December 26-29 Report

December 26-29 Report

This week didn’t go as planned with me seeing as many games as I wanted to. Car issues derailed me a few days and really threw the week off. It was still a good week of basketball with the tournaments I was able to attend.

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 (18) or events: Kirk Classic (Indianola Academy, Leake Academy, Royal Ambassadors, Washington School, Kirk Academy, Tunica Academy), St. Andrew’s Holiday Classic (St. Andrew’s, Canton, Madison St. Joseph, Forest, Raymond, Richland, Heritage Academy, Meridian, Crystal Springs, Petal) and Humphreys County Holiday Hoops Tournament (South Delta, Riverside, Simmons, Velma Jackson, Madison Central, Greenville, Humphreys County).


Thursday December 27, 2018

Kirk Classic

From Kirk Academy

Grenada, MS

(B) Leake Academy Rebels 4-1 (AAA Madden, MS) 52

MS #110 AAA #3

Indianola Academy Colonels 0-2 (AAA Indianola, MS) 49

Notes: Matt Clair (6-2 ’19 C Leake Academy) earned Player of the Game honors. Will-Lawson Harkins (5-11 ’19 PG Leake Academy) is a smart player and solid shooter. Clayton Malone (5-11 ’19 F Leake Academy) posted a solid double-double while also stepping out and knocking down 3 three’s. Stefon Smith (6-1 ’19 Indianola Academy) notched a big double-double of his own in the losing effort.

Leake Academy (traveled 94 miles) 52

’19’s

Will-Lawson Harkins 5-11 PG 15 pts 8 reb 2 ast 3 st

Daniel Young 5-9 SF 4 pts 2 reb 5 ast 1 st

Sam Wilder 5-7 SG 8 pts 2 ast 2 st

Clayton Malone 5-11 F 15 pts 3 3’s 12 reb 4 st

’21’s

Clay Kemp 5-11 G 2 pts 3 reb

Indianola Academy (traveled 64 miles) 49

’19’s

DeDe Willis 6-0 19 pts 3 reb 1 ast 1 st

Randy Kimble 4 pts 6 reb 1 ast 3 st

Josh Hill 6-1 6 pts 7 reb 3 ast

’20’s

Spencer Roberson 6-1 2 pts 4 reb 2 st

’21’s

Ashton Powell 5-11 6 pts 5 reb 2 ast 4 st

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Matt Clair

Leake Academy

6-2 ’19 C

8 pts 5 reb 2 ast 4 st 1 blk

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Stefon Smith

Indianola Academy

6-1 ’19

14 pts 18 reb 2 ast 2 st


(G) Leake Academy Lady Rebels 18-1 (AAA Madden, MS) 57

MS #3 AAA #1

Indianola Academy Lady Colonels 0-3 (AAA Indinaola, MS) 20

Notes: There is no safe pass when on the court against Leake Academy. They are very fast defensively.  Kelsey Tangle (5-4 ’20 G Leake Academy) leads the charge with her speed. She is a ball hawk and runs the breaks very well after snagging airborne balls. Leake really gets after you the full length of the court.

