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Memphis Select | February 25, 11am-1pm, Registration starts at 10:30am | 4th and 5th grade | Location: Lausanne Collegiate School 1381 West Massey, 38120 | Contact: Pam Pointer 901-270-0608, Curtis Jones 901-406-9737

Location Change -- Memphis Future Stars | February 26 | 5, 6, 7th graders | 5th (3pm-4pm); 6/7th (4pm-5pm) | Location: Fairley High School 4950 Fairley Rd, 38109 | Contact: Coach Price - memphisfutures1@comcast.net

Memphis Select | March 11, 11am-2pm, Registration starts at 10:30am | 9, 10, 11th grade | Location: Lausanne Collegiate School 1381 West Massey, 38120 | Contact: Ruberto Lawson 901-262-8531, Curtis Jones 901-406-9737

Team Slink | March 11 12pm-4pm | Location: McFarland Community Center 4955 Cottonwood, 38118 | Contact: John McGraw 646-773-5699

Memphis Future Stars | March 25 | 9th graders | Time: TBA | Location: Ridgeway Baptist Church 2500 Ridgeway Rd, 38119 | Contact: Coach Price - memphisfutures1@comcast.net

Monday, February 28, 2011

2011 Second Round Regional Scores

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INSTANT UPDATE CENTRAL 59 RIDGEWAY 42 FINAL
INSTANT UPDATE CENTRAL 42 RIDGEWAY 32 END OF 3
INSTANT UPDATE CENTRAL 42 RIDGEWAY 32 END OF 3
INSTANT UPDATE CENTRAL 26 RIDGEWAY 27 HALFTIME
INSTANT UPDATE OVERTON 46 WHITE STATION 45 final
INSTANT UPDATE OVERTON 27 WHITE STATION 29 end of 3
INSTANT UPDATE OVERTON 24 WHITE STATION 21 Halftime
INSTANT UPDATE OVERTON 15 WHITE STATION 10 1st quarter

Thursday, February 24, 2011

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District Championship Games Recap

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Overton's Cortrice Golden shoots over Ridgeway's Odegua Oigbokie (34) and Ashley Jackson for two points as the Wolverines won the District 15-AAA title.

Fairley 52, BTW 43

No Erica Ousley. No problem.

Ousley, the former Fairley star, led the Bulldogs basketball team to last year's District 16-AA championship.

This year, however, the Lady Bulldogs relied on their potent defense to clinch their second consecutive district crown with a 52-43 victory Wednesday night against host Booker T. Washington.

Behind a harassing full- court press, Fairley (22-8) jumped to a 22-15 halftime advantage and never relinquished their lead.

Sophomore Erica Watkins came up with a crucial rebound in the game's final minute when the Lady Bulldogs were protecting a two- point lead. She earned the tournament's Most Outstanding Player award. Fairley junior Brandi James' 20 points led all scorers. Watkins finished with 15.

"I was expecting this," Watkins said. "(Winning the district title) this year was special. Just because we lost one person doesn't mean we couldn't come back and do it again this year. Losing a key player didn't hurt us much because we worked harder together as a team, from the coaches, to the guards, to the forwards, everyone."

For Washington (14-11), Wednesday's loss snapped an eight-game winning streak. Lady Warrior coach Derek Hunter labeled the setback difficult to stomach.

"We've been playing great," Hunter said. "We won eight straight, and then when you get a chance to host at home and we don't show up. There's no excuses for the way we played tonight. We were never out of the game. We just never picked it up."

Laquaris Harris' 13 points led Washington.

Both teams advance to Friday's first round of the Region 8-AA tournament. Fairley will host Kingsbury, and BTW will be at home against Northside.

Overton three-peats

Tournament Most Valuable Player Cornelia Fondren and Jasmine Stafford each scored 13 points as Overton (26-5) claimed the District 15-AAA title for the third year in a row, jumping on Ridgeway early before winning, 52-37, Wednesday night at Houston.

"We wanted to get a lot of help on (Ridgeway star Hasina) Muhammad," said Lady Wolverines coach Lynn Smith. "Defense spearheads everything we do. And we played a tough (pre-conference) schedule, with tournaments in Virginia and St. Louis. They're growing up right in front of our eyes."

Muhammad scored 16 to lead the Roadrunners (19-8), who trailed 20-6 after the first quarter and couldn't get anything going..

