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November 13th, 2012
It was a bittersweet win for the Mississippi State men's basketball team Tuesday night.
The Bulldogs (1-1) cruised to head coach Rick Ray's first victory with a 78-58 decision over Florida Atlantic (0-2) at Humphrey Coliseum, but junior guard Jalen Steele was injured in the process.
Steele crashed to the floor hard and hit his head with 10:37 remaining in the first half.
It's going to be a struggle on most nights for the Mississippi State Bulldogs to win basketball games this season.
That's why picking up a victory like Tuesday night was so important.
In their home opener at Humphrey Coliseum, the Bulldogs did enough firepower to defeat the Florida Atlantic Owls 78-58.
Both Starkville High School teams pulled off victories over Columbus in Tuesday night action at the Beehive.
The Yellowjackets pulled off a thrilling 48-46 victory over the Falcons, while the Lady Yellowjackets won their contest 79-65.
One member of East Websterâ€™s Lady Wolverine softball team can add another honor to her trophy case.
First baseman Bailey Williams has recently been selected the Starkville Daily News All-Area Slow-Pitch Player of the Year.
Mississippi State head football coach Dan Mullen is eager to get back to work this week.
The Bulldogs (7-3, 3-3) are coming off three straight losses and Mullen believes if a few things had gone their way, they might have a different record.
Although there are no pads worn in basketball, there is still the toughness factor that is seen.
On Monday night, the Mississippi State women's basketball didn't have it.
The Lady Bulldogs (1-1) fell to Hampton (2-0) 56-48 at Humphrey Coliseum.
MABEN â€“ It is basketball season and if you ask coach Danny Crawford about the West Oktibbeha Timberwolves, you can sense the excitement event before he starts talking.
MABEN â€“ The West Oktibbeha Lady Timberwolves have a few obstacles that they will have to overcome in order to be successful during the current basketball season.
The first will be their youth, while the second will be facing sanctions that were recently placed on the West Oktibbeha school system.
ACKERMAN â€“ Ackermanâ€™s coach Gary Beals knows his team will be competitive during the 2012-2013 season, but just how competitive will be determined as the season progresses.
â€śYou can only tell so much from practice,â€ť Beals said. â€śOur competitiveness is just one of those things that we will have to wait and see what happens when we hit the court.â€ť
ACKERMAN â€“ Gary Beals knows that it is going to take plenty of hard work from this yearâ€™s Ackerman Lady Indians squad if they want to compete hard and achieve their goal of making the playoffs.
Losing tough seniors Vanessa Miller, Sarah Bowles and Kadesia Simmons certainly took something from Ackerman, but Beals says that â€śmost of the top six have played a lot.â€ť