Starkville High School boys basketball

Starkville High School guard Jonathan Baker looks to make a play, while coach Woodie Howard watches in the background during Tuesday night’s game against Northwest Rankin.

Last Saturday, coach Woodie Howard wasn’t pleased with his team’s second half effort as they took Holmes County Central lightly after getting a big lead.

While the Starkville Yellow Jackets still won that game, Howard wanted it to serve as a lesson that not taking care of business after getting a lead could come back to haunt them eventually. On Tuesday, they used that lesson to keep a lead where it was and even build on it as Starkville managed to play hard throughout as they took down Class 6A foe Northwest Rankin 82-55.

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