Daily Journal reports Booneville’s girls, the defending state champion, defeated Independence 60-53 Saturday to clinch a return trip to Jackson for the MHSAA Class 3A Basketball Championships quarterfinals. Adallice Young scored 26 points to lead Booneville. The Lady Blue Devils (30-2) play Choctaw Central at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Mississippi Coliseum. GIRLS (G) Nettleton 46, […]

By Rick Freeman AP Sports Writer NEW YORK – Anthony Mason, the rugged power forward who was a defensive force in the NBA from the 1990s into the early 21st century, has died. He was 48. The Knicks confirmed Mason’s death, which was first reported Saturday by the New York Daily News. He had been […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal BATON ROUGE, La. – Georgia coach Mark Fox called Ole Miss a lock for the NCAA tournament in spite of the Rebels’ home loss to the Bulldogs on Thursday night. Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy certainly doesn’t feel like his team is a lock. He says the Rebels must approach […]

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Itawamba senior Bree Stewart protects the ball from Ripley's Zaida Cox. Stewart scored 13 of her 19 points in the second half.

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal RIPLEY – Tori Mallory is the go-to player for Itawamba AHS – but when you stop her, watch out for Bree Stewart. Mallory scored 28 points Friday to lead the defending state champion Lady Indians to a 71-56 second-round victory against Ripley in the MHSAA Class 4A Basketball Championships, but […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Abby Cantrell doesn’t have time to guess what color the dress is. She’s too busy scoring points and keeping things tidy for the Hatley Lady Tigers. Her coach, Scott Carter raves about the senior shooting guard, who has at least one more game to play. Hatley (14-14) goes to East […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal BOONEVILLE – The Booneville Lady Devils are the defending Class 3A State Champions, so assume a bit of knowledge about playing good basketball. So after playing Winona on Friday night in the 3A state playoffs, Booneville head coach Michael Smith was asked what he saw good? “Not a […]

Special to the Journal There is an elephant in the gym for the Tupelo Lady Wave – they’ve lost their first game in North state postseason play for four straight years. Lady Wave coach Matt Justice feels he has the seniors to kick the elephant out of the gym today as Tupelo hosts Horn Lake […]

By Melissa Meador Monroe Journal NETTLETON – Nettleton senior Jabria Pounds has been to Jackson a handful of times in her softball career. On Friday night, she earned the chance to play for a trip to the Class 3A state basketball tournament with her Lady Tigers’ 44-41 first round win over Alcorn Central. Nettleton will […]

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal Mississippi State ventures to South Carolina at 5 p.m. today on the SEC Network seeking better fortune. The Bulldogs dropped a three-game homestand at Humphrey Coliseum with two losses coming to ranked competition. MSU fell 74-56 to top-ranked Kentucky on Wednesday. “No one has canceled their season because they lost […]