January 14-19 Report

January 14-19 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 January 15, 2019

New Site vs Ingomar

From Ingomar HS

New Albany, MS

(B) Ingomar Falcons 20-4 (2A New Albany, MS) 44

MS #56 2A #4

New Site Royals 16-7 (2A New Site, MS) 42

MS #92 2A #11

Notes: This game came down to game winning free-throws by Zach Shugars (6-4 ’21 F Ingomar). Kelon Hall (6-2 ’19 G/F Ingomar) didn’t fill the stats up but he probably had the biggest impact in the game with his defensive pressure on Walker Moreland (5-11 ’20 SG New Site). Nathan Weeden (’20 F Ingomar) came off the bench and nailed some three’s to provide a scoring spark for the Falcons. Dalton Pounds (6-4 ’21 F/C New Site) looked really impressive for New Site.

Ingomar (home team) 56

’19’s

Trent Bradley 5-5 G 8 pts 6-8 ft 2 reb 4 st

’20’s

Nathan Weeden F 15 pts 3 3’s 2 reb 1 ast 1 st

Clayton Stanford 6-3 F 1 pt 11 reb 2 ast

New Site (traveled 51 miles) 42

’20’s

Walker Moreland 5-11 SG 7 pts 7 reb 4 ast 2 st

Bryton Smith 5-10 G 15 pts 2 reb 1 ast 2 st 1 blk

’21’s

Dalton Pounds 6-4 F/C 5 pts 8 reb 1 ast 2 st 5 blk

Ethan Eaton 5-11 G 6 pts 4 reb 1 ast 2 st

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Zach Shugars

Ingomar

6-4 ’21 F

10 pts 4-5 ft 4 reb 1 blk game winning ft’s

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Keelon Hall

Ingomar

6-2 ’19 G/F

4 pts 5 reb 1 ast


Friday January 18, 2019

Caledonia vs Pontotoc

From Pontotoc HS

Pontotoc, MS

(B) Pontotoc Warriors 19-2 (4A Pontotoc, MS) 73 OT

MS #27 4A #5

Caledonia Confederates 15-5 (4A Caledonia, MS) 70

MS #53 4A #9

Notes: Pontotoc outscored Caledonia 31-22 in the fourth quarter and overtime to get the come-from-behind win. As free-throws go for Coach Gary Griffin in the girls game it was the opposite in the boys game. His team only made 13 of 33 free-throws in the loss. Rock Robinson (6-4 ’21 G/F Pontotoc) put the Warriors on his back with his double-double. Austin Nickson (6-3 ’20 F/C Pontotoc) stepped up big down the stretch before fouling out late in overtime. Tyrin Johnson (6-3 ’19 G Caledonia) did start the game running point but was quickly moved into that position after Romeo Sanders (6-2 ’19 G Caledonia) went down with an injury. Tyrin made the best of his change and rose above for a huge game with his high motor. He needs to be looked at ASAP by next level Coaches. I watched him run point and score with ease over the summer and he showed the same in this game. His big and strong body allows him to handle contact all the way up the court or in the paint. Jarvis Leigh (6-0 ’21 G Caledonia) rose to the occasion and knocked down big shots. The lefty shooter was a nice find. Devonte Martin (6-3 ’20 F Caledonia) and Donderius Jones (6-1 ’19 G Caledonia) had solid games. Cooper McClesky (6-5 ’20 G/F Caledonia) couldn’t get his shot to fall but still contributed by getting to the rim before fouling out early in the game.

