State Basketball Tournament Schedule

MHSAA STATE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT GIRLS FIRST ROUND (All games today unless otherwise noted) Class 1A North JFK at Pine Grove Blue...

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal Division 1-3A rivals Belmont and New Site will travel different roads this week in the opening rounds of the MHSAA state basketball tournament. One’s potentially difficult. The other, maybe not. New Site’s Lady Royals, who knocked off favored Booneville 49-40 last Friday to win the Division 1-3A tournament championship, have […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal BOONEVILLE – Booneville erased an 11-point New Site lead in the second half Friday, but the Lady Devils didn’t have an answer for Sydney Presley. New Site’s 5-foot-5 senior guard sank four 3-pointers, two in the final 2:55 to lead the Lady Royals to an electric 49-40 victory against the […]

By Melissa Meador Monroe Journal ECRU – The Nettleton Tigers made it rain on Friday night in the Division 4-3A boys championship. Nettleton (20-7) hit 10 3-pointers, nine of those in the first half, on their way to a 73-55 win over Aberdeen. “You always hope to come out firing like we did tonight,” Nettleton […]

By Blake Morgan Daily Journal COLUMBUS – The Tupelo Lady Wave had a 21-point lead by halftime in Friday night’s 2-6A championship game against Columbus, and would need almost all of the lead to pull out the win. Tupelo took control early but had to make its free throws down the stretch in the 65-58 […]

By Scotty Nichols Itawamba Times FULTON – Sometimes, the bounce of the ball just goes your way. Friday night, in the boys’ division 1-4A tournament championship game at ICC between Shannon and Corinth, the Red Raiders got the most important bounce to go their way – the final one – as they outlasted the Warriors […]

By Laurence Hilliard Special to the Journal JACKSON – Friday was a good day to be an Aggie. Kossuth swept the boys and girls MHSAA Class I bowling championships, for schools in Classes 1A through 4A. “Absolutely phenomenal,” said Michael Lee, coach of both teams. “From the boys to the girls, from the freshmen to […]


Division 1-1A At Booneville Tuesday (G) Biggersville 55, Wheeler 46 (G) Tupelo Christian 55, Thrasher 36 (B) Pine Grove 53, Jumpertown 48 (B) Thrasher 66, Tupelo Christian 63 Thursday (B) Biggersville 60, Pine Grove 47 (G) Jumpertown 54, Tupelo Christian 22 (G) Pine Grove 62, Biggersville 21 (B) Wheeler 86, Thrasher 62 Today 4 p.m. […]

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Baldwyn's Calvin Harris scored 15 points in the Division 1-2A semifinal victory.

By Blake Morgan Daily Journal MANTACHIE – From the opening tip Thursday night, the Baldwyn defense was in attack mode on the defensive end of the floor. Baldwyn limited the easy shots and second chance opportunities of Potts Camp to win the Division 1-2A tournament semifinal game 67-40. “Our mindset was to come in and […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal ECRU – Favored Nettleton survived an early flash knockdown Thursday and rallied to win a unanimous decision against South Pontotoc in the semifinals of the Division 4-3A Tournament. Down 10-0 and 17-7 in the first quarter, the Tigers climbed off the deck behind sluggers Shawn Pounds and Damien Ealy to […]