December 11-16 Report

December 11-16 Report

This report will cover the following games or events: Choctaw County at Booneville, the Curtis Loggins Classic from Calhoun City and the All-American City Shootout from Tupelo.


Friday December 15, 2017

#107 MS Booneville Blue Devils 6-7 (3A Booneville, MS) 70

#87 MS Choctaw County Chargers 5-3 (3A Ackerman, MS) 59

Booneville High School

Booneville applied the tight, stingy defense and kept Choctaw County at bay for the win. Akeem “Keem” Kirkwood (6-2 ’18 PG Choctaw County 17 pts, 8 in the 4th qtr, 4-4 ft 11 reb 10 ast 2 st 2 blk) did everything he could to help the Chargers and he is a serious option for all the JUCO’s around. He plays with fast hands defensively and has good court vision on the offensive end. Cole McGrath (6-0 ’19 SG Booneville 18 pts 2 3’s 3 reb 5 ast 6 st) paced Booneville.

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Akeem Kirkwood 6-2 ’18 PG Choctaw County
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Cole McGrath 6-0 ’19 SG Booneville

Booneville (home team)

Jarius Crump 5-9 ’18 G 16 pts

Camron Young 5-6 ’19 PG 13 pts 3 3’s

Dallas Gamble 6-1 ’19 G/F 8 pts 2 reb 5 ast 4 st 2 blk

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Dallas Gamble 6-1 ’19 G/F Booneville

Trey McKinney ’21 PG 9 pts 4 reb 2 ast 5 st

Choctaw County (traveled 111 miles)

Amerious Brown 6-0 ’18 6 pts

Jalen Estes 6-1 ’18 9 pts 7-8 ft

Rakeim Ashford 6-2 ’19 6 pts

Devonte Miller 10 pts 4-5 ft

Jeremy Miller 6 pts

Steven Triplett 5 pts


Saturday December 16, 2017

Curtis Loggins Classic

From Calhoun City HS

Calhoun City High School
Curtis Loggins Classic Results

#39 MS Nettleton Tigers 12-2 (3A Nettleton, MS) 80

#207 MS Vardaman Rams 4-5 (1A Vardaman, MS) 44

Nettleton was led by the duo of Va’Shawn Pounds (6-1 ’19 G Nettleton 17 pts 7 reb 2 ast 7 st) and Damien Ealy (6-3 ’18 F Nettleton 18 pts 7 reb 2 ast 4 blk 2 st). Vardaman was paced by Wesley Casey (6-5 ’18 C Vardaman 3.5 GPA 18 ACT 15 pts 5 reb 3 blk).

Nettleton (traveled 51 miles)

Grady Gardner 5-9 ’18 PG 4.0 GPA 27 ACT 5 pts 3 reb 5 ast

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Grady Gardner 5-9 ’18 PG Nettleton 4.0 GPA 27 ACT

Jaderius Johnson 6-1 ’18 F 6 pts

Bud Hammond 5-10 ’19 G 5 pts

Nygel Owens 6-1 ’19 F 3 pts

Dedrick Johnson 5-8 ’20 G 13 pts

Graham “Buzz” Gardner 6-2 ’20 G 8 pts

Vardaman (traveled 9 miles)

Michael Williams 6-1 186 lbs ’19 G/F 8 pts 13 reb 2 ast 2 st

Patrick Pratt 6-0 ’19 G/F 5 pts

Kody Townsend 5-5 ’20 PG 8 pts

Ty Edmondson 4 pts

Deshon Hayes 4 pts


#139 MS Coffeeville Pirates 7-5 (1A Coffeeville, MS) 64

#168 MS Eupora Eagles 6-6 (2A Eupora, MS) 57

Senior duo of Stantavious “Stan” Spearman (5-11 ’18 G Coffeeville 20 pts 3 3’s 2 reb) and Zavion “Zay” Jones (6-2 ’18 PG Coffeeville 21 pts, 9 in 4th qtr, 3-3 ft 12 reb 7 ast 5 st) were too much for Eupora.

