December 4-9 Report

December 4-9 Report

This report will cover the following games or events: Baldwyn at Saltillo on Dec 5, Coffeeville Tournament on Dec 7, Heritage Academy Shootout on Dec 8, New Hope at Tupelo on Dec 8, Doc Vandiver Classic on Dec 9 and a dvr game of Shannon at Nettleton on Dec 5. This game was broadcast by MaxxSouth Cable. MaxxSouth has a channel dedicated to high school and community sports called MaxxSouth Sports. I strongly suggest getting MaxxSouth if you are a high school sports fan. To check out the teams they cover or get additional information click on the link below.

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Tuesday December 5, 2017

#45 MS Nettleton Tigers 10-2 (3A Nettleton, MS) 72

#134 MS Shannon Red Raiders 2-4 (4A Shannon, MS) 67

Nettleton got a big fourth quarter push from Shawn Pounds (6-1 ’19 G Nettleton 25 pts, 20 in the 2nd half, 3 3’s 4 reb 3 ast 2 st), Damien Ealy (6-3 ’18 F Nettleton 16 pts, 7 in the 4th, 7 reb 5 st 3 blk) and Bud Hammond (5-10 ’19 G Nettleton 11 pts, 5 in the 4th, 2 3’s 4 reb 5 ast 4 st) to get past Shannon. Shannon seems to be picking up some steam as the season goes on and Nettleton will make a big push at making it to Jackson this year.

Nettleton (home team)

Grady Gardner 5-9 ’18 PG 4.0 GPA 27 ACT 13 pts 3 ast 4 st

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Grady Gardner

Jaderius Johnson 6-1 ’18 F 3 reb

Graham “Buzz” Gardner 6-2 ’20 G 2 reb 3 st

Dedrick Johnson 5-8 ’20 G 3 pts

Shannon (traveled 6 miles)

Augusta Cox 6-3 ’18 F 12 pts 6 reb 2 blk 2 charges taken

Chris Traylor ’18 PF 6 pts 2 reb

Ty Ward ’19 F 16 pts 5-5 ft 6 reb 4 ast

Will Thompson 6-4 ’19 C 9 pts 4 reb

Kentorius Pulliam ’20 PG 5 pts 2 reb 7 ast 2 st

Jordan White ’20 PG 5 pts 4 reb 2 ast

Robin Wilson 12 pts 5 reb 3 ast 2 st


#33 MS Saltillo Tigers 10-1 (5A Saltillo, MS) 85

#135 MS Baldwyn Bearcats 5-3 (2A Baldwyn, MS) 44

Saltillo used pressure early and never looked back in the big win over Baldwyn. Calvin “Smurf” Harris (6-2 ’19 F Saltillo 20 pts 2 3’s) transferred from Baldwyn to Saltillo over the summer and got the better of his former team for the win. T.J. Hannah (6-4 ’20 F/C Saltillo 8 pts) is a developing presence to keep an eye on.

Saltillo (home team)

Isaiah Hardy 6-1 ’18 SG 13 pts

Julian “Dreek” Warren 5-11 ’18 G 8 pts

Kaleb “”Trell” Terrell 5-10 ’18 G 6 pts

Tyson McKenize 5-8 ’19 G 10 pts

Jay Murphy 5-7 ’19 G 6 pts

Jamarcus Smith 6-0 ’19 F 4 pts

Caleb Agnew 6-2 ’20 F 6 pts

Baldwyn (traveled 11 miles)

D’Mondrea “Mon” Doss 6-2 ’18 F 14 pts 4-6 ft

Michael Crump 6-3 ’18 G ICC 8 pts

Traylon Miller 5-10 ’18 G/F 4 pts

Shamaur Agnew 5-10 ’18 G 3 pts

Ethan Carmichael 5-10 ’19 G 4 pts

Riley Hoard 6-6 ’20 F/C 5 pts 3-3 ft


Thursday December 7, 2017

Coffeeville Tournament

img_3204img_3160-1#126 MS Grenada Chargers 5-5 (5A Grenada, MS) 75

#216 MS Water Valley Blue Devils 3-6 (3A Water Valley, MS) 70

Josiah “Joe” Lewis (6-5 ’18 F/C Grenada 3.3 GPA 19 ACT 28 pts 14 reb) played with high energy the whole game and really stepped it up down the stretch. He scored the last 5 points of the game for his team including an And1 finish and he also grabbed 5 rebounds in the last few minutes to seal the win.

