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January 21st, 2012
NASHVILLE, Tenn. â Mississippi State needed a road win to get back on track and thanks to a scorching second half the Bulldogs improved their record to 16â4 with a 78-77 overtime win in Nashville.
Although there was no frost on the ground, the 27th Frostbite Half-Marathon had a little chill in the air Saturday.
WEST POINT â Although it was a low scoring game, Saturday night's regional contest between rivals Oak Hill Academy and Starkville Academy had all the makings of a Greek drama with bragging rights on t
The Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers have all of the pieces to make a successful run in the postseason.
MACON â The Starkville Lady Yellowjackets jumped out to a big lead and went on to defeat the Noxubee County Tigerettes 52-39 on the road Saturday night.
CRAWFORD â The West Oktibbeha High School boys' basketball team did one of the unthinkable things in sports Saturday night.
They beat their rival on the road.
The Starkville 9th grade Yellowjackets were down by one point with 2:13 left in Saturday's championship game of the Golden Triangle Conference Tournament finals at the Starkville High School gymnasium
It was only fitting that Friday night's girls game against Pillow Academy ended with a steal by the Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers.
The defense displayed by the Lady Vols was instrumental in picking up a 40-25 victory over the Lady Mustangs at the SA gymnasium.
"It was as good a defense as we've played all year," Starkville Academy girls coach Glenn Schmidt said. "I don't think either one of us played particularly well offensively, but I think it's because of pretty good defense."
Senior point guard Anna Prestridge said the Lady Vols did place special emphasis on defense in practice this week.
The Starkville High School Yellowjackets received a performance from the usual cast.
Jacolby Mobley and Gavin Ware helped the Jackets turn away the Canton Tigers 77-56 in the Beehive Friday night.Â
SHS improved to 16-3 this season thanks to the intensity on both ends of the floor.Â
âThatâs something we talked about coming into the game,â said Head Coach Greg Carter of the Jackets. âThey were going to play fast and we like that tempo. We wanted to make a special effort to get out and run. In the first half, we ran really well but we missed some opportunities too.â
The 18th-ranked Mississippi State Bulldogs travel to âMusic Cityâ tonight to face the Vanderbilt Commodores following a disappointing 75-68 loss to in-state rival Ole Miss.
Nashville, Tenn., was the site of the most recent football success for MSU after winning the Music City Bowl against Wake Forest in December. Â
For the Bulldogs to pull off a Southeastern Conference win there in basketball against the Commodores, theyâll have to deal with Memorial Gymnasium, one of the more unique settings in college basketball.Â
âThereâs no question Vanderbilt is one of the more difficult places to play in the country,â said MSU coach Rick Stansbury, who is 10-8 all-time against the Commodores. âThat setup makes it very difficult, but you know that going in. But more than the setup is the fact Vanderbilt is a very good team. Itâs going to be a challenge.â