Nettleton perks up in time to beat Prentiss

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal JACKSON – Nettleton overcame a sluggish third quarter and rallied Wednesday night to defeat Prentiss 41-37...

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Every match now in the state basketball tournament is a “Loser Leaves Town” bout. For Booneville, being a loser in November is a big reason the Lady Devils are still in the ring. “We lost the first game of the year and it made a big difference in us,” Booneville […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal The first-round games of the MHSAA girls and boys state basketball playoffs postponed this week because of Winter Storm Remus are expected to be played today and Friday. An MHSAA official said earlier this week schools should play games when they can and when it’s safe for teams to travel. […]

By Gene Phelps and Brandon Speck Daily Journal Belmont’s Lady Cardinals have spent time in the gym this week practicing, but unfortunately, not playing games. Their coach, Chris Higginbottom – like a lot of other basketball coaches around the state – can blame Winter Storm Remus for the delays of their postseason games. Belmont was […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Katelyn Nunley stands a legitimate 5-foot-11. She’s been called a 6-footer, and true or not, she plays every bit of six, maybe seven, feet. Belmont’s senior is an old school, post-up player. The blonde-headed throwback isn’t scaring anyone she passes on the street, but when the ball is tipped, she […]

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Mooreville's Payton McCord tries to get the ball away from South Pontotoc's Eddie Ivy before he hits the floor during their playoff game Tuesday night.

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal MOOREVILLE – It’s no secret that Mooreville stands one win away from qualifying for the Class 3A state basketball tournament for the first time in 19 years. “We know,” sophomore guard Peyton McCord said. “We’re enjoying this ride.” McCord scored a game-high 20 points Tuesday night to lead the Troopers […]

By Kedrick Storey Southern Sentinel CALHOUN CITY – Calhoun City senior Sierra Coleman has stepped up since her squad lost three starters to ACL injuries in January. She stepped up once again on Tuesday and the Lady Wildcats are moving on in the MHSAA Girls’ 2A state playoffs. Coleman had a game-high 23 points, including […]

By Melissa Meador Monroe Journal ABERDEEN – What turned into a blowout started out as a slow start for the Aberdeen Bulldogs on Tuesday night in the first round of the boys’ Class 3A state playoffs. Aberdeen (23-6) turned a narrow four-point halftime lead into a commanding 84-49 win over North Pontotoc. The Bulldogs will […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal JUMPERTOWN – Along the side of Highway 4, Jumpertown is quietly tucked between basketball horses Booneville and Ripley. The Cardinals are starting to make some noise. Jumpertown defeated Smithville 57-41 on Tuesday in the opening round of the Class 1A state playoffs. The top seed gets another home game on […]

Daily Journal reports INGOMAR – Ingomar closed the game on a 15-2 run to defeat Coldwater 71-65 and advance in the first round of the Class 1A state basketball playoffs. Laquain Foster led Ingomar with 25 points. “With three minutes to go, it wasn’t looking good, but Laquain took over and the rest of the […]