Pontotoc (home team) 73

’20’s

Manoj Nickson 5-9 G 11 pts 1 reb 3 st

Kourtland Armstrong 5-8 G 3 pts 2 reb 4 ast 1 st

Caleb Hobson 6-0 G 7 pts 2 reb 2 st

Austin Nickson 6-3 F/C 18 pts 6 reb 1 st

’22’s

Joe Haze Austin 6-5 G/F 9 pts 5 reb 3 ast 2 blk

Caledonia (traveled 64 miles) 70

’19’s

Donderius Jones 6-1 G 8 pts 6 reb 2 ast 2 st

Jedarius Gore 6-1 G 4 pts 4 reb 1 st 1 blk

’20’s

Cooper McClesky 6-5 G/F 6 pts 8 reb 1 blk

Devonte Martin 6-3 F 6 pts 5 reb 4 ast 1 blk

’21’s

Jarvis Leigh 6-0 G 22 pts 6 3’s 5 reb 2 ast

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Rock Robinson

Pontotoc

6-4 ’21 G/F

21 pts 11 reb 2 ast 2 st

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Tyrin Johnson

Caledonia

6-3 ’19 G

28 pts 6 reb 6 ast 3 st


Saturday January 19, 2019

Clash of the Classes MLK Shootout

From East Central Community College

Decatur, MS

(B) Sebastopol Bobcats 9-3 (1A Sebastopol, MS) 42

MS #169 1A #16

Nanih Waiya Warriors 7-12 (1A Louisville, MS) 37

MS #277 1A #34

Notes: Reggie Shepherd (’20 F/C Sebastopol) was too much to handle down low and he helped Sebastopol to the win. He played strong on both ends. Trey McMullan (5-11 ’21 PG Nanih Waiya) is a solid looking young point for Nanih Waiya.

Sebastopol (traveled 19 miles) 42

’19’s

Javerius Johnson 7 pts 2 reb 1 ast 2 st

’20’s

Seth Smith 3 pts 5 reb 1 blk 1 st

Nanih Waiya (traveled 52 miles) 37

’19’s

Rodney Welch 5-10 G/F 11 pts 5 reb 2 st 1 blk

’21’s

Trey McMullan 5-11 PG 3 reb 4 ast 2 st

Tyquan McCully 5-10 G 6 pts 3 reb 1 st

’22’s

Hagan Halfacre 5-10 PG 2 pts 5 reb 2 ast 1 st

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Reggie Shepherd

Sebastopol

’20 F/C

17 pts 9 reb 2 st 4 blk

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Ladavian White

Sebastopol

5-11 ’19

11 pts 6 reb 3 ast 2 st 2 blk


(B) Harrison Central Red Rebels 11-12 (6A Gulfport, MS) 71 OT

MS #79 6A #24

Tupelo Golden Wave 12-9 (6A Tupelo, MS) 70

MS #38 6A #16

Notes: This was a very interesting game not only as being a northeast Mississippi team against a gulf coast team but as a battle of very good young players. In a silent and probably unknown battle other than by myself was the battle of two top freshmen in the state. Both played pretty evenly and both stepped up big in the end of the game. Demarius Coleman (5-6 ’22 G Harrison Central) stepped up and nailed 3 free-throws to send the game into overtime and also went 2 for 2 in ot from the stripe. See the video of the free-throws by clicking here for Magnolia_hoops TwitterBraxton Bishop (5-9 ’22 G Tupelo) had the better looking game with eye appeal however he also came up short on the game winning three in ot. As far as stats go, they had very similar games. Both these young guns played very solid but another young monster stole the show. Big Carlous Williams (6-6 ’21 F/C Harrison Central) posted a 17 pt, 18 reb night for the unanimous Player of the Game honors. He has so much potential to just overpower and out play opponents on any given night. Noe Tchuamo (6-5 ’21 F/C Harrison Central) is also a nice looking prospect to keep an eye on to see how he develops. Jacobi Moore (6-2 ’22 F Harrison Central) also caught my eye with his high motor and energy. Keondre Hampton (5-9 ’22 G Tupelo) was flirting with a double-double before fouling out in the fourth quarter. His passing continues to impress and his shiftiness is at a high level. Mason Gary (5-11 ’20 G Tupelo) had a solid game in the loss especially from the free-throw line. Josh Mitchell (6-7 ’20 F Tupelo), Keyshawn Ward (6-3 ’20 F Tupelo) and Fabian Perry (6-3 ’19 F Tupelo) also looked impressive for Tupelo. Coach Jeff Norwood had to be pleased with his team for going 29 of 38 from the free-throw line. This could easily be a playoff rematch in the future with both teams having such great young players. Coach Boo Hardy and Harrison Central are loaded with sophomores so I will eagerly be watching both programs to see how they develop the next few years.

