December 17-22 Report

December 17-22 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).


Tuesday December 18, 2018

Horn Lake vs Lafayette

From Lafayette HS

Oxford, MS

(B) Horn Lake Eagles 11-3 (6A Horn Lake, MS) 53

MS #16 6A #9

Lafayette Commodores 2-11 (5A Oxford, MS) 40

MS #214 5A #31

Notes: Horn Lake was playing without Quenton Kyles (6-5 ’19 F Horn Lake) due to injury. Courtney Walls (6-0 ’20 F Horn Lake) stepped up in his place to help lead them to victory. Horn Lake is very deep and Coach Tori Harris uses a lot of players. Stephon Isom (6-7 ’19 G/F Lafayette) had an impressive game for Lafayette. He showed range by knocking down several three’s. He stole a pass and took it the length of the court using his shiftyness to get to the rack before getting fouled. He also had several times where he tried to punish the rim with aggressive dunks. With older brother Hogan Linzy (6-6 ’19 SF Phillips Academy, Andover, MA) in attendance, Benton Linzy (6-5 ’21 F Lafayette) had a very productive game. He took advantage of easy scoring opportunities and crashed the boards hard. It was also great catching up with Hogan. If anyone is ever considering going the post grad route look at his success or talk to him. His experiences will make it easy for you to go this route.

Lafayette (home team)

’20’s

Kylen Gilliom 5-7 G 5 pts 4 reb 2 st

’21’s

Benton Linzy 6-5 F 13 pts 8 reb 2 st

Horn Lake (traveled 73 miles)

’20’s

Christian Terrell 5-7 G 10 pts 2 reb 4 ast 2 st

Otis Tate 6-1 G/F 10 reb 2 ast 2 st

’21’s

Kareem Thompson 6-1 F 7 pts 5 reb 2 st

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Courtney Walls

Horn Lake

6-0 ’20 F

16 pts 10 reb 2 st

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Stephon Isom

Lafayette

6-7 ’19 G/F

10 pts 5 reb 1 ast 2 blk


Thursday December 20, 2018

Okolona vs Ashland

From Ashland HS

Ashland, MS

(B) Okolona Chieftains 7-1 (1A Okolona, MS) 82

MS #48 1A #1

Ashland Blue Devils 0-13 (1A Ashland, MS) 48

MS #234 1A #26

Notes: Okolona got a big jump between the two 1A traditional powers for the win. Jamal Moore (6-5 ’19 G/F Okolona) notched a double-double for the Player of the Game award. He showed some range and was able to take the defenders off the dribble and get into the lane. Jacorrius “Tudy” Stanfield (5-7 ’19 PG Okolona) had player of the game type numbers with his double-double too. He fought hard to get rebounds off of his own misses and was a headache for the opposing team. Dontavious Doss (’20 PG Okolona)  played hard to lead the team in scoring. He took advantage of scoring opportunities with his scrappy play. Coach Arteria Clifton also got to display a couple of his future guys in the win. Dailin Cooperwood (’22 PG Okolona) is a very nice looking young point. Andrew Cape (’21 F/C Okolona) and Destaan Buchanan (6-2 ’21 G/F Okolona) both looked very solid down low. Okolona is a team that has the ability to make a long post season run. Tavionne Stigger (6-2 ’19 SF Ashland) was a bright spot for Ashland. He has a good size basketball body wit ha good frame. He scored, rebounded and despite his lack of assist, made some very good passes.

Ashland (home team)

’19’s

Erik Bell 5-10 SG 6 pts 3 reb 4 ast 3 st

Zavion Knox 6-1 F 14 pts 9 reb 1 ast 1 st

Tavionne Stigger 6-2 SF 15 pts 7-9 ft 6 reb 2 ast 1 st

’20’s

Kenneth Morgan 6-1 SF 6 pts 6 reb 1 st

’21’s

Emit Bell 5-9 PG 1 pt 6 reb 3 ast 2 st 1 blk

Okolona (traveled 77 miles)

