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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

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Girls Basketball Scores - January 30, 2015

From Commercial Appeal

Cordova (38) — Michaela Campbell 6, Taylor Christian 2, Zakyia Head 2, Taylor Lattimore 16, Karai Samuels 2, K’Yanna Terry 9, Jasmine Walker 1.
Arlington (51) — Raegyn Branch 11, Mirrakohl Johnson 11, Ashley Lee 9, Cheiyanne Norton 6, Tori Sewell 14.
Cordova 7 14 14 3—38
Arlington 12 9 18 12—51
Records — Arlington 19-7 (7-0, 14-AAA).

Kingsbury (31) — Terykah Austin 8, Taya Banks 6, Angilina Couch 2, Candiz Echols 10, Martha Eddings 2, Angel Fleming 3.
Bartlett (55) — Madison Carroll 8, Bethany Davis 3, Stella Gill 6, Jamye Haley 2, Jessica Jackson 11, Charity Savage 13, Nyla Smith 3, Dee Dee Williams 7, Elizabeth Williams 2.
Kingsbury 4 12 8 7—31
Bartlett 14 20 11 10—55
Records — Bartlett 15-8 (6-1, 14-AAA).

Millington (42) — Tamia Aldridge 10, Tasia Bland 2, Jherika Brown 9, Glenda Garner 16, Lindsey Harris 2, Marquisha Sanders 3.
Bolton (48) — Christina Craft 5, Jaelyan Jones 8, Lakyia Parker 11, Taylor Smith 2, Ayanna Swift 2, Heaven Thompson 20.
Millington 4 16 10 12—42
Bolton 10 11 11 16—48
Records — Millington 4-21 (0-7, 14-AAA), Bolton 12-9 (4-3).

St. Benedict (45) — Taylor Barnes 19, Bailey Coppedge 8, Nicole Ferris 5, Courtney Parker 3, Braxton Powers 3, Nicole Ungaro 7.
Briarcrest (59) — Brynn Holden 19, Elise Holden 13, Morgan Hunt 6, Tatianna Love 7, Kathryn Newman 5, Savanna Owens 9.
St. Benedict 14 11 10 10—45
Briarcrest 9 18 16 16—59
Records — St. Benedict 15-8 (2-2, Division 2-A), Briarcrest 16-6 (4-0).

GRAD Academy (33) — A. Barnes 4, A. Coppage 5, B. Duckett 7, L. Edwards 12, J. Turner 5.
Carver (46) — Brittany Davison 17, Sydne Harris 1, Faith Moore 5, Octavia Moore 20, Tarciania Sutton 2, Christianna Williams 1.
GRAD Academy 3 13 9 8—33
Carver 14 11 12 9—46
Records — Carver 11-11.

Hamilton (29) — Samantha Hill 3, Myyela Isaac 12, Shamya London 8, Danielle McAdams 4, Darry’l White 2.
Central (84) — Miyah Barnes 12, Jasmine Carson 18, Tijuana Griggs 17, Sarina Rodgers 3, Johne’ Stewart 19, Jireh Washington 15.
Hamilton 9 5 6 9—29
Central 19 12 26 27—84
Records — Central 15-7 (6-3, 16-AAA).

Lewisburg (33) — Lauren Brady 2, Claire Fleming 2, Destiny Gardner 14, Jordyn Lentz 5, Molly Murphy 3, Ariel Tunstall 7.
Clarksdale-Miss. (39) — Hammond 23, T. Johnson 2, Moody 10, D. Johnson 4.
Lewisburg 12 5 12 4—33
Clarksdale 12 10 8 9—39
Records — Lewisburg 10-13.

Houston (55) — Mary Collins 8, Shaela Gardner 1, Sydney Malone 17, Jaida Roper 23, Shannon Sharp 4, Kelsey Trice 2.
Collierville (47) — Cullen Crocker 5, Kara Harbin 5, Megan Loden 15, Kyra Pryor 6, Madison Rozier 5, Destiny Shaw 1, Alexis Taylor 3, Jada Taylor 3, Lauren Taylor 4.
Houston 14 12 17 12—55
Collierville 15 5 14 13—47
Records — Collierville 8-17 (2-7, 15-AAA).

Ripley-Tenn. (26) — Barbee 19, Barlow 2, Brown 5.
Covington (54) — Tia Bland 4, Kiara Booker 3, Chelsea Dye 5, Destiny Foster 3, Alexis Johnson 12, Treasury Poindexter 12, Maddie Ray 2, Iesha Tipton 2, Anne Marie Van Cleve 8, Kaylen Young 3.
Ripley 6 0 6 14—26
Covington 16 17 9 12—54
Records — Ripley 9-12 (3-5, 15-AA), Covington 13-13 (7-1).

Lausanne (44) — McKenzie Baker 2, Breanna Bullock 5, Katherine DelPriore 8, Melba Martin 2, Selena Pruitt 17, Princess Stark 10.
ECS (53) — Emily Lytle 25, Molly Martin 10, Celia Owens 11, Jordan Shackleford 3, Lee Ellen Stanley 4.
Lausanne 15 8 9 12—44
ECS 17 3 16 17—53
Records — ECS 16-8 (8-2, Division 2-A).

FACS (33) — Shay Johnson 15, Lauren Kloek 5, Bionka Massie 13.
Harding (47) — Zaria Christy 4, Kelsi Elkins 8, Valecia Harris 4, Anna Horner 11, Antoinette Lewis 10, Sarah Luttrell 4, Callie Stubbs 6.
FACS 5 13 9 6—33
Harding 16 10 11 10—47

Oakhaven (58) — Tayonia Ash 1, Thylicia Bridgett 2, Tenetria Brown 4, Corlisha Howard 25, Ladawna Jones 9, Ambreisha Smalls 6, Simantha Smith 9, Darneisha Tucker 2.
Hillcrest (6) — Richeslia Howard 2, Valarie Nolen 2, Kadeeja Patterson 2.
Oakhaven 25 18 6 9—58
Hillcrest 2 0 0 4—6

Wooddale (42) Andrea McElvaine 31, Dariel Ray 2, DaShona Richard 7, Brianca Williams 2.
Hutchison (51) — Kerrigan Braxton 3, Jennie Davis 1, Gardner Dunavant 7, Elizabeth Farnsworth 13, Griffin Gerhardt 9, Caroline Kyle 2, Macy McCullough 2, Reba Moody 6, Madison Moore 2, Catey Nelson 6.
Wooddale 12 5 13 12—42
Hutchison 11 10 21 9—51
Records — Hutchison 14-8.

Mitchell (52) — Dominique Chatman 8, Tyarica French 8, DeMiya Grandberry 3, Karissa Hamlet 2, Anterria Jackson 2, Nicole Johnson 11, Kiara McCollins 2, Equeria Patterson 1, Derenisha Taylor 15.
MAHS (14) — Kendall Berry 9, Makailah Jett 3, Kayla Shelley 2.
Mitchell 10 25 6 11—52
MAHS 0 4 2 8—14
Records — Mitchell 19-6 (11-0, 16-A).

Douglass (68) — Marquera Carnes 11, Jahmere Dangerfield 2, Jennifer Fletcher 2, Gazmyne Herndon 32, Jerrica Johnson 9, Kierra Morris 4, Benesha Rainey 8.
Manassas (61) — Joslynn Basemore 29, Tonisha Clayborn 9, Rakeeva Curry 4, Shyanne Stevenson 19.
Douglass 16 11 12 29—68
Manassas 8 7 22 24—61
Records — Douglass 17-5, Manassas 11-7 (5-5, 16-AA).

KIPP (25) — Meshika Bishop 2, DeShuna Clark 2, Shatera Howard 5, Nicquala Maxwell 8, Rachel Miller 8.
MBA (53) — Alexus Fuller 17, Simphany Gillard 8, Shemirta Murray 10, Alexis Retic 4, Kamequa Rucker 5, C. Taylor 9.
KIPP 2 10 7 6—25
MBA 20 6 10 17—53

Overton (55) — Lyric Douglas 4, Rodrea Echols 11, Marquesha Fennell 2, Kyla Green 16, Dontrecia Johnson 9, Ciera Pettis 6, DeAysia Reeder 2, Kayla Williams 5.
Melrose (18) — Tierney Blair 4, Tanyae Ferrell 8, Kelsey Green 2, Joelysa Spencer 2, Zanndrea Watkins 2.
Overton 7 12 28 8—55
Melrose 5 7 0 6—18
Records — Melrose 5-14 (0-8, 16-AAA).

Northside (39) — Amber Cohen 15, Lindsey Laird 4, Amber Mitchell 6, Starkisha Saine 5, Christina Taylor 4, Joy Westbrook 5.
Middle College (13) — Alex Clear 2, Allegron Howard 5, Tierrra Jackson 2, Destinee Walls 4.
Northside 12 10 11 6—39
Middle College 4 3 2 4—13
Records — Northside 14-6 (11-1, 16-A).

Brighton (26) — Kailey Hunt 2, Jada Johnson 7, Shayna Johnson 6, Lindsey Morrissett 3, Sam Sloan 8.
Munford (56) — Gabby Crawford 12, Phenicia Howard 12, Shania Johnson 3, Johnna Jones 4, Lindsey Owen 11, Deja Potter 2, Kierra Richardson 12.
Brighton 2 8 7 9—26
Munford 12 13 20 11—56
Records — Munford 17-8.

Trezevant (53) — Sade Hudson 17, Brandy Shannon 12, Kourtney Walton 12, Marcee Williams 9, Andrea Willis 3.
Raleigh-Egypt (59) — Taylor Bridges 19, Dynesha Echols 6, Brenda Fields 19, Diamond Hunt 2, Jerika Isom 4, Brittany Johnson 5, Kiera Murray 2, Japerria Robinson 2.
Trezevant 9 12 14 14 4— 53
Raleigh-Egypt 10 11 12 16 10— 59
Records — Trezevant 11-7 (5-5, 16-AA), Raleigh-Egypt 15-7 (8-2).

Kirby (39) — Alexis Acoff 1, Bryunna Buntyn 4, Marneisha Hamer 16, Shakira Neal 13, Juantia Walton 5.
Ridgeway (71) — Brandi Beasley 9, Kendra Boone 6, Oreonna Brown 6, Alexus Bryson 12, Elizabeth Dixon 6, Eryn Foster 18, Casey Greer 2, Breouanna Humphrey 6, Tierney Paylor 2, Shenobia Stewart 2, Kiara White 2.
Kirby 7 8 14 10—39
Ridgeway 20 23 21 7—71
Records — Ridgeway 21-0.

St. George’s (55) — Molly Courtney 14, Madeline East 3, Grace Hunt 15, Olivia Roberts 22, Makayla Smith 1.
Rossville Christian (51) — Kendyl Leath 7, Caroline Loftin 19, Breanna Long 2, Kara Novarese 9, Taylor Robertson 14.
St. George’s 14 14 7 20—55
Rossville 5 14 11 21—51
Records — Rossville Christian 16-9.

Power Center Aca. (39) — Serina Finnie 5, Atlantis Jones 5, Dana Moore 5, Allison Sledge 7, Jasmine Smith 2, Rhaja White 4, Makayla Wright 11.
Soulsville (38) — Martiana Chatman 9, Oriana Jones 5, Yeneique Meredith 10, Moriah Muhammad 14.
PCA 13 6 4 16—39
Soulsville 11 10 6 11—38

Germantown (41) — Breaunna Burks 2, Breanna Cowans 11, Brittany Cowans 4, Tangie Dunlap 6, Demonica Johnson 1, Destiny Manning 12, Davielle Moore 5.
Southwind (47) — Asjah Anthony 3, Kiante Butts 13, Pinkie Fossett 9, Rochelle Lee 2, Kiara Lowery 1, Essence Rankin 3, Ebony Shaw 9, Jasmine Suggs 7.
Germantown 14 8 8 11—41
Southwind 18 11 9 9—47
Records — Southwind 14-8.

