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January 11th, 2013
HATTIESBURG â€“ The Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers earned an important victory on the road Friday night and used a big second quarter to defeat Presbyterian Christian 53-43.
It was a meeting of the two top teams in Class AAA as Starkville Academy improved to 22-0 and Presbyterian Christian lost for only the second time this season and fell to 18-2.
YAZOO CITY â€“ The Starkville High School Lady Yellowjackets jumped out to a first-quarter lead and never looked back in taking a 48-28 Class 5A, Region 2 win over Yazoo City on Friday night.
SHS led at halftime 29-16 on the way to improving its records to 8-4 overall and 2-0 in the region.
Blair Schaefer had a big scoring night with 24 points and she also dished out six assists.
The Mississippi State men's basketball team is looking to do something they have not done in three years.
The Bulldogs (6-7, 1-0) look to open the Southeastern Conference season with a 2-0 record when they travel to Athens, Ga., to take on Georgia (6-8, 0-1) today.
Tip is set for 12:47 p.m. inside Stegeman Coliseum for the battle of the Bulldogs.Â
The Mississippi State Bulldogs had a lead against the Florida Gators in the second half of their Southeastern Conference game Thursday night.
Then they ran into Bonds - Jaterra Bonds.
Bonds, who finished the game with 17 points, hit a basket and two free throws with the Bulldogs leading 52-51 and the Gators went on to a 61-55 victory at Humphrey Coliseum.
Mississippi State junior offensive lineman Gabe Jackson announced Thursday that he was going to return for his senior season.
The 6-foot-4 320-pound offensive guard from Liberty received feedback from the NFL Draft Advisory Board in December, but decided it was in his best interest to return to the Bulldogs.
The Mississippi State men's basketball team refused to go away quietly.Â
The Bulldogs (6-7, 1-0) trailed South Carolina (10-4, 0-1) for most of Wednesday night, but were able to pull out a 56-54 victory at Humphrey Coliseum in the opening game of the Southeastern Conference portion of the schedule.Â
Mississippi State women's basketball coach Vic Schaefer has watched his team take one step forward one day, then two steps back the next.
Even though there have been some tough moments since he became the coach of the Bulldogs, Schaefer has had "fun" working with a young and inexperienced team.
David Turner will be making a return to Starkville.
On Wednesday, it was learned that Turner was returning to the Mississippi State football coaching staff as the defensive line coach.Â
Turner is taking over for Chris Wilson, who left to take the defensive line coaching position at Georgia.
Turner was the defensive line coach at MSU from 2007-2009.Â
The Starkville Academy girls basketball program experienced a first on Tuesday.
When the Lady Volunteers became ranked in the Clarion Ledger Super 10 girls poll, it was not only the first time SA had become a part of the rankings, but it's also the first time any private school squad has entered the listing.
It may not have been a perfect game for the Starkville Lady Yellowjackets in the first game of 2013 Tuesday night, but it was pretty good.
The Lady Jackets jumped out to a 25-9 lead after the first quarter against the visiting Aberdeen Lady Bulldogs and went on to secure a 66-29 victory at home.