November 1-3 Report

November 1-3 Report

It sure is nice to have hoops back. I’m still in preseason form here so it might take me a little while to get going. The stats listed are unofficial but a close to what the players accomplished on the court (mostly because I run my mouth too much and don’t pay the closest attention the entire game).

This report will cover the following games or events: Jumpertown at Hickory Flat and the Ken Ross/Diane Washington Cancer Classic from Grenada HS.


Thursday November 1, 2018

Jumpertown vs Hickory Flat

From Hickory Flat HS

Hickory Flat, MS

(G) Hickory Flat Lady Rebels 1-0 (1A Hickory Flat, MS) 79

Jumpertown Lady Cardinals 0-1 (1A Booneville, MS) 16

Notes: Hickory Flat is a team that has a chance to get to Jackson this year. Jumpertown has a chance to hit an Ingomar run with all of the talented freshmen. R’Daztiny Harris (5-5 ’20 G/F Hickory Flat) will be a good next level player for Coaches to see.

Hickory Flat (home)

’19’s

Marrie Simmons 5-0 PG 4 pts 4 reb 2 ast 7 st

Laney Teel 5-4 SG 19 pts 3 3’s 1 reb 2 ast 3 st

Hannah Mason 5-0 PG 4 pts 4 reb 4 ast

Marissa Simmons 5-7 F/C 8 pts 8 reb 1 ast 4 st

’21’s

Jenna Poff 5-8 F/C 4 pts 3 reb 1 ast

Corlilla Burnside 5-5 G/F 6 pts 7 reb 3 ast 2 st

’22’s

Angel Harden 5-4 PG 4 pts 2 reb 2 st

Jumpertown (traveled 36 miles)

’19’s

Paula Moore 5-10 2 pts 1 ast 2 st 2 reb

’22’s

Larissa Foust 5-11 4 reb 1 st

Lori Heavner 5-7 5 reb 1 blk 1 st

Kalea Koger 5-10 7 pts 1 ast 5 reb

Annabeth Moore 5-7 5 reb 1 st 1 ast

Emily Wilson 5-8 3 pts 2 reb

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

R’Daztiny Harris

Hickory Flat

5-5 ’20 G/F

25 pts 3 reb 1 ast 9 st


(B) Jumpertown Cardinals 1-0 (1A Booneville, MS) 47

Hickory Flat Rebels 0-1 (1A Hickory Flat, MS) 37

Notes: Hickory Flat came out hot and played a tough game. Jumpertown didn’t find their grit and passion until halftime. Austin Geno (6-0 ’19 G Jumpertown) didn’t have the stat line that Vincent Gillespie (6-3 ’19 F/C Jumpertown) did and Austin had an absolutely horrible first half but Jumpertown goes as Austin goes. It was really great to see Geno back on the court after sustaining a potentially career ending injury in an accident earlier this year. It took him a little while to get going but he found his way. Gillespie was all over the place with his play. He is one to keep an eye on to see how he progresses this year. He could possibly turn into a JUCO target. Another one for Jumpertown I was really impressed with was Matthew Beene (5-9 ’22 G Jumpertown). Coach Mason told me he had a kid I was going to like and he was right.  Wesley Green (5-10 ’20 G Hickory Flat) caught my eye for Hickory Flat. He played hard and even figured out how to stay on the court with a bleeding and bloody forehead. He wisely maneuvered his way around the officials to make sure he was able to stay in and help his team.

Hickory Flat (home)

’19’s

Ty McGregor 5-11 F 6 pts 5 reb 2 ast

’20’s

Jonah Baker 5-11 G/F 5 pts 7 reb 2 ast

Lane Gordon 5-11 G 6 pts 4 reb

Wesley Green 5-10 G 5 pts 2 reb 4 ast 3 st

’22’s

Drew Wilson 5-7 G 12 pts 4 3’s 4 reb 1 blk 1 st

Jumpertown (traveled 36 miles)

’19’s

Dylan Davis 6-0 G 11 pts 7 reb 2 st

Vincent Gillespie 6-3 F/C 8 pts 8 reb 7 ast 7 st 2 blk

Josh Gray 2 pts 1 ast 2 st

’20’s

Tyler Riccardi 6-2 4 pts 7 reb 2 ast

Skyler Johnson 5-10 G 4 pts 3 reb 2 ast 1 st 1 blk

’22’s

Matthew Beene 5-9 G 6 pts 2 reb 1 ast 1 st 1 blk

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Austin Geno

Jumpertown

6-0 ’19 G

12 pts 4 reb 1 ast


Saturday November 3, 2018

Ken Ross/Diane Washington Cancer Classic

From Grenada HS

Grenada, MS

(G) Simmons Lady Blue Devils 1-0 (1A Hollandale, MS) 46

West Tallahatchie Lady Choctaws 0-1 (2A Webb, MS) 31

Simmons (traveled 88 miles)

’19’s

Jalelia Gadison 5-4 PG 14 pts

’21’s

Na’Riah Robinson 5-9 F 8 pts

’22’s

Taylor Lucas-Howard 5-6 G 7 pts

West Tallahatchie (traveled 47 miles)

