MHSAA 3rd Round 2A/5A Results and Report 3-2-18

MHSAA Third Round 2A/5A Results and Report

Mississippi Coliseum

Jackson, MS

Friday March 2, 2018


2A

#52, #5 Ingomar (29-7) (New Albany) 53

#58, #6 Bay Springs (24-3) (Bay Springs) 60

Ingomar gave Bay Springs everything they wanted in more but fell just short of pullign off the upset. Kevin Grimes (6-3 ’19 G Bay Springs 22 pts 8-14 fg 6-7 ft 8 reb 2 blk) played a full, solid game to help lead the Bulldogs to the win. Austin Sigsworth (6-4 ’18 G/F Bay Springs 11 pts 5-9 fg 5 reb 4 ast) had a solid performance before fouling out. Making a huge jump from a 14 year old man child to looking like a full grown man was Zachariah “Zach” Shugars (6-4 ’21 F/C Ingomar 4 pts 4 reb). He didn’t have the biggest or best stat line but his leadership on the court as a freshman has grown. His defensive presence was also felt from stepping out and guarding a faster 6-3 G to holding his own in the paint with the bigs.

Ingomar (traveled 190 miles)

’18’s

Jay Pickens 6-3 G 19 pts 4-4 ft 8 reb 2 st

Kelton Hall 6-3 SG 17 pts 2 3’s 5 reb

Bay Springs (traveled 65 miles)

’19’s

Jacorreous Moore 6-2 G 12 pts 5-8 fg 5 reb

Damien Wheaton 6-7 F/C 6 pts 9 reb 2 ast 5 blk

’20’s

Anthony Wheaton 5-9 PG 4 pts 3 reb 3 ast 2 st

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Kevin Grimes

6-3 ’19 G

Bay Springs

22 pts 8-14 fg 6-7 ft 8 reb 2 blk


#33, #2 South Delta (26-4) (Rolling Fork) 63

#103, #11 Collins (21-6) (Collins) 49

South Delta displayed a fast pace style and it looked good for them. Leading the way and earning Player of the Game honors was Izial Johnson (6-3 ’18 F South Delta 14 pts 13 reb 10 ast). Johnson is one of my favorite players to watch because he does everything on the court.

South Delta (traveled 87 miles)

’18’s

Tony Maxey 5-11 PG 8 pts 5 ast

Dawun Stamps 5-10 G 15 pts 3 reb

Gregory “Greg” Crawford 6-0 G/F 12 pts 4 reb

Caleb Ducking 6-4 F/C 12 pts 8 reb 3 st

Collins (traveled 65 miles)

’18’s

Armonte Barnes 5-7 SG 15 pts 2 reb

Tavarian McCullum 6-4 PF 4 pts 9 reb

’19’s

Markell McLaurin 6-0 PG 16 pts 3 reb

’20’s

Hershey McLaurin 6-2 8 pts 8 reb 2 ast

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Izial Johnson

6-3 ’18 F

South Delta

14 pts 13 reb 10 ast


#50, #4 Leflore County (24-6) (Itta Bena) 53

#45, #3 Madison St. Joseph Catholic (24-7) (Madison) 52

Young fellas, free-throws win ball games. Leflore County proved that to get the win over St. Joe. Joe McGee (6-2 ’18 F/C Leflore County 7 pts 3-4 ft 5 reb) hit two free-throws with :01 left on the clock to advance to the next round and also earn Player of the Game honors. Gabriel “Gabe” Watson (6-2 ’18 G St. Joseph/Southern Miss 30 pts 11-19 fg 8 reb 2 ast) finished his career with an impressive stat line.