Warriors prevail

Nina Davis led Central (22-9) to a 59-48 win over White Station at Spartan Palace in the District 16-AAA title game. Davis, a sophomore, scored 18 points and was named tournament MVP. Junior Aaliyah Whiteside chipped in 16.

Jasmine Settles led the Spartans (26-5) with 19 points.

In the consolation game, Whitehaven (22-7), behind Jessica Howard's 15 points, defeated East (13-13), 49-46.

Bears edge Tigers

Tournament MVP Lillian Pittman's 17 points led Trezevant (16-7) to a 48-47 victory over Manassas (23-7) in the District 15-AA championship game at Northside High School. Victoria White had nine points for Manassas.

Central girls claim District 16-AAA tournament title

Central’s girls can be a pretty basketball team to watch most nights. When the Warriors play White Station, it usually isn’t one of those nights.

Yet after another night of scratching, clawing – and high decibel levels from both benches – it was the Warriors holding another District 16-AAA District Championship plaque after inching away to a 59-48 decision Wednesday night over the defensive-minded Spartans at White Station.

Sophomore Nina Davis earned tournament MVP honors with 18 points for the Warriors (22-9), but other than the airbrushed hats each player got with their names on them, there seemed to be no particular charm in this particular championship.

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

2011 Tennessee Miss Basketball Finalists

Class A Miss Basketball Finalists
Carly Daniel, Wayne County
T.T. Flowers, Lake County
Rachel Garland, Moore County

Class AA Miss Basketball Finalists
Jenna Adams, McMinn Central
Kayla Biles, Upperman
Mackenzie Sells, Livingston Academy

Class AAA Miss Basketball Finalists
Shacobia Barbee, Riverdale
Hasina Muhammad, Ridgeway
Caya Williams, Mt. Juliet

Division II-A Miss Basketball Finalists
Marjorie Butler, Webb School of Knoxville
Kaylah Keys, Harding Academy
Derica Wyatt, Franklin Road Academy

Division II-AA Miss Basketball Finalists
Chadarryl Clay, Girls Preparatory School
Symone Daniels, St. Benedict
Taylor Reece, Brentwood Academy

Arlington girls win first District title

Camille Alberson hesitated a second before the final inbounds pass -- as if she might have to blink back something moist at any second. But Arlington's senior center passed the basketball, took it back and as a satisfied smile sprouted, she cradled it in her arms like a firstborn child.

In a way, it was -- as the final seconds ticked off to the Tigers' first District 14-AAA championship, earned with a 51-44 decision over Craigmont Tuesday night at Bartlett.

"I've waited four years for this. We all have," said Alberson, who scored 12 points.

Junior guard Ariel Hearn was named Tournament MVP after scoring 16 points, and delivering a series of fast-break assists that had helped Arlington break open a 28-21 lead early in the third period. Junior guard Chrystin Hopper added 11 points.

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Douglass girls capture 16-A district basketball title

Douglass survived streaks of shaky shooting and ballhandling Monday night, but held it together to clinch a second straight District 16-A girls basketball title, 71-53, over visiting City University School.

Yet lately the idea of "holding it together" goes far deeper for the Red Devils (23-2) than a few more made free throws or a few less turnovers.

Head coach Elizabeth Marable was hospitalized last week with a heart condition that will require surgery, according to Douglass athletic director Ted Anderson.

"It's a matter of waiting to see when the doctors want to get it done," Anderson said. "We're trying to keep things together as best we can -- and we're all praying."

Assistant Marion Curry has been running the team in Marable's absence. But during several timeouts, boys coaching legend Anderson would step into the huddle. The team spent halftime practicing free throws after going 8-of-23 in the first half.

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White Station girls advance to 16-AAA title game

Even with his team well in command in the closing moments of Monday night’s District 16-AAA semifinal game against East, White Station girls basketball coach Darryl Durham wasn’t done exhibiting his animated demeanor.

With 2:28 remaining in the fourth period and the Lady Spartans in front by 21 points, White Station freshman Courtney Banks checked into the game, but not before she got an earful from the usual outspoken Durham.

“You better run the offense,” Durham said, his voice echoing in a mostly quiet gymnasium. “You better not jack up ill-advised shots, either.”

White Station’s convincing 58-37 victory against visiting East came to fruition, in part because Durham not only has emerged as one of Shelby-Metro’s most successful coaches in his brief time at White Station, but also because of his unyielding efforts to getting the most out of his players.