Whitehaven (52) — Brandi Clay 6, Maia McCoy 16, Tia Polk 4, Brianna Shaw 12, Lanecion Soward 6, Ariel Williams 8.
White Station (57) — Damiah Griffin 11, Kyla Harris 2, Taylor Hayes 6, Taelor Manning 6, Dejah Montgomery 2, Brittni Moore 7, Emanye Robertson 17, Taylor Williams 6.
Whitehaven 19 8 17 8—52
White Station 9 12 24 12—57

Friday, January 30, 2015

Kourtney Coleman (H. W. Byers) makes Academic 3.0 Club





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Girls Basketball Scores - January 29, 2015

from Commercial Appeal

Tipton-Rosemark Academy (68) — Kallie Alexander 4, Taylor Beasley 10, Bethany Berger 16, Brooke Bridges 5, Alexa Crum 2, Emily Fisher 1, Brittany Hall 4, Annie Harris 2, Lauren Moody 2, Abby Naifeh 6, Ally Naifeh 9, Rachel Whitley 2, Molly Word 2, Christiana Nyarko 3.
Carroll Academy (34) — Ebone Fuller 8, Dala Hardin 8, Sidney Rich 18.
TRA 25 19 13 11—68
Carroll Aca. 2 5 11 16—34
Records — Tipton-Rosemark Aca. 12-11.

Westwood (45) — Breanna Boyd 11, Kiara Bradberry 1, Marnique Burton 9, CeKenya Crockett 6, Jasmine Long 3, Tacoria Stokes 13, Kadaisha White 2.
Sheffield (38) — Ayonna Beason 2, Breanna Beason 16, MaKayla Billups 6, Alaneshia Bullock 6, Infiniti Robinson 6, Yatianna Sledge 2.
Westwood 5 14 17 9—45
Sheffield 7 14 10 7—38
Records — Westwood 7-17, Sheffield 5-16 (3-7, 16-AA).

Hutchison (38) — Kerrigan Braxton 10, Jennie Davis 2, Gardner Dunavant 6, Elizabeth Farnsworth 6, Macy McCullough 4, Reba Moody 3, Madison Moore 5, Catey Nelson 2.
St. Agnes (43) — Wallis Jenkins 9, Amanda Lammey 7, Lauren Lewis 5, Caroline Pietrangelo 15, Hannah Scruggs 2, Rachel Siano 3, Amelia Wigley 2.
Hutchison 12 14 4 8—38
St. Agnes 9 10 12 12—43
Records — St. Agnes 7-12 (1-3, Division 2-AA).

FACS (54) — Shay Johnson 28, Lauren Kloek 2, Bionka Massie 20, Carmen Moore 2, Katelyn Reed 2.
St. Mary’s (59) — Jean Jackson 2, Mary Caroline Newman 12, Kaylan Pugh 27, Wesley Richards 5, Mary Harper Robinson 6, Abbie Warr 3, Meredith Wells 4.
FACS 4 18 19 13—54
St. Mary’s 19 9 18 13—59

2014-15 Municipal Middle School Champs - Schilling Farms


Congratulations Ladies!!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

2014-15 Large School City Champs - Cordova Middle


Congratulation Ladies!!!

Girls Basketball Scores - January 28, 2015

From Commercial Appeal

Northside (39) — Davida Beal 4, Amber Cohen 7, Lindsey Laird 7, Amber Mitchell 14, Starkisha Saine 3, Christina Taylor 2, Joy Westbrook 2.
Carver (29) — Brittany Davison 3, Mildred Goins 10, Sydne Harris 4, Octavia Moore 6, Tarciania Sutton 6.
Northside 11 9 12 7—39
Carver 7 2 8 12—29
Records — Northside 13-6 (10-1, 16-A), Carver 10-11 (7-5).

MASE (23) — Paris Adkins 1, Charity Harris 3, Kayla Price 2, Taylor Robinson 1, Shernika Spencer 9, T. Stewart 1, Breyanna Warren 5, Adreinna Webster 1.
Soulsville (58) — Martiana Chatman 8, Oriana Jones 9, Yeneique Meredith 12, Chastiny Moody 3, Moriah Muhammad 26.
MASE 11 4 6 2—23
Soulsville 18 14 16 10—58

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Cordova (70) — Michaela Campbell 11, Taylor Christian 2, Zakyia Head 11, Taylor Lattimore 6, D’Andra Poe-Wilkins 3, Jerhonise Rollins 2, Karai Samuels 3, K’Yanna Terry 18, Jasmine Walker 6, Andreana Wrister 5, Karai Kirkwood 3.
Kingsbury (36) — Terykah Austin 5, Taya Banks 13, Angilina Couch 3, Candiz Echols 13, Martha Eddings 2.
Cordova 14 23 24 9—70
Kingsbury 6 14 10 6—36

Girls Basketball Dandy Dozen

Released by Commercial Appeal January 28, 2015


Record / Last week
1. Ridgeway 19-0 1
2. Olive Branch 23-1 2
3. Horn Lake 21-1 3
4. Overton 17-3 5
5. MHEA 24-5 4
6. Northpoint 17-4 6
7. Briarcrest 15-6 7
8. Houston 15-5 10
9. Southaven 15-6 9
10. Whitehaven 17-6 8
11. White Station 13-6 11
12. Harding 16-6 12

Emily Lytle, Commercial Appeal Player of the Week

Emily Lytle, ECS: With the postseason right around the corner, the Eagles are playing some of their best ball of the season and Lytle is leading the way. The 6-0 junior averaged 20 points, 10.3 rebounds, 2.3 steals and 1.7 assists in three games last week, leading the Eagles to wins over Dandy Dozen teams Northpoint and Harding. She’s averaging 20.5 points on the year, second in Division 2-A.



Nominations: Coaches can nominate candidates for Player of the Week by e-mailing varlas@commercialappeal.com. The deadline is noon Tuesday.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Girls Basketball Scores - January 27, 2015

From Commercial Appeal

Bolton (51) — Jaelyan Jones 7, Lakyia Parker 6, Taylor Smith 4, Heaven Thompson 21, Kerrice Watson 13.
Bartlett (63) — Madison Carroll 2, Stella Gill 2, Jessica Jackson 23, Charity Savage 26, Nyla Smith 2, Dee Dee Williams 6, Elizabeth Williams 2.
Bolton 15 9 18 9—51
Bartlett 12 20 11 20—63
Records — Bolton 11-9, Bartlett 14-8.

Brighton (29) — Lilly Hill 1, Kailey Hunt 2, Jada Johnson 2, Keyona Johnson 2, Shayna Johnson 11, Lindsey Morrissett 3, Sam Sloan 5, Kyla Taylor 3.
Collierville (66) — Vanessa Christensen 6, Cullen Crocker 4, Trinity Farmer 8, Kara Harbin 2, Megan Loden 9, Hannah Oliver 10, Kyra Pryor 4, Madison Rozier 8, Destiny Shaw 6, Jada Taylor 3, Lauren Taylor 6.
Brighton 2 9 10 8—29
Collierville 20 20 17 9—66
Records — Brighton 5-14, Collierville 8-16.

Jackson Northside (37) — Imani Hayes 8, Ambria Phillips 3, Mariah Horton 3, Dajiah Warmack 4, Quayla Greer 2, Jada Perkins 11, Morgan Harris 6.
Covington (60) — Tia Bland 4, Kiara Booker 14, Chelsea Dye 11, Destiny Foster 2, Cyeisha Hall 2, Alexis Johnson 2, Treasury Poindexter 4, Maddie Ray 1, Iesha Tipton 10, Anne Marie Van Cleve 10.
Northside 8 12 6 11—37
Covington 14 23 14 9—60
Records — Jackson Northside 5-16 (2-5, 15-AA), Covington 12-13 (6-1).

ECS (53) — Hope Gribble 3, Daisha Jiles 2, Emily Lytle 18, Molly Martin 3, Celia Owens 13, Jordan Shackleford 8, Lee Ellen Stanley 6.
FACS (42) — Shay Johnson 11, Bionka Massie 17, Madison Messmer 2, Carmen Moore 7, Madison Spain 5.
ECS 12 14 11 16—53
FACS 18 6 4 14—42
Records — ECS 15-8 (7-2, Division 2-A).

Rossville Christian (33) — Kendyl Leath 2, Caroline Loftin 9, Breanna Long 4, Mary Cathryn Mathis 7, Kara Novarese 2, Taylor Robertson 9.
Fayette Aca. (48) — Kaitlin Bowers 2, Rebecca Fletcher 5, Abby Hilliard 9, Bekah Moffatt 8, Hayley Moffatt 2, Kayli Skelton 16, Heather Slocum 2, Alex Wadley 4.
Rossville 5 8 8 12—33
Fayette Aca. 11 11 9 17—48
Records — Fayette Aca. 13-11 (4-4, Division 2-A).

East (43) — Makaila Cheatham 3, Kailyn Downs 4, Kayla Freeman 14, Promise Gray 1, Jaylin Perry 9, Madison Smith 2, Radarika Washington 10.
Hamilton (53) — Samantha Hill 1, Myyela Isaac 12, Curtica Jackson 2, Shamya London 9, Danielle McAdams 3, Kyra Nathan 6, Undrea Porter 3, Takya Reid 13, Darry’l White 4.
East 4 12 18 9—43
Hamilton 14 11 9 19—53

Southwind (37) — Kiante Butts 7, Pinkie Fossett 5, Kiara Lowery 1, Ebony Shaw 17, Jasmine Suggs 7.
Houston (50) — Mary Collins 6, Sydney Malone 2, Kelsey Nadler 2, Jaida Roper 26, Shannon Sharp 12, Kelsey Trice 2.
Southwind 7 10 5 15—37
Houston 8 9 16 17—50
Records — Southwind 14-6, Houston 15-5.

Germantown (63) — Breaunna Burks 6, Breanna Cowans 20, Demonica Johnson 8, Destiny Manning 6, Davielle Moore 17, Carria Smith 6.
Kirby (51) — Alexis Acoff 16, Bryunna Buntyn 2, Marneisha Hamer 19, Stephanie Turner 2, Juantia Walton 12.
Germantown 17 11 22 13—63
Kirby 15 5 11 20—51
Records — Germantown 8-16 (6-4, 15-AAA), Kirby 10-11 (3-5).

Hillcrest (28) — Richara Cooper 15, Kadeeja Patterson 13.
MAHS (35) — Tamia Boyland 3, Jade Guzman 2, Makailah Jett 6, Myaisha Stewart 24.
Hillcrest 5 8 6 9—28
MAHS 6 5 17 7—35
Records — MAHS 6-11.

Central (74) — Miyah Barnes 21, Montyria Bennett 3, Jasmine Carson 7, Tijuana Griggs 18, Johne’ Stewart 13, Jireh Washington 12.
Melrose (49) — Tierney Blair 10, Tanyae Ferrell 10, Kelsey Green 14, Joelysa Spencer 7, Zanndrea Watkins 8.
Central 25 19 17 13—74
Melrose 15 10 7 17—49
Records — Central 15-6, Melrose 5-13.