Leflore County (traveled 100 miles)

’18’s

Jadarius Harris 6-2 G/F 10 pts 2 3’s 3 reb

Darius McClung 6-1 G/F 14 pts 7 reb 2 ast 2 st

Willie Dixon 6-3 F/C 17 pts 7-8 fg 3 3’s 7 reb

Madison St. Joseph Catholic (traveled 13 miles)

’19’s

Charles “Douglas” Watson 5-9 G 11 pts 5-6 ft 7 reb 3 st

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Joe McGee

6-2 ’18 F/C

Leflore County

7 pts 3-4 ft 5 reb, game winning ft’s


#16, #1 Coahoma County (26-4) (Clarksdale) 47

#179, #19 Amite County (16-15) (Liberty) 43

Coahoma County advanced to the next round despite a gritty performance by Amite County. Bentavious “Ben” Galmore (5-7 ’20 PG Coahoma County 14 pts 3 reb) earned Player of the Game honors with his hustle and effort.

Coahoma County (traveled 157 miles)

’18’s

Marquise Percy 5-11 G 5 pts 4 reb 3 st

’19’s

Markevius Phillips 6-4 G 7 pts 8 reb 2 ast 5 blk 3 st

’20’s

Markevious Holmes 5-6 G 10 pts 2 reb

Amite County (traveled 100 miles)

’18’s

Davvenyon Woodside 6-4 4 pts 13 reb 2 ast

Tyrese Hackett 6-1 6 pts 6 reb 2 ast

’19’s

D’Kenyance Roberts 6-5 7 pts 9 reb

’20’s

Kentrell Steptoe 5-10 8 pts 2 st

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Bentavious “Ben” Galmore

5-7 ’20 PG

Coahoma County

14 pts 3 reb


Magnolia Hoops 2A Game of the Day

Leflore County  53

Madison St. Joseph Catholic 52


Magnolia Hoops 2A Head of the Class

2018: Izial Johnson

6-3 F South Delta

2019: Kevin Grimes

6-3 G Bay Springs

2020: Bentavious “Ben” Galmore

5-7 PG Coahoma County

2021: Zach Shugars

6-4 F/C Ingomar


Magnolia Hoops 2A Starting 5

Izial Johnson

6-3 ’18 F South Delta

Gabe Watson

6-2 ’18 G Madison St. Joseph

Kevin Grimes

6-3 ’19 G Bay Springs

Jay Pickens

6-3 ’18 G Ingomar

Austin Sigsworth

6-4 ’18 G/F Bay Springs


5A

#5, #2 Olive Branch (26-4) (Olive Branch) 93

#74, #14 Wayne County (16-13) (Waynesboro) 51

Olive Branch jumped out to an early lead and continued to roll for the win. De’Corian “DJ” Jeffries (6-8 ’19 G Olive Branch 22 pts 10-14 fg 2 3’s 11 reb 4 ast 2 blk) slammed his way to Player of the Game honors. Both of these teams will be back in Jackson next year.

Olive Branch (traveled 202 miles)

’18’s

Kelvin “Lil K” Allen 6-2 G 16 pts 7-9 fg 3 reb 2 ast

’19’s

Joseph “Joee” Cooper 6-0 PG 8 pts 2 reb 4 ast

Shamar Brown 6-6 G 18 pts 5-9 fg 2 3’s 6-7 ft 5 reb 2 blk

’20’s

Cameron “Mook” Matthews 6-6 F 8 pts 4-5 ft 7 reb 2 ast

Wayne County (traveled 124 miles)

’19’s

Emmanuel Seldon 6-2 9 pts 7 reb

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

DJ Jeffries

6-8 ’19 G

Olive Branch

22 pts 10-14 fg 2 3’s 11 reb 4 ast 2 blk


#7, #4 Callaway (25-5) (Jackson) 61

#60, #12 Stone (24-6) (Wiggins) 40

Callaway took one of my predictions and just stomped it in the ground. James Williams (6-5 ’18 F Callaway 13 pts 5-6 ft 11 reb) had a strong game on his way to Player of the Game honors. Deonte’ Spencer (6-7 ’18 F Callaway 12 pts 3 3’s 9 reb 2 st) looked really good in the win. Daeshun Ruffin (5-9 ’21 PG Callaway 14 pts 6 reb 4 ast 2 st) got to experience his first of many Big House trips to come. Enrique Whaley (6-1 ’18 PG Stone 19 pts 5 reb 4 ast 7 st) left it all on the court in the loss.