Harrison Central (traveled 153 miles) 71

’19’s

Jaylen Daniels 6-2 G/F 7 pts 2 reb 2 ast 2 st

’21’s

Jacobi Moore 6-2 F 17 pts (14 in 2nd half) 6 reb 1 ast 4 st

Noe Tchuamo 6-5 F/C 2 pts 4 reb 1 st

’22’s

Demarius Coleman 5-6 G 10 pts (5-5 ft to end regulation and in ot) 1 reb 2 ast

Tupelo (traveled 140 miles) 70

’19’s

Anthony Nichols 6-2 F 4 pts 3 reb 2 st 4 blk

’20’s

Mason Gary 5-11 G 17 pts 11-13 ft 7 reb 2 ast 2 st

Josh Mitchell 6-7 F 8 pts 8 reb 2 st 3 blk

Keyshawn Ward 6-3 F 7 pts 7 reb 1 blk

Carson Rousseau 5-9 G 4 pts 1 reb 3 ast 3 st

’21’s

Keondre Hampton 5-9 G 12 pts 1 reb 7 ast 5 st 1 blk

’22’s

Braxton Bishop 5-9 G 9 pts 2 reb 3 ast 1 blk 1 st

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Carlous Williams

Harrison Central

6-6 ’21 F/C

17 pts 18 reb 3 ast 2 blk 1 st

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Fabian Perry

Tupelo

6-3 ’19 F

9 pts 5 reb 1 ast 4 st


(B) East Marion Eagles 15-5 (1A Columbia, MS) 73

MS #68 1A #5

Seminary Bulldogs 5-9 (2A Seminary, MS) 41

MS #196 3A #29

Notes: East Marion should be the favorite to win 1A. They have size and speed. Everyone knows about big John “Bill” Rawls (6-8 ’19 F/C East Marion), Caleb Rawls (6-5 ’21 F East Marion) and Vashon Sims (6-2 ’21 G East Marion) right? They took their whooping from Okolona last year and are primed to win it this year. I keep hearing but they don’t have guard play. Well from what I saw with guard play is that they are just fine. Flenard McLin (5-11 ’19 G East Marion) and C.J. Myers (5-5 ’20 G East Marion) both looked very solid running the point.

East Marion (traveled 107 miles) 73

’19’s

Flenard McLin 5-11 G 15 pts 3 reb 2 st

’20’s

C.J. Myers 5-5 G 4 pts 1 reb 6 ast 5 st

’21’s

Caleb Rawls 6-5 F 4 pts 7 reb 1 st 1 blk

Cameron Walker 5-11 G 8 pts 2 reb

Seminary (traveled 76 miles) 41

TyDarius Crosby 11 pts 7 reb 1 ast

’20’s

Austin Keys 6-2 16 pts 7 reb 3 ast

’21’s

Leon Watson 7 pts 2 reb 2 ast 1 st

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Vashon Sims

East Marion

6-2 ’21 G

13 pts 8 reb 1 ast 2 blk 2 st

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

John Rawls

East Marion

6-8 ’19 F/C

12 pts (8 in 1st qtr) 6 reb 2 blk


(B) Northeast Lauderdale Trojans 14-4 (4A Meridian, MS) 62

MS #42 4A #7

Pascagoula Panthers 13-9 (6A Pascagoula, MS) 50

MS #31 6A #13

Notes: Akiva Burton (5-8 ’19 G Northeast Lauderdale) helped lead the charge of a very experienced Northeast Lauderdale team. The strong and shifty guard did a little bit of everything in the win. Christian Luvene (5-11 ’20 PG Northeast Lauderdale), Deundrick Silliman (6-2 ’19 SF Northeast Lauderdale) and Dennis Heidelberg (5-10 ’20 SF Northeast Lauderdale) all had solid games along with Burton. D’yasmond “Dee” Booker (6-3 ’19 G/F Pascagoula) had the best game I’ve ever seen him have. He was a beast crashing the boards and picked his scoring opportunities. Jayden McCorvey (6-6 ’19 G Pascagoula) looked fluid and showed his range.