Arlington (53) — Raegyn Branch 10, Nakia Grandberry 5, Hailey Hammonds 2, Mirrakohl Johnson 4, Ashley Lee 8, Callie McMorran 9, Cheiyanne Norton 9, Tori Sewell 6.
Millington (15) — Jherika Brown 2, Traci Clark 2, Glenda Garner 11.
Arlington 10 16 16 11—53
Millington 2 4 4 5—15
Records — Arlington 19-7 (6-0, 14-AAA), Millington 4-20 (0-6).

Lausanne (34) — Breanna Bullock 4, Katherine DelPriore 9, Sarah Edwards 1, Alexis Exum 5, Melba Martin 1, Selena Pruitt 2, Princess Stark 8, Kristen Wright 4.
Northpoint (63) — Ashtyn Baker 8, Lindsay Bramlitt 8, Micaela Brown 2, Lauren Gross 28, Karlie Hughes 6, Andrea Sparkman 9, Jade Wells 2.
Lausanne 7 5 11 11—34
Northpoint 12 29 15 7—63
Records — Lausanne 13-8 (5-4, Division 2-A), Northpoint 17-4 (7-1).

KIPP (18) — Bria Brown 1, DeShuna Clark 5, Shatera Howard 2, Nicquala Maxwell 2, Rachel Miller 8.
Northside (54) — Amber Cohen 5, Lindsey Laird 6, Amber Mitchell 18, Starkisha Saine 6, Christina Taylor 10, Joy Westbrook 9.
KIPP 0 5 3 10—18
Northside 15 16 18 5—54

Whitehaven (42) — Brandi Clay 6, Maia McCoy 3, Tia Polk 10, Lanecion Soward 7, Alexis Williams 3, Ariel Williams 13.
Overton (58) — Lyric Douglas 2, Rodrea Echols 17, Kyla Green 12, Jalisa Jones 2, Ciera Pettis 2, Kayla Williams 23.
Whitehaven 10 14 9 9—42
Overton 8 17 19 14—58
Records — Overton 17-3.

Mitchell (63) — Ladeja Braggs 2, Dominique Chatman 2, Tyarica French 13, DeMiya Grandberry 18, Shakira Hearn 1, Anterria Jackson 2, Nicole Johnson 2, Kiara McCollins 5, Equeria Patterson 8, Derenisha Taylor 10.
Power Center Aca. (38) — Ta’Kerra Black 4, Serina Finnie 8, Zebriana Lee 2, Allison Sledge 7, Jasmine Smith 4, Rhaja White 6, Makayla Wright 7.
Mitchell 22 11 17 13—63
PCA 6 9 14 9—38
Records — Mitchell 18-6 (10-0, 16-A).

Douglass (60) — Marquera Carnes 17, Jennifer Fletcher 12, Gazmyne Herndon 21, Jerrica Johnson 3, Kierra Morris 5, Benesha Rainey 2.
Raleigh-Egypt (32) — Taylor Bridges 9, Brenda Fields 13, Diamond Hunt 3, Jerika Isom 5, Brittany Johnson 2.
Douglass 20 18 15 7—60
Raleigh-Egypt 10 4 11 7—32
Records — Douglass 16-5 (7-1, 16-AA), Raleigh-Egypt 14-7 (7-2).

Wooddale (26) — Andrea McElvaine 21, DaShona Richard 5.
Ridgeway (64) — Brandi Beasley 8, Oreonna Brown 8, Alexus Bryson 4, Elizabeth Dixon 6, Eryn Foster 12, Casey Greer 2, Breouanna Humphrey 8, Tierney Paylor 5, Shenobia Stewart 5, Kiara White 6.
Wooddale 7 2 6 11—26
Ridgeway 21 25 14 4—64
Records — Ridgeway 19-0.

MLK Prep (35) — Darriel Anderson 3, T. Moss 14, Quiesha Paige 2, Ronnie Williams 16.
Sheffield (50) — Ayonna Beason 4, Breanna Beason 17, MaKayla Billups 2, Alaneshia Bullock 11, Infiniti Robinson 6, Yatianna Sledge 5, Cabria Thomas 5.
MLK Prep 7 2 10 16—35
Sheffield 11 12 11 16—50
Records — Sheffield 5-15 (3-6, 16-AA).

MHEA (46) — Jamie Crum 5, Torri Lewis 12, Samantha Price 15, Bailey Wilkes 14.
St. Benedict (48) — Taylor Barnes 6, Bailey Coppedge 3, Nicole Ferris 17, Lauren Neuhoff 2, Courtney Parker 6, Braxton Powers 2, Nicole Ungaro 12.
MHEA 7 18 16 5—46
St. Benedict 16 4 15 13—48
Records — MHEA 24-5, St. Benedict 15-8.

Sacred Heart (26) — Anna Easley 6, Hanna Fitzgerald 2, Alaina Graham 5, Breanna Hunt 8, Lauren Ragsdale 5.
Tipton-Rosemark Aca. (33) — Taylor Beasley 8, Bethany Berger 13, Emily Fisher 3, Ally Naifeh 2, Rachel Whitley 2, Molly Word 5.
Sacred Heart 4 10 5 7—26
TRA 13 8 4 8—33
Records — Tipton-Rosemark Aca. 11-11 (4-4, Div. 2A).

Manassas (41) — Joslynn Basemore 18, Sachmere Bougard 4, Ranisha Brown 7, Rakeeva Curry 4, Laronia Farley 2, Shyanne Stevenson 6.
Trezevant (68) — Heaven Frye 2, Sade Hudson 6, Marlene Moore 14, Brandy Shannon 7, Kearra Tucker 4, Jaquiesha Vaughn 2, Kourtney Walton 9, Marcee Williams 11, Andrea Willis 13.
Manassas 16 14 6 5—41
Trezevant 17 23 14 14—68
Records — Manassas 11-6 (5-4, 16-AA), Trezevant 9-10 (5-4).

Carver (39) — Brittany Davison 8, Sydne Harris 5, Octavia Moore 11, Tarciania Sutton 14, Christianna Williams 1.
Washington (53) — Brandi Davis 7, Carnessia Griggs 12, Reneisha Hale 8, Asia Mosley 10, Neisha Thomas 12, Tiana Williams 4.
Carver 9 9 11 10—39
Washington 8 15 14 16—53
Records — Carver 9-10 (7-4, 16-A), Washington 18-5 (12-0).

Craigmont (71) — Kiara Caswell 4, Danielle Conley 18, Keveana Fayne 13, Alexis McFarland 8, Morgan Morris 10, Jessica Neal 2, Daja Scurlock 10, Jasmyne Thornton 6.
Westwood (16) — Marnique Burton 6, CeKenya Crockett 3, Jasmine Long 3, Tacoria Stokes 2, Kadaisha White 2.
Craigmont 23 19 16 13—71
Westwood 9 2 3 2—16
Records — Craigmont 16-6 (8-1, 16-AA).

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Ask Po Po #2: How to Get Your Basketball Team to Run Plays Effectively?


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2014 - 2015 MHSAA Girls Basketball Rankings 1/26

6A
1. Olive Branch 22-1
2. Horn Lake 20-1
3. Hattiesburg 17-1
4. Terry 19-4
5. Starkville 15-4
6. Harrison Central 19-5
7. Meridian 14-7
8. Brandon 16-6
9. Jim Hill 12-5
10. Petal 14-7

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Girls Basketball Scores - January 26, 2015

From Commercial Appeal

MLK Prep (26) — Darriel Anderson 4, T. Moss 4, Quiesha Paige 6, Davaria Pearson 7, Ronnie Williams 5.
Craigmont (92) — Kiara Caswell 14, Danielle Conley 18, Keveana Fayne 10, Alexis McFarland 10, Morgan Morris 13, Jessica Neal 10, Tiara Reed 1, Daja Scurlock 12, Jasmyne Thornton 4.
MLK Prep 9 12 4 1—26
Craigmont 27 20 32 13—92
Records — Craigmont 15-6 (7-1, 16-AA).

Trezevant (50) — Sade Hudson 14, Marlene Moore 10, Brandy Shannon 9, Kourtney Walton 7, Marcee Williams 6, Andrea Willis 4.
Douglass (61) — Marquera Carnes 11, Jahmere Dangerfield 3, Jennifer Fletcher 10, Gazmyne Herndon 24, Jerrica Johnson 5, Benesha Rainey 8.
Trezevant 15 12 12 11—50
Douglass 14 18 15 14—61

Overton (71) — Derykah Dailey 4, Lyric Douglas 2, Rodrea Echols 18, Kyla Green 13, Jalisa Jones 2, Ciera Pettis 7, DeAysia Reeder 2, Kayla Williams 19, Anterrica Willis 4.
East (47) — Kayla Freeman 11, Promise Gray 13, Jaylin Perry 5, Madison Smith 3, Radarika Washington 15.
Overton 26 13 14 18—71
East 14 6 6 21—47

Marshall Aca. (39) — Blake Martin 21, Alexis McGregor 3, Haley McMinn 3, Wesley Ann Ray 6, Sam Wilkins 6.
Hutchison (53) — Kerrigan Braxton 18, Jennie Davis 1, Gardner Dunavant 9, Griffin Gerhardt 3, Macy McCullough 7, Reba Moody 4, Catey Nelson 5, Carter Stovall 6.
Marshall Aca. 8 12 12 7—39
Hutchison 21 6 14 12—53
Records — Marshall Aca. 24-7, Hutchison 13-7.

Middle College (27) — Princess Benson 4, Ramisha Brice 3, Alex Clear 2, Allegron Howard 4, Tierrra Jackson 9, Destinee Walls 5.
KIPP (25) — D’Aubre Blackledge 2, Shatera Howard 14, Nicquala Maxwell 6, Terrica Wallace 3.
Middle College 10 10 2 5—27
KIPP 6 4 5 10—25

Raleigh-Egypt (56) — Taylor Bridges 2, Brenda Fields 14, Jerika Isom 14, Manaya Jones 22, Kiera Murray 2, Japerria Robinson 2.
Manassas (53) — Joslynn Basemore 18, Sachmere Bougard 2, Ranisha Brown 7, Tonisha Clayborn 4, Rakeeva Curry 6, Shyanne Stevenson 16.
Raleigh-Egypt 7 6 18 25—56
Manassas 9 10 14 20—53
Records — Raleigh-Egypt 14-6 (7-1, 16-AA), Manassas 11-5 (5-3).

Washington (55) — Brandi Davis 14, Carnessia Griggs 4, Reneisha Hale 7, Asia Mosley 16, Lavesha Parrish 4, Neisha Thomas 4, Joneisha Walker 2, Tiana Williams 4.
MBA (34) — Simphany Gillard 5, Shemirta Murray 22, Kamequa Rucker 7.
Washington 9 18 14 14—55
MBA 2 12 9 11—34
Records — Washington 17-5 (11-0, 16-A).

Mitchell (61) — Dominique Chatman 9, Tyarica French 3, DeMiya Grandberry 17, Nicole Johnson 6, Kiara McCollins 1, Equeria Patterson 4, Derenisha Taylor 21.
Oakhaven (48) — Tenetria Brown 2, Corlisha Howard 15, Ladawna Jones 14, Ari-zhane Lynch 10, Ambreisha Smalls 3, Darneisha Tucker 4.
Mitchell 15 17 10 19—61
Oakhaven 3 12 18 15—48
Records — Mitchell 17-6 (9-0, 16-A), Oakhaven 12-3.