Callaway (traveled 8 miles)

’20’s

Larry Holmes 5-10 PG 8 pts 4-4 ft 3 reb

Johnathan Crumley 6-7 C 7 pts 8 reb

Stone (traveled 127 miles)

’19’s

Dalan Breland 6-0 PG 5 pts 5 reb

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

James Williams

6-5 ’18 F

Callaway

13 pts 5-6 ft 11 reb


#22, #6 Saltillo (28-3) (Saltillo) 31

#4, #1 Forest Hill (25-6) (Jackson) 55

Forest Hill applied the defensive pressure to Saltillo to get to the next round. Ladarius “Krunchy” Marshall (6-7 ’18 F Forest Hill 16 pts 7-11 fg 11 reb 7 blk) oohed and aahed the crowd on his way to Player of the Game honors.

Saltillo (traveled 196 miles)

’18’s

Julian “Dreek” Warren 5-11 PG 9 pts 5 reb 2 ast 3 st

’19’s

Calvin “Smurf” Harris 6-2 PF 4 pts 8 reb 2 st

’20’s

Tony “TJ” Hannah 6-5 F 10 pts 2 3’s 5 reb

Forest Hill (traveled 11 miles)

’18’s

Ciderrius Dampeer 6-1 G/F 5 pts 2 reb 3 ast

’19’s

Marc Evens 6-4 PG 5 pts 9 reb 5 ast

Rodreekas Bush 6-2 F 4 pts 3 reb 2 ast 3 st

’20’s

Keondre Montgomery 6-6 G 22 pts 9-15 fg 2 3’s 7 reb 3 ast

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Ladarius “Krunchy” Marshall

6-7 ’18 F

Forest Hill

16 pts 7-11 fg 11 reb 7 blk


#6, #3 Canton (29-3) (Canton) 49

#35, #9 Hattiesburg (20-11) (Hattiesburg) 29

Canton had a big team performance in the win over Hattiesburg. Javian Fleming (6-9 ’18 F/C Canton 13 pts 5-8 fg 6 reb 3 st) clogged the lane up and cut the paint off to earn Player of the Game honors. Hattiesburg will be a team to keep an eye out for the next few years.

Canton (traveled 29 miles)

’18’s

Jamal Porter 6-1 PG 3 pts 4 reb 5 st

Damerious “Dee” Wash 6-4 SG 8 pts 3 reb 5 ast

Jaylen Lester 6-0 G 12 pts 2 3’s 5 reb

’19’s

Brandon Weatherspoon 6-5 SG 9 pts 2 reb 6 ast 4 st

Hattiesburg (traveled 90 miles)

’18’s

William Robinson 6-3 8 pts 4-5 fg 2 reb

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Javian Fleming

6-9 ’18 F/C

Canton

13 pts 5-8 fg 6 reb 3 st


Magnolia Hoops 5A Game of the Day

Forest Hill 55

Saltillo 31


Magnolia Hoops 5A Head of the Class

2018: Ladarius “Krunchy” Marshall

6-7 F Forest Hill

2019: DJ Jeffries

6-8 G Olive Branch

2020: Keondre Montgomery

6-6 G Forest Hill

2021: Daeshun Ruffin

5-9 PG Callaway


Magnolia Hoops 5A Starting 5

Ladarius “Krunchy” Marshall

6-7 ’18 F Forest Hill

Enrique Whaley

6-1 ’18 PG Stone

DJ Jeffries

6-8 ’19 G Olive Branch

Keondre Montgomery

6-6 ’20 G Forest Hill

James Williams

6-5 ’18 F Callaway


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