December 10-15 Report

December 10-15 Report

The stats listed are unofficial but are 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 (10) or events: Tunica Academy at Calhoun Academy, Oxford at Lafayette, BIGG Christmas Classic (Corinth, Shannon, McNairy Central (TN), Ripley, Baldwyn, Wheeler, Biggersville, Desoto Central, Booneville, Tishomingo County) and S.O.G. Shootout (Starkville and Tupelo).


Tuesday December 11, 2018

Tunica Academy vs Calhoun Academy

From Calhoun Academy

Pittsboro, MS

(B) Tunica Academy Blue Devils 1-0 (A Tunica, MS) 58

Calhoun Academy Cougars 3-4 (A Pittsboro, MS) 28

MS #209 A #7

Notes: Calhoun Academy had a good start but then turned ice cold in the third and fourth quarters. Rashad Ladd (G Tunica Academy) had a nice game and nearly notched a triple-double in the win. Levi Gosa (6-6 ’20 C Calhoun Academy) is a big dominant force inside for the Cougars. He will be one to see how he develops for next level Coaches. Drew Enochs (6-3 ’19 F Calhoun Academy) is also a solid force around the paint.

Calhoun Academy (home team)

19’s

Andrew Haas 5-10 G 10 pts

’20’s

Levi Gosa 6-6 C 7 pts 16 reb 1 ast 3 st 2 blk

Kel Lovorn 5-8 G 3 pts 2 reb

’21’s

Coben Parker 6-0 G/F 3 pts 1 reb 2 st

Tunica Academy (traveled 110 miles)

Ethan Houston 17 pts 3 3’s 5 reb 1 ast 4 st

’19’s

Bailey Melton 6-1 8 pts 8 reb 2 st

Elijah McGee 5-11 8 pts 9 reb 1 ast 3 st 1 blk

Josh Sheffield 5-11 4 pts 3 ast 1 st

John Dalton “JD” Wheeler 6-1 F 2 pts 7 reb 1 ast

’20’s

Riley Harrison 5-9 4 pts 1 reb 1 ast

’21’s

Jon Carter 5-9 2 pts 2 reb 1 st

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Rashad Ladd

Tunica Academy

G

11 pts 8 reb 7 ast 3 st

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Drew Enochs

Calhoun Academy

6-3 ’19 F

3 pts 1 st


Friday December 14, 2018

Oxford vs Lafayette

From Lafayette HS

Oxford, MS

(G) Lafayette Lady Commodores 12-0 (5A Oxford, MS) 48

MS #12 5A #4

Oxford Lady Chargers 9-4 (6A Oxford, MS) 28

MS #82 6A #19

Notes: Lafayette is off to a great start and looks like a title contender again.

Lafayette (home team)

’20’s

Kimaya Dixon 5-9 ’20 G/F 15 pts

Oxford (traveled 3 miles)

’19’s

Kelsey Williams 5-7 F 9 pts

’21’s

Nina Lewis G 6 pts

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Azariah Buford

Lafayette

5-8 ’20 G

15 pts

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Mariah Holland

Lafayette

5-9 ’19 G/F

12 pts


(B) Oxford Chargers 10-2 (6A Oxford, MS) 67

MS #72 6A #21

Lafayette Commodores 2-9 (5A Oxford, MS) 45

MS #206 5A #31

Notes: Oxford delivered a healthy dose of Tykel Owens (6-1 ’20 G Oxford), Byron Pearson (5-9 ’20 G Oxford), JJ Pegues (6-3 ’20 F Oxford) and Kylan Blackmon (6-3 ’20 G/F Oxford). They were too much for Lafayette to overcome. Stephon Isom (6-7 ’19 G/F Lafayette) is a good outside shooter that had trouble getting good looks with the fast defense that Oxford applies. Tylen Kinds (6-4 ’21 F Lafayette) has a good size frame and is very active on the court. He was really impressive in the losing effort.

Lafayette (home team)

’19’s

Stephon Isom 6-7 G/F 3 pts 1 reb 2 st 1 blk

Dorian Webb 6-1 8 pts 3 reb 2 ast 1 st

’20’s

Kylen Gilliom 5-7 G 10 pts 1 st

Levi Lott 6-2 F 2 pts 3 reb

’21’s

Javon Simpson 5-9 G 3 pts 3 reb 1 st

Tylen Kinds 6-4 F 9 pts 1 reb 2 blk 2 st

’22’s

Kylen Vaughn 6-1 G 4 pts 2 reb 1 ast

Oxford (traveled 3 miles)

’20’s

Tykel Owens 6-1 G 17 pts 5 reb 5 ast 2 st

Byron Pearson 5-9 G 15 pts 3 reb 4 ast 4 st 1 blk

JJ Pegues 6-3 F 11 pts 2 reb 2 ast 3 st 2 charges taken

’21’s

Derrius Southern 5-11 G 1 pt 4 reb 2 ast 2 st

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Kylan Blackmon

Oxford

6-3 ’20 G/F

13 pts 4 reb 3 ast 2 st

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Khy Woodall

Lafayette

5-7 ’19 G

6 pts 2 reb 1 ast 2 st


Saturday December 15, 2018

BIGG Christmas Classic

From Biggersville HS

Corinth, MS

Notes: Today is the day of “better than’s”. Their is a recurring theme with several teams today.

(B) Corinth Warriors 6-3 (4A Corinth, MS) 71

MS #63 4A #13

Shannon Red Raiders 4-6 (4A Shannon, MS) 65

MS #106 4A #21

Notes: Shannon is one of the “better than” teams. They didn’t walk away with the win but they put up a big fight. They are better than I thought they were. Will Thompson (6-6 ’19 C Shannon) is a big lefty that anchors the post and passes very well for a big around the high post. Ty Ward (6-2 ’19 G/F Shannon) is a strong guard/forward combo that scores and rebounds. Kentorius Pulliam (5-9 ’20 PG Shannon) and Jeremiah Turner (’20 PG Shannon) are two very solid guards that help run the show. Tameron Patterson (5-9 ’20 G Corinth) just does everything and earned another Player of the Game honor. Kito Windom (6-3 ’21 G/F Corinth) had a very good game. He passed the ball really well. Will Crawford (6-0 ’21 G Corinth) is a shooter and plays solid defense. Corinth is still so young but they have a really bright future. What could’ve been with Corinth this year if they still had Michael White (6-3 ’19 G McNairy Central), Cole McGrath (6-1 ’19 SG Booneville/Northeast MS CC) and Mikey McIntosh (6-6 ’19 G/F). All three are next level players.

Corinth (traveled 9 miles)

’20’s

Calvin Jones 6-4 F/C 10 pts 2 reb 2 st

DK Gaines 6-2 F 10 pts 1 reb 2 st

DT Sheffield 5-9 G 8 pts 4 reb 1 ast 1 st

’21’s

Kito Windom 6-3 G/F 10 pts 3 reb 4 ast 1 st

Q Wimsatt 6-3 F 9 pts 3 reb 1 ast

Will Crawford 6-0 G 17 pts 4-4 ft 3 3’s 3 reb 3 ast 2 st

Shannon (traveled 55 miles)

’19’s

Ty Ward 6-2 G/F 20 pts 7 reb

Quinn Shannon 5-8 G 3 pts 1 ast 1 reb

’20’s

Kentorius Pulliam 5-9 PG 11 pts 2 reb 2 ast 2 st

Jeremiah Turner PG 5 pts 7 reb 3 ast 1 st

Kobe George 5 pts 5 ast 4 st

Zarrian Randle 6 pts 1 reb

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Tameron Patterson

Corinth

5-9 ’20 G

9 pts 2 reb 5 ast 4 st

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Will Thompson

Shannon

6-6 ’19 C

13 pts 7 reb 3 ast


(B) McNairy Central Bobcats 7-2 (AA Selmer, TN) 62

TN #65 AA #18

Ripley Tigers 9-1 (4A Ripley, MS) 61

MS #23 4A #3

Notes: The aforementioned former Corinth Warrior, Michael White (6-3 ’19 G McNairy Central), looked like he was playing on his own home court. It took him a little while to get going but he really hit a spurt when he did. He nailed several big-time clutch shots down the stretch to help get the win. In fact, there were a lot of clutch shots from both teams as the game was winding down. None bigger than the game winning three by T.J. Robinson (5-6 ’20 G McNairy Central). Omari Robinson (5-10 ’20 G McNairy Central) is another very good player for the Bobcats. He will be a good look next year in Tennessee for next level Coaches. Jesus Ruedas (5-8 ’20 PG Ripley) amazes me every time I see him with what he does with the ball. He is so masterful with the way he plays. Cam Rucker (5-9 ’20 G Ripley) had a very good game. His clutch three was almost the game winner if not topped by Robinson.