Leake Academy (traveled 94 miles) 57

’19’s

Clancy Scott 5-11 F/C 4 pts 3 reb 1 st

Molly Davis 5-8 G 4 pts 2 st

’21’s

Mabry Mayfield 5-10 C 14 pts 5 reb 1 ast 1 st

Laura Katherine Clair 5-9 C 4 pts 1 reb

Emmi Harkins 5-6 G/F 6 pts 2 reb 1 ast 3 st 1 blk

’23’s

Miriam Prince 5-5 PG 7 pts 2 reb 2 ast 2 st

Indianola Academy (traveled 64 miles) 20

’19’s

Anna Berry Stevens 4 pts 3 reb 1 ast 3 st

Mary Linton Davis 2 pts 2 reb 1 st

’20’s

Lizzy Smith 1 pt 4 reb 1 ast

Avery Daniels 2 pts 2 reb 1 ast

’21’s

Mattie Beth Williamson 5 pts 6 reb 1 st

Allie Rodgers 4 pts 1 reb 1 ast

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Kelsey Tangle

Leake Academy

5-4 ’20 G

6 pts 2 reb 3 ast 4 st

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Hannah Smith

Leake Academy

5-10 ’19 G/F

6 pts 3 reb 1 ast 3 st


(B) Washington School Generals 2-0 (AAAA Greenville, MS) 50

Royal Ambassadors Lions 0-1 (Independent Jackson, MS) 48

Notes: Dawson Gray (6-3 ’19 G Washington School) stepped up to score 25 points in the win. One of his baskets on the way to 25 was the game winner which can be seen here, game winning basket on twitter. Gray also topped his game-winning, Player of the Game performance with 10 boards too. He is a big, strong player with some handles. He is a good player that needs to be seen by next level Coaches. Senior stud, Stephon Hemphill (’19 G Washington School) suffered an injury in the first quarter and was unable to come back in the game.

Washington School (traveled 88 miles) 50

’19’s

Brett Etheridge 6 pts 1 reb 2 ast 2 st

’21’s

Kell Hodges 6-0 12 pts 3 reb 4 ast

Peyton McPherson 2 pts 2 reb 2 st

Royal Ambassadors (traveled 111 miles) 48

Keyshun Jefferson 6 pts 2 reb 1 ast

Sanjarris Jackson 3 pts 3 reb

Khori Tolliver 2 pts 3 reb 3 blk

Shamar Moffett 13 pts 3 reb 2 ast

Joshuah Dawson 4 pts 8 reb 3 st 2 blk

Zauron Montgomery 7 pts 2 reb 1 st

Cameron Morgan 6 pts

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Dawson Gray

Washington School

6-3 ’19 G

25 pts 10 reb 1 ast 2 st 1 blk

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Stephon Hemphill

Washington School

’19 G

3 pts 1 ast 1 st


(G) Kirk Academy Raiderettes 2-3 (AAA Grenada, MS) 46

MS #196 AAA #13

Washington School Lady Generals 0-4 (AAAA Greenville, MS) 29

Notes: Campbell Thomas (5-6 ’20 G Kirk Academy) helped her team with a solid double-double and 5 steals on the way to the win.

Kirk Academy (home team) 46

’20’s

Macie Hames 5-5 SG 2 pts 4 reb 2 ast

Anna Kate Burrell 8 pts 6 reb 1 blk

Elizabeth McElwrath 4 pts 2 reb

’23’s

Molly Fly 10 pts 3 reb 1 ast 3 st

Abby Beissel 3 pts 2 reb 2 st 1 blk

Washington School (traveled 88 miles) 29

’19’s

Grace Ann Copell 2 pts 3 ast 3 st 1 blk

’20’s

Jordan Hays Middleton 5-7 11 pts 7 reb 3 st 1 blk

’23’s

Lela Signa 3 pts 1 reb

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Campbell Thomas

Kirk Academy

5-6 ’20 G

17 pts 10 reb 5 st

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Annsleigh Shelley

Washington School

’19

9 pts 1 reb 2 ast 2 st


(B) Kirk Academy Raiders 2-1 (AAA Grenada, MS) 61

Tunica Academy Blue Devils 1-2 (A Tunica, MS) 20

Notes: Chase Rose (6-3 ’21 G Kirk Academy) has a chance to be a very good next level prospect. He has very high potential with his length and ability to handle the ball. He can shoot from a very long distance and gets high elevation on his shot. He will be a fun one to keep an eye on his progression. Alex McDurmon (5-10 ’20 G Kirk Academy) just had a knack for making the ball go in. He scored in multiple ways and you knew it was points when the ball was in his hands. Rashad Ladd (’22 G Tunica Academy) is a very solid and impressive looking freshman for Tunica.