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Joe Lewis

Grenada (traveled 21 miles)

Takias “TK” Hall 6-3 ’19 G/F 17 pts 3 3’s 4-4 ft 5-8 fg 10 reb 3 st

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TK Hall

Jaquarius Watson 6-0 ’19 F 13 pts 6-8 fg 6 reb

Malik Jones 6-3 ’19 F 4 pts 4-4 ft 5 reb 2 ast

Jahmeir Johnson 5-10 ’19 PG 5 pts

Markyell Pittman 6-3 ’19 F/C 8 pts 2-2 ft 7 reb 3 st

Keyshawn Conley 5-9 ’19 SG 2 ast

Water Valley (traveled 14 miles)

Deshun Jones 6-5 ’18 C 9 pts 5 reb 2 blk

Jayvon Morgan 6-2 ’18 F 13 pts

Marquez “Quez” Caldwell 6-6 ’19 F/C 10 pts 3 reb 2 st

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Quez Caldwell

Calvin Armstrong 5-10 ’19 G 12 pts 2 3’s good shooter

Quaterrius Tolbert 6-2 ’19 G 26 pts 2 3’s


#158 MS Coffeeville Pirates 5-5 (1A Coffeeville, MS) 37

#128 MS Charleston Tigers 6-4 (3A Charleston, MS) 36

A great game with a great finish. Charleston is a vastly improving team and Coffeeville looks like a team that can potentially make a trip to Jackson this season. Coffeeville senior duo of Stantavious “Stan” Spearman (5-11 ’18 G Coffeeville 12 pts 5-7 ft 8 reb 3 ast) and Zavion “Zay” Jones (6-2 ’18 PG Coffeeville 3.0 GPA 19 pts 10 reb 2 ast 4 st) were too much for Charleston. Spearman had a bad off night but is a guard that can score in bunches. Zay Jones is a very impressive, commanding guard. Both of these guards need to be seen by all the JUCO’s around.

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Stan Spearman
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Zay Jones

Coffeeville (home team)

Sedrick Smith 5-9 ’18 G/F 3 pts

Jadarrius Kincaide 6-3 ’20 G/F 3 pts

Charleston (traveled 25 miles)

Theo Holloway 5-9 ’18 G 4 pts 2 reb 2 st

K.J. Moore 5-9 ’18 G 3 reb 3 ast

QuinDario “Skeetie” Curry 6-0 ’19 G 3 pts 5 reb 2 st

DeAndre Prince 6-2 ’19 G 13 pts 6-11 fg 14 reb 4 ast 2 st

Kendrick Mumphrey 5-9 ’19 G 5 pts 3 reb

Bryantavious “Bryan” Steen 6-6 ’20 F/C 7 pts 7 reb 3 blk

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Bryan Steen

Markeese Lewis 5-10 ’20 G 4 pts 5 reb


Friday December 8, 2017

#27 MS Tupelo Golden Wave 9-2 (6A Tupelo, MS) 68

#99 MS New Hope Trojans 4-3 (4A Columbus, MS) 63

Tupelo took advantage of a little (lot-cough, cough) home cooking to get the win over a scrappy New Hope team. Andrew Junkin (7-0 ’18 C New Hope 3.9 GPA 30 ACT 16 pts 7-8 fg 11 reb) was off to a beastly start and couldn’t be stopped until he got in early foul trouble. Tyler Stevenson (6-7 ’18 G/F New Hope 21 pts 9-14 fg 8 reb 3 ast 3 st 3 blk) had a monster game but it wasn’t enough to offset the senior duo of Jayven Humphrey (6-4 ’18 G/F Tupelo 3.1 GPA 19 pts 2 3’s) and Tahj Crump (6-4 ’18 F Tupelo 3.5 GPA 28 ACT 15 pts 5-7 ft).