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Monday, February 21, 2011

Coach Rhodes, Memphis Spirit

In boys basketball, he is known as the coach that gets his players national recognition and ranked. He has had as many as 4 players ranked in the Rivals.com national ranking at the same time. Central's Jarnell Stokes was under his leadership when he became Memphis' highest national ranked player ever at #3. Coach Rhodes' Memphis Select Boys organization entering its 5th year in existence alumni include college freshman Nate Rucker (Melrose) at Northern Illinois and this years class Cedrick McAfee (Melrose) heading to Auburn, Aaron Jones (MS) heading to Ole Miss, and Octavious Ellis (Whitehaven) heading to Cincinnati.

Coach Rhodes has decided to bring his magical touch back to girls basketball. He was part of the staff that helped bring national recognition to Memphis girls basketball with the creation of Memphis Elite and MidSouth Lady Tigers programs. Also on the staff was Patosha Jeffery. Alumni from the programs includes Alliesha Easley (Ole Miss), LaKendra Phillips (Florida/Ole Miss), Jasmine Taylor (Arkansas State), Ashley Herring (Austin Peay), Kurstin Stallings (Florida A&M), Cheron Brown (Chattanooga State), Brittany Butler (Southwest TN), Danae Lawrence (Miss Delta), Lennisha Johnson (Kennesaw State), Candace Rucker (Colorado/Southern Miss), Amy McNear (Western Kentucky), Danielle Richardson (Chattanooga State), Jessica Plunkett (Christian Brothers), Ashley Martin (Southern Miss), Shonice Sprouce (McNeese State/LeMoyne Owen), Alexis Givands (South Florida), Andrea Holmes (Binghamton), Mary Jackson (Louisville/Memphis), Asia Minter (Kennesaw State), Deja Foster (Georgia Tech), Raquel Brigham (Southwest TN), Tanesha Washington (Southern Miss), Jakena Jordan (Southwest TN), and Courtnie Gregory (Southwest TN).

Coach Rhodes has an eye for recognizing talent early and bringing the talent and potential out of players. He is excited to announce that he is back in girls basketball with a 12U-14U AAU team, called Memphis Spirit. Coach Rhodes hope to develop and teach fundamental basketball at a high level to ensure that these girls are
successful and have the chance to receive college basketball scholarships.

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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Horn Lake takes North Half crown

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Savannah Kimmons emerged from the locker room following Monday night's game against Tupelo with an ice pack draped over her left hand.

Horn Lake coach Janna Lyons, however, was quick to dismiss the notion of her power forward having sustained an injury to her left index finger.

"Man, there is nothing wrong with that girl," Lyons jokingly said.

If, in fact, Kimmons was hampered by a hand injury earlier in the week, she did not show any signs of it during Saturday night's MHSAA Class 6A North Half championship game against Northwest Rankin.

The 6-1 junior was the catalyst of the Lady Eagles' 53-42 victory that earned them their third consecutive North Half title, in large part because the visiting Lady Cougars had no answers for her in the post.

Kimmons scored a game-high 22 points and produced the bulk of damage during a pivotal second quarter after Horn Lake (22-3) had battled to a 13-10 lead. She scored 12 points in the second, mostly on turnarounds in the lane and stickbacks, as the reigning state champs outscored a seemingly fatigued Northwest Rankin squad 18-5 in the second to build a 31-18 lead at the half.

Prior to Saturday's contest, both teams had secured berths to the Class 6A state tournament in Jackson, Miss., that begins March 2. However, Horn Lake clinched the tournament's No. 1 seed for the second straight year and will face Meridian in the state quarterfinals. Northwest Rankin (21-8), the Region 3-6A runnerup, will play Jim Him out of Jackson in the quarters.

Senior swing man Brittani Biggins scored 12 points and Brittany Grant added 10 for the Lady Eagles who extended their unbeaten streak to six games.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir, Most Courageous Award

University of Memphis Lady Tiger, Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir, was awarded the Most Courageous Award by the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA). The United States Basketball Writers Association annually recognizes a player, coach, official or administrator who has demonstrated extraordinary courage reflecting honor on the sport of amateur basketball. Along with the award, the USBWA presents a $1,000 check to the charity or scholarship fund as selected by the recipient.

Arsalan Kazemi of Rice and Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir of Memphis – two student-athletes with similar backgrounds who have had to endure bigotry and discrimination to play college basketball at their respective institutions – have been named co-winners of the Most Courageous Award. Kazemi, a sophomore forward at Rice, is the first Iranian-born athlete to play NCAA Division I basketball. Abdul-Qaadir, a freshman guard at Memphis, is believed to be the first Muslim woman to play in Division I with her arms, legs and hair covered during games in accordance with her Muslim faith.