Kirk Academy (home team) 61

’19’s

Jake Franklin 5-11 7 pts 6 reb

Alex DiPaolo 6-0 2 pts 1 reb 1 ast 1 blk

’20’s

Alex McDurmon 5-10 G 20 pts 3 reb 2 ast 2 st

’21’s

Luke Beissel 6-1 2 pts 7 reb 1 st

’22’s

Colbert Hathcock 6-0 2 pts 1 reb 1 ast 2 st

Ethan Pressley 6-0 5 pts

Tunica Academy (traveled 92 miles) 20

Ethan Houston 6 pts 3 reb 1 ast 1 blk

’19’s

Josh Sheffield 5-11 2 pts 2 reb 1 ast

Elijah McGee 5-11 4 pts 4 reb 1 ast

’20’s

Riley Harrison 5-9 G 4 pts 4 reb

’21’s

Jon Carter 5-9 G 3 reb 1 ast 1 st

’22’s

Rashad Ladd G 4 pts 3 reb

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Chase Rose

Kirk Academy

6-3 ’21 G

18 pts 4 3’s 5 reb 1 ast 3 st 1 blk

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Alex Cochran

Kirk Academy

5-10 ’19 G

5 pts 1 reb 4 ast 5 st


Friday December 28, 2018

St. Andrew’s Holiday Classic

From St. Andrew’s Episcopal HS

Ridgeland, MS

(G) Canton Lady Tigers 11-5 (5A Canton, MS) 48

MS #59 5A #14

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Lady Saints 4-6 (3A Ridgeland, MS) 23

MS #183 3A #28

St. Andrew’s Episcopal (home team) 48

’20’s

Krystyn Murray-Wright 5-10 F 5 pts

’21’s

Betsy Van Meter 5-5 G/F 7 pts

Canton (traveled 20 miles) 23

’19’s

Morgan Williams G/F 6 pts

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Ashala Lewis

Canton

’19 F

16 pts

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Jordyn Manning

Canton

’19 G/F

8 pts


(B) Madison St. Joseph Catholic Bruins 9-7 (2A Madison, MS) 72

MS #122 2A #16

Forest Bearcats 4-8 (3A Forest, MS) 30

MS #198 3A #27

Notes: St. Joe was missing two key players and it really didn’t look like they skipped a beat. Douglas Watson (5-10 ’19 G St. Joseph) has developed into a player. He’s a lefty shooter with some ups. He has a fast first step that allows him to get separation then he will hit you with the step back once you recover. He scores on all three levels. He knocks the three down if he has his feet set. He has a killer pull up jumper. He can finish after or around contact. He can also finish above the rim so don’t jump. Next level Coaches need to get in and get an eye on him asap. Jhatavious Slack (6-2 ’22 SF Forest) was an impressive young player for Forest.

St. Joseph (traveled 4 miles) 72

’19’s

Nathan Nickens 5-11 G 10 pts 3 reb 2 ast 3 st

Will Bowdler 6-3 F 2 pts 3 reb

Patton Beard 5-10 G 2 pts 1 reb 2 st

’20’s

Ethan O’Rourke 6-1 G 4 pts 4 reb 1 ast

Grayson Foley 6-6 PF 7 pts 6 reb 2 blk

’21’s

Caleb Wilson 5-9 PG 14 pts 7-7 ft 2 reb 1 ast 2 st

Forest (traveled 55 miles) 30

’19’s

Jordan Stewart 6-1 G/F 7 pts 2 reb 1 st 3 blk

’21’s

Jakolbi Smith 6-3 C 7 pts 5 reb

’22’s

Jhatavious Slack 6-2 SF 14 pts 2 reb 2 st

Javion Johnson 6-0 G 2 pts 5 reb

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Douglas Watson

St. Joseph

5-10 ’19 G

22 pts 7-9 fg 7 reb 2 ast 3 st 1 blk

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Kiland Harrison

St. Joseph

5-11 ’19 G

11 pts 5-5 ft 7 reb 4 ast 2 st


(G) Forest Lady Bearcats 13-3 (3A Forest, MS) 51

MS #26 3A #2

Raymond Lady Rangers 6-9 (4A Raymond, MS) 38

MS #84 4A #13

Notes: Forest is a very solid, senior led team that has a chance to make a deep run in 3A. Raymond has a chance to be a team of the future with their younger players playing big minutes now. Leading the pack will be Leah Sutton (’23 G Raymond). She has a chance to be one of the better players in the state for her class.