’19’s

Jalen McFarland 6-4 C 2 pts 5 reb 1 ast 2 st 1 blk

’20’s

Dontavious Doss 5-10 PG 21 pts 1 reb 2 st 1 blk

’21’s

Andrew Cape F/C 5 pts 3 reb 1 blk 1 st

Destaan Buchanan 6-2 G/F 4 pts 5 reb 2 st

De’Arius Brown 4 pts 2 reb 2 ast 2 st

’22’s

Dailin Cooperwood PG 4 pts 4 reb 1 ast 3 st

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Jamal Moore

Okolona

6-5 ’19 G/F

16 pts 10 reb 2 st

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Jacorrius “Tudy” Stanfield

Okolona

5-7 ’19 PG

15 pts 11 reb 4 ast 5 st 1 blk


Friday December 21, 2018

Amory Shootout

From Amory HS

Amory, MS

(B) Pontotoc Warriors 13-2 (4A Pontotoc, MS) 70

MS #52 4A #10

Nettleton Tigers 14-1 (3A Nettleton, MS) 52

MS #28 3A #3

Notes: Wow, what a game despite the lopsided looking score. It was not close to being what the score indicated. Austin Nickson (6-3 ’20 F/C Pontotoc) took the game over during a stretch in the fourth quarter to help get the win. Manoj Nickson (5-9 ’20 G Pontotoc) and Kourtland Armstrong (5-8 ’20 G Pontotoc) continue to impress at the guard spots for Pontotoc. Cade Armstrong (6-2 ’21 F Pontotoc) had a very solid game. He used mismatches to score around the baseline and paint. Rock Robinson (6-4 ’21 G/F Pontotoc) played very limited minutes due to foul trouble and still scored a game high 20 points. Shawn Pounds (6-1 ’19 G Nettleton) has really improved from last year and needs to be seen by next level Coaches. He notched a double-double while doing a little bit of everything on the court.

Pontotoc (traveled 42 miles)

’20’s

Manoj Nickson 5-9 G 9 pts 4 reb 1 ast 2 st

Kourtland Armstrong 5-8 G 6 pts 2 reb 3 ast 2 st

Caleb Hobson 6-0 G 6 pts 4 reb 2 ast 1 st

’21’s

Cade Armstrong 6-2 F 7 pts 5 reb

Rock Robinson 6-4 G/F 20 pts 6 reb 1 ast 1 blk 3 st

’22’s

Joe Haze Austin 6-5 G/F 4 pts 2 reb 1 ast 3 st

Nettleton (traveled 12 miles)

’19’s

Bud Hammond 5-10 G 10 pts 3 reb 2 ast 1 st 1 blk

Nygel Owens 6-1 F 6 pts 11 reb 1 st

’20’s

Dedrick Johnson 5-10 G 9 pts 2 reb 1 ast 2 st 1 blk

Graham “Buzz” Gardner 6-2 G 8 pts 2 st

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Austin Nickson

Pontotoc

6-3 ’20 F/C

14 pts (12 in 2nd half) 6 reb 1 ast

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Shawn Pounds

Nettleton

6-1 ’19 G

17 pts 12 reb 4 ast 3 st


(B) Lafayette Commodores 3-11 (5A Oxford, MS) 56

MS #213 5A #32

Aberdeen Bulldogs 1-11 (3A Aberdeen, MS) 48

MS #241 3A #37

Notes: This was a completely different looking Lafayette team from what I watched earlier in the week. Connor Rucker (6-3 ’20 G Lafayette) provided a spark to the starting lineup with his solid play. Jacquette Young (5-8 ’19 PG Aberdeen) is a scorer and play maker that needs to be seen by next level Coaches.

Lafayette (traveled 73 miles)

’19’s

Stephon Isom 6-7 G/F 8 pts 8 reb 1 ast 2 st 1 blk

Khy Woodall 5-7 G 13 pts 3 3’s 2 reb 1 st

’21’s

Benton Linzy 6-5 F 10 pts 8 reb 1 st

’22’s

Kylen Vaughn 6-1 G 8 pts 3 reb 4 ast 1 st

Aberdeen (traveled 22 miles)

’19’s

Jaquan Jones 6-0 2 pts 7 reb 1 ast

Fred Fields 6-2 2 pts 7 reb 1 ast 1 st

Solomon Foster 6-5 C 11 pts 5 reb 1 blk

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Connor Rucker

Lafayette

6-3 ’20 G

10 pts 3 reb 3 ast 1 st 1 blk 2 charges taken

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Jacquette Young

Aberdeen

5-10 ’19 PG

11 pts 1 reb 4 ast 5 st


(B) Biggersville Lions 8-2 (1A Corinth, MS) 62

MS #88 1A #6

Amory Panthers 2-12 (4A Amory, MS) 50

MS #255 4A #46

Notes: Hunter Stacy (6-3 ’20 G Biggersville) stepped up big for Biggersville in all areas of the court. He did a little bit of everything to help his team get the victory while earning Player of the Game honors. The best player on the court was Isaiah Thompson (6-3 ’20 F Amory). He dropped 30 and could’ve dropped 40 plus had he not ran out of gas in the second half. He is a beast and will be a good target for next level Coaches next year. James Spratt (5-11 ’21 G/F Amory) and Jay Hampton (6-1 ’21 G/F Amory) are very solid young players and prospects for Amory.

Amory (home team)

’20’s

Isaiah Thompson 6-3 F 30 pts 7-8 ft 8 reb 1 ast 4 st 1 blk

’21’s

Jay Hampton 6-1 G/F 6 pts 4 reb 1 ast

James Spratt 5-11 G/F 3 pts 1 ast 1 st

Biggersville (traveled 70 miles)

’19’s

LaQuonn Crump-Mayes 6-2 G 11 pts 1 reb 2 st

’20’s

Te’Lick Barnett 6-0 G 8 pts 2 reb 2 st

Taylor Bradley 6-0 G 8 pts 2 ast 1 st

’22’s

Zyonn Mayes 6-0 G 4 pts 5 reb 1 ast 3 st

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Hunter Stacy

Biggersville

6-3 ’20 G

12 pts 2 reb 7 ast 5 st 2 blk

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Qua Davis

Biggersville

6-2 ’19 F

14 pts 7 reb 2 ast 2 st


Saturday December 22, 2018

East Central Shootout

From East Central Community College

Decatur, MS

(B) Neshoba Central Rockets 12-1 (5A Philadelphia, MS) 78

MS #23 5A #9

Stringer Red Devils 11-5 (1A Stringer, MS) 58

MS #119 1A #11

Notes: Coach Jerry Byrd and his Fellas are a very solid team. He always puts a quality team on the court. Coby McMillan (6-3 ’20 G Neshoba Central) and Jacob McMillan (6-2 ’20 PG Neshoba Central) are very complimentary pieces. Both can do it all including score. Another good upcoming piece is Bryceton Spencer (5-11 ’22 G Neshoba Central). He’s a nice looking guard that will be a good one to keep an eye on. Keyshawn Dease (6-3 ’19 G/F Stringer) is a beast for Coach Brandon Jennings. He is a freak athlete that can score in bunches. Next level Coaches need to check him out this season. Omarion Bridges (6-0 ’21 G Stringer) is a hard playing young prospect to keep an eye on.

Neshoba Central (traveled 27 miles)

’19’s

Josh Isaac 12 pts 2 reb 3 ast 2 st

’20’s

Coby McMillan 6-3 G 11 pts 5 reb 6 ast 2 st

Zane Lilly 6-0 G 13 pts 2 reb 1 ast

’22’s

Bryceton Spencer 5-11 G 12 pts 3 3’s 2 reb 2 ast 1 st

Stringer (traveled 44 miles)

’19’s

Anthony Thomas 5-9 G 9 pts 2 reb 1 ast

Landon Elkins 6-1 G 10 pts 3 reb 1 st

’21’s

Omarion Bridges 6-0 G 7 pts 5 reb 3 ast 2 st 2 blk

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Jacob McMillan

Neshoba Central

6-2 ’20 PG

21 pts 5-5 ft 2 3’s 5 reb 2 ast 1 st

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Keyshawn Dease

Stringer

6-3 ’19 G/F

19 pts 10 reb 2 ast


(B) Laurel Tornadoes 5-6 (5A Laurel, MS) 65

MS #153 5A #26

Heidelberg Oilers 7-4 (2A Heidelberg, MS) 58

MS #67 2A #7

Notes: First off, I’ve got to bring up that Coach Marcus Price always has the best dressed team in Mississippi. They always come in looking professional and top notch. Jontarius Henderson (6-1 ’19 G Laurel) earned Player of the Game award with his play in the fourth quarter. Antwan “Twan” Hatten (6-4 ’20 G Laurel) was well on his way to the POTG honors with his double-double if he had not fouled out early. Laurel plays like they always do. They get after you defensively and they bring it with the bench. Randarius Hughes (6-6 ’20 G Heidelberg) is a super stud. He has D1 potential and is a super athletic guard. He always plays well above the rim so don’t jump, just don’t jump. He is a must see player that is probably the most unknown and slept on in the state.

Laurel (traveled 59 miles)

’19’s

Austin Lindsey 6-4 G/F 7 pts 3 reb 2 ast 1 st

Keiauntai Alondric Urian Glenn 5-8 PG 5 pts 5 reb 2 ast 2 st

’20’s

Antwan Hatten 6-4 G 15 pts 11 reb 1 st 2 blk

Heidelberg (traveled 44 miles)

T. Mosley 10 pts 1 reb 4 ast 4 st

’19’s

Cameron Blankenship 6-3 PF 6 pts 5 reb 1 ast 1 st

’20’s

Randarius Hughes 6-6 G 17 pts 12 reb 1 ast 3 st 3 blk

’21’s

Donovan Parker 6-1 PG 17 pts 3 3’s 3 reb 2 st

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Jontarius Henderson

Laurel

6-3 ’19 G

8 pts 7 reb 2 st

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Melyjah Windham

Laurel

5-9 ’19 PG

6 pts 3 reb 5 st


(B) Newton Tigers 9-5 (2A Newton, MS) 49

MS #89 2A #13

Seminary Bulldogs 2-7 (3A Seminary, MS) 33

MS #234 3A #35

Notes: It’s good to see Yorel Phillips (6-4 ’19 G Newton) back on the court again after taking a few years off. He can do a little bit of everything on the court and will help Newton in the playoff run this season. Marquis Crosby (5-10 ’21 G Seminary) is super quick and strong. The smooth shooting lefty is fun to watch.

Newton (traveled 11 miles)

Jaydon Parker 5 pts 2 reb 2 ast 3 st

Tyler Bedford 2 pts 4 reb 4 st

’19’s

Dazemon Page 6-3 G 7 pts 6 reb 1 st

De’Shaun Watts 6-3 PG 10 pts 3 reb 1 st

Seminary (traveled 76 miles)

T. Crosby 6 pts 3 reb 1 st 1 blk

’20’s

Joseph Owens 5-6 G 5 pts 3 reb 3 ast 1 st

Austin Keys 6-2 6 pts 8 reb 1 ast 1 st

’21’s

Marquis Crosby 5-10 G 9 pts 2 reb 4 st

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Yorel Phillips

Newton

6-4 ’19 G

9 pts 4 reb 2 ast 1 st

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Jacquain Roberts

Newton

6-4 ’19

9 pts 8 reb 1 st


Magnolia Hoops Best Game

The best game that I saw during this time period.

Pontotoc 70

Nettleton 52


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: Jacorrius “Tudy” Stanfield

5-7 PG Okolona

2020: Isaiah Thompson

6-3 F Amory

2021: Rock Robinson

6-4 G/F Pontotoc

2022: Bryceton Spencer

5-11 G Neshoba Central


Magnolia Hoops Fantasy 5

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

Isaiah Thompson

6-3 ’20 F Amory

Jacorrius “Tudy” Stanfield

5-7 ’19 PG Okolona

Shawn Pounds

6-1 ’19 G Nettleton

Randarius Hughes

6-6 ’20 G Heidelberg

Keyshawn Dease

6-3 ’19 G/F Stringer


Magnolia Hoops Head of the Class

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

2019: Keyshawn Dease

6-3 G/F Stringer

2020: Randarius Hughes

6-6 G Heidelberg

2021: Rock Robinson

6-4 G/F Pontotoc

2022: Joe Haze Austin

6-5 G/F Pontotoc


Magnolia Hoops Starting 5

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

Randarius Hughes

6-6 ’20 G Heidelberg

Antwan “Twan” Hatten

6-4 ’20 G Laurel

Keyshawn Dease

6-3 ’19 G/F Stringer

Jacorrius “Tudy” Stanfield

5-7 ’19 PG Okolona

Jamal Moore

6-5 ’19 G/F Okolona


Katie Roberts Photography Senior Squad

Keyshawn Dease

6-3 G/F Stringer

Jacorrius “Tudy” Stanfield

5-7 PG Okolona

Jamal Moore

6-5 G/F Okolona

Shawn Pounds

6-1 G Nettleton

Yorel Phillips

6-4 G Newton


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