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Washington tapped to lead Lady Bulldogs basketball program

NEW ALBANY – Monday marked a full circle moment for Micha Washington. The New Albany native was approved on April 10 to take over the high school girls basketball program by the New Albany School District’s school board following the resignation of longtime Lady Bulldogs coach John Stroud. “Who would have thought that after playing for […]

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Bulldogs swept by Warriors, West Union splits with Tremont

(G) Pontotoc 45, New Albany 40 The Lady Bulldogs scoring leaders Tashonda Caviness and Jazzmine McWilliams were both one rebound shy of double-doubles as New Albany fell to Pontotoc. McWilliams led with 14 points and nine rebounds, followed by Caviness with 11 points and nine rebounds. The Lady Warriors carried a four point lead at […]

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Bulldogs split, Eagles swept during Christmas tournament

NEW ALBANY – The final day of New Albany’s Christmas Classic tournament saw a win for the hosting Bulldogs and a sweep for the Walnut Wildcats over West Union. (B) Walnut 53, West Union 50 A last second three-pointer lifted the Wildcats over West Union in the opening game of Thursday’s tournament slate. Both Austin […]

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Turnovers hand Shannon playoff win over Bulldogs

NEW ALBANY – Turnovers helped win the battle. Shannon forced 19 of them during Tuesday night’s Class 4A state tournament opener against New Albany, turning those steals into points that allowed the Red Raiders (20-11) to roll the Bulldogs in a 82-70 final. “Anytime we can create points off turnovers it’s a plus,” Shannon coach […]

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Aaron Estes came off the bench and scored 18 points for the Bulldogs. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Split Decision

Bulldogs win one, lose one against Alcorn Central NEW ALBANY – The Bulldogs reached within themselves during the fourth quarter and found the energy to finally put away the Alcorn Central Bears 84-70. “We just played with some more energy in the fourth quarter,” New Albany boys coach Robert Burdette said. “We kinda just played […]

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Bulldogs split in division contest with Senatobia

After nabbing a Division 2-4A win on Jan. 19 New Albany’s Lady Bulldogs played a close contest against the visiting Senatobia Lady Warriors in a 43-39 final. Samantha Bridges led in scoring for the Bulldogs with 19 points, followed by Latavea Harris with 10. New Albany got off to a slow start scoring only four […]

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Samantha Bridges pulls up for a jumper at the baseline during Tuesday’s game against Rosa Fort.

Bridges leads Lady Bulldogs to win over Rosa Fort

NEW ALBANY – The Lady Bulldogs’ last win came in November; the last game where leading 2015 scorers Tashonda Caviness and Jazzmine McWilliams were on the court together. On Tuesday, New Albany held off Rosa Fort to snap a 14-game losing streak, defeating the Lady Lions in a 63-61 final to move to 1-1 in […]

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New Albany splits non-division contest with Kossuth

The New Albany Bulldogs took a break from division competition to pay a visit to Alcorn County on Friday. The boys topped the Aggies in a 75-71 decision while the Lady Bulldogs dropped their game in a 68-29 final. Elexis Jones finished as the leading scorer on the night for New Albany, putting in 10 […]

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Bulldogs thumped by Pontotoc in non-division contest

NEW ALBANY – The Bulldogs first trip back to the hardwood after the holiday break was filled with struggles. New Albany fell in a 67-53 decision to the Pontotoc Warriors, who forced 20 turnovers in four quarters of play. The Bulldogs forced 19, but rarely converted those possessions into points. “If you can’t convert when […]

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Bulldogs hold off Trooper rally

New Albany was able to put down a furious second-half comeback attempt by Mooreville to escape with a narrow 76-71 win at home on Tuesday. New Albany went to the half enjoying a 42-25 lead, but the Troopers fought their way back and even took the lead briefly in the fourth quarter before the Bulldogs […]

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