MASE (48) — Petitia Boles 2, Charity Harris 4, Kayla Price 2, T. Robinson 6, Breyanna Warren 6, Mitchell 6, Spencer 20, Stone 2.
Power Center Aca. (53) — Serina Finnie 16, Atlantis Jones 4, Dana Moore 2, Allison Sledge 12, Jasmine Smith 9, Rhaja White 6, Makayla Wright 4.
MASE 9 10 14 15—48
PCA 13 21 6 13—53

MAHS (47) — Kendall Berry 15, Kourtney Berry 10, Tamia Boyland 8, Myaisha Stewart 14.
Soulsville (54) — Martiana Chatman 9, Oriana Jones 6, Yeneique Meredith 9, Moriah Muhammad 30.
MAHS 10 11 14 12—47
Soulsville 13 14 12 15—54

Lausanne (47) — Breanna Bullock 3, Katherine DelPriore 7, Melba Martin 4, Selena Pruitt 14, Princess Stark 19.
St. Agnes (45) — Wallis Jenkins 10, Amanda Lammey 19, Caroline Pietrangelo 4, Kindall Ross 4, Hannah Scruggs 2, Rachel Siano 6.
Lausanne 16 16 8 7—47
St. Agnes 15 11 5 14—45
Records — St. Agnes 6-12.

Fairley (35) — Daijah Caspillan 15, Mildrecia Cox-Hunt 1, Destiny Fifer 4, Adrian Ross 5, Sariah Smith 10.
Westwood (41) — Kiara Bradberry 1, Marnique Burton 14, CeKenya Crockett 2, Jasmine Long 5, Tacoria Stokes 19.
Fairley 6 9 8 12—35
Westwood 5 18 11 7—41

Melrose (28) — Tierney Blair 7, Tanyae Ferrell 3, Kelsey Green 4, Zanndrea Watkins 14.
Whitehaven (58) — Brandi Clay 8, Ebony Malone 4, Maia McCoy 12, Jasmine Rhodes 3, Brianna Shaw 4, Lanecion Soward 10, Alexis Williams 11, Ariel Williams 4, Jayla Woods 2.
Melrose 8 4 5 11—28
Whitehaven 11 21 18 8—58
Records — Whitehaven 19-5.

Tennessee AP Prep Girls Basketball Polls, Jan. 26

CLASS AAA
Record / Pts / Prv
1. Blackman (13) / 19-2 / 136 / 1
2. Ridgeway / 17-0 / 117 / 2
3. Dyer County / 23-0 / 111 / 3
4. Oakland / 18-4 / 82 / 5
5. Mt. Juliet / 21-2 / 64 / 7
6. Riverdale / 18-5 / 61 / 6
7. Dickson County / 21-2 / 60 / 4
8. Bearden (1) / 22-3 / 58 / 8
9. White County / 21-2 / 34 / 9
10. Southwind / 13-8 / 9 / NR
Others receiving 12 or more points: None.

CLASS AA
1. Elizabethton (12) / 21-0 / 138 / 1
2. CPA (2) / 19-0 / 128 / 2
3. Martin Luther King / 17-4 / 109 / 4
4. East Nashville / 19-2 / 81 / 3
5. Upperman / 21-4 / 73 / 7
6. Jackson South Side / 18-4 / 60 / 8
7. Murfreesboro Central / 18-4 / 57 / 9
8. Grainger / 19-3 / 38 / 10
9. Dyersburg / 19-3 / 36 / 5
10. Livingston Academy / 17-7 / 20 / 6
Others receiving 12 or more points: McMinn Central 14.

CLASS A
1. Middleton (13) / 22-0 / 139 / 1
2. Houston County (1) / 24-1 / 110 / 4
(tie) Clarkrange / 20-5 / 110 / 3
4. South Greene / 20-4 / 85 / 5
5. Gibson County / 24-3 / 76 / 2
6. West Carroll / 23-0 / 74 / 6
7. Community / 16-6 / 67 / 7
8. Middle Tenn. Christian / 19-3 / 47 / 8
9. Pickett County / 17-7 / 24 / 10
10. Perry County / 19-1 / 10 / NR
Others receiving 12 or more points: None.

DIVISION 2
1. Brentwood Aca. (11) / 20-1 / 110 / 1
2. Knoxville Webb / 20-4 / 98 / 2
3. Franklin Road Aca. / 21-2 / 88 / 4
4. Northpoint / 16-4 / 59 / 5
5. University-Jackson / 18-4 / 57 / 6
6. Baylor / 14-4 / 55 / 3
7. Briarcrest / 14-6 / 41 / 9
8. University-Nashville / 13-4 / 34 / 8
9. Harpeth Hall / 15-6 / 33 / 7
10. Ensworth / 10-8 / 10 / 10
Others receiving 12 or more points: None.

Ariel Hearn (Arlington) Named to American Weekly Honor Roll


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Monday, January 26, 2015

2014-15 SCIAA Middle School Championship Bracket



This Week's Basketball Schedule

Jan. 26
Girls/boys, 6/7:30 p.m.: Overton at East; Hamilton at White Station; Melrose at Whitehaven; MLK Prep at Craigmont; Trezevant at Douglass; Fairley at Westwood; Raleigh-Egypt at Manassas; Northside at Carver; Middle College at KIPP; MAHS at Soulsville; MASE at Power Center; BTW at Memphis Business Academy; Mitchell at Oakhaven
Girls only, 6 p.m.: Marshall Academy at Hutchison; St. Mary's at Harding; Lausanne at St. Agnes
Boys only, 7:30 p.m.: Hillcrest at City University

Jan. 27
Girls/boys, 6/7:30 p.m.: Central at Melrose; East at Hamilton; Whitehaven at Overton; Brighton at Collierville; Germantown at Kirby; Southwind at Houston; Wooddale at Ridgeway; Bolton at Bartlett; Cordova at Kingsbury; Arlington at Millington; Craigmont at Westwood; Douglass at Raleigh-Egypt; MLK Prep at Sheffield; Manassas at Trezevant; Carver at BTW; Hillcrest at MAHS; Northside at KIPP; Mitchell at Power Center Academy; Soulsville at MASE; MHEA at St. Benedict; Harding at Catholic; ECS at FACS; Lausanne at Northpoint; Rossville Christian at Fayette Academy; St. George's at USJ; Sacred Heart at Tipton-Rosemark; Covington at Jackson North Side; Fayette Ware at Lexington; Memphis Metro at Munford; DeSoto Central at Hernando; Potts Camp-Miss. at Lewisburg; Tunica Rosa Fort at Horn Lake; South Panola at Olive BranchBoys only, 7:30 p.m.: Oakhaven at City University; Memphis School of Excellence at Middle College;

Jan. 28
Girls/boys, 6/7:30 p.m.: KIPP at GRAD Academy;
Girls only, 6 p.m.: Northpoint at St. Mary's

Jan. 29
Girls/boys, 6/7:30 p.m.: Westwood at Sheffield; Tipton-Rosemark at Carroll Academy
Girls only, 6 p.m. Hutchison at St. Agnes; FACS at St. Mary's
Boys only, 7:30 p.m.: Memphis School of Excellence at W.E.B. DuBois

Jan. 30
Girls/boys, 6/7:30 p.m.: Hamilton at Central; Overton at Melrose; Whitehaven at White Station; Houston at Collierville; Germantown at Southwind; Kirby at Ridgeway; Cordova at Arlington; Kingsbury at Bartlett; Millington at Bolton; Craigmont at Fairley; Douglass at Manassas; Trezevant at Raleigh-Egypt; GRAD Academy at Carver; Oakhaven at Hillcrest; KIPP at Memphis Business Academy; Mitchell at MAHS; Northside at Middle College; Power Center Academy at Soulsville; St. Benedict at Briarcrest; Northpoint at Catholic; Lausanne at ECS; FACS at Harding; Fayette Academy at Tipton-Rosemark; St. George's at Rossville Christian; Brighton at Munford; Ripley at Covington; Chester County at Fayette Ware; Horn Lake at Southaven; DeSoto Central at Olive Branch; Lake Cormorant at Center Hill; Lewisburg at ClarksdaleGirls only, 6 p.m.: Wooddale at Hutchsion
Boys only, 7:30 p.m.: City University at MASE; BTW at Memphis School of Excellence; MUS at CBHS

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Girls Basketball Scores - January 24, 2015

from Commercial Appeal

Ridgeway (70) — Brandi Beasley 28, Oreonna Brown 21, Alexus Bryson 2, Eryn Foster 15, Breouanna Humphrey 2, Tierney Paylor 2.
Southwind (53) — Kiante Butts 9, Rochelle Lee 4, Kiara Lowery 5, Ebony Shaw 19, Jasmine Suggs 16.
Ridgeway 20 10 21 19—70
Southwind 12 11 12 18—53
Records — Ridgeway 18-0 (8-0, 15-AAA), Southwind 14-8 (5-3).

Whitehaven (56) — Brandi Clay 4, Ebony Malone 8, Maia McCoy 12, Tia Polk 2, Jasmine Rhodes 8, Brianna Shaw 2, Lanecion Soward 6, Alexis Williams 2, Ariel Williams 10, Jayla Woods 2.
Hamilton (36) — Darnesha Green 9, Samantha Hill 2, Myyela Isaac 3, Shamya London 10, Kyra Nathan 2, Undrea Porter 6, Takya Reid 4.
Whitehaven 14 15 15 12—56
Hamilton 10 2 17 7—36
Records — Whitehaven 18-5 (5-3, 16-AAA).

Fayette Aca. (31) — Kaitlin Bowers 6, Sara Layne Ellis 9, Rebecca Fletcher 5, Heather Slocum 3, Alex Wadley 8.
Sacred Heart (54) — Alecia Alexander 10, Anna Easley 9, Alaina Graham 12, Breanna Hunt 21, Lauren Ragsdale 2.
Fayette Aca. 5 9 7 10—31
Sacred Heart 12 13 18 11—54

Rossville Christian (38) — Kendyl Leath 4, Caroline Loftin 5, Breanna Long 7, Mary Cathryn Mathis 3, Kara Novarese 7, Taylor Robertson 12.
USJ (63) — A. Hulme 19, P. Jett 6, A. Jones 26, M. Williams 3, R. Sears 6, T. Tenpenny 3.
Rossville 5 10 8 15—38
USJ 9 18 19 17—63

Girls Basketball Scores - January 23, 2015

From Commercial Appeal

Kingsbury (42) — Taya Banks 4, Edrina Couch 6, Candiz Echols 22, Martha Eddings 5, Irma Montes 5.
Arlington (71) — Raegyn Branch 11, Nakia Grandberry 3, Mirrakohl Johnson 16, Ashley Lee 8, Callie McMorran 9, Cheiyanne Norton 3, Tori Sewell 19, Cierra Chinault 2.
Kingsbury 9 9 14 10—42
Arlington 21 23 18 9—71
Records — Kingsbury 5-13 (1-4, 14-AAA), Arlington 16-7 (5-0).

Millington (31) — Tamia Aldridge 5, Jherika Brown 1, Glenda Garner 19, Lindsey Harris 4, Marquisha Sanders 2.
Bartlett (45) — Madison Carroll 2, Stella Gill 6, Jessica Jackson 12, Ashley Payne 2, Charity Savage 21, Nyla Smith 2.
Millington 8 8 6 9—31
Bartlett 11 12 12 10—45

Cordova (51) — Michaela Campbell 8, Taylor Christian 5, Zakyia Head 11, Taylor Lattimore 16, D’Andra Poe-Wilkins 3, Jasmine Walker 6, Andreana Wrister 2.
Bolton (58) — Christina Craft 4, Jaelyan Jones 5, Lakyia Parker 13, Taylor Smith 6, Ayanna Swift 3, Keianna Thompson 1, Heaven Thompson 18, Kerrice Watson 8.
Cordova 18 9 13 11—51
Bolton 19 5 17 17—58
Records — Cordova 10-9 (2-3, 14-AAA), Bolton 11-8 (3-2).