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Horn Lake set to return to State

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The Horn Lake girls basketball team has big plans for March -- a trip to the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 6A state tournament in Jackson.

The defending state champions, though, aren't quite done making their February playoff splash.

The Lady Eagles secured another trip to the Mississippi Coliseum with Friday's 68-62 victory over visiting Jackson Murrah. Tonight at 7, a game against Northwest Rankin will determine the North's top seed. NW Rankin defeated Columbus, 85-69, in the other semifinal Friday. Both squads open state tournament play March 2.

"The majority of the girls that are getting minutes -- at this point -- many of them can say they weren't even dressing out varsity last year," said Lady Eagles coach Janna Lyons, "so for them to come in with that determination, that focus and to be able to contribute in the ways that they have, I'm so proud of this group of girls."

Horn Lake (21-3) won more than the opening tip. Lyons' players dominated the first period, outscoring Murrah 19-4. While Lytia Coleman was knocking down a pair of 3-pointers, the Lady Mustangs failed to make any field goals. Kalisha Washington and Sarah Blackmore scored all of Murrah's points from the free-throw line.

"We were excited and just ready to go," Horn Lake senior guard Rosalyn Odum said. "We knew we had to come out strong."

The Lady Mustangs (19-9) made a 10-0 run midway through the second period, but Horn Lake answered with a 10-point stretch and took a 36-19 lead into halftime. It was a back-and-forth third period, but the Lady Eagles led 49-38 entering the final period.

Horn Lake had its hands full with Washington, who scored Murrah's first nine points in the fourth. A fifth foul ended her night at the 1:02 mark. Washington finished with a game-high 26.

The last six points for the Lady Eagles came on free throws by Brittany Grant.

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Overton girls win AAA city title; Manassas girls take AA crown

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Defense wins championships.

It's one of the oldest clich├ęs in sports, but Overton's belief in that old adage was the primary reason the Lady Wolverines beat White Station Friday night, 42-36, at Wooddale High School to claim the AAA MIAA City Championship.

"That's the main thing we do ... defense," Overton junior guard Cornelia Fondren said. "Everything we do begins with defense. That's all we do."

Overton's stingy defense was on full display in the first half, holding White Station to just three field goals to take a 25-12 lead into halftime.

White Station (25-4) began the third quarter on an 11-0 run to trim the lead to two points with 4:09 left in the period. Lady Spartan senior Brianna Ridgell scored six points in the run and White Station appeared poised to make the game close down the stretch.

But Overton (24-5) clamped down again. Thanks to the play of Fondren and junior Jasmine Stafford, the lead was 10 points again when the fourth quarter started, and White Station never got closer than five the rest of the way.

With 35 seconds left and Overton leading 39-34, a 3-pointer by White Station senior Durriya Shields missed its mark and the Lady Wolverines made 3-of-4 free throws to seal the win.

"This feels great because this a whole different team," said Stafford, who was named the game's MVP after scoring 13 points. "We showed everybody that we can do it. For a team that lost six seniors, we're doing pretty good."

Fondren also scored 13 for Overton. Ridgell led White Station with 14 points and senior Ashley Small added nine.

White Station defeated Overton 52-45 on Dec. 7.

"We played terrible," White Station coach Daryl Durham said. "A lot of the credit goes to Overton though. We didn't attack. We played passive. Hopefully it will be motivation. Hopefully they will regroup and play hard in the district Monday."

Overton head coach Robert Woods led his team to the state semifinals last year, but didn't win a city title.

"They always wanted one," Woods said. "This group has been there three times. They gutted it out tonight, but we lost a little focus in the third quarter."

In the AA title game, Manassas (22-6) defeated Fairley, 56-53. Manassas senior Tiffany Jones, who was named the game's MVP, led the Lady Tigers with 13 points. Fairley senior Marcquasha Evers led the Lady Bulldogs (19-8) with 19.

Fairley senior Brandi James missed a potential game-tying 3-pointer with two seconds left.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Instant Update Overton wins city 42-36
Instant Update Manassas wins city 56-53

District Standings and Scoring Leaders through February 15

1. Kaylah Keys, Harding 24.96
2. Kaylan Pugh, St. Mary's 22.52
3. Brinika Shepherd, Westwood 20.56
4. Phikala Anthony, Northside 20.23
5. Derrica Wiggins, Oakhaven 20.15
6. Olivia Vance, FACS 18.36
7. Hasina Muhammad, Ridgeway 18.29
8. Becca Wehrmann, RCA 18.00
9. Laquaris Harris, BTW 17.91
10. Jasmine Mathes, Middle College 16.35

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Kaylah Keys' 40 points lift Harding Academy over USJ in overtime

Kaylah Keys was absolutely spectacular, scoring 40 points. But teammate Ki’ana Christy was spectacular when she absolutely had to be, hitting four key free throws at the end of regulation as Harding Academy rallied for a 55-49 overtime win against University School of Jackson Thursday night in the Division 2-A West Regional girls basketball semifinals at Evangelical Christian School.

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Fayette Academy wins D2-A girls semifinal

Sisters Samantha and Emily Reeves led a dominating performance as Fayette Academy rolled to a 47-22 decision over St. George’s.

6-foot junior Samantha Reeves established the essential truth: The paint belonged to her. She blocked seven shots before halftime, including Gryphon pivot Taylor Money five times. Reeves added a dozen points, and the Vikings filled in the rest of the blanks nicely.

Emily Reeves, a sophomore guard, led the team with 13 points while junior guard Victoria Crawford scored 11, including back-to-back 3-pointers that capped a 14-2 second quarter for a 27-11 lead at break.


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Thursday, February 17, 2011

2011 District 15-AA Basketball Tournament

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2011 District 16-AAA Basketball Tournament

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Kaylah Keys, 1,000 Point Club


Harding Academy's sophomore, Kaylah Keys, was awarded a 1,000 point club basketball from her coach, Becky Starks, last night before their game against Jackson Christian.

Harding Academy defeated Jackson Christian 58-51. Kaylah scored 29 points in the Division 2-A West Regional contest.

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Girls Basketball Dandy Dozen - February 17, 2011

1. White Station / 25-3 / 3 /
2. Overton / 22-5 / 2 /
3. Central / 19-9 / 1 /
4. Arlington / 23-3 / 4 /
5. Briarcrest / 19-5 / 5 /
6. Horn Lake / 20-3 / NR /
7. Ridgeway / 17-7 / 7 /
8. MHEA / 21-5 / 8 /
9. Fayette Aca / 23-1 / 9 /
10. SBA / 21-5 / 10 /
11. Manassas / 21-6 / 11 /
12. Centr Hill / 25-4 / 6 /

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

2011 High School City Championship Games Announced

Games to be played Friday, Feb. 18, at Wooddale High School

Class AA Girls

Fairley vs. Manassas, 3 p.m.

Class AA Boys

Hillcrest vs. Manassas, 4:30 p.m.

Class AAA Girls

White Station vs. Overton, 6 p.m.

Class AAA Boys

Melrose vs. Ridgeway, 7:30 p.m.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Tennessee AP Prep Girls Basketball Poll

The Associated Press’ Top 10 teams as selected by Tennessee AP-member sportswriters and broadcasters. With first-place votes in parentheses, records through February 14, total points based on 10 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 10th-place vote:

Class AAA

School Record Pts Prv

1. Riverdale (21) 26-0 210 1
2. Mt. Juliet 25-2 175 2
3. Walker Valley 23-1 168 3
4. Lawrence County 25-2 139 5
5. Clarksville 24-3 107 6
6. White Station 21-3 86 7
7. Memphis Central 17-9 74 4
8. Knoxville West 22-2 70 9
T9.Wilson Central 18-3 42 8
T9.Science Hill 25-3 42 10
Others receiving 12 or more points: Jefferson County 21.

Class AA

School Record Pts Prv

1. McMinn Central (11) 24-1 200 2
2. Elizabethton (7) 27-1 183 1
3. Obion County (3) 28-3 178 3
4. Livingston Academy 25-4 135 6
5. Upperman 22-5 104 7
6. Macon County 22-2 100 8
7. Liberty Magnet 23-3 78 4
8. Cannon County 23-6 64 10
9. Dyersburg 23-6 28 5
10. David Lipscomb 21-4 16 9
Others receiving 12 or more points: CPA 13. Gibson County 13.

Class A

School Record Pts Prv

1. Lake County (17) 25-3 197 1
2. Moore County 25-3 170 3
3. Scotts Hill (2) 25-0 166 4
4. Wayne County (1) 22-2 139 5
5. Jackson County (1) 23-3 120 2
6. Clarkrange 22-5 101 7
7. Loretto 21-6 68 8
8. Oakdale 24-2 67 9
9. Hampton 20-7 55 10
10. Red Boiling Springs 26-4 34 NR
Others receiving 12 or more points: North Greene 17.

Division II

School Record Pts Prv

1. Girls Prep (20) 19-1 200 1
2. Knoxville Webb 20-4 178 2
3. Brentwood Academy 16-7 146 3
4. Franklin Road Academy 21-3 143 4
5. Briarcrest 18-6 107 6
6. Fayette Academy 18-1 99 7
7. Harding Academy 13-7 68 8
8. St. Benedict 21-5 64 9
9. Ensworth 15-8 51 5
10. University-Nashville 15-6 31 10
Others receiving 12 or more points: None

2011 District 15-AAA Basketball Tournament

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2011 Division 2-AA West Region Basketball Tournament

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2011 Division 2-A West Region Basketball Tournament

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Horn Lake wins girls region 1-6A title

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Horn Lake 55, Southaven 48: The Lady Eagles are the reigning state champions. So coach Janna Lyons didn’t feel it was necessary to say much to her players at the half of the Region 1-6A title game and her team trailing by an eight-point deficit.

“Contrary to what many think, it was actually a more relaxed speech,” Lyons said. “We talked about execution. I really can’t tell you what I said because it was mostly emotional.”

Horn Lake (16-3), as a result, rallied behind the valiant performance by Lytia Coleman, who scored a game-high 30 points to help propel the Lady Eagles to their third consecutive region title. The Lady Eagles will host Tupelo Monday at 7 in the opening round of the North Half tourney.

The Lady Chargers (18-5), who were led by A’Queen Hayes’ 16 points, will travel to face Columbus on Monday.

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LARGE GIRLS STATE SECTIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

Snowden defeats Hickory Ridge 55-46.

WBCA annouces 2011 WBCA High School All-America Game participants

The 20th annual All-America Game, which is held as part of the WBCA National Convention, will be played Saturday, April 2, 2011, at the Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Ind., site of the 2011 NCAA® Women’s Final Four®. Tipoff is 4:30 p.m. ET. The game will be played on the NCAA Women’s Final Four court for the second straight year.

Hasina Muhammad (Ridgeway) received a WBCA High School All-America honorable mention.

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Saturday, February 12, 2011

MHSAA Region Playoff Basketball Schedule Updates

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REGION 1-6A

(At Horn Lake)

Saturday

5 p.m. — Girls Championship, Southaven vs. Horn Lake

6:30 p.m. — Boys Championship, Southaven vs. DeSoto Central

REGION 2-4A

(At Center Hill)

Boys

Saturday

TBA — Tunica Rosa Fort vs. Byhalia

TBA — Senatobia vs. Center Hill

Monday

5:30 p.m. — Consolation Game

8:30 p.m. — Championship Game

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Girls

Saturday

TBA — Byhalia vs. Tunica Rosa Fort

TBA — Center Hill vs. Lafayette County

Monday

4 p.m. — Consolation Game

7 p.m. — Championship Game

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Thursday, February 10, 2011

2011 McDonald's All American Girls Team Announced

EAST TEAM
Name Pos Hgt High School (Hometown) College
Cierra Burdick F 6-2 Butler, NC (Matthews, NC) Tennessee
Briyona Canty G 5-10 Trenton Catholic Academy, NJ (Hamilton, NJ) Rutgers
Temi Fagbenle C 6-4 Blair Academy, NJ (Blairstown, NJ) Harvard
Bria Goss G 5-11 Ben Davis, IN (Indianapolis, IN) Kentucky
Sara Hammond F 6-2 Rockcastle County, KY (Mouth Vernon, KY) Louisville
Amber Henson C 6-4 Sickles, FL (Tampa, FL) Duke
Betnijah Laney G 6-0 Smyrna, DE (Smyrna, DE) Undecided
Samantha Logic G 6-0 Racine J.I. Case, WI (Racine, WI) Iowa
Allyson Malott F 6-2 Madison, OH (Middletown, OH) Dayton
Ariel Massengale G 5-6 Bolingbrook, IL (Bolingbrook, IL) Tennessee
Bria Smith G 5-10 Christ the King, NY (Middle Village, NY) Virginia
Elizabeth Williams F 6-3 Princess Anne, VA (Virginia Beach, VA) Duke

WEST TEAM
Name Pos Hgt High School (Hometown) College
Brianna Banks G 5-9 Fayette County, GA (Fayetteville, GA) Connecticut
Ariya Crook-Williams G 5-7 Long Beach Poly, CA (Long Beach, CA) USC
Krystal Forthan C 6-4 Georgetown, TX (Georgetown, TX) LSU
Reshanda Gray F 6-3 Washington Prep, CA (Los Angeles, CA) California
Justine Hartman C 6-3 Brea Olinda, CA (Brea, CA) UCLA
Morgan Jones F 6-2 Lake Mary, FL (Lake Mary, FL) Northwestern
Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis G 6-0 Mater Dei, CA (Santa Ana, CA) Connecticut
Amber Orrange G 5-8 Westbury Christian, TX (Houston, TX) Stanford
Cassie Peoples G 5-7 Cy-Fair, TX (Cypress, TX) Texas
Bonnie Samuelson F 6-3 Edison, CA (Huntington Beach, CA) Stanford
Kiah Stokes F 6-3 Linn-Mar, IA (Marion, IA) Connecticut
Alexyz Vaioletama G 6-0 Mater Dei, CA (Santa Ana, CA) USC

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Middle School Large School Sectional Update

from HerHoops.com

Large School Sectional has been reschedule to Friday and Monday due to incliment weather

Final Four Friday February 11, 2011

3:30 pm Dyersburg vs. Hickory Ridge (Girls)

5:00 pm Mt. Pisgah vs. Snowden (Girls)

6:30 pm American Way vs.Tigrett (Boys)

8:00 pm Craigmont vs. Ridgeway (Boys)

Championship Games Will be Monday at 6:00pm and 7:30pm

Fayette Academy Girls Highlight

Commercial Appeal's John Varlas highlighted some players and teams earlier this week. This is what he said about Fayette Academy.

The best winning percentage in the area belongs to the Lady Vikings, who are 21-1 following Friday's victory over Tipton-Rosemark. The win clinched the Division 2A-2 regular-season title for Fayette, and coach Rick Sullivan says his team is looking to keep the momentum going heading into the postseason.

"It was an honor to play at Knoxville Webb in the substate last year," he said. "But this year, I would rather play much closer to the Tennessee River, or the Mississippi River for that matter.

"I want the girls to be the best they can be. I want them to play up to their potential, without me messing everything up."

Fayette's only loss was on the road against Jackson Christian in early January. They avenged that one last week, with sisters Samantha and Emily Reeves combining for 31 points in a 58-47 victory.

Emily, a 5-7 sophomore, was the player of the year in the district as a freshman and hasn't slumped, averaging 13.5 points. Samantha has improved greatly this season, averaging nearly 16 per contest, and the 6-0 junior is also finding good value in a forgotten basketball art.

"She's buying into the value of the bank shot," said Sullivan. "I think her dad said he'd give her a dollar for every bank shot she makes, so she says she's taking it to the bank."

Girls Basketball Dandy Dozen - February 10, 2011

Record — Last Rank

1. Central — 19-8 — 1
2. Overton — 20-5 — 2
3. White Station — 23-3 — 3
4. Arlington — 21-3 — 4
5. Briarcrest — 19-5 — 5
6. Center Hill — 24-3 — 6
7. Ridgeway — 17-6 — 7
8. MHEA — 21-5 — 8
9. Fayette Aca. — 22-1 — 9
10. St. Benedict — 20-5 — 10
11. Manassas — 19-6 — 12
12. Cordova — 16-5 — 11

Kaylah Keys, Commercial Appeal Player of the Week

Kaylah Keys, Harding Academy basketball: Keys, a sophomore, scored 29, 30 and 45 points in three games this week. She helped the Lions win all three games and improve to 13-0 in divisional games and 17-6 overall.

Commercial Appeal's John Varlas highlighted some players and teams earlier this week. This is what he said about Kaylah. 

Kaylah Keys, Harding, sophomore: Mr. and Miss Basketball talk is already well under way, and Keys will definitely be in the conversation in Division 2-A.
Keys played a pivotal role as a freshman last season when Harding won the state title -- averaging 15 points and six assists per contest -- and has elevated her play a notch or two this year.

Through Tuesday, she was the leading scorer in the area, averaging 23 points per contest. Her top performance so far this season was a 37-point, nine-rebound effort in a 61-44 victory over SBEC on Jan, 14.