Forest (traveled 55 miles) 51

’19’s

JaMarial Jones 5-9 G 12 pts

Deztinee Towner 5-11 F 6 pts

Raymond (traveled 26 miles) 38

’19’s

Arieyonna Richards 7 pts

’21’s

Zykeria Anderson 5-4 G 14 pts

’22’s

Bria Thomas 5 pts

’23’s

Leah Sutton G 7 pts

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Orlandria McGee

Forest

5-7 ’19 SG

14 pts

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Khrystallyn Harkless

Forest

5-11 ’19 PG

11 pts


(B) Heritage Academy Patriots 6-1 (AAA Columbus, MS) 50

MS #79 AAA #1

Richland Rangers 6-6 (4A Richland, MS) 43

MS #100 4A #20

Notes: This was a really great and interesting game for me. Heritage Academy pulled out the W with the strong play of Jared Long (6-4 ’20 G/F Heritage Academy). This was the best I’ve seen him play. He has the ability to takes games over whenever he needs to. He showed he can easily score on all levels especially with his uncontested mid-range jumpers. Eli Acker (6-6 ’20 F/C Heritage Academy) was dominant as normal displaying his top-notch footwork and amazing hands. Reid Huskison (5-9 ’20 G Heritage Academy) continues to impress me with his play all over the court. He plays with grit and just does everything for the Patriots. Isaiah Patrick (6-0 ’20 G Richland) is a bucket getter for Richland. He just scores. Richland also has several nice looking, athletic players in TJ Stamps (6-1 ’20 G Richland), Marckell Newsome (6-1 ’20 SG Richland), CJ Lewis (6-0 19 SG Richland), Joseph Williams (6-4 ’20 F Richland) and Caine Smith (6-1 ’20 G Richland). They are in the killer division this year with Raymond and Florence but they will have a chance to make some big time noise next year with all their younger guys. They would even have a chance of making Jackson this year if they were in the north.

Heritage Academy (traveled 149 miles) 50

’20’s

Carter Putt 5-11 G 3 pts 2 reb 4 ast 4 st

Reid Huskison 5-9 G 6 pts 4 reb 6 ast 1 st

Adam Koussih SF 5 pts 4 reb 1 ast 1 st

Eli Acker 6-6 F/C 12 pts 7 reb 1 ast 1 st 1 blk

Richland (traveled 18 miles) 43

’20’s

Marckell Newsome 6-1 SG 7 pts 3 reb 2 ast 2 st

Isaiah Patrick 6-0 G 20 pts 7 reb 2 ast 1 st 1 blk

TJ Stamps 6-1 G 8 pts 6 reb 1 st

Joseph Williams 6-4 F 5 pts 3 reb 1 blk

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Jared Long

Heritage Academy

6-4 ’20 G/F

22 pts 6 reb 2 ast 3 st 2 blk

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

CJ Lewis

Richland

6-0 ’19 SG

5 pts 3 reb 3 ast 2 st


(G) Madison St. Joseph Catholic Lady Bruins 4-8 (2A Madison, MS) 33

MS #246 2A #33

Richland Lady Rangers 0-10 (4A Richland, MS) 15

MS #290 4A #45

Notes: St. Joe held Richland to only three made field goals in the game. Two of the three were from Janaya Spencer (5-8 ’20 G Richland). She totaled 10 points. Camillia Goodloe (5-7 ’19 Madison St. Joseph) matched Richland with her 15 points.

St. Joseph (traveled 4 miles) 33

Al. Ladner 5 pts

An. Ladner 7 pts

Richland (traveled 18 miles) 15

’20’s

Janaya Spencer 5-8 G 10 pts 6-8 ft

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Camillia Goodloe

St. Joseph

5-7 ’19

15 pts

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Camillia Goodloe

St. Joseph

5-7 ’19

15 pts


(G) Meridian Lady Wildcats 10-3 (6A Meridian, MS) 41

MS #14 6A #5

Crystal Springs Lady Tigers 7-5 (3A Crystal Springs, MS) 36

MS #100 3A #10

Notes: Meridian is a solid team that is loaded with athleticism. For Crystal Springs, two players stood out to me. Briana “Little Bri” Wheeler (5-0 ’19 PG Crystal Springs) is a point guard that plays full speed with tons of heart. Jada Thrasher (5-7 ’20 G Crystal Springs) has a nice shot from mid and long range.