MBA (50) — Shaqueria Hamilton 13, Shemirta Murray 19, Alexis Retic 2, Kamequa Rucker 14, C. Taylor 2.
Carver (48) — Sherrika Davis 1, Mildred Goins 4, Sydne Harris 6, Faith Moore 7, Octavia Moore 15, Tarciania Sutton 14, Christianna Williams 1.
MBA 15 12 7 8 8— 50
Carver 10 9 12 11 6— 48
Records — Carver 9-9 (7-3, 16-A).

Overton (60) — Lyric Douglas 4, Rodrea Echols 6, Kyla Green 19, Dontrecia Johnson 3, Jalisa Jones 10, Ciera Pettis 4, Kayla Williams 14.
Central (49) — Miyah Barnes 6, Montyria Bennett 1, Jasmine Carson 14, Tijuana Griggs 2, Johne’ Stewart 12, Jireh Washington 14.
Overton 13 17 15 15—60
Central 10 17 12 10—49
Records — Overton 16-3, Centrall 15-7 (5-3 District 16-AAA).

Haywood (50) — Cunningham 9, Flagg 4, Johnson 4, Shutes 16, Smith 5, Young 11, Wilson 1.
Covington (38) — Tia Bland 6, Kiara Booker 11, Chelsea Dye 8, Alexis Johnson 1, Treasury Poindexter 3, Iesha Tipton 9.
Haywood 12 14 12 12—50
Covington 3 7 16 12—38
Records — Haywood 13-8 (5-1, 15-AA), Covington 11-13 (5-1).

Sheffield (21) — Breanna Beason 8, MaKayla Billups 11, Cabria Thomas 2.
Craigmont (55) — Kiara Caswell 7, Danielle Conley 20, Taylor Crutcher 2, Keveana Fayne 7, Alexis McFarland 3, Jessica Neal 8, Daja Scurlock 6, Jasmyne Thornton 2.
Sheffield 2 9 6 4—21
Craigmont 17 21 11 6—55
Records — Craigmont 14-6 (5-1, 16-AA).

Manassas (64) — Joslynn Basemore 22, Sachmere Bougard 8, Ranisha Brown 11, Tonisha Clayborn 6, Alexes Craft 3, Shyanne Stevenson 14.
Douglass (87) — Marquera Carnes 6, Jennifer Fletcher 6, Gazmyne Herndon 38, Jerrica Johnson 27, Kierra Morris 2, Benesha Rainey 8.
Manassas 14 10 10 30—64
Douglass 16 25 25 21—87
Records — Douglass 14-5 (5-1, 16-AA).

White Station (80) — Allanna Black 6, Alex Christian 3, Damiah Griffin 12, Kyla Harris 7, Taelor Manning 2, Dejah Montgomery 6, Brittni Moore 11, Alexis Payne 3, Emanye Robertson 19, Kania Taylor 5, Taylor Williams 5, J. Thompson 1.
East (46) — Makaila Cheatham 3, Kayla Freeman 15, Promise Gray 8, Jaylin Perry 11, Radarika Washington 9.
White Station 14 19 22 25—80
East 7 16 3 20—46
Records — East 5-10.

Collierville (31) — Trinity Farmer 2, Megan Loden 6, Kyra Pryor 7, Madison Rozier 5, Destiny Shaw 4, Alexis Taylor 2, Jada Taylor 3, Lauren Taylor 2.
Germantown (46) — Breaunna Burks 10, Breanna Cowans 14, Destiny Manning 10, Davielle Moore 2, Carria Smith 6, Tenitra Davis 4.
Collierville 2 12 8 9—31
Germantown 8 10 6 22—46
Records — Germantown 6-14 (4-4, 15-AAA).

ECS (56) — Hope Gribble 3, Emily Lytle 9, Molly Martin 19, Celia Owens 11, Jordan Shackleford 7, Lee Ellen Stanley 7.
Harding (47) — Zaria Christy 6, Kelsi Elkins 11, Valecia Harris 4, Anna Horner 6, Antoinette Lewis 13, Sarah Luttrell 4, Callie Stubbs 3.
ECS 10 13 17 16—56
Harding 9 14 12 12—47
Records — ECS 14-8 (6-2, Division 2-A).

Power Center Aca. (59) — Ta’Kerra Black 4, Jada Cooley 1, Serina Finnie 4, Atlantis Jories 4, Renea McLaurin 2, Dana Moore 13, Allison Sledge 7, Jasmine Smith 3, Rhaja White 9, Makayla Wright 4, Kayla Williams 8.
Hillcrest (18) — Richara Cooper 3, Dymaneshia Dobbs 1, Kadeeja Patterson 14.
PCA 14 17 21 7—59
Hillcrest 5 5 3 5—18

Wooddale (33) — Jericka Burrus 4, Andrea McElvaine 18, Dariel Ray 2, DaShona Richard 8, Brianca Williams 1.
Houston (56) — Mary Collins 8, Jasmine Malone 2, Sydney Malone 14, Kelsey Nadler 6, Jaida Roper 13, Shannon Sharp 12, Kelsey Trice 1.
Wooddale 8 11 6 8—33
Houston 21 12 13 10—56
Records — Wooddale 1-12, Houston 13-5.

St. Benedict (54) — Taylor Barnes 2, Catalina Carrasco 4, Bailey Coppedge 2, Kristina Ferris 9, Lily Gleneck 6, Kaitlin Haynes 3, Lauren Neuhoff 4, Courtney Parker 9, Braxton Powers 7, Nicole Ungaro 8.
Hutchison (32) — Kerrigan Braxton 12, Gardner Dunavant 6, Elizabeth Farnsworth 1, Caroline Kyle 2, Macy McCullough 2, Catey Nelson 9.
St. Benedict 4 11 21 18—54
Hutchison 6 3 11 12—32
Records — St. Benedict 13-8 (1-1, Division 2-AA), Hutchison 12-7 (1-2).

Catholic (45) — Zareia Ector 13, Deyon Gipson 6, Harmony Lucas 12, Gabrielle Moore 12, Dakota Roberts 2.
Lausanne (59) — McKenzie Baker 10, Katherine DelPriore 10, Alexis Exum 1, Melba Martin 7, Selena Pruitt 11, Princess Stark 19, Kristen Wright 1.
Catholic 11 5 12 17—45
Lausanne 16 18 17 8—59
Records — Lausanne 13-7 (5-3, Div. 2A).

Lake Cormorant (31) — Kiaunda Chassin 7, Kaylen Johnson 2, Tree Johnson 6, Aliyah Nelson 2, Jasmine Suggs 2, Tamaria Thomas 12.
Lewisburg (39) — Lindy Anderson 5, Lauren Brady 4, Destiny Gardner 19, Jordyn Lentz 2, Ariel Tunstall 9.
Lake Cormorant 15 4 6 6—31
Lewisburg 9 9 12 9—39
Records — Lewisburg 9-12.

Oakhaven (56) — Tenetria Brown 3, Corlisha Howard 28, Ladawna Jones 9, Ari-zhane Lynch 11, Darneisha Tucker 5.
MAHS (34) — Kendall Berry 9, Kourtney Berry 14, Myaisha Stewart 11.
Oakhaven 18 11 10 17—56
MAHS 7 13 10 4—34

Westwood (50) — Kiara Bradberry 2, Marnique Burton 20, Jasmine Long 5, Tacoria Stokes 23.
Memphis Metro (58) — Ellie Adkisson 3, Emma Bowman 2, Scarlett Guess 1, Grace Harvey 11, Gillyann Reed 24, Laura Spradlin 11, Amber Stuart 6.
Westwood 18 6 12 13 1— 50
Metro 14 15 10 10 9— 58

MASE (26) — Kayla Price 2, T. Robinson 4, Shernika Spencer 7, T. Stewart 2, Breyanna Warren 11.
Mitchell (69) — Dominique Chatman 17, Tyarica French 7, DeMiya Grandberry 2, Shakira Hearn 2, Nicole Johnson 11, Kiara McCollins 15, Equeria Patterson 6, Derenisha Taylor 9.
MASE 2 12 7 5—26
Mitchell 31 16 15 7—69
Records — MASE 3-13 (1-6, 16-A), Mitchell 16-6 (8-0).

FACS (55) — Shay Johnson 9, Lauren Kloek 2, Bionka Massie 17, Madison Messmer 5, Carmen Moore 12, Rachel Nix 2, Madison Spain 8.
Northpoint (75) — Ashtyn Baker 2, Lindsay Bramlitt 2, Lauren Decembrino 9, Lauren Gross 11, Karlie Hughes 21, Hannah Shafer 10, Andrea Sparkman 18, Jade Wells 2.
FACS 14 9 16 16—55
Northpoint 18 15 22 20—75
Records — Northpoint 16-3 (6-1, Division 2-A).

St. George’s (41) — Sydney Brown 3, Molly Courtney 17, Grace Hunt 3, Grace Kenley 3, Abbigayle Roberts 5, Maiya Smith 4, Makayla Smith 6.
Tipton-Rosemark Aca. (43) — Taylor Beasley 9, Bethany Berger 19, Lauren Moody 3, Ally Naifeh 7, Rachel Whitley 2, Molly Word 3.
St. George’s 7 7 15 12—41
TRA 12 5 17 9—43
Records — Tipton-Rosemark 10-11 (3-4, Division 2-A).

Raleigh-Egypt (51) — Dynesha Echols 1, Brenda Fields 15, Jerika Isom 10, Brittany Johnson 1, Manaya Jones 15, Kiera Murray 2, Japerria Robinson 7.
Trezevant (47) — Miesha Bond 3, Sade Hudson 6, Marlene Moore 16, Brandy Shannon 3, Kourtney Walton 4, Marcee Williams 9, Andrea Willis 6.
Raleigh-Egypt 9 22 10 10—51
Trezevant 17 9 8 13—47
Records — Raleigh-Egypt 13-6 (6-1, 16-AA), Trezevant 7-9 (4-3).

KIPP (15) — Meshika Bishop 2, Bria Brown 1, DeShuna Clark 2, Shatera Howard 4, Terrica Wallace 2, D. Issac 2, Rachel Mitchell 2.
Washington (68) — Sky-Lynn Bright 8, Brandi Davis 2, Carnessia Griggs 16, Reneisha Hale 3, Asia Mosley 9, Lavesha Parrish 2, Neisha Thomas 10, Joneisha Walker 3, Briana White 8, Dorothy Wright 7.
KIPP 2 3 8 2—15
Washington 19 23 17 9—68
Records — KIPP 2-16 (1-9, 16-A), Washington 16-5 (10-0).

MHEA Eagles Flying High Again

image and article from Commercial Appeal



The Memphis Home Education Association girls basketball team is hoping the sixth time will be the charm.

Coach Tracy Rice's Eagles are in the midst of another terrific campaign. They've notched quality wins against teams like Munford, Briarcrest, Whitehaven, Harding, White Station, Arlington and Central and head into Tuesday's game against St. Benedict with a 24-4 record and a No. 4 ranking in The Commercial Appeal's Dandy Dozen.

More impressive is that fact that the vast majority of those victories have come on the road; as a home-school team the Eagles don't technically have a home court. They have managed two "home" games, playing at St. Luke's United Methodist and Mullins United Methodist.