’19’s

Te’asia Lee 5-5 G 5 pts

Robmeisha Bailey 5-8 G/F 13 pts

’22’s

Dyiesha Spraggin 5-5 G 9 pts

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Tiara Willis

Simmons

5-3 ’19 SG

20 pts


(B) West Tallahatchie Choctaws 1-0 (2A Webb, MS) 86

J.Z. George Jaguars 0-1 (3A North Carrollton, MS) 73

Notes: Where to begin here? I’m not sure because the notebook is FULL. The game was a game of momentum. We can start with J.Z. George. Coach Childs started a rebuid last year and Coach Dale has taken that and ran with it, literally running. He has these guys running all out on both ends of the court. This is a different JZ team. You can no longer pencil that “W” in by them on the schedule now. They are solid and will hit that 15-20 win range this year. Individually, Chris Rias (6-3’19 F JZ George) is listed as 6-3 but he is built and plays like he’s 6-6. Next onto West Tally. They are very solid and will have a chance to make some noise in 2A. They are a very fast defensively and swarm to the ball. Radarious Moss (6-3 ’22 G West Tallahatchie) is an upcoming stud that has high potential. Markese Lewis (6-3 ’20 G West Tallahatchie) was all over the court on both ends. He took advantage of every opportunity he could get with the ball and plays with a high motor. Travien Woodson (6-6 ’19 F/C West Tallahatchie) is a sleeper. The strong big was in foul trouble most of the game and didn’t put up the big stats but he needs to be seen by JUCO Coaches.

West Tallahatchie (traveled 47 miles)

’19’s

Jarvis Horton 5-10 G 21 pts 5 reb 3 st 1 charge taken

Travien Woodson 6-6 F/C 10 pts 8 reb 1 st 1 charge taken

Cody Sykes 6-1 PF 5 pts 3 reb 1 st

’20’s

Kenthadious Davis 6-4 G/F 2 pts 4 reb 1 ast

Markese Lewis 6-3 G 21 pts 9 reb 4 st

’21’s

Anthony Williams 6-3 G/F 5 pts 5 reb

Jalen Skipper 6-5 F/C 4 pts 8 reb 1 ast

J.Z. George (traveled 21 miles)

’19’s

Devontae Smith 5-8 G 9 pts 4 reb 1 ast 4 st

Ceasa Glenn 5-11 G 16 pts 4 3’s 8 reb 1 ast 3 st

Chris Rias 6-3 F 3 pts 3 reb 4 blk

’20’s

Malik Branch 5-8 G 18 pts 4 reb 1 ast 5 st

’21’s

Keldrick Glover 6-0 G/F 9 pts 9 reb 1 st

’22’s

Jordan Normal 5-9 G 9 pts 6 reb 3 ast 5 st

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Radarious Moss

West Tallahatchie

6-3 ’22 G

18 pts 5 reb 5 ast 2 st


(G) J.Z. George Lady Jaguars 1-0 (3A North Carrollton, MS) 23

Coldwater Lady Cougars 0-1 (1A Coldwater, MS) 6

J.Z. George (traveled 21 miles)

T. Flemming 10 pts

T. Grant 5 pts

A. Lee 5 pts

D. Walls 4 pts

Coldwater (traveled 70 miles)

J. Davidson 4 pts

S. Milan 2 pts


(B) Yazoo County Panthers 1-0 (3A Yazoo City, MS) 91

Coldwater Cougars 0-1 (1A Coldwater, MS) 23

Notes: Hey guys, Yazoo County is for real. They looked like a well-oiled machine that is in March form. They move defensively like they are on a string when in a zone. They really bring the pressure and create chaos. Emon Washington (6-6 ’20 G/F Yazoo County) should be a high target for next level coaches. One that really impressed me was Kejuan Frierson (5-5 ’21 PG Yazoo County). He picked his spots wisely and attacked when he needed to. How about much improved? That would go to Lakevion Dixon (6-3 ’21 G Yazoo County). He has made a huge jump since last season and should be on next level Coaches radars too. Coach Lockhart will have a squad the next few seasons if these guys stay together. For Coldwater, Carlous Robinson (5-8 ’22 G Coldwater) is a solid put together young player that will be one to watch develop.

Yazoo County (traveled 93 miles)

Green 3 pts 2 reb 1 st

’20’s

Martarious Burrell 6-1 G 8 pts 5 reb 5 ast 1 blk

Hunter Barron 6-1 G/F 12 pts 2 3’s 7 reb 3 ast

John Lewis 5-10 G 4 pts 2 reb 5 ast 5 st 1 blk

’21’s

Lakevion Dixon 6-3 G 22 pts 3 reb 3 ast

Deveon Luckett 5-10 G/F 2 pts 4 reb

Kejuan Frierson 5-5 PG 15 pts 4 reb 2 st

Coldwater (traveled 70 miles)

D. Merritt 3 pts 2 reb

R. Wooten 2 pts 2 reb 1 ast

’19’s

Kaleb Taylor 5-10 G/F 13 pts 2 ast

’20’s

Terrance Mack F/C 2 pts 4 reb

’22’s

Torrence Matthews 5-10 G/F 1 pt 4 reb 2 st

Carlous Robinson 5-8 ’22 G 3 pts 4 reb 2 ast 3 st

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Emon Washington

Yazoo County

6-6 ’20 F

23 pts 6 reb 4 st


(G) Yazoo County Lady Panthers 1-0 (3A Yazoo City, MS) 64

Grenada Lady Chargers 0-1 (5A Grenada, MS) 62

Notes: Akeriunna Frierson (5-7 ’20 G Yazoo County) hit the game winning basket for the triple overtime win.

