January 28-February 2 Report

January 28-February 2 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: Water Valley at North Panola, Northeast MS CC 5 County Junior High Tournament (Kossuth, Pine Grove, Iuka, Ingomar, Baldwyn, Tishomingo, New Albany, Corinth), Union at Philadelphia and Baldwyn at Strayhorn.


Monday January 28, 2019

Water Valley vs North Panola

From North Panola HS

Sardis, MS

(G) North Panola Lady Cougars 8-11 (3A Sardis, MS) 59

MS #209 3A #33

Water Valley Lady Blue Devils 2-11 (3A Water Valley, MS) 17

MS #267 3A #45

North Panola (home team) 59

’19’s

Jasmine Mays 12 pts 2 reb 2 ast 4 st 1 blk

Monique Burnette 11 pts 11 reb 2 ast 5 st 1 blk

’20’s

Sherry Connor 4 pts 4 reb 1 ast 7 st

Eriunna Goings 5 pts 1 reb 3 ast

’21’s

Caterria Hunt 3 reb 2 st

’22’s

Ania Taylor 5 pts 1 ast 2 st

D’Mya Williams 4 pts 2 reb

E’Tara Dillard 3 pts 3 reb 1 ast

Water Valley (traveled 31 miles) 17

’19’s

Ta’Nia Hawkins 5-10 3 pts 4 reb

’20’s

MarQuasha Caldwell 5 pts 2 reb 1 ast

’22’s

Z’arria Love 3 pts 2 reb 1 ast 1 st

Kaniyah Kuykendall 3 pts 9 reb 2 st 1 blk

Tia Drane 6-0 2 pts 5 reb 2 st

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Shandariun “Shan” Clark

North Panola

’19 G

14 pts 6 reb 6 st

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Anna Mills Avant

Water Valley

5-8 ’19 G

5 pts 4 reb 1 ast 1 st


(B) North Panola Cougars 12-7 (3A Sardis, MS) 60

MS #106 3A #16

Water Valley Blue Devils 9-7 (3A Water Valley, MS) 57

MS #116 3A #17

Notes: Cedquavious “DaeDae” Hunter (5-10 ’22 G North Panola) was silent in the first half but he made some noise in the second. The highly touted freshman showed why he is one of the best in the state by completely taking the game over. He scored on every and all levels in the 18 point come-from-behind win. Marquez “Quez” Caldwell (6-6 ’19 F/C Water Valley) has some range and has nice length. Quaterrius Tolbert (6-3 ’19 G Water Valley) looks and plays bigger than what it says he is. He looks 6-5ish. He can handle, shoot and is a ball-hawk on defense. He plays above the rim and could have a future in next level basketball if he decides not to go with football. He is a freak athlete that can do just about whatever he wants to.

North Panola (home team) 60

’19’s

Mario Fenner 6-5 F/C 12 pts 11 reb 2 ast 3 st

Roydarious Jackson 5-8 G 6 pts 2 reb 1 st

’20’s

Ankerion “Noodle” Gross 6-4 G/F 10 pts 7 reb 2 ast 5 st

Javon Williams 6-2 F 2 pts 3 reb 2 st

Kevon Nunley 5-7 G 1 pt 2 reb 1 ast 2 st

Water Valley (traveled 31 miles) 57

C. Pegues 10 pts 12 reb 1 ast 3 st

D. Wilson III 2 reb 2 ast 1 st

’19’s

Marquez “Quez” Caldwell 6-6 F/C 10 pts 9 reb 2 st

’20’s

Dalen McGee 5-11 4 pts 4 reb 1 ast 2 st

Darius Tolbert 6-0 15 pts 6 reb 1 ast 3 st

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Cedquavious “DaeDae” Hunter

North Panola

5-10 ’22 G

29 pts (20 in 2nd half, 13 in 4th qtr) 11-13 ft 4 reb 2 ast 6 st

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Quaterrius Tolbert

Water Valley

6-3 ’19 G

20 pts 6-6 ft 5 reb 4 ast 2 blk


Tuesday January 29, 2019

Northeast MS CC 5 County Junior High Tournament

From Northeast MS Community College

Booneville, MS

(B) Kossuth (Kossuth, MS) 52

Pine Grove (Ripley, MS) 26

Notes: Kossuth has a solid looking team. Pine Grove is playing their best two 8th graders up on the high school level so that was a big difference in the game.