McNairy Central (traveled 25 miles)

’19’s

Hunter McCullar 5-9 G 5 pts 3 reb 1 ast

Kabrari Farris 5-10 SG 7 pts 1 ast

’20’s

Omari Robinson 5-10 G 9 pts 6 reb 2 ast 4 st

T.J. Robinson 5-6 G 11 pts 3 3’s

Marquis White 5-11 5 pts 1 reb

Ripley (traveled 30 miles)

’19’s

Kyston Dillard 6-1 F 7 pts 3 reb 1 ast

’20’s

Jesus Ruedas 5-8 PG 19 pts 1 reb 4 ast 3 st

Cam Rucker 5-9 G 18 pts 3 3’s 3 ast 1 st

Ta’Jesston Storey 6-5 C 3 pts 2 reb

’21’s

Alex Prather 6-2 F 6 pts 3 reb 1 ast 1 st

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Michael White

McNairy Central

6-3 ’19 G

28 pts 5 3’s 5 reb 1 ast 1 st

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Montrae Mason

Ripley

6-1 ’19 F

9 pts 6 reb


(B) Baldwyn Bearcats 11-0 (2A Baldwyn, MS) 67

MS #32 2A #2

Wheeler Eagles 9-4 (1A Wheeler, MS) 54

MS #102 1A #7

Notes: One of the oldest and best rivalries in the state here. Baldwyn is one of the ‘better thans” too. They are much better than I thought they were. I was expecting good but not this good. Senior trio of Cam Wicks (5-11 ’19 G Baldwyn), Ethan Carmichael (5-10 ’19 G Baldwyn) and Josh Hester (5-11 ’19 G/F Baldwyn) lead the charge. Hester has improved a lot from last season. He was a garbage man last year and a very good garbage man. He is now a garbage man that can does a lot more. The best is yet to come for the Bearcats too. Kobe Williams (6-2 ’20 G Baldwyn) and Riley Hoard (6-4 ’20 F/C Baldwyn) can both play and should be good targets for next level Coaches next year. Jaden Ward (5-10 ’20 G Baldwyn) is a solid guard that adds extra depth. Preston Ward (6-4 ’22 C Baldwyn) is one to keep an eye on down the road. I know this is about to sound crazy but Baldwyn actually shut down Jalon Beene (5-11 ’19 G Wheeler) as best as they could. Shutting him down still means he is dropping 43 on you. That is still better than the 49 he dropped Thursday night. He just scores….. and rebounds……. and plays defense. Right now his 32.2 points per game average is leading Mississippi and he is only holding one JUCO offer. Next level Coaches need to see him ASAP. With his 2 assists, that had him having a hand in 47 of their 54 points.

Baldwyn (traveled 25 miles)

’19’s

Cam Wicks 5-11 G 12 pts 1 reb 4 ast 1 st

Ethan Carmichael 5-10 G 2 pts 4 reb 3 ast 1 st

’20’s

Kobe Williams 6-2 G 17 pts 6 reb 1 ast 3 st

Riley Hoard 6-4 F/C 16 pts 6 reb 1 ast 1 st 1 blk

Jaden Ward 5-10 G 5 pts 1 reb

’22’s

Preston Ward 6-4 C 6 pts 2 reb

Wheeler (traveled 21 miles)

’19’s

Cade Franks 5-10 SG 4 pts 3 reb 2 ast 1 st

Jacob Coats 5-9 G 2 pts 4 reb 2 ast

’20’s

Jacob James 6-0 PG 5 reb 2 ast

’22’s

Alex Bryan 6-1 F/C 4 pts 7 reb 2 st

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Josh Hester

Baldwyn

5-11 ’19 G/F

6 pts 5 reb 1 ast 4 st

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Jalon Beene

Wheeler

5-11 ’19 G

43 pts 3 3’s 8-8 ft 12 reb 2 ast 2 st 2 blk


(B) Biggersville Lions 7-1 (1A Corinth, MS) 64 OT

MS #69 1A #2

Desoto Central Jaguars 0-9 (6A Southaven, MS) 61

MS #261 6A #32

Notes: I felt like I needed a trainer after this game was over with. When you play Biggersville, you better bring your physicality. They are a strong team and they love to bump and bang. Te’Lick Barnett (5-11 ’20 G Biggersville) had a very good game for Player of the Game honors. LaQuonn Crump-Mayes (6-2 ’19 G Biggersville) was right there with him in the running for POTG. Gabe Moore (6-5 ’19 G/F Desoto Central) showed that he is not just a shooter. He was off from the outside but turned his attention at getting to the rack and getting jumpers. He showed his toughness by being taken out of the game several times due to injuries but then coming back in. He ended up bandaged and bruised but still got some quality minutes in. I continue to be impressed with Matthew Smith (6-1 ’21 G Desoto Central). He doesn’t play like a sophomore at all.