Meridian (traveled 104 miles) 41

’20’s

Tymesha Reed 5-4 G 7 pts

’21’s

Arianna Patton 5-0 G 13 pts

Crystal Springs (traveled 37 miles) 36

’20’s

Jada Thrasher 5-7 G 11 pts

Akyriale Ford 6-1 C 8 pts

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Tyana Clark

Meridian

5-6 ’20 G

15 pts

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Briana Wheeler

Crystal Springs

5-0 ’19 PG

7 pts


(B) Meridian Wildcats 12-2 (6A Meridian, MS) 61

MS #2 6A #1

Raymond Rangers 13-3 (4A Raymond, MS) 58

MS #4 4A #1

Notes: This was a heavyweight fight from the start to finish. The highly anticipated rematch between two of the best teams in the state didn’t disappoint. Meridian runs very deep with players and they need to keep the game chaotic and messy. Traemond Pittman (6-0 ’19 PG Meridian) was messing with a quadruple-double. He did everything and played all out to help get the win. Vontrell Pringle (6-5 ’19 G/F Meridian) showed his range knocking down several three’s and snagged some timely rebounds. Makeem Roberts (6-0 ’20 G Meridian) is starting to hit that next level with his play. Meridian will be really tough next year with this team loaded with juniors. Tradavis Thompson (6-1 ’19 G Raymond/Jones CC) scored on multiple levels while also crashing the boards hard. Jakorie Smith (6-6 ’19 G/F Raymond) showed his versatility playing inside and outside.

Meridian (traveled 104 miles) 61

’19’s

Vontrell Pringle 6-5 G/F 10 pts 9 reb 1 ast

’20’s

Kyler Yarbrough 6-0 G 8 pts

Makeem Roberts 6-0 G 21 pts 6 reb 1 ast 1 st 1 blk

Azerious Ellis 5-8 PG 6 pts 2 reb 2 ast 2 st

KeEdrick Armstead 6-5 F 4 pts 2 reb

Raymond (traveled 26 miles) 58

’19’s

DeTravian Broome 6-2 G 6 pts 5 reb 1 ast 2 st

Jacob Robinson 6-3 F 4 pts 1 reb 1 st

Jakorie Smith 6-6 G/F 17 pts 7 reb

’20’s

Jordan Marshall 6-1 G 3 pts 2 reb 4 ast 1 st 1 blk

Martavin McWilliams 6-3 G/F 8 pts 3 reb 2 ast 1 st

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Traemond Pittman

Meridian

6-0 ’19 PG

9 pts 10 reb 6 ast 5 st

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Tradavis Thompson

Raymond/Jones CC

6-1 ’19 G

20 pts 4 3’s 12 reb


(B) Petal Panthers 12-1 (6A Petal, MS) 62

MS #6 6A #4

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Saints 9-5 (3A Ridgeland, MS) 57

MS #79 3A #9

Notes: Petal was able to pull out the win over a scrappy St. Andrew’s team. Caleb McGill (6-5 ’20 G/F Petal) had a big game. He scored easily down low and shot very well from the free-throw line. He passed the ball very well when running the break and in the half court sets. He continues to improve and will be a tough one to guard when the playoffs start. I missed the mark when projecting St. Andrew’s. They are much better than what I thought they would be and they will be in the mix for a repeat this year. It all starts with the huge improvement and development of Rashad Bolden (5-11 ’21 PG St. Andrew’s). Rashad has grown several inches and he has turned into a big time player. William Harkless (6-2 ’19 G St. Andrew’s) also caught my eye with his improvement.

