December 18-23 Report

December 18-23 Report

I was only able to attend one set of games this week and it will be included in this report and the others are where I had to sit home and watch. I was going to be able to see 50 plus teams this week and didn’t get to make it around the state due to sickness/injury. There has never been a year to where I’ve missed so many basketball games and I’d like to apologize for not being able to. Please send thoughts and prayers my way for proper healing of my injuries (pulled muscles and muscle spasms) and a guard me from getting sick (already had upper respiratory infection, flu, sinus infection). This is a passion to cover high school basketball and I want to give it my all but I haven’t been physically able to.

Next, I would like to lift up a high school baller that suffered through a recent tragedy and is very blessed to still be alive. La’Devin “Devin” Allen (5-7 ’18 PG Tupelo) was injured last week in a house fire. The starting PG for Tupelo needs your players and encouragement. It will be a long recovery but, Good Lord willing, he’ll be able to break some ankles again one day. Send him good thoughts and messages in the links below.

La’Devin Allen Twitter

La’Devin Allen Instagram

La’Devin Allen Facebook

Daily Journal article on Devin Allen

This report will cover the following games or events: Baldwyn Invitational Tournament and dvr games of Lafayette County at Ingomar on Dec 8, Myrtle at West Union on Dec 12, Tishomingo County at New Albany on Dec 15 and Oxford at Calhoun City on Dec 19. 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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Friday December 8, 2017

#36 MS Ingomar Falcons 13-2 (2A New Albany, MS) 63

#164 MS Lafayette County Commodores 2-6 (5A Oxford, MS) 59

Ingomar was paced in the second half by the senior duo of Kelton Hall (6-3 ’18 G Ingomar 22 pts 2 3’s 10-10 ft, 8-8 ft in 4th qtr, 2 reb) Jay Pickens (6-2 ’18 G Ingomar 20 pts 10-14 ft 5 ast 4 st 3 blk 6 reb). They went 14-16 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter to salvage the victory. Zach Shugars (6-4 ’21 F/C Ingomar 9 pts 8 reb 2 st) had a big first half for the Falcons. Stephon Isom (6-7 ’19 F Lafayette County 21 pts 2 st 5 reb 3 ast) lead Lafayette County as a reserve. Jonah Matlock (5-7 ’18 G Lafayette County 10 pts 2 reb 7 ast) looked good battling throughout the game with foul trouble.

Ingomar (home team)

’19’s

Trent Bradley 5-5 PG 10 pts 4 ast 2 charges taken 2 st

Lafayette County (traveled 33 miles)

’18’s

Keilan Buford 5-10 G 13 pts 3 3’s, all points in 2nd half, 2 st 4 ast 3 reb

Xxavier Hill 5-9 G 4 pts 4 reb 4 ast 3 st

’21’s

Brenton Linzy 6-4 ’21 F/C 4 pts 3 reb 4 ast 3 blk


Tuesday December 12, 2017

#182 MS West Union Eagles 7-10 (1A Myrtle, MS) 54

#236 MS Myrtle Hawks 3-11 (1A Myrtle, MS) 52

Cory Willis (6-2 ’18 G/F West Union 11 pts 4-7 fg 3-4 ft 2 ast) goes to the line for 2 crucial free throws with :31 seconds remaining. He nails both to go up 52-49. Myrtle goes down to the other end and gets a 3 from Dillon Kennon (’18 SG Myrtle 12 pts 4 3’s 2 ast) to tie the game with :18 remaining. Willis came through again for Coach Henderson with the game winner at the :11 second mark. Josh Goolsby (6-0 ’18 G Myrtle 15 pts 8 reb 6 ast 3 st) had a near triple double in another impressive performance for Myrtle.

West Union (home team)

’18’s

Bobby High 6-0 ’18 G/F 17 pts 6-11 fg 4 3’s 5 reb 3 ast

’19’s

Cole Phillips 5-11 G 9 pts 3 reb 7 ast 2 st

’20’s

Jerod McDonald 6-2 G/F 12 pts 6-6 fg 4 reb

Myrtle (traveled 10 miles)

’19’s

Jay Cook ’19 G 8 pts 5 reb 2 ast

’21’s

A.I. Nugent ’21 G/F 4 pts 6 reb 4 st 2 ast

Elijah Thompson ’21 G/F 10 pts 3 3’s 2 reb 2 st


Friday December 15, 2017

#96 MS New Albany Bulldogs 5-4 (4A New Albany, MS) 67

#72 MS Tishomingo County Braves 9-6 (4A Iuka, MS) 57

New Albany scored 26 points in the fourth quarter for the comeback win. Isaiah Ball (5-10 ’20 G New Albany 16 pts 6-9 fg 2 3’s 2 reb 2 st) overcame foul trouble to lead the Bulldogs. Tishomingo County junior Tucker Hill (6-8 ’19 G/F Tishomingo County 22 pts 4 3’s 8-8 ft 4 reb 2 blk 3 st) had a big performance despite being in foul trouble also.