Biggersville (home team)

’19’s

LaQuonn Crump-Mayes 6-2 G 19 pts 8 reb 1 ast 3 st

Qua Davis 6-2 F 14 pts 4 reb 3 st

’20’s

Hunter Stacy 6-3 G 12 pts 2 reb 1 ast 1 st

Desoto Central (traveled 88 miles)

’19’s

Michael Skinner 6-2 F 10 pts 4 reb 3 st

Jiovonni “Jio” Harris 6-1 G/F 14 pts 5 reb 3 st

’20’s

Jason Bobo 5-10 G 8 pts 2 ast 1 st

’21’s

Matthew Smith 6-1 G 13 pts 5 reb 2 ast 2 st

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Te’Lick Barnett

Biggersville

5-11 ’20 G

16 pts 11 reb 3 ast 2 st 1 blk

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Gabe Moore

Desoto Central

6-5 ’19 G/F

14 pts 6 reb 1 st


(B) Booneville Blue Devils 5-6 (3A Booneville, MS) 83

MS #122 3A #16

Tishomingo County Braves 11-3 (4A Iuka, MS) 74

MS #29 4A #4

Notes: Booneville is taking their lumps early but watch out when they get going. They were missing 3 players in this game and still managed to get 10 guys quality minutes on the court. Booneville is going to be dominant in the future. Kaleb Guy (’21 G Booneville) played very hard and had a very big game. He was getting close to triple-double territory. Trey McKinney (5-10 ’21 PG Booneville) scored easily from all three levels. Cole McGrath (6-1 ’19 SG Booneville/Northeast MS CC) didn’t have the best night but he is one that can drop 30 any given night. John Adam White (6-0 ’21 SG Booneville) makes the net sing when he shoots. Then you have the freshman class. Mac Shinault (6-3 ’22 F/C Booneville) didn’t play due to injury but three others did and they did well. Josh Dukes (6-2 ’22 SG Booneville) is a shooter with a high basketball IQ. LJ Shumpert (5-11 ’22 PG Booneville) provided  big-time quality play on the court. Caleb Gaston (6-4 ’22 G/F Booneville) showed how easily he can score. Some of the best games in northeast MS probably happen every day in Booneville practice. Wow, Coach Michael Smith has so many weapons in his arsenal. Braxton Pritchard (6-0 ’19 PG Tishomingo County) didn’t have an issue getting baskets. Tayvius Duckett (6-0 ’19 F Tishomingo County) smashed another double-double. Tucker Hill (6-7 ’19 G/F Tishomingo County) was connecting from extended range on his three’s and was a shot altering machine on the defensive end.

Booneville (traveled 13 miles)

’19’s

Cole McGrath 6-1 SG Northeast MS CC 5 pts 2 reb 1 ast

Camron Young 5-7 G 2 pts 2 reb 2 ast 1 st

’21’s

Trey McKinney 5-10 PG 19 pts 2 reb 3 ast 1 st

John Adam White 6-0 SG 9 pts 3 3’s 1 reb

’22’s

Josh Dukes 6-2 SG 5 pts 2 reb

LJ Shumpert 5-11 PG 11 pts 7 reb 5 ast 2 st

Caleb Gaston 6-4 G/F 16 pts 2 reb 1 ast

Tishomingo County (traveled 23 miles)

’19’s

Tayvius Duckett 6-0 F 13 pts 13 reb 1 ast 2 st

Tucker Hill 6-7 G/F 16 pts 4 3’s 2 reb 1 ast 1 st 5 blk

Cameron Cummings 6-1 PF 9 pts 5 reb 1 ast 1 st

’20’s

Connor Bonds 6-2 G/F 9 pts 3 reb 6 ast 1 st

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Kaleb Guy

Booneville

’21 G

16 pts 8 reb 6 ast 4 st

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Braxton Pritchard

Tishomingo County

6-0 ’19 PG

25 pts 5-5 ft 3 reb


S.O.G. Shootout

Presented by Specialty Orthopedic Group

From Tupelo HS

Tupelo, MS

(G) Starkville Lady Yellowjackets 3-3 (6A Starkville, MS) 53

MS #42 6A #6

Tupelo Lady Golden Wave 6-5 (6A Tupelo, MS) 41

MS #67 6A #14

Starkville (traveled 67 miles)

’19’s

Idalis Suell 5-9 F 6 pts

’21’s

Amaya Ford 5-8 G 9 pts

Tupelo (home team)

’20’s

Che’Mya Carouthers 5-8 G 11 pts

’21’s

Janiah Hinton 5-3 G 9 pts 3 3’s

Jaliscia Florence 5-5 G 8 pts

S.O.G. Shootout Player of the Game

Jalisa Outlaw

Starkville

5-7 ’19 G

24 pts

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Jalisa Outlaw

Starkville

5-7 ’19 G

24 pts

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Jalancia Kohlheim

Tupelo

5-8 ’19 G

7 pts


(B) Tupelo Golden Wave 6-4 (6A Tupelo, MS) 57 OT

MS #38 6A #14

Starkville Yellowjackets 6-1 (6A Starkville, MS) 55

MS #8 6A #4

Notes: Keondre Hampton (5-9 ’21 PG Tupelo) nailed the game winning three in overtime for Tupelo to get the big upset win. Tupelo is another one of the “better thans”. They have several very talented players. When they get their chemistry down they will be a solid team to deal with. Mason Gary (5-11 ’20 G Tupelo) has some bounce and plays with high energy. Josh Mitchell (6-7 ’20 F/C Tupelo) is a developing big that has a chance to be really good. Braxton Bishop (5-9 ’22 G Tupelo) has unlimited potential. Jamarvis Phillips (’22 F Starkville) had an impressive showing in the losing effort.

Tupelo (home team)

’19’s

Anthony Nichols 6-2 F 10 pts 4 reb 2 ast 1 st

London Coleman 5-11 G 9 pts 2 reb

Fabian Perry 6-3 F 3 pts 1 reb 1 ast

’20’s

Mason Gary 5-11 G 14 pts 4 reb 3 ast 5 st

Josh Mitchell 6-7 F/C 4 pts 11 reb 1 ast 1 st 4 blk

’22’s

Braxton Bishop 5-9 G 4 pts 1 ast 1 st

Starkville (traveled 67 miles)

Zeke Cook 6 pts 5 reb

Forte Prater 3 pts 1 reb 1 ast 1 st

’19’s

Terry Tate 5-9 PG 2 pts 2 reb 2 ast 1 st

Atavius Jones 6-4 F/C 5 pts 8 reb 1 ast 1 st

Jamarrion Brown 6-0 G 9 pts 2 reb 1 st

’22’s

Jamarvis Phillips F 12 pts 5 reb 2 st

S.O.G. Shootout Player of the Game

Keondre Hampton

Tupelo

5-9 ’21 PG

9 pts 3 3’s including game winner 3 reb 3 ast

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Keondre Hampton

Tupelo

5-9 ’21 PG

9 pts 3 3’s including game winner 3 reb 3 ast

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Tyler Talley

Starkville

5-9 ’19 G

11 pts 3 3’s 3 reb 1 st


Magnolia Hoops Top 5 Teams

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

Tupelo

Starkville

Booneville

Tishomingo County

Baldwyn


Magnolia Hoops Head Coach

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

Adam Kirk

Ripley


Magnolia Hoops Fantasy Head of the Class

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

2019: Jalon Beene 5-11 G Wheeler

2020: Te’Lick Barnett 5-11 G Biggersville

2021: Kaleb Guy G Booneville

2022: LJ Shumpert 5-11 PG Booneville


Magnolia Hoops Fantasy 5

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

Jalon Beene 5-11 ’19 G Wheeler

Michael White 6-3 ’19 G McNairy Central

Kaleb Guy ’21 G Booneville

Te’Lick Barnett 5-11 ’20 G Biggersville

LaQuonn Crump-Mayes 6-2 ’19 G Biggersville


Magnolia Hoops Head of the Class

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

2019: Tucker Hill 6-7 G/F Tishomingo County

2020: Riley Hoard 6-4 F/C Baldwyn

2021: Matthew Smith 6-1 G Desoto Central

2022: Jamarvis Phillips F Starkville


Magnolia Hoops Starting 5

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

Tucker Hill 6-7 ’19 G/F Tishomingo County

Jalon Beene 5-11 ’19 G Wheeler

Michael White 6-3 ’19 G McNairy Central

Matthew Smith 6-1 ’21 G Desoto Central

Braxton Pritchard 6-0 ’19 PG Tishomingo County


Katie Roberts Photography Senior Squad

Tucker Hill 6-7 G/F Tishomingo County

Jalon Beene 5-11 G Wheeler

Michael White 6-3 G McNairy Central

Braxton Pritchard 6-0 PG Tishomingo County

Tyler Talley 5-9 G Starkville


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