St. Andrew’s (home team) 57

’19’s

Will Atkins 6-1 G 4 pts 1 reb 1 st

William Harkless 6-2 G 9 pts 2 reb

’20’s

Jake Monk 6-5 PF 4 pts 2 reb 2 ast

Arness Georgetown 6-4 PF 11 pts 6 reb 2 st

Noel Wiggs 6-3 C 6 pts 4 reb 2 st

’21’s

Rashad Bolden 5-11 PG 24 pts 8-9 ft 10 reb 5 ast 5 st

Petal (traveled 106 miles) 62

’19’s

Deondre’ Harvel 5-10 G 2 pts 2 reb 1 st

Anthony Henderson 5-9 G 2 pts 2 reb 4 ast 1 st

Don Avila 6-3 G 8 pts 3 reb 1 blk

’20’s

Marcel Blackwell 6-5 G/F 5 pts 8 reb 2 ast 2 st

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Caleb McGill

Petal

6-5 ’20 G/F

28 pts 10-12 ft 8 reb 4 ast 1 blk

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Landyn Shows

Petal

6-2 ’19 G

16 pts 4 3’s 3 reb 3 ast


Saturday December 29, 2018

Humphreys County Holiday Hoops Tournament

From Humphrey County HS

Belzoni, MS

(B) South Delta Bulldogs 3-10 (2A Rolling Fork, MS) 83

MS #232 2A #30

Riverside Bulldogs 5-6 (2A Avon, MS) 78

MS #131 2A #15

Notes: This was a fun early morning game between two division opponents. Rodshawn Gentry (6-2 ’20 G/F South Delta) is very well rounded and has a solid shot on him. He will be one for next level Coaches to keep an eye on for next year. Cornelius Thomas (6-5 ’21 F/C South Delta) has good size and build for a younger prospect. D’Moniee Flood (5-8 ’21 G South Delta) plays hard for the Bulldogs. They will be back as a possible contender next year. Riverside just couldn’t hit and never got over the hump after falling behind. Brennan Buchanan (6-2 ’19 PG Riverside) is just a stat stuffer. Wow what a game for him. Jonovan Tyler (5-9 ’19 G Riverside) stepped up and got buckets after he saw that his teammates shots were not falling. Jonathan Richardson (6-2 ’20 G Riverside) did about everything on the court. He is really starting to develop into a next level guy.

South Delta (traveled 37 miles) 83

’19’s

JaCobeyon Lane 5-8 G/F 6 pts 5 reb 2 ast 1 st 1 blk

Quardelle Scott 5-6 G 3 pts 2 reb 2 ast 2 st

Jacquarius Jackson 6-2 F 8 pts 6 reb 1 ast 1 st

’20’s

Jaylon Calvin 5-5 G 6 pts 3 reb 2 ast 2 st

Keiuntae Akins-Jones 6-0 SF 5 pts 3 reb 1 ast

Jessie Mason 6-1 G/F 5 pts 5 reb 1 st

’21’s

D’Moniee Flood 5-8 G 21 pts 2 reb 5 ast 6 st

Cornelius Thomas 6-5 F/C 2 pts 5 reb

John Woods 6-2 F/C 3 pts 4 reb 1 st 1 blk

Riverside (traveled 37 miles) 78

’20’s

Myles Edwards 5-9 PG 2 pts 2 reb 3 ast 1 st

Jonathan Richardson 6-2 G 19 pts 6 reb 4 ast 2 st 1 blk

’21’s

D’Vonta Gatson 6-0 G 6 pts 2 reb 1 st

’22’s

Johnny Williams 6-0 G 4 pts 1 reb

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Rodshawn Gentry

South Delta

6-2 ’20 G/F

24 pts 4 3’s 15 reb (8 in 4th qtr) 1 ast 1 st 1 blk

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Brennan Buchanan

Riverside

6-2 ’19 PG

14 pts 10 reb 9 ast 7 st 3 blk

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Jonovan Tyler

Riverside

5-9 ’19 G

34 pts 4 3’s 3 reb 6 st


(G) Simmons Lady Blue Devils 9-6 (1A Hollandale, MS) 44

MS #105 1A #6

Velma Jackson Lady Falcons 2-10 (3A Camden, MS) 34

MS #184 3A #29

Notes: Velma Jackson took the early lead but Simmons fought their way back for the win.