Despite all those victories, it was MHEA's play in a pair of losses over the holidays that gives them hope that this can be the year that they finally capture the Home School National Championship after a frustrating run of five -- yes five -- consecutive runner-up finishes.

MHEA went toe-to-toe with two mid-state powerhouses over the break, losing by 10 against defending AAA champ and national No. 4 Murfreesboro Blackman on Dec. 29 before falling by four against Murfreesboro Riverdale the next day.

As Eagles guard Bailey Wilkes told The Commercial Appeal earlier this month, those games will give them a ton of confidence against home-school competition, which -- for the most part -- won't be as strong as Blackman and Riverdale.

Another check-mark in the Eagles' column is their experience; Wilkes -- who started at point guard as a seventh-grader -- and Ole Miss signee and fellow senior Torri Lewis are the John Stockton and Karl Malone of high school hoops, in terms of games played together. Sharpshooter Jamie Crum completes the big three, while Memphis Nighthawks transfer Samantha Price is also capable of putting up big numbers.

Navigating the national tournament field certainly won't be easy; the defending champion Lubbock (Texas) Titans are strong once again and the rest of the top 10 teams are talented too. But when the competition begins March 9 in Springfield, Mo., the Hoop City contingent will be the one to beat.

Trivia: MHEA senior Torri Lewis has signed to play at Ole Miss. How many other area prospects are currently on the Lady Rebels' roster?

One for the future: One day -- maybe in the not-too-distant future -- the members of the Oliver Branch girls basketball team will get to tell people, "I played ball with Myah Taylor."

Taylor, OB's sophomore guard, is one of the best girls prospects to come through the area in recent years. So far this season, she's averaging 17.7 points, 8 assists and 4.4 steals per game while leading the Quistors to a 21-1 record and the top spot in the Mississippi rankings.

She was lights-out in Olive Branch's 50-40 victory over rival Horn Lake last Friday, scoring 18 points and taking over with key buckets and assists down the stretch. Coaches from a host of schools -- including Memphis, Ole Miss, Cincinnati, Auburn, Mississippi State and Texas State among others -- were in attendance and had to have been impressed by Taylor's poise, decision-making, slick passing and ability to blow past defenders and get to the rim seemingly any time she wanted. Auburn certainly took noticed; they offered her following the game.

At 5-7, the only thing Taylor is lacking right now is some physical strength. But that will come with age and continued work with noted area trainer Scottie Mason. Girls basketball in Mississippi -- and DeSoto County in particular -- is strong and Taylor's stock likely will only rise over the next two seasons.

Top Tigers: Year in and year out, Manassas coach Gerald Harris does one of the best coaching jobs in the city. In his 14 seasons, he's taken the Tigers to the state tournament three times, winning the Class A title in 2009 while finishing runner-up in 2008.

Harris might just be doing his best coaching job this year.

Heading into the weekend, Manassas is 15-4 and in a dogfight with Craigmont and Sheffield for the lead in 16-AA (each team has one league loss). And the Tigers are doing it despite losing a whopping 11 seniors from last year's team that lost in the quarterfinals of the AA state tournament.

Typically for Manassas, the Tigers are winning because everyone is doing his job. Marcus Nesby has had a breakout senior season, averaging 20.2 points per game with a 42-point performance to his credit. But he's the only double-figure scorer.

Damien Fleming, a 6-6 junior, and sophomores Rameek Wooten (5-11) and Joshua Conrad (6-4) have all been solid all season and the Tigers can go pretty deep with their bench. When points can come from just about anywhere, it makes a team hard to beat and is one of the reasons why the Tigers are right in the mix to make the AA County Championship game on Feb. 7.

And if they do, it could be a Harris family affair. Gerald's wife Paula coaches the Manassas girls team, which knocked off Raleigh-Egypt on Tuesday to create a logjam atop the league standings. Things will sort themselves out over the next couple of weeks but Manassas will definitely have a huge say.

Middle school spotlight: Fans can see the high school stars of tomorrow at the SCIAA Middle School championships, which begin Friday with first-round tournament games at various sites. On Saturday, Booker T. Washington Middle will host games for Small Area 1, Chickasaw for Small Area 2 and Kingsbury for Small Area 3. Germantown Middle will host games in Large Areas 1, 2 and 3 also on Saturday.
The semifinals and championships in each division take place Tuesday and Wednesday at Ridgeway Middle. To see the brackets, visit http://sciaa.digitalsports.com/middle-school-sports-information/middle-school-basketball/city-championship-2.

Trivia answer: The Lady Rebels currently have three players from the Shelby/DeSoto area: freshmen Kelsey Briggs (Overton), Kiara Golden (Center Hill) and A'Queen Hayes (Horn Lake).

Girls Basketball Scores - January 22, 2015

From Commercial Appeal

ECS (62) — Daisha Jiles 2, Emily Lytle 30, Molly Martin 18, Celia Owens 6, Jordan Shackleford 2, Graham Sippel 2, Lee Ellen Stanley 2.
St. Mary’s (55) — Margaret Cowens 6, Jean Jackson 3, Mary Caroline Newman 2, Kaylan Pugh 40, Brett Silver 2, Abbie Warr 2.
ECS 21 11 17 13—62
St. Mary’s 3 18 15 19—55
Records — St. Mary’s 6-9 (2-6, Division 2-A).

Briarcrest (48) — Julianne Bryson 2, Brynn Holden 15, Elise Holden 10, Morgan Hunt 8, Tatianna Love 2, Kathryn Newman 2, Savanna Owens 6, Alyiah Wells 3.
St. Agnes (18) — Wallis Jenkins 4, Amanda Lammey 2, Caroline Pietrangelo 2, Kindall Ross 6, Hannah Scruggs 2, Rachel Siano 2.
Briarcrest 14 12 15 7—48
St. Agnes 5 4 2 7—18
Records — Briarcrest 15-6 (3-0, Division 2-AA), St. Agnes 6-11 (0-3).

Rossville Christian (43) — Breanna Bing 4, Glory Joyner 3, Kendyl Leath 2, Caroline Loftin 6, Alexis Long 4, Breanna Long 3, Emma Lutz 4, Kara Novarese 4, Taylor Robertson 13.
Central Baptist (10) — Annie Bell 2, Rebecca Thompson 3, Megan Reese 4, Bonnie Lewis 1.
Rossville 18 17 6 2—43
Central Baptist 5 0 1 4—10
Records — Rossville Christian 16-6.

P-15 Workout: January 25, 2015


The P-15 Workout is an opportunity to get an extra 15 minutes of individual practice in before or after team practice. You decide if you want to do the workout everyday this week or come up with your own schedule.

Get this week's workout at PatoshaJeffery.com

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Nina Davis (Central) Nabs 4th Big 12 Player of the Week


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Girls Basketball Scores - January 21, 2015

From Commercial Appeal

Kingsbury (51) — Terykah Austin 10, Taya Banks 12, Angilina Couch 2, Edrina Couch 3, Candiz Echols 16, Martha Eddings 8.
Hutchison (55) — Kerrigan Braxton 12, Gardner Dunavant 7, Elizabeth Farnsworth 9, Macy McCullough 7, Reba Moody 3, Madison Moore 8, Catey Nelson 7, Carter Stovall 2.
Kingsbury 17 8 16 10—51
Hutchison 12 7 14 22—55
Records — Kingsbury 5-11, Hutchison 12-6.

Sheffield (48) — Ayonna Beason 2, Breanna Beason 17, MaKayla Billups 6, Demetria Blackmon 2, Alaneshia Bullock 10, Infiniti Robinson 11.
Douglass (66) — Marquera Carnes 17, Jahmere Dangerfield 2, Jennifer Fletcher 10, Gazmyne Herndon 15, Chiquita Johnson 1, Jerrica Johnson 12, Benesha Rainey 9.
Sheffield 4 11 14 19—48
Douglass 20 11 18 17—66
Records — Douglass 14-5.

Sacred Heart (33) — Alecia Alexander 4, Hanna Fitzgerald 8, Alaina Graham 5, Breanna Hunt 14, Lauren Ragsdale 2.
St. George’s (46) — Sydney Brown 5, Molly Courtney 4, Madeline East 14, Grace Hunt 7, Abbigayle Roberts 4, Makayla Smith 12.
Sacred Heart 4 6 15 8—33
St. George’s 12 5 18 11—46
Records — St. George’s 10-7.

Mitchell (58) — Dominique Chatman 12, Tyarica French 2, DeMiya Grandberry 5, Nicole Johnson 6, Kiara McCollins 3, Equeria Patterson 5, Derenisha Taylor 25.
Hamilton (43) — Darnesha Green 6, Samantha Hill 2, Myyela Isaac 4, Shamya London 12, Danielle McAdams 2, Kyra Nathan 3, Undrea Porter 5, Tesia Thompson 6, Darry’l White 3.
Mitchell 10 19 11 18—58
Hamilton 10 14 13 6—43
Records — Mitchell 15-6.

Westwood (45) — Markelia Burton 27, Jasmine Long 3, Tacoria Stokes 12, CeKenya Crockett 2, Eunice Guest 1.
Fairley (35) — Jonell Butler 2, Daijah Caspillan 2, Mildrecia Cox-Hunt 7, Destiny Fifer 4, Jazmine Melton 5, Adrian Ross 2, Sariah Smith 9, Sadiaya Taylor 2, Rayshonda Norfleet 2.
Westwood 16 14 7 8—45
Fairley 8 6 13 8—35

Girls Basketball Dandy Dozen

Released by the Commercial Appeal on January 21, 2015


1. Ridgeway 17-0 1
2. Olive Branch 21-1 3
3. Horn Lake 19-1 2
4. MHEA 24-4 4
5. Overton 15-3 5
6. Northpoint 15-3 6
7. Briarcrest 14-6 8
8. Whitehaven 17-5 7
9. Southaven 15-5 12
10. Houston 12-5 NR
11. White Station 11-5 9
12. Harding 14-5 10

Dropped out:  Munford


Manaya Jones, Commercial Appeal Player of the Week

Manaya Jones, Raleigh-Egypt: A 6-3 junior known as “The Big Ticket,” Jones displayed the skills that have schools like Florida and Wake Forest very interested. She had three double-doubles in the last week, 26 points and 18 rebounds against Sheffield, 21 and 20 against Douglass and 20 and 15 against Manassas.





Nominations: Coaches can nominate candidates for Player of the Week by e-mailing varlas@commercialappeal.com. The deadline is noon Tuesday.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Alicia Payne (White Station) Named SoCon Student-Athlete of the Week


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Nick Saban’s School of Success


Nick Saban is successful in college football. No question about that. From 2009-2012, his Alabama teams dominated college football by winning 3 National Championships. I thought to myself how in the world is he dominating college football like this. What is he doing? Fortunately, I found an hour long YouTube video of him giving a speech on his philosophy of success and more.

Check out some of his quotes at PatoshaJeffery.com

Girls Basketball Scores - January 20, 2015

From Commercial Appeal


Bolton (42) — Christina Craft 3, Jaelyan Jones 4, Lakyia Parker 10, Taylor Smith 4, Heaven Thompson 18, Kerrice Watson 3.
Arlington (56) — Raegyn Branch 6, Nakia Grandberry 6, Mirrakohl Johnson 12, Ashley Lee 4, Callie McMorran 6, Cheiyanne Norton 4, Tori Sewell 18.
Bolton 14 7 6 15—42
Arlington 11 19 13 13—56
Records — Bolton 10-10 (2-2, 14-AAA), Arlington 15-7 (4-0).