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Andrew Junkin
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Tyler Stevenson
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Jayven Humphrey
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Tahj Crump

Tupelo (home team)

La’Devin “Devin” Allen 5-7 ’18 PG 3 pts

Josh Williams 5-11 ’18 3 pts

Anthony Nichols 6-1 ’19 F 8 pts

F. Branch 16 pts

AJ McAlister 4 pts

New Hope  (traveled 74 miles)

Kyree Fields 6-1 ’18 G 4 reb 6 ast

Anthony Roland 5-11 ’18 G 5 pts 3 ast 2 st

Tyrece Jackson 5-9 ’18 G 4 pts 8 reb 3 ast 3 st

Malik Henry 6-2 ’18 G 3 pts 2 reb

Krash Pascisco 6-1 ’19 F 3 pts 2 reb

RL Mattix 5-10 ’20 PG 9 pts 3 3’s 3-5 fg 2 ast

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RL Mattix

Heritage Academy Shootoutimg_3222

Starkville Academy Volunteers 1-0 (MAIS 3A Starkville, MS) 61

Columbus Christian Rams 0-1 (MAIS 1A Steens, MS) 39

Starkville Academy started the game out on a roll and never let up to get the victory over Columbus Christian.

Starkville Academy (traveled 28 miles)

Raegan Richardson 6-1 ’18 17 pts (15 in 2nd half) 3 3’s

Brady Richardson 6-2 ’18 7 pts

Noah Methvin 6-3 ’19 14 pts

Trey Tyler 6-1 ’20 12 pts 6-8 ft

Willie Latham 5-10 ’20 5 pts

Kyle Faver 4 pts

Columbus Christian (traveled 6 miles)

Stephen Russell ’18 10 pts

Isaiah Cooper 6-1 ’19 SG 14 pts

Lawson Studdard ’20 10 pts

Dakota Shaw 4 pts


#100 MS Desoto Central Jaguars 5-8 (6A Southaven, MS) 48

Heritage Academy Patriots 2-2 (MAIS 3A Columbus, MS) 44

Desoto Central walked away with the win but they fought  every second for it. The home standing Patriots are loaded with sophomore talent. Eli Acker (6-6 ’20 F/C Heritage Academy 3.2 GPA 20 pts 13 reb 2 charges taken) leads the way with his lineman frame. He has a soft touch to be so physical and he moves very well for a big. Recent transfer, Jared Long (6-4 ’20 F Heritage Academy 3.0 GPA 9 pts 8 reb 2 blk 3-3 ft), has serious potential to develop into a great next level player. Carter Putt (5-11 ’20 PG Heritage Academy 3.6 GPA all his stats come in the second half when he adjusted to the speed of Desoto Central 3 pts 7 reb 3 ast) is as smart of a player there is. He plays way beyond his years on the court. The rock of the team is potential Navy football commit Dontae Gray (5-11 ’18 PG 4 pts). The bowling ball guard gets everything running for the Patriots. Desoto Central had a surprise for me in a good-looking junior Gabriel “Gabe” Moore (6-5 ’19 G/F 3.0 GPA 17 ACT 10 pts 4 reb 4 st). He has size for a wing player with a nice looking stroke.

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Eli Acker
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Jared Long
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Carter Putt
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Gabe Moore

Desoto Central (traveled 155 miles)

Jalan Bates 6-5 ’18 F 3.75 GPA 24 ACT 7 pts 3 reb 2 st

Kyler Carter 5-8 ’18 PG 3.0 GPA 9 pts 2 3’s

Kameron Green 6-1 ’18 F 12 pts

Jiovanni Harris 6-1 ’19 8 pts

Heritage Academy (home team)