Northeast Lauderdale (traveled 41 miles) 62

’19’s

Deundrick Silliman 6-2 SF 12 pts 9 reb 1 blk

’20’s

Dennis Heidelberg 5-10 SF 14 pts 5 reb 2 ast 1 st

Christian Luvene 5-11 PG 6 pts 10 reb 4 ast 1 st

Ricky Hinton 6-3 SG 4 pts 5 reb 2 ast 1 st 1 blk

Pascagoula (traveled 181 miles) 50

’19’s

Jayden McCorvey 6-6 G 12 pts 3 3’s 6 reb 1 ast 1 st 3 blk

’20’s

Nalan Kidd G/F 7 pts 5 reb 1 ast 1 st

Labarrion McCovery G/F 6 pts 5 reb 1 st 1 blk

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Akiva Burton

Northeast Lauderdale

5-8 ’19 G

19 pts 3 3’s 4 reb 6 ast 2 st

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

D’yasmond “Dee” Booker

Pascagoula

6-3 ’19 G/F

21 pts 16 reb 4 ast


(B) Southeast Lauderdale Tigers 5-12 (3A Meridian, MS) 56

MS #185 3A #27

Newton County Cougars 3-17 (4A Decatur, MS) 25

MS #250 4A #46

Notes: Southeast Lauderdale just brought the pressure and was too much to handle for a rebuilding Newton County team.

Southeast Lauderdale (traveled 38 miles) 56

’19’s

Daiquan Scott 5-6 SG 8 pts 2 ast 1 st

Trey Thompson 5-6 PG 5 pts 1 reb 4 st

’20’s

Travis Moore 6-2 F 9 pts 7 reb

Josh Randle 6-1 F 6 pts 5 reb 3 ast 1 st

Jaiveon Malone 6-1 F 8 pts 2 reb 1 ast

’21’s

Roman Hudnall 5-8 G 6 pts 1 reb 1 ast 3 st

Newton County (traveled 2 miles) 25

’20’s

Josiah Cleveland 5-10 9 pts 5 reb 1 ast

’21’s

Jamal Croft 3 pts 6 reb 1 blk

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Eli Walker

Southeast Lauderdale

6-0 ’22 PG

8 pts 2 ast 1 st

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Christian Walker

Southeast Lauderdale

6-0 ’19 SG

7 pts 2 reb 3 ast 1 st


Magnolia Hoops Best Game

The best game that I saw during this time period.

Harrison Central 71 OT

Tupelo 70


Magnolia Hoops Head of the Class

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

2019: Tyrin Johnson

6-3 G Caledonia

2020: Reggie Shepherd

F/C Sebastopol

2021: Carlous Williams

6-6 F/C Harrison Central

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 stats.

Tyrin Johnson

6-3 ’19 G Caledonia

Carlous Williams

6-6 ’21 F/C Harrison Central

D’yasmond “Dee” Booker

6-3 ’19 G/F Pascagoula

Rock Robinson

6-4 ’21 G/F Pontotoc

Reggie Shepherd

’20 F/C Sebastopol


Katie Roberts Photography Senior Squad

Tyrin Johnson

6-3 G Caledonia

D’yasmond “Dee” Booker

6-3 G/F Pascagoula

Akiva Burton

5-8 G Northeast Lauderdale

Ladavian White

5-11 G Sebastopol

Jayden McCorvey

6-6 G Pascagoula


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