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February 8th, 2013
The Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers broke the huddle to open the second half with one word.
For the 34th time this season, that's exactly what the Lady Vols did Friday night.
Starkville Academy was locked into a close battle for a half, but ended up outscoring the Jackson Academy Lady Raiders 35-17 in the second half to take a 53-31 victory at home on senior night.
It wasn't the way Mark Alexander wanted to send his seniors out, but there was no lack of effort on his team's part.
Starkville Academy (15-14) fell to Jackson Academy 62-45 on senior night inside the SA Gymnasium.
Seniors Carnail Minor, Brandon Sharp and Matthew Christiansen played their last regular season game on Vols' home court.
ABERDEEN â€“ The Starkville High School basketball teams swept Aberdeen on the road to close out the regular season Friday night.
After the Lady Yellowjackets won a 61-44 decision against the Lady Bulldogs, the SHS boys completed the successful night by knocking off the home team 68-63.
MABEN â€“ Friday night brought a little extra something to the West Oktibbeha gymnasium.
Amidst the basketball action, the Timberwolves took a few moments to honor a few of their own as they celebrated the hard work of their seniors.
First up were the Lady Timberwolves who featured three seniors including Jaslyn Bedford, Victoria Hudson and Raven Evans.
MATHISTON â€“ The love for the game of football is what motivates Austin Cunningham.
That's what made him successful at East Webster High School and it has given him an opportunity to play at the next level with Millsaps College.
Cunningham celebrated his signing with fellow Wolverines, coaches, friends and family Friday morning during a reception at the school library.
The Mississippi State men's basketball team is on the verge of reaching one of its worst losing streaks in program history.
The Bulldogs have currently lost seven-straight games after opening up 2-0 in Southeastern Conference play. They lost nine consecutive games in 1987.
It will be an extra special night for a trio of Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers.
As Anna Lea Little, Maggie Proffitt and Tiffany Huddleston step onto the court tonight, it will be the last time for all three players to compete on the Starkville Academy hardwood.
Matthew Christiansen already knows what to expect tonight.
When Starkville Academy's basketball teams hold senior night, it won't be an entirely knew for Christiansen because he experienced it just a few days ago with the soccer squad.
There were two surprises for the Mississippi State softball team during its season-opener Thursday night.
The first for the Bulldogs was the quality outing delivered by transfer Alison Owens in the circle, but the other was the offense being held to four hits by the South Alabama duo of Farish Beard and Hannah Campbell.
OXFORD â€“ The Mississippi State men's basketball team dug itself a hole that it just couldn't climb out of.
The Bulldogs (7-14, 2-7) fell to the Ole Miss Rebels (18-4, 6-3) 93-75 Wednesday night inside Tad Smith Coliseum.
MSU has now lost seven-straight.Â