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Stan Spearman 5-11 ’18 G Coffeeville
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Zay Jones 6-2 ’18 PG Coffeeville

Coffeeville (traveled 32 miles)

Jardarius Smith 5-8 ’18 PG 3 pts

Sedrick Smith 5-9 ’18 G/F 5 pts

Anthony Ratliff 5-9 ’18 PG 6 pts

Xavier “Zay” Steen 6-2 ’19 F/C 8 pts

Eupora (traveled 26 miles)

Al Dumas 6-0 ’18 11 pts

Makaylon “Bam” Patterson 6-1 ’19 G 14 pts 7 reb 2 ast 3 st

Jarrean “Snootie” Patterson 6-0 ’19 SG 15 pts 5 3’s

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Snootie Patterson 6-0 ’19 SG Eupora

Cameron Culpepper 6-0 ’19 5 pts

Kieem Bell 6-0 ’19 7 pts


#8 MS Okolona Chieftains 10-1 (1A Okolona, MS) 89

#106 MS Grenada Chargers 7-6 (5A Grenada, MS) 39

Okolona used a huge second quarter to jump past the Chargers. Leading the charge during the dunk fest was senior trio of Cameron “Beno” Smith (6-7 ’18 G/F Okolona 4.0 GPA 17 ACT 19 pts, 15 in 2nd qtr, 7 reb), Ladarrius “Moo Moo” Spears (6-6 ’18 C Okolona 12 pts 5 reb 3 blk) and Jaylon “Jay-Mo” Bailey (6-1 ’18 G Okolona 12 pts 5 reb 6 ast 5 st).

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Cam Smith 6-7 ’18 G/F Okolona 4.0 GPA
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Moo Moo Spears 6-6 ’18 C Okolona
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Jay-Mo Bailey 6-1 ’18 G Okolona

Okolona (traveled 38 miles)

Kylan McCoy 5-8 ’18 G 3 pts

Brandon Young 5-6 ’18 G 4 pts

Antonio Buchanan 5-6 ’18 G 9 pts

Deshunta Thompson 6-2 ’18 F 10 pts

Jacorrius “Tudy” Stanfield 5-9 ’19 PG 3.0 GPA 3 pts 4 reb 3 st

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Tudy Stanfield 5-9 ’19 PG Okolona

Jamal “JM3” Moore 6-3 ’19 G/F 3.2 GPA 7 pts

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Jamal Moore 6-3 ’19 G/F Okolona

Jalen McFarland 6-1 ’19 C 6 pts

Grenada (traveled 32 miles)

Josiah “Joe” Lewis 6-5 ’18 C 3.3 GPA 19 ACT 8 reb

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Joe Lewis 6-5 ’18 F/C Grenada 3.3 GPA 19 ACT

Malik Jones 6-3 ’19 F 6 pts 3 reb

Chaz McDowell 5-9 ’19 G 6 pts 2 3’s

Jaquarius Watson 6-0 ’19 F 3 pts 5 reb

Jahmeir Johnson 5-10 ’19 PG 3 pts 2 reb 2 st

Takias “TK” Hall 6-3 ’19 G/F 13 pts 3 reb

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TK Hall 6’3 ’19 G/F Grenada

Josh Phillips 6-2 ’21 F 2 reb


#257 MS Bruce Trojans 1-9 (2A Bruce, MS)

#48 MS North Panola Cougars 10-2 (3A Sardis, MS)

I was only able to stay until halftime of this game but it was a very close contest in the early frames. My takeaways from North Panola was size, size and more size. They come with Ankerion Gross (6-4 ’20 F North Panola), Mario Fenner (6-4 ’19 F/C North Panola) and freak athlete Kenneth Jefferson (6-5 ’19 F North Panola) to go in the starting lineup with Jamarcus Jones (6-6 ’18 F/C North Panola). Jones showed that he could play outside by knocking down a three and hitting several 18 footers. He handled the ball with confidence as well. Bruce looked to be a much improved team that was athletic across the board.

Bruce (traveled 11 miles)

North Panola (traveled 69 miles)


All-American City Shootout

From Tupelo HS

Tupelo High School
All-American City Shootout Results

#65 MS Coahoma County Red Panthers 7-3 (2A Clarksdale, MS) 62

#175 MS Kemper County Wildcats 1-10 (3A DeKald, MS) 56

Coahoma used overtime to get past the Wildcats. Coach Moore was without his stud junior Markevius Phillips (6-4 ’19 G/F Coahoma County) while he attended the debutante ball. No worries, his underclassmen stepped up in the spotlight. Jai’Sheldon “Jai” Yates (6-4 ’21 C Coahoma County 3.0 GPA 15 pts, 7 in OT, 3-3 ft 12 reb 2 ast) and Bentavious “Ben” Galmore (5-10 ’20 PG Coahoma County 19 pts 3 3’s 4-4 ft 3 reb 4 ast 3 st) helped the defending 2A Champs pull off the victory. Timothy McElroy (6-4? more like 6-7 ’19 F/C Kemper County 14 pts) gave Coahoma County fits with his size and length.

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Markevius Phillips 6-4 ’19 G/F Coahoma County
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Jai Yates 6-4 ’21 F/C Coahoma County
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Ben Galmore 5-10 ’20 PG Coahoma County

Coahoma County (traveled 113 miles)

Marquise Percy 5-10 ’18 G 10 pts 2 3’s 3 reb 3 st

Derrick “Dee” Moore Jr 6-1 ’18 G/F 3.75 GPA 21 ACT 6 pts 11 reb 2 ast 3 st

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Dee Moore 6-1 ’18 G/F Coahoma County 3.75 GPA 21 ACT

Jeffrey Fisher 6-0 ’19 G/F 3 pts 3 reb 5 st

Timothy Sack 5-5 ’19 G 4 reb 6 st

Markevious Holmes 5-5 ’20 G 8 pts 2 ast

Kemper County (traveled 113 miles)

Quanderious Bohannon 6-1 ’18 G 9 pts

Delance Gillespie 5-10 ’19 G/F 6 pts

James Granger Jr ’21 G 14 pts

Qavion McClendon ’21 G 9 pts


#25 MS New Site Royals 14-2 (2A Booneville, MS) 55

#134 MS Itawamba AHS Indians 5-5 (4A Fulton, MS) 51

This one was Itawamba’s game to lose and a couple mental errors late in the game cost the young Indians team. Ramsey Ivy (6-1 ’18 G New Site Northeast MS CC (baseball) 3.4 GPA 21 ACT 17 pts, 10 in 4th qtr, 6-7 ft 8 reb 6 st 2 blk) lifted New Site up in the fourth quarter for the win. Jaxon Orr (6-6 ’19 G/F Itawamba AHS 3.0 GPA 22 pts 17 reb 6 blk) had a big game for Coach Wilson. Isaiah Herndo (6-8 ’19 C Itawamba AHS) didn’t have a great stat line but he was a key for stopping the New Site offense.

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Ramsey Ivy 6-1 ’18 G New Site 3.4 GPA 21 ACT
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Jaxon Orr 6-6 ’19 G/F Itawamba AHS

New Site (traveled 35 miles)

Brinton Morgan 6-4 ’18 F/C 9 pts

Walker Moreland 5-11 ’20 G 4.0 GPA 21 ACT 11 pts 4-4 ft 3 st

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Walker Moreland 5-11 ’20 G New Site 4.0 GPA 21 ACT

W. Brasel 6 pts

W. King 5 pts

C. Johnson 6 pts

Itawamba AHS (traveled 28 miles)

Dashawn Wilder 6-0 ’20 SG 9 pts

Jamerison Martin 5-9 ’21 PG 3.5 GPA 11 pts, all in 2nd half, 3 reb

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Jamerison Martin 5-9 ’21 PG Itawamba AHS

#12 MS Starkville Yellowjackets 6-3 (6A Starkville, MS) 63

#28 MS Tupelo Golden Wave 11-3 (6A Tupelo, MS) 34

Starkville came out bombing and never looked back on the Golden Wave. Starkville has several guards that can light you up and take turns doing it.

Starkville (traveled 69 miles)

Jordan Temple 6-0 ’18 PG 4 reb 3 ast

Kenneth Blake Rogers 6-3 ’18 SG 4.0 GPA 20 ACT 14 pts 4 3’s 4 reb 4 ast

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Blake Rogers 6-3 ’18 SG Starkville 4.0 GPA 20 ACT

Donte Powers 6-1 ’18 G 6 pts

Natrone Brooks 5-10 ’18 5 pts

Tyler Talley 5-9 ’19 G 15 pts 5 3’s

Atavious Jones ’19 G 17 pts 3-3 ft

Tupelo (home team)

Chris Gilliam 6-2 ’18 G 3 pts

Jayven Humphrey 6-4 ’18 G/F 3.1 GPA 6 pts 5 reb

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Jayven Humphrey 6-4 ’18 G/F Tupelo

Tahj Crump 6-4 ’16 G/F 3.5 GPA 28 ACT 2 reb 2 ast

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

Lamar Patton 6-1 ’18 3 pts

Keondre Hampton ’21 9 pts

Jai Baker 4 pts

AJ McAlister 6 pts


Magnolia Hoops Head of the Class

2018: Akeem Kirkwood 6-2 PG Choctaw County

2019: Jaxon Orr 6-6 G/F Itawamba AHS

2020: Ben Galmore 5-10 PG Coahoma County

2021: Jai Yates 6-4 C Coahoma County


Magnolia Hoops Starting 5

Akeem Kirkwood 6-2 ’18 PG Choctaw County

Jaxon Orr 6-6 ’19 G/F Itawamba AHS

Zay Jones 6-2 ’18 PG Coffeeville

Jaylon Bailey 6-1 ’18 G Okolona

Va’Shawn Pounds 6-1 ’19 G Nettleton


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