Steele Altmyer 5-11 ’20 G 4 pts


Saturday December 9, 2017

Doc Vandiver Classic

From Baldwyn

#124 MS Booneville Blue Devils 5-5 (3A Booneville, MS) 45

#204 MS West Bolivar Eagles 5-7 (2A Rosedale, MS) 44

What a hard-fought and patient game from both teams that took overtime to decide the winner. I’m sure the fans were bored to death with all the passing, slowing the ball down and different defensive strategies in place but I loved it. West Bolivar is not a 204 ranked team. They look more like a top 70 team. Well coached, play hard on defense, execute on offense and very well coached again. I can’t stress that enough. I’m making excuses here for Coach Armstrong and blaming the bad shooting on the 6:00 AM bus ride to Baldwyn to go along with a very chilly and cold gym. They probably shot 2-30 from outside the paint. They were good looks that didn’t fall and by the Coaches facial expressions, were shot that would’ve normally fell. He wanted his guys to keep shooting so that tells me he had faith in their shots. They would’ve won by 20 if they had shot 50%. Booneville was a pleasant surprise to me as well. I was expecting a down Booneville team and for Michael Smith to break his 7 year coaching streak in Jackson. I was wrong. Booneville is not dominant but they still are a Michael Smith coached team that is junior led with some key younger players mixed in. Rosedale and Booneville both have a very good chance at making a trip to Jackson this year.

Booneville (traveled 15 miles)

Jarius Crump 5-9 ’18 G 5 pts

Cameron Young 5-6 ’19 PG 4 ast 2 st

Cole McGrath 6-0 ’19 SG 18 ACT 13 pts 3 3’s 3 reb 2 ast

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Cole McGrath

Vincent Gillespie 6-3 ’19 C 8 pts

Dallas Gamble 6-1 ’19 G/F 11 pts 3 reb (missed the 1st qtr due to ACT)

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Dallas Gamble

Trey McKinney 6-1 ’21 PG 8 pts 3 reb 6 ast

West Bolivar (traveled 171 miles)

Tristian Shelton 5-10 ’18 11 pts

O.J. Rice 6-2 ’18 G/F 8 pts 2 3’s

Kirzerrion Lewis 6-2 ’18 G 8 pts 4 ast (could’ve been 15 or more if shots fell) 2 st

Overton Shelton 5-8 ’19 4 pts

Markell Petro 6-0 ’19 PG 4 pts

Lakeswhick Atkins 6-0 ’20 7 pts


#9 MS Oxford Chargers 8-0 (6A Oxford, MS) 57

#74 MS Biggersville Lions 8-2 (1A Corinth, MS) 46

Biggersville had the same problem that West Bolivar did. They couldn’t hit and it might have actually been worse for them since Oxford was daring them to shoot it. Oxford placed 6 feet inside the paint (2-3 zone where every player had at least one foot int he paint). Oxford used their football size and strength to keep the Lions from getting inside and controlled the game. Oxford is also loaded with sophomores.

Oxford (traveled 70 miles)

Tucker Scott 6-4 ’18 F 3 pts

Drew Bianco 6-0 ’18 F LSU baseball 19 pts

J.J. Pegues 6-3 238 lbs (rock) ’20 F/C 13 pts

Kylan Blackmon 6-1 ’20 G 10 pts

Cade McKellar 6-1 ’20 G 4 pts

Tykel Owens 6-0 ’20 G 6 pts

Biggersville (traveled 24 miles)

Xae Neal 6-0 ’18 G 6 pts

Luke Spencer 6-3 ’18 G 4 pts

Cameron Barnett 6-2 ’18 F 3 pts

Devonte “Vonte” Spears 6-3 ’18 G 4.0 GPA 18 ACT 10 pts

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Vonte Spears

LaQuonn Mayes 6-2 ’19 PF 3.3 GPA 8 pts

Hunter Stacy 6-1 ’20 G 11 pts 3 3’s


#33 MS Saltillo Tigers 10-1 (5A Saltillo, MS) 61

#27 MS Tupelo Golden Wave 9-2 (6A Tupelo, MS) 60

A highly anticipated match up that took overtime to settle. Tupelo had several good looks in the last few seconds but they just didn’t fall. Calvin “Smurf” Harris (6-2 ’19 F Saltillo 26 pts 4 3’s) took advantage of his former gym and used it like his own home gym on the way to a game high 26. Saltillo also had a good-looking combination of post, T.J. Hannah (6-5 ’20 F Saltillo 13 pts) and guard, Julian “Dreek” Warren (5-11 ’18 PG Saltillo 12 pts, 9 in 2nd half).

