
They answered the call for the most part, but it wasn't enough as No. 21 (Associated Press) Northwestern (10-3) beat the Bulldogs 34-20 in the TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl at EverBank Field.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. â€“ Taking with them a 29-22 record, the 2012 Mississippi State senior class finished as the winningest senior class in over a decade.
â€śWe didnâ€™t finish this thing out like we wanted to, but those seniors had a good run here at Mississippi State," Bulldogs running back LaDarius Perkins said. "Those were some great seniors that we had.â€ť