Kossuth (traveled 19 miles) 52

Pine Grove (traveled 18 miles) 26


(G) Iuka (Iuka, MS) 38

Ingomar (New Albany, MS) 24

Notes: Iuka got the win and they have some depth and size coming up to Tish County. Ingomar has a couple good players on the way up too.

Iuka (traveled 33 miles) 38

Ingomar (traveled 41 miles) 24


(B) Baldwyn (Baldwyn, MS) 52

Tishomingo (Tishomingo, MS) 35

Notes: Tishomingo is a very good team with several solid players. They have a little bit of size, some shooters and some good guards. It was a tied game at the half before the pressure and depth of Baldwyn got to them. Jamauary Marshall (5-8 ’23 PG Baldwyn) had me speechless with his play. Watching him was like watching a perfect image of the late and really great Joseph “P-Jack” Marshall. I know this because I was blessed to be able to sit on the bench and watch him play for four years. He was a legend and his son looks exactly like him on the court. His moves, his mannerisms and his play brought me back to the mid 90’s. It’s going to be my pleasure to watch him play over the next several years. One of the biggest differences for Baldwyn was the play of Cosnic Price (6-3 ’23 C Baldwyn). He rebounded just about every ball that came off the glass and scored several baskets around the paint.

Baldwyn (traveled 13 miles) 52

Tishomingo (traveled 23 miles) 35


(B) New Albany (New Albany, MS) 42

Corinth (Corinth, MS) 31

Notes: Corinth had the best player on the court in Chris Rogers (6-1 ’23 G/F Corinth). He’s long, lanky and athletic. He has a chance to be a future stud for the Warriors. However, New Albany had the will to not lose. They were led by a couple 7th grades guards that just refused to lose.

New Albany (traveled 34 miles) 42

Corinth (traveled 22 miles) 31


Thursday January 31, 2019

Union vs Philadelphia

From Philadelphia HS

Philadelphia, MS

(G) Philadelphia Lady Tornadoes 16-9 (2A Philadelphia, MS) 66

MS #87 2A #8

Union Lady Yellowjackets 15-10 (2A Union, MS) 51

MS #158 2A #20

Notes: Philadelphia jumped out to a big lead but Union hit spurts getting back into the mix. It was a game of runs with Philly hitting the last run for the big win. It felt like the ball was going in every time it left hands of Ansley Rigby (5-7 ’19 SG Union). She is an automatic shooter from mid and long range.