Saltillo (traveled 11 miles)

Isaiah Hardy 6-1 ’18 SG 6 pts

Kaleb “Trell” Terrell 6-1 ’18 G 4 pts

Tupelo (traveled 24 miles)

Jayven Humphrey 6-4 ’18 G/F 3.1 GPA 14 pts 2 3’s

Chris Gilliam 6-1 ’18 G 11 pts 3 3’s

Tahj Crump 6-4 ’18 G/F 3.5 GPA 28 ACT 9 pts

La’Devin Allen 5-7 ’18 PG 4 pts

Anthony Nichols 6-1 ’19 F 10 pts

F. Perry 8 pts


#28 MS Ingomar Falcons 12-1 (2A New Albany, MS) 56

#89 MS Amory Panthers 7-6 (4A Amory, MS) 44

Ingomar used a fourth quarter push to get past the much improved Panthers.

Ingomar (traveled 33 miles)

Jay Pickens 6-2 ’18 G 18 pts

Kelton Hall 6-3 ’18 G Northwest CC (baseball) 16 pts 3 3’s

Trent Bradley 5-5 ’19 PG 8 pts 4-4 ft

Clayton Stanford 6-2 ’20 G/F 12 pts 6-7 ft

Amory (traveled 46 miles)

Terry “TJ” Wallace 6-3 ’18 G 3.2 GPA 17 ACT 15 pts

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TJ Wallace

Jeremiah Wallace 5-8 ’18 G 11 pts

Aaron Stringfield 5-11 ’18 G/F 9 pts 3-3 ft

Kamden Parks 6-1 ’18 F/C 5 pts

Isaiah Thompson 6-3 ’20 F 4 pts


#87 MS Pontotoc Warriors 6-4 (4A Ponototc, MS) 62

#135 MS Baldwyn Bearcats 5-3 (2A Baldwyn, MS) 42

Pontotoc started out to an early lead and never looked back for the victory.

Pontotoc (traveled 39 miles)

Cortavius Shelton 5-11 ’18 G 16 pts 9 reb 5 ast 3 st

John Fleming 6-3 ’18 G/F 3.8 GPA 18 ACT 15 pts 8 reb 2 ast 2 st

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John Fleming

Manoj Nickson 5-9 ’20 G 3 pts

Caleb Hobson 6-0 ’20 G 4 pts 6 reb

Kourtland Armstrong 5-8 ’20 G 3 reb 3 ast 2 st

Latres Vaughn 6-3 ’20 F 4 reb

Rock Robinson 6-4 ’21 SG 15 pts 4-6 fg 2 3’s 5-6 ft 5 reb

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Rock Robinson

Dajerious Scott 5-9 ’21 G 3 ast

Baldwyn (home team)

Dequantrae “Money” Welch 5-10 ’18 PG 10 pts

D’Mondrea “Mon” Doss 6-0 ’18 F 10 pts

Michael Crump 6-3 ’18 G ICC 4 pts

Terrence Albert ’19 F 4 pts

Taye Barnett 5-10 ’20 F 6 pts

Riley Hoard 6-6 ’20 F/C 6 pts


Magnolia Hoops Head of the Class

2018: Josiah Lewis 6-5 F/C Grenada

2019: DeAndre Prince 6-2 G Charleston

2020: Eli Acker 6-6 F/C Heritage Academy

2021: Rock Robinson 6-4 SG Pontotoc


Magnolia Hoops Starting 5

Josiah Lewis 6-5 ’18 F/C Grenada

Eli Acker 6-6 ’20 F/C Heritage Academy

Tyler Stevenson 6-7 ’18 G/F New Hope

Cortavius Shelton 5-11 ’18 G Pontotoc

DeAndre Prince 6-2 ’19 G Charleston


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