Cordova (45) — Michaela Campbell 7, Taylor Christian 3, Zakyia Head 4, Taylor Lattimore 13, D’Andra Poe-Wilkins 2, Karai Samuels 3, K’Yanna Terry 12, Jasmine Walker 1.
Bartlett (47) — Madison Carroll 4, Stella Gill 10, Jessica Jackson 4, Ashley Payne 3, Charity Savage 19, Nyla Smith 3, Dee Dee Williams 4.
Cordova 9 11 13 12—45
Bartlett 9 10 18 10—47
Records — Bartlett 11-8 (3-1, 14-AAA).

Catholic (14) — Zareia Ector 4, Harmony Lucas 3, Gabrielle Moore 7.
ECS (40) — Daisha Jiles 4, Emily Lytle 21, Molly Martin 5, Celia Owens 2, Brooke Rendall 3, Jordan Shackleford 4, Lee Ellen Stanley 1.
Catholic 5 2 0 7—14
ECS 8 7 6 19—40

Lausanne (67) — McKenzie Baker 3, Breanna Bullock 14, Katherine DelPriore 7, Sarah Edwards 3, Melba Martin 2, Selena Pruitt 12, Princess Stark 24, Kristen Wright 2.
FACS (57) — Shay Johnson 14, Bionka Massie 15, Madison Messmer 2, Carmen Moore 16, Katelyn Reed 2, Madison Spain 8.
Lausanne 16 17 9 13 12— 67
FACS 17 7 9 22 2— 57
Records — FACS 7-6 (2-4, Div. 2-A).

Mitchell (55) — Ladeja Braggs 2, Tyarica French 11, Anterria Jackson 5, Chasity Jones 4, Kiara McCollins 10, Equeria Patterson 23.
Hillcrest (21) — Richara Cooper 15, MiKala Moore 1, Kadeeja Patterson 5.
Mitchell 9 28 11 7—55
Hillcrest 6 2 7 6—21

Collierville (44) — Vanessa Christensen 2, Trinity Farmer 4, Kyra Pryor 9, Madison Rozier 6, Destiny Shaw 8, Jada Taylor 9, Lauren Taylor 6.
Kirby (61) — Alexis Acoff 17, Bryunna Buntyn 2, Marneisha Hamer 12, Shakira Neal 5, Stephanie Turner 14, Juantia Walton 11.
Collierville 2 7 12 23—44
Kirby 4 20 16 21—61
Records — Collierville 7-15 (2-5, 15-AAA), Kirby 10-10 (3-4).

Clarksdale-Miss. (39) — Marshall 2, Johnson 3, Roberts 2, Miller 7, Moody 14, Hammond 11.
Lewisburg (43) — Lindy Anderson 1, Claire Fleming 2, Destiny Gardner 28, Jordyn Lentz 3, Molly Murphy 5, Ariel Tunstall 4.
Clarksdale 5 7 11 16—39
Lewisburg 7 11 9 16—43
Records — Lewisburg 8-12.

Covington (61) — Tia Bland 10, Kiara Booker 13, Chelsea Dye 9, Destiny Foster 6, Alexis Johnson 4, Iesha Tipton 19.
Liberty Tech (48) — Amber Byrd 2, Cortney Fisher 9, Brindy Fuller 3, Arrianna Givens 2, Kierra Linton 10, Aleysia Mason-Pavia 6, Teja Pearson 16.
Covington 15 18 14 14—61
Liberty Tech 14 12 15 7—48
Records — Covington 12-12 (5-0, 15-AA), Liberty Tech 9-8 (3-2).

East (60) — Makaila Cheatham 9, Kailyn Downs 2, Kayla Freeman 20, Promise Gray 13, Jaylin Perry 12, Radarika Washington 4.
Melrose (15) — Myka Smith 3, Joelysa Spencer 6, Zanndrea Watkins 2, Cortesia Wheeler 2, Renee Whiting 2.
East 14 14 19 13—60
Melrose 4 5 2 4—15
Records — East 5-9, Melrose 4-12.

Carver (34) — Mildred Goins 9, Sydne Harris 2, Faith Moore 1, Octavia Moore 15, Tarciania Sutton 7.
Middle College (20) — Ramisha Brice 5, Allegron Howard 6, Tierrra Jackson 6, Destinee Walls 3.
Carver 8 16 5 5—34
Middle College 4 6 4 6—20
Records — Carver 9-8 (7-2, 16-A).

Harding (44) — Zaria Christy 4, Kelsi Elkins 2, Anna Horner 15, Antoinette Lewis 14, Sarah Luttrell 4, Callie Stubbs 5.
Northpoint (52) — Ashtyn Baker 12, Lauren Decembrino 2, Lauren Gross 24, Karlie Hughes 8, Andrea Sparkman 6.
Harding 11 12 11 10—44
Northpoint 16 10 13 13—52
Records — Harding 15-5 (5-1, Division 2-A), Northpoint 15-3 (5-1).

MBA (37) — Simphany Gillard 4, Shaqueria Hamilton 13, Shemirta Murray 8, Alexis Retic 2, Kamequa Rucker 10.
Northside (57) — Davida Beal 4, Amber Cohen 14, Amber Mitchell 16, Starkisha Saine 6, Christina Taylor 11, Joy Westbrook 6.
MBA 2 7 10 18—37
Northside 17 9 19 12—57
Records — Northside 11-6 (8-1, 16-A).

Soulsville (38) — Martiana Chatman 8, Oriana Jones 2, Yeneique Meredith 7, Moriah Muhammad 21.
Oakhaven (69) — Tayonia Ash 2, Tenetria Brown 2, Corlisha Howard 33, Ladawna Jones 10, Ari-zhane Lynch 16, Ambreisha Smalls 2, Darneisha Tucker 4.
Soulsville 10 6 16 6—38
Oakhaven 16 18 12 23—69
Records — Oakhaven 10-2.

White Station (53) — Damiah Griffin 8, Kyla Harris 7, Taylor Hayes 3, Taelor Manning 2, Dejah Montgomery 4, Brittni Moore 1, Emanye Robertson 25, Taylor Williams 3.
Overton (56) — Rodrea Echols 9, Kyla Green 19, Dontrecia Johnson 1, Jalisa Jones 4, Ciera Pettis 2, Kayla Williams 21.
White Station 9 12 16 10 6— 53
Overton 14 8 12 13 9— 56
Records — Overton 15-3.

Manassas (63) — Joslynn Basemore 15, Ranisha Brown 9, Tonisha Clayborn 3, Rakeeva Curry 7, Shyanne Stevenson 29.
Raleigh-Egypt (49) — Taylor Bridges 2, Dynesha Echols 6, Brenda Fields 17, Diamond Hunt 2, Jerika Isom 2, Manaya Jones 20.
Manassas 14 5 20 24—63
Raleigh-Egypt 12 12 10 15—49
Records — Manassas 11-3 (5-1, 16-AA), Raleigh-Egypt 12-6 (5-1).

Germantown (19) — Breaunna Burks 5, Breanna Cowans 4, Tangie Dunlap 3, Destiny Manning 3, Davielle Moore 2, Julie Sandridge 2.
Ridgeway (69) — Brandi Beasley 11, Kendra Boone 3, Oreonna Brown 7, Elizabeth Dixon 8, Eryn Foster 13, Breouanna Humphrey 20, Tierney Paylor 5, Sydney Savage 2.
Germantown 3 6 8 2—19
Ridgeway 22 13 14 20—69
Records — Ridgeway 17-0 (7-0, 15-AAA).

Wooddale (31) — Jericka Burrus 7, TarShay Ivory 5, Andrea McElvaine 12, DaShona Richard 5, Brianca Williams 2.
Southwind (39) — Kiante Butts 8, Pinkie Fossett 2, Rochelle Lee 8, Kiara Lowery 8, Jasmine Suggs 13.
Wooddale 7 10 8 6—31
Southwind 2 10 5 22—39
Records — Southwind 13-7 (5-2, 15-AAA).

Brighton (41) — Danielle Collins 6, Jada Johnson 2, Shayna Johnson 23, Makayla Rose 7, Sam Sloan 3.
St. Agnes (50) — Wallis Jenkins 14, Amanda Lammey 18, Caroline Pietrangelo 6, Kindall Ross 4, Rachel Siano 6, Amelia Wigley 2.
Brighton 11 8 7 15—41
St. Agnes 9 7 15 19—50
Records — St. Agnes 6-10.

Rossville Christian (27) — Kendyl Leath 6, Caroline Loftin 7, Mary Cathryn Mathis 4, Kara Novarese 2, Taylor Robertson 8.
Tipton-Rosemark Aca. (26) — Taylor Beasley 6, Bethany Berger 11, Emily Fisher 3, Lauren Moody 2, Ally Naifeh 2, Molly Word 2.
Rossville 8 2 13 4—27
TRA 7 5 11 3—26
Records — Rossville Christian 15-6, Tipton-Rosemark Aca. 9-11.

Douglass (79) — Marquera Carnes 3, Jahmere Dangerfield 4, Jennifer Fletcher 4, Gazmyne Herndon 37, Jerrica Johnson 19, Kierra Morris 2, Benesha Rainey 10.
Trezevant (71) — Miesha Bond 17, Sade Hudson 12, Marlene Moore 7, Brandy Shannon 5, Kourtney Walton 8, Marcee Williams 13, Andrea Willis 9.
Douglass 11 25 14 17 12— 79
Trezevant 16 11 16 24 4— 71
Records — Douglass 13-5, Trezevant 6-9.

Central (65) — Miyah Barnes 18, Montyria Bennett 2, Jasmine Carson 5, Tijuana Griggs 7, Johne’ Stewart 9, Jireh Washington 24.
Whitehaven (56) — Brandi Clay 8, Maia McCoy 12, Tia Polk 3, Jasmine Rhodes 5, Brianna Shaw 10, Lanecion Soward 3, Morgan Walton 3, Ariel Williams 12.
Central 17 21 7 20—65
Whitehaven 13 9 20 14—56
Records — Central 14-6 (5-2, 16-AAA), Whitehaven 18-5.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

2014 - 2015 MHSAA Girls Basketball Rankings 1/19

6A
1. Olive Branch 20-1
2. Horn Lake 19-1
3. Brandon 16-3
4. Hattiesburg 15-1
5. Harrison Central 18-4
6. Terry 18-3
7. Starkville 13-4
8. Southaven 16-5
9. Hancock 15-5
10. Jim Hill 11-5

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Olive Branch in USA Today Super 25 Expert Rankings


After defeating then-No. 13 Horn Lake last week, it was a no-brainer to me that Olive Branch would move from the Next 25 list into the ranking. However, I did not expect Horn Lake to drop completely out the rankings.

Ridgeway is still undefeated and remains at #4.

Click here for the entire rankings.

John McGraw's Olive Branch (MS) vs Horn Lake (MS) Recap

2017 Myah Taylor of Olive Branch

Recap by Tim Lownsdale @tlownsdale

 John McGraw Scouting has covered some of the top players and games in the southeastern part of the country over the course of this basketball season. After making the two and a half hour drive down to Olive Branch Mississippi, the game between nationally ranked Olive Branch HS and Horn Lake HS did not disappoint. Horn Lake came into the game as the defending 6A state champs, #13 in the USA Today poll, and an undefeated record. Olive Branch came in as the defending 6A state runner-up and #26 in the USA Today poll. The game featured some of the top players in the country in their respective classes as well as a packed out gym with about 15 D-1 coaches including multiple head coaches in attendance. Olive Branch used a strong fourth quarter to pull away and won the game 50-40, giving Horn Lake its first loss of the year. The following will be a brief write-up of individual players that I was impressed with in the game.