Philadelphia (home team) 59

’19’s

Tyesha Cole 5-6 G 11 pts 4 reb 1 ast 4 st

Andrika Cole 5-10 G/F 11 pts 10 reb 1 blk 1 st

Kamryn Moore 5-6 G 7 pts 4 reb 4 ast 1 st

Madison Savage 5-8 G 5 pts 1 st

’20’s

Shaunacee Thomas 5 pts 2 reb 1 st

’21’s

JaeNasha Clemons 5-10 F 5 pts 2 reb

Union (traveled 16 miles) 73

’19’s

Eryanna Mason 5-6 SG 15 pts 3 reb

’20’s

Kaliyah Temple 5 pts 2 reb

’21’s

Trinity Lambert 4 reb 2 ast

Shyne Wheeler 3 reb 2 ast

’22’s

Kamyia “Kam” Russell 5-2 4 pts 3 reb 2 ast 1 st

Keirra Russell 5-2 6 pts 9 reb 1 ast 2 st

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Nia Luckett

Philadelphia

5-7 ’20 G

21 pts 4 3’s 5 reb 3 ast 4 st

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Ansley Rigby

Union

5-7 ’19 SG

22 pts 6 reb 1 ast 1 st


(B) Philadelphia Tornadoes 18-7 (2A Philadelphia, MS) 73

MS #80 2A #7

Union Yellowjackets 19-4 (2A Union, MS) 25

MS #120 2A #14

Notes: The last time I watched Philadelphia play they were without Asher Morgan (6-4 ’20 G Philadelphia). Adding him makes them look really good. He’s a utility guy that does everything from playing inside out to crashing boards. He passes well and has good size to go with some handles. Jacobi York (6-3 ’19 SG Philadelphia) and Jordan Hill (6-4 ’20 G Philadelphia) are two lefty shooter with size, length and extended range. If they are not hitting them leave it up to the beast down low. Zabin Hunter (6-3 ’19 F/C Philadelphia) is only a 6-3 post player but he looks and plays like he’s 6-7. He plays with such a high motor and his rebounding IQ is crazy high. JT Vance (6-1 ’20 G/F Union) is about as tough and smart as they come on the court. He doesn’t look that athletic but he will fool you. He is a solid rock for Union. Jamarcus Jones (6-4 ’21 C Union) has so much potential to be a next level player and I’ll keep an eye on his development over the next few years.

Philadelphia (home team) 73

’19’s

Jacobi York 6-3 SG 9 pts 3 3’s 3 reb 1 ast 2 st

Shemar Rush G 5 pts 3 reb 2 ast

’20’s

Jordan Hill 6-4 G 6 pts 2 reb 3 ast

Nick Crockett 6-1 4 pts 1 ast 2 st

Iverson Eiland 5-9 G 4 pts 1 reb 1 st

Francisco Wilson 6-0 4 pts 5 reb 1 ast

’21’s

Tekavius “Boogie” Bingham 5-10 G 7 pts 3 reb 1 ast

Union (traveled 16 miles) 25

’19’s

Sage Gunn 5 pts 1 ast

PJ Gage G/F 2 pts 5 reb

’20’s

JT Vance 6-1 G/F 11 pts 4 reb 1 st

’21’s

Jamarcus Jones 6-4 C 5 pts 8 reb 2 ast 1 st 1 blk

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Asher Morgan

Philadelphia

6-4 ’20 G

20 pts 9 reb 4 ast 1 st

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Zabin Hunter

Philadelphia

6-3 ’19 F/C

12 pts 17 reb 1 ast 2 st 1 blk


Friday February 1, 2019

Baldwyn vs Strayhorn

From Strayhorn HS

Strayhorn, MS

(G) Baldwyn Lady Bearcats 11-9 (2A Baldwyn, MS) 44

MS #100 2A #11

Strayhorn Lady Mustangs 11-11 (2A Sarah, MS) 34

MS #173 2A #22

Notes: Didn’t get here soon enough to keep the stats for this game so I used the points in the book. It was a sluggish, slow game that Baldwyn pulled ahead in the third quarter for the win. I’Iana Ragin (5-4 ’20 G Baldwyn) scored 9 points in that frame to earn Player of the Game honors.

Strayhorn (home team) 34

’20’s

Nariah Alexander 5-7 G 5 pts

Kaniah Readus G 7 pts

’22’s

Taylor Sexton 5-6 PG 8 pts

Baldwyn (traveled 104 miles) 44

’19’s

Keely Wade 5-4 PG 5 pts

’20’s

Amarie Anderson 5-3 PG 7 pts

Kexia Hayes 5-9 F 6 pts

’21’s

La’Embri McGaha 5-6 G/F 6 pts

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

I’Yana Ragin

Baldwyn

5-4 ’20 G

18 pts (9 in 3rd qtr)

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Jala Jones

Strayhorn

’19 PF

14 pts


(B) Baldwyn Bearcats 22-3 (2A Baldwyn, