Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Horn Lake, Olive Branch girls in 6A state semis

From Commercial Appeal

Olive Branch and Horn Lake will open play in the 6A Mississippi High School Activities Association girls state basketball tournament Wednesday at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Jackson.

Coach Blake Jones' Quistors (26-6) will take on Harrison Central (20-10) in a semifinal game that tips off at 1 p.m. Freshman Myah Taylor leads OB in scoring at 13.7 points per game, while eighth-grader Mahogany Vaught contributes 10.7 points per contest.

Horn Lake, which beat Olive Branch, 77-33, in the North Half title game on March 1, will take on Meridian at 6:30 p.m. in the other 6A semifinal. Seniors Olivia Cunningham (13.4 ppg.) and A'Queen Hayes (12.2) are the leaders for coach Janna Thompson's Eagles, who enter the tournament with a 27-1 record.

The title game takes place Saturday at 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit

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