Horn Lake
Horn Lake came into the game at 19-0 and fresh off of a 6A state championship last year. This team lost some key seniors from last year’s team, but returned a strong guard-post duo in Delta State commit Alondrea Rush and Wright State commit Alexyse Thomas. Alondrea did a very solid job of handling the ball under intense defensive pressure and made some very tough finishes at the basket. Alondrea used her speed and deceptiveness to make things happen for Horn Lake. Delta State is getting a very good player in Rush! Alexyse is a very strong player who uses her strength as her means of scoring points around the basket. She did a decent job of using her size to block off any opposition. 

Olive Branch
Prior to this game, I had heard a lot of hype on this Olive Branch team. Needless to say, I walked away VERY impressed with this team. They start 1 junior, 3 sophomores, and a freshman on a team that was ranked 26th in the country prior to this game. This group plays extremely hard and is a very fun team to watch. If you are a college coach of any level, Olive Branch is a must-watch team as indicated with the 13-15 D-1 coaches that were there.

This team is led by super-sophomore Myah Taylor. Myah has a very smooth game offensively that features outstanding ball handling, smart decision making, and a perimeter game that is unguardable. Myah finished this game with 18 points and several very impressive assist. Myah is a high major player with offers from schools such as Baylor, Alabama, Ole Miss, Miss. State, Southern Miss., Texas State, Louisiana Tech, Memphis, Western KY, Arizona, Jackson St and also picked up an offer from Auburn after this game. Needless to say, Myah will pick up several more offers along the way. She should be monitored by every college in the country.

Another player that I was very impressed with was another great sophomore in Teal Battle. As Myah was facing multiple double teams, Teal stepped up and knocked down several huge contested shots. Teal is a 6’0 forward who is extremely athletic and has a great post game with a high motor. She showcased the ability to step out and knock down the mid-range shot as well. In this game, she battled with Wright State commit, Alexyse Thomas, and more than handled her own. Teal had a very impressive game and should be monitored by college coaches at the BCS level and below. 

The third sophomore I was impressed with is 5’9 forward, Myah Leflore. Leflore is an extremely athletic 3 that plays her position very well. Leflore is a high-motored player on this team that was all over the floor defensively and did a great job of knocking down shots when the opportunity was given. Leflore also did a solid job of handling the ball when needed. Leflore is a definite D-1 player who should be on the radars of college coaches.

I was also very impressed with the play of 5’7 2018 guard, Mahogany Vaught. Vaught is a very good player who played a very mature game as a freshman. From what I was told, Vaught started for this Olive Branch team last year as an 8th grader on the way to state runner-up. Vaught has very nice handles as well as a very nice shot. Vaught held her own, offensively and defensively, against the senior-laden guards that Horn Lake had. Vaught should be monitored for the next 4 years by all levels of D-1. 

College coaches should also be sure and check out 5’9 ’16 shooter, Savanna Geeslin. Geeslin didn’t score many points in this game, but the few times she shot the three ball, I felt like it had a great chance of going in. Outside of just shooting, I thought she played very well with the pace of the game and held her own on the court defensively. It was hard to really tell what level she could play at from this game alone. 

Over all, despite the impressive individual playing ability by each of these players, I was even more impressed with how they played together as a team. I saw no signs of selfishness which is a credit to the players and to Coach Blake Jones. This group is going to be fun to watch for the next several years! 

John McGraw's Mid-Jan 2015 TN/KY HS Top 40

TN/KY HS Top 40 WEEK #7 – Mid Jan. 2015



Week 7 Prev Week High School Record The Skinny
1 1 Blackman (TN) 16-2 Had 3 quality wins over Smyrna, Stewarts Creek and Riverdale. Big matchup with Oakland coming next Friday.
2 2 Elizabethtown (KY) 17-2 Big win over Homestead (IN)…have a game vs Riverdale (TN) on the horizon.
3 3 Dyer Co (TN) 21-0 Beat defending Class A champs Union City and quality memphis team St. Benedicts. Big matchup with Munford away next Friday.
4 4 Ridgeway (TN) 15-0 Beat a good Houston team with Jaida Roper 48-34. Have a good Southwind team on Friday.
5 5 Henderson Co. (KY) 15-1 Continued their winning ways despite losing their best player in 2017 Alisha Owens to a season ending injury
6 9 Male (KY) 14-0 Continued to win despite not playing any higher level competition. The tail end of their schedule gets tougher and we will have a better idea if they are ranked too high or not soon.
7 6 Oakland (TN) 16-3 Lost to a good Smyrna team on the road 40-60 but rebounded at home vs Riverdale the next night 65-52
8 14 Mt. Juliet (TN) 19-2 Continued their winning ways, beating a good Wilson Central team by 20. Haven’t lost since mid -December and may not lose again during the regular season
9 8 Riverdale (TN) 17-4 Poised to move up the rankings again but suffered a 13pt loss to Oakland. Face the toughest part of their schedule with 4 tough games in a row (Elizabethtown (KY), Blackman, Smryna, and Stewarts Creek.
10 15 Murray (KY) 16-2 Beat Ballard Memorial and Owensboro Catholic handidly. Have a big matchup with Marshall Co soon.
11 13 Dupont Manual (KY) 15-4 After a bad loss 2 weeks ago, Manual has responded with 4 quality wins over Sacred Heart, GRC, Mercy and CAL, they have Henderson Co. next
12 12 Elizabethton (TN) 19-0 Winning every game by 25-30+ they are just not challenged out in the eastern corner of TN. Have a season ending game vs Science Hill which may prove to be their only challenge to an undefeated regular season.
13 25 Holmes (KY) 17-0 The biggest movers of the week. Holmes continues to win. Big games next Friday vs. Holy Cross Covington and Newport
14 7 Butler (KY) 12-3 Lost to a good Mercy team after beating some local competition. Big game with Franklin Co next Saturday.
15 22 Paducah Tilghman (KY) 16-2 After being down 20 came back to beat Marshall Co. in OT…also beat McCracken Co.
16 20 Dickson Co (TN) 20-1 Only blemish is to a good Gaitlinburg-Pittman team on their road…have a re-match with Brentwood but could finish the regular season with just 1 loss.
17 16 Middleton (TN) 19-0 For the most part they are just killing everyone they play, but that’s not saying much. Their schedule is possibly the weakest in the poll. Which is the main reason they will not be able to advance much above their current rank.
18 17 Memphis Overton (TN) 14-2 Beat a good Whitehaven team in their only game this week.
19 18 South Warren (KY) 15-3 Won 3 games including Glasgow and Muhlenburg Co. Still have to play at Bowling Green
20 21 MHEA (TN) 23-4 Beat a good Hamilton Heights team this week in Memphis. Should have a great chance of winning the Home School National Championship
21 24 Bell Co. (KY) 14-2 Beat Clay Co, Leslie Co and South Laurel and may not be challenged again during the regular season. Should win region 13.
22 27 Allen County-Scottsville (KY) 15-3 Won a number of games since the last poll beating Glasgow twice and Muhlenburg Co. Going to be a war to win this region between them, So.Warren, Bowling Green and Clinton Co.
23 28 CPA (TN) 16-0 Continue to breeze thru the regular season, could potential set up a undefeated matchup between them and Elizabethton in the state AA tournament.
24 10 Mercer Co. (KY) 16-3 Lost to a decent Nelson Co. team stopping an 8 game win streak over some good competition. Have a very good shot at winning region 12 this year
25 11 Holy Cross Covington (KY) 14-3 Upset by an ok Bishop Bossart team, but have strung together 3 wins in a row to get back on track. Have a huge game this Thursday vs Holmes which will go a long way in proving who is the best in Region 9
26 23 Morristown West (TN) 19-3 Upset by a South Greene team they had previously beaten then responded with a win over a tough Cocke Co team. Face Jefferson Co on the road on Tuesday looking to avenge a loss from earlier this year.
27 19 Ashland Blazer (KY) 12-4 Can’t seem to get themselves in the upper echelon of KY teams, losing recently to East Carter and Huntington (WV), both quality opponennts.
28 26 Mercy (KY) 12-5 Like Blazer can’t seem to get over the hump to be one of the elite teams in the state. Good enough to take down Butler one night then turn around and lose to Manual
29 NR Smyrna (TN) 14-4 Huge upset over Oakland 60-40 the other night and have looked great recently, with their only loss in 2015 coming vs Blackman. Have a huge matchup Tuesday with Riverdale.
30 38 Henry Clay (KY) 12-2 Have 2 losses all year by a combined 4 points, including a 2 point loss to Butler. Recent wins include all blowouts except a close win over rival Lafayette
31 NR Bearden (TN) 20-3 Haven’t lost in 2015 and earlier losses were to a good Jefferson Co team, Knox Webb and Mt. Juliet, all quality clubs.Still have showdowns with regional foes Farragut, Maryville, Heritage and William Blount
32 NR East Carter (KY) 15-4 Beat Ashland Blazer and Boyd Co recently and haven’t lost since Dec. 29th against a good Lafayette team.
33 NR Highlands (KY) 15-1 Continues to roll thru northern Kentucky. No huge signature wins, but they don’t lose either. Big game with Holy Cross Covington this week
34 NR Brentwood Academy (TN) 17-1 Lost to Knox Webb back in November and have been perfect since beating some quality clubs. Huge matchup looms on Tuesday vs Baylor
35 29 White Co (TN) 19-2 Were poised to keep moving up but lost to one of the top teams in TN class A, Clarkrange.
36 36 West Carroll (TN) 20-0 Continued to keep winning and thus held onto their spot in the top 40. Looking like it’s going to be big showdown in the playoff vs. Gibson Co.
37 39 Houston Co. (TN) 22-1 Another TN Class A school that just keeps winning, although they barely escaped at Community recently
38 32 Simon Kenton (KY) 16-1 They were recently upset by Scott but still have a great chance to win Region 8 in KY.
39 33 Knoxville Webb (TN) 17-4 Have played great all year losing only to teams probably should have beaten them but finally had a bad loss the other day losing to Alcoa, nearly dropping them out of the poll.
tie 40 NR Hamilton Heights (TN) 15-6 Despite having 6 losses, the most of any team in the poll, Hamilton Heights enters for the first time since pre-season. They have played without a doubt one of toughest schedules and possibly with the exception of Blackman and Elizabethtown played the toughest schedule of any team in TN or KY
tie 40 34 Dyersburg (TN) 18-2 Recently upset by a good Martin Westview team but still hold an 18-2 record. UT-Martin signee Myah Taylor dropped 44 points in their last game





Dropped out: #30 Baylor (TN), #31 Eastern (KY), #35 Briarcrest Christian (TN), #37 Murfreesboro Central Magnet (TN), #40 University Heights (KY)






Others Receiving Consideration (in alphabetical order)







Baylor (TN) 14-2


Brentwood (TN) 17-2


Briarcrest Christian (TN) 13-6


Bowling Green (KY) 15-5


Crockett Co. (TN) 18-3


Cumberland Co. (TN) 17-3


Danville (KY) 15-4


Eastern (KY) 12-2


Franklin Co (KY) 14-2


Gaitlinburg Pittman (TN) 12-5


Graves Co (KY) 15-3


Gibson Co. (TN) 23-2


Houston (TN) 12-5


Jackson South Side (TN) 16-4


Lawrence Co (TN) 18-3


Livingston Aca. (TN) 17-5


Marshall Co (KY) 13-6


Maryville (TN) 15-3


Munford (TN) 15-6


No. Greene (TN) 17-6


Smyrna (TN) 14-4


So. Greene (TN) 19-4


Southwestern (KY) 14-2