Simmons (traveled 22 miles) 44

’19’s

Tiara Willis 5-3 SG 4 pts 2 reb 3 st

’20’s

Vereisha Robinson 6-1 C 4 pts 6 reb 1 st

’22’s

Carl’Kaisha Lucas 5-5 G 2 pts 2 reb 2 st

Velma Jackson (traveled 69 miles) 34

’19’s

Takia Dinkins 5-1 G 7 pts

’20’s

Marquishia Sims G/F 5 pts

Tekelia Greenwood SF 10 pts

’21’s

JaKaylyn Smith G 6 pts

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Jalelia Gadison

Simmons

5-4 ’19 PG

20 pts 7 reb 5 st

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Tamia Green

Simmons

5-9 ’19 SF

6 pts 4 reb 1 st


(B) Madison Central Jaguars 9-8 (6A Madison, MS) 64

MS #52 6A #17

Greenville Hornets 12-5 (6A Greenville, MS) 59

MS #46 6A #15

Notes: David Brown (6-4 ’19 F Madison Central) had a monster game. He couldn’t be stopped around the basket. Justin Storm (6-6 ’20 F/C Madison Central) was another huge force down low. His passing from the low or high post was very good. Madison Central also has two really good shooters with size in Sam Meadows (6-5 ’19 F Madison Central) and Holden Grimes (6-6 ’20 F Madison Central). Coach Timothy Speech was also playing without his leading scoring guard Jalin Rice (6-0 ’20 G Madison Central). Danny Washington (6-0 ’19 PG Greenville) has a solid performance with 28 points and 5 dimes.

Madison Central (traveled 63 miles) 64

’19’s

Shelby Jones 5-9 PG 6 pts 3 reb 3 ast

Sam Meadows 6-5 F 3 pts 2 reb 2 ast

Jack Thoms 6-2 G 7 pts 4 reb 2 ast

Myles Hopson 6-3 G 6 pts 1 st

’20’s

Holden Grimes 6-6 F 3 pts 4 reb 2 ast 1 blk

Justin Storm 6-6 F/C 9 pts 10 reb 3 ast 1 st 1 blk

Greenville (traveled 48 miles) 59

’19’s

Shermichael Young 5-11 G 10 pts 2 reb 2 ast 2 st

Edmond Ekanem 6-2 F 6 pts 5 reb 2 st

Jyveone Merrill 6-5 F/C 4 pts 2 reb 1 st

’20’s

Morgan Green 5-10 G 9 pts 5 reb 7 ast 2 st

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

David Brown

Madison Central

6-4 ’19 F

30 pts 10 reb 2 blk

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Danny Washington

Greenville

6-0 ’19 PG

28 pts 8-8 ft 3 reb 5 ast 2 st 1 blk


(G) Madison Central Lady Jaguars 13-5 (6A Madison, MS) 62

MS #48 6A #9

Humphreys County Cowgirls 5-9 (3A Belzoni, MS) 47

MS #147 3A #22

Notes: Madison Central is loaded with sophomore talent. Kennedy Ransom (6-0 ’21 F/C Madison Central) has loads of potential. She has good size and length to go with her variety of post moves down low. Madison Central will be really good the next few years. Beyonce Browder (5-7 ’20 G Humphreys County) is a player for the Cowgirls. She has high level handles and can shoot, example was her 6 three’s. She is a player.