She's also a disruptive defensive force, averaging 4.7 steals per game.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

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Arlington clinches first 14-AAA district crown

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Ariel Hearn

Ariel Hearn flipped the switch on her shooting touch late in the first quarter, and the rest of Arlington's night seemed to take care of itself Tuesday as the Tigers rolled to a 51-35 victory at Craigmont, clinching the school's first District 14-AAA regular-season title.

At the end of a difficult first quarter, Hearn hit a 3-pointer and back-to-back layups off steals to pull the Tigers (21-3, 9-0 and No. 4 in the Dandy Dozen) to 10-9 after one period. She opened the second quarter with back-to-back treys, and the Chiefs (15-7, 5-5) began fading in the rearview........

.......The Tigers were up, 24-17, at halftime thanks to 15 points from Hearn, who averages 13.2 on the season. She didn't score again, but the rest of the Arlington lineup checked in at varying points in the second half.


Junior forward Logan Hammonds had seven of her nine points in the second half and backup senior center Amber Starks had six of her eight. Christyn Hopper added seven in the final two quarters and after a rough first half, senior pivot Camille Alberson added a half-dozen.

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District Standings and Scoring Leaders through February 7

1. Kaylah Keys, Harding 24.10
2. Kaylan Pugh, St. Mary's 22.16
3. Brinika Shepherd, Westwood 20.88
4. Derrica Wiggins, Oakhaven 20.15
5. Phikala Anthony, Northside 20.05
6. Becca Wehrmann, RCA 19.45
7. Hasina Muhammad, Ridgeway 19.14
8. Olivia Vance, FACS 18.33
9. Laquaris Harris, BTW 17.15
10. Teresa Mays, Wooddale 16.27

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Monday, February 7, 2011

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Adrienne McKay leads Briarcrest girls to win over Saint Benedict

Briarcest Christian's Adrienne McKay wasn’t as prolific, or dramatic, as she was the last time around against St. Benedict. But the 5-4 senior guard was just as effective down the stretch, leading the host Saints to a 45-37 victory Friday night that clinched the 2-AA West Region regular-season title.

“You like to have that going for you as you start the regional,” said BCS coach Lee Smith, whose fifth-ranked Saints (19-5, 5-0) have a final conference game at home against last-place Hutchison next Friday before tournament play. “Adrienne was a constant threat for us all night, but we did our best work on defense. I was very happy with that.”

Three weeks ago, McKay had 20 points, including the game-winning free throws in the final second of a 53-51 squeaker. Friday she wound up with 15, seven in the final quarter including four straight free throws and a closeout steal in the final 2:05.

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Friday, February 4, 2011

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Girls Basketball Dandy Dozen - February 4, 2011

/ Record / Last Rank /

1. Central / 17-8 / 2 /
2. Overton / 18-5 / 3 /
3. White Station / 21-3 / 1 /
4. Arlington / 19-3 / 4 /
5. Briarcrest / 18-5 / 5 /
6. Center Hill / 22-3 / 8 /
7. Ridgeway / 15-6 / 7 /
8. MHEA / 20-5 / 9 /
9. Fayette Aca. / 20-1 / 11 /
10. SBA / 19-4 / 10 /
11. Cordova / 16-4 / 6 /
12. Manassas / 19-6 / 12 /

Samantha Reeves, Commercial Appeal Player of the Week

Samantha Reeves, Fayette Academy basketball: Reeves, a 6-0 junior, helped the Vikings win four games this week and improve to 20-1 on the season. Her two biggest games of the week were a 25-point, six-rebound performance against University School of Jackson and a 33-point, nine-rebound night against Rossville.

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Middle School City Championships Set

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The City Championships have been set. Hickory Ridge will meet the Undefeated 23-0 Lady Greendogs of Snowden Middle School. Hickory Ridge is ready and fired up for this match up after losing earlier in the season to Snowden in the MLK Middle School Tournament. Hickory Ridge coach, Gwendolyn Martin says that her team is ready for the rematch. The Game is Schedule for 4:00pm Wednesday February 2nd at Colonial Middle School.

In the Small School City Championship it will be J.P. Freeman and the Cypress Lady Wolves. Cypress is the real Cindarella team this year with a new coach in Wesley Cincore and a group of kids that is eager to learn the game and perfect it. It has been at least a decade since. One thing for certian Miyah McCoy and the Lady Panthers are not gonna let newcomers come in and take what they have build up. The Small School Sectional will be at 4:00pm at Lanier Middle on Wednesday February 2. Don't miss the action.

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