Grenada (home team)

’19’s

Keily Federick F 8 pts 2 3’s 2 reb 1 st

Jayla Crawford G 5 pts 1 reb 2 ast 2 st

Anna Kuhn G 7 pts 2 3’s 4 reb 2 ast

Dyaneice Woodall C 20 pts 10 reb 1 st 1 blk

Lainee McKelroy C 5 pts 2 reb

’20’s

Dekevia Harbin G 6 pts 4 reb 2 st

’21’s

Marshayla Purnell G 11 pts 4 reb 2 ast 4 st 1 blk

Yazoo County (traveled 93 miles)

’19’s

Keanna Norwood 5-7 G 5 pts

Destiny Epps 5-10 SG 7 pts

’20’s

Chloe Edwards 5-6 SG 20 pts 4 3’s

Jordan Scott 5-8 G/F 7 pts

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Akeriunna Frierson

Yazoo County

5-7 ’20 G

18 pts with the game winning basket


(B) Grenada Chargers 1-0 (5A Grenada, MS) 68

Germantown Mavericks 0-1 (5A Madison, MS) 49

Notes: I really missed Grenada in the preseason projections. I didn’t even have them making the playoffs this year and they will have a chance to compete for the division title. They are very athletic with good reach and depth. Jahmeir Johnson (5-11 ’19 PG Grenada) is a steady point that doesn’t try and do too much. He just plays solid basketball. The driving force for Grenada will also be the”big 3″ of Markyel Pittman (6-4 ’19 F/C), Takias “TK” Hall (6-3 ’19 G/F) and Jamal Hemphill (6-2 ’19 G). These 3 will be hard to slow down with Johnson and the athletic cast surrounding them. Pittman is a long and lanky player that has a high motor. Hall is about as automatic as it comes with his jumpers. He’s just a gifted scorer that doesn’t have to. Hemphill is an all-around player that has a high skill level. All 3 of these need to be looked at for the next level.

Grenada (home team)

’19’s

Jahmeir Johnson 5-11 PG 4 reb 3 ast 1 st

Markyel Pittman 6-4 F/C 8 pts 14 reb 1 ast 1 st 1 blk

Takias “TK” Hall 6-3 G/F 14 pts 11 reb 3 st

Keshawn Conley 5-10 SG 4 pts 3 reb 2 ast 1 st

Jaquarius Watson 6-1 F 7 pts 6 reb 1 st 1 blk

’20’s

Errique Joseph 6-3 F 3 pts 2 reb

Jacoryan Jones 5-8 PG 4 pts 4 ast 1 st

’21’s

Ty Moore 6-6 F 4 pts 4 reb 1 st

Germantown (traveled 93 miles)

Will Bridges 5 pts 1 reb 1 ast 1 st

Kameron Elmore 6 pts 4 reb 2 ast 1 st

Taylor Flakes 1 pt 2 reb 1 ast 2 st

Devin Floyd 6 pts 3 reb 1 ast

Cade Black 2 pts 3 reb

’19’s

Will Young 6-0 G 4 pts 4 reb 1 ast

Princeton Douglas G 4 pts 1 reb 1 ast 2 st

Hayes Crumpler 6-2 G/F 14 pts 3 3’s 5 reb 3 ast 3 st

’20’s

Derreco Wilson 6-0 G/F 3 pts 1 reb 1 st

’21’s

Jaylin Hughes 6-3 G/F 4 pts 5 reb 1 st

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Jamal Hemphill

Grenada

6-2 ’19 G

24 pts 2 3’s 8 reb 4 ast


Magnolia Hoops Top 5 Teams

The top 5 teams or performances that I saw during this time period.

Yazoo County

Grenada

West Tallahatchie

J.Z. George

Germantown


Magnolia Hoops Head Coach

The best coaching job or Coach that I saw during this time period.

Rahim Lackhart

Yazoo County


Magnolia Hoops Head of the Class

The best players in their respective classes that I saw during this time period based on stats or performance.

2019: Vincent Gillespie 6-3 F/C Jumpertown

2020: Emon Washington 6-6 F Yazoo County

2021: Lakevion Dixon 6-3 G Yazoo County

2022: Radarious Moss 6-3 G West Tallahatchie


Magnolia Hoops Starting 5

The top five players that I saw during this time period based on stats or performance.

Lakevion Dixon 6-3 ’21 G Yazoo County

Radarious Moss 6-3 ’22 G West Tallahatchie

Emon Washington 6-6 ’20 F Yazoo County

Markese Lewis 6-3 ’20 G West Tallahatchie

Vincent Gillespie 6-3 ’19 F/C Jumpertown


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