Humphreys County (home team) 47

’19’s

Aeronsia Jefferson 5-7 PG 7 pts

’20’s

Beyonce Browder 5-7 G 23 pts 6 3’s

’21’s

Breanna Scrivens 5-6 PG 13 pts

’24’s

Darranya Wright 5-7 G 2 pts

Madison Central (traveled 63 miles) 62

’21’s

Aaliyah Mosley 5-5 G 23 pts 2 reb 3 ast 1 st

Mia Wheeler 5-9 G/F 5 pts 2 reb 1 ast 1 blk

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Kennedy Ransom

Madison Central

6-0 ’21 F/C

23 pts 17 reb 1 st 2 blk

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Naya Armstrong

Madison Central

5-1 ’19 G

9 pts 5 reb 5 ast


(B) Simmons Blue Devils 7-7 (1A Hollandale, MS) 68

MS #124 1A #11

Humphreys County Cowboys 1-14 (3A Belzoni, MS) 47

MS #262 3A #44

Notes: Hello Simmons Blue Devils. I was a little behind on them too. They are good and have a chance to make a deep playoff run this year. They are loaded with seniors and they play with so much patience on offense. They do a really good job of spreading you out and taking advantage of individual mismatches. Charlie Williams Jr (6-0 ’19 PG Simmons) is a very good and athletic guard that runs the show perfectly. Next level Coaches need to get an eye on him this season. Pierre Ricks (5-11 ’19 F Simmons) has some bunnies and rebounds hard. Humphreys County is in reloading mode with several underclassmen. They will be really good in the next few years.

Humphreys County (home team) 47

’19’s

Preston Allen 6-4 SF 6 pts 5 reb 1 st

’20’s

Jermy Jones 6-4 PF 15 pts 7 reb 1 blk

Quinton Washington F 2 pts 1 reb 1 ast 2 blk

’21’s

Marcus Wigley 5-7 G 7 pts 2 reb 1 st

Maurice White 5-7 G 8 pts 2 reb 2 ast 3 st

Jeffrey Wilder 6-1 3 pts 2 reb

Curtis Johnson 6-1 6 pts 4 reb

Simmons (traveled 22 miles) 68

’19’s

Antavius Rounds 5-10 G 13 pts 7 reb 2 ast 3 st

Jeffery McClay 6-1 F 14 pts 6 reb 1 ast 2 st

Christian Anderson 8 pts 4 reb

Brian Jones 6-1 F 6 pts 1 reb 1 ast 3 st

’20’s

Rashaad Shorter 2 pts 3 reb

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Charlie Williams Jr

Simmons

6-0 ’19 PG

9 pts 4 reb 5 ast 1 st

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Pierre Ricks

Simmons

5-11 ’19 F

14 pts 9 reb 2 ast 1 blk


Magnolia Hoops Top 5 Teams

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

Meridian

Raymond

Petal

Madison Central

Greenville


Magnolia Hoops Head Coach

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

Terrance Washington

Simmons


Magnolia Hoops Best Game

The best game that I saw during this time period.

Meridian 61

Raymond 58


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: Brennan Buchanan 6-2 PG Riverside

2020: Rodshawn Gentry 6-2 G/F South Delta

2021: Rashad Bolden 5-11 PG St. Andrew’s

2022: Jhatavious Slack 6-2 SF Forest


Magnolia Hoops Fantasy 5

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

Rashad Bolden 5-11 ’21 PG St. Andrew’s

Brennan Buchanan 6-2 ’19 PG Riverside

Jonovan Tyler 5-9 ’19 G Riverside

David Brown 6-4 ’19 F Madison Central

Rodshawn Gentry 6-2 ’20 G/F South Delta


Magnolia Hoops Head of the Class

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

2019: Traemond Pittman 6-0 PG Meridian

2020: Caleb McGill 6-5 G/F Petal

2021: Rashad Bolden 5-11 PG St. Andrew’s

2022: Rashad Ladd G Tunica Academy


Magnolia Hoops Starting 5

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

Caleb McGill 6-5 ’20 G/F Petal

Rashad Bolden 5-11 ’21 PG St. Andrew’s

Jared Long 6-4 ’20 G/F Heritage Academy

Traemond Pittman 6-0 ’19 PG Meridian

Tradavis Thompson 6-1 ’19 G Raymond/Jones CC


Katie Roberts Photography Senior Squad

Traemond Pittman 6-0 PG Meridian

Tradavis Thompson 6-1 G Raymond/Jones CC

Danny Washington 6-0 PG Greenville

Jakorie Smith 6-6 G/F Raymond

David Brown 6-4 F Madison Central


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