New Albany (home team)

’18’s

Jordan Lipsey 5-8 PG 14 pts 3 reb 2 ast 3 st

’19’s

Zack Ball 5-9 ’19 G 7 pts 3-3 ft 4 reb 3 st

Tishomingo County (traveled 61 miles)

’18’s

Brady Anglin SG 8 pts 3 st 2 reb

’19’s

Cameron Cummings 6-0 PF 6 pts 4-4 ft 2 ast 2 reb

Tayvius Duckett SF 6 pts 13 reb 2 ast


Monday December 18, 2017

Baldwyn Invitational Tournament

#168 MS Lafayette County Commodores 2-6 (5A Oxford, MS) 70

#175 MS Belmont Cardinals 5-8 (3A Belmont, MS) 62

Belmont got big games from seniors Logan Fowler (5-8 ’18 G Belmont 17 pts 3 3’s 4 reb 8 ast) and Conner Allison (6-0 ’18 G Belmont 18 pts, 13 in 2nd half, 6-8 ft 6 reb 7 ast) but it wasn’t enough to overcome the Commodores. Stephon Isom (6-7 ’19 G/F Lafayette County 23 pts 3-4 ft 4 reb 2 ast 2 blk) had a big game off the bench to help lead Lafayette to victory.

Lafayette County (traveled 68 miles)

’18’s

Keilan Buford 5-10 G 19 pts, 14 in 2nd half

’19’s

Ja’Kyus “Ky” Woodall 5-10 G 19 pts 4 3’s 3-4 ft

Belmont (traveled 30 miles)

’18’s

Braxton Hogue 5-11 F 10 pts 9 reb

’19’s

Trey Williams 5-10 G 6 pts 4-4 ft 5 reb


#131 MS Baldwyn Bearcats 8-4 (2A Baldwyn, MS) 57

#235 MS Potts Camp Cardinals 7-9 (1A Potts Camp, MS) 47

D’Mondrea “Mon” Doss (6-2 ’18 F/C Baldwyn 13 pts) was a big imposing force in the paint to help push Baldwyn to the victory. Potts Camp got impressive performances from two underclass big guys, Martavious “Tay” Frost (6-4 ’20 F Potts Camp 8 pts 8 reb 4 st 4 blk 4-7 fg) and Mitchell “Phat” Saulsberry (6-4 ’21 F/C Potts Camp 19 pts, 9 in 4th qtr, 10 reb 2 ast 3 st 3 blk 8-11 fg)

Baldwyn (home team)

’18’s

Michael Crump 6-3 G 9 pts 7 reb 3 ast 3-4 ft

’20’s

Taye Barnett 5-11 ’20 G 13 pts

Potts Camp (traveled 48 miles)

’20’s

Kedavian Faulkner 5-9 G 10 pts 5-9 fg 4 ast 2 st


Tuesday December 19, 2017

#9 MS Oxford Chargers 10-0 (6A Oxford, MS) 82

#174 MS Calhoun City Wildcats 4-7 (2A Calhoun City, MS) 63

Oxford’s size and depth proved to be a little too much for Calhoun City.

Oxford (traveled 41 miles)

’18’s

Tucker Scott 6-4 F 5 pts 8 reb 3 ast

Drew Bianco 6-0 F 15 pts 17 reb 2 ast 2 st

Jaquan Webb 6-2 F 5 pts 10 reb

’20’s

Kylan Blackmon 6-1 G 14 pts 4 reb 2 ast 2 st

J.J. Pegues 6-3 238 lbs F/C 16 pts 4-5 ft 11 reb 2 ast 3 st

Tykel Owens 6-0 G 10 pts 5 reb 3 ast 3 st

’21’s

TJ Madlock ’21 G/F 5 pts 3 reb 3 ast

Calhoun City (home team)

’19’s

Anfernee Campbell 5-10 G 8 pts 4 reb

Kadarius Jackson 5-9 G 7 pts 3 ast 3 st

’20’s

Jalen Mays G 21 pts 2 3’s 3-4 ft 3 ast 4 st

Jayvion Shaw 6-2 F 10 pts (7 in the 4th qtr) 7 reb (6 in 4th qtr) 3 ast 3 st


Magnolia Hoops Head of the Class

2018: Jay Pickens

6-2 G Ingomar

2019: Tucker Hill

6-8 G/F Tishomingo County

2020: J.J. Pegues

6-3 F/C Oxford

2021: Mitchell Saulsberry

6-4 F/C Potts Camp


Magnolia Hoops Starting 5

Jay Pickens

6-2 ’18 G Ingomar

Mitchell Saulsberry

6-4 ’21 F/C Potts Camp

Josh Goolsby

6-0 ’18 G Myrtle

Tucker Hill

6-8 ’19 G/F Tishomingo County

Drew Bianco

6-0 ’18 F Oxford


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