By Jeffrey Collins Associated Press COLUMBIA, S.C. – After 11 straight games of shooting 40 percent or less, South Carolina coach Frank Martin might have thrown up his hands and given up on the SEC’s worst shooting team. But instead, he kept believing in them, and the Gamecocks (14-14, 5-11) finally found their touch in […]

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – No matter the sport, any time Mississippi State and Ole Miss meet there is added excitement placed on the game by players and fans alike. Factor in the final home game for the Bulldogs’ four seniors and it is a formula full of emotions. Such will be the […]

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – For just the fourth time in program history, Mississippi State has started the year 12-0. The 22nd-ranked Bulldogs improved their record on Saturday with wins against Arizona (6-2) and Samford (8-2). “When you win this many games and get in a rhythm, you keep riding it,” said MSU […]

New Site's Sydney Presley drives around Walneka Holmes of Coahoma County during Saturday's game. (Chris Butler/

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal NEW SITE – There would be no last-second heartbreak on Saturday for New Site. The Lady Royals defeated Coahoma County – a team that broke their hearts and ended a streak of five consecutive visits to the Big House on a buzzer-beating putback last season – with a 63-57 win […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal TUPELO – Matt Justice called the Tupelo Lady Wave and Horn Lake Lady Eagles two of the best teams in the Mississippi. But matched together Saturday in the Class 6A playoffs, only one could advance to Jackson. In a physical contest that saw three Tupelo starters foul out, […]

By John Davis Oxford Citizen OXFORD – Drew Tyler had his Oxford Chargers in the gym shooting baskets Saturday morning. The extra work getting ready for Clarksdale paid off as the Wildcats succumbed to the Chargers 76-57 in the OHS gym. The victory advanced the Chargers in the quarterfinals of the MHSAA Class 5A playoffs, […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal BYHALIA – One possession can’t define a season, but it sure can hurt. Pontotoc fell one bounce shy of a Class 4A state quarterfinals trip to Jackson, losing 49-47 Saturday to visiting Byhalia. His team up two, Byhalia’s Avion Graham missed a free throw with 5.9 seconds to play. Jacques […]

Daily Journal reports CLINTON – It was a story book ending for Craig and Dakota Dailey. It just needed extra time. Thanks to some clutch free throw shooting by Dailey and Corteze Love, Marshall Academy held off Madison-Ridgeland Academy 44-43 in overtime to claim the MAIS Boys Overall tournament champion-ship at A.E. Wood Coliseum on […]

By Kedrick Storey Southern Sentinel ASHLAND – Ashland coach Rolley Tipler said his team was nervous to start its Class 1A second round playoff game against the Falkner Eagles. By the second half, they were over it. Leading by nine to start the third quarter, the Blue Devils turned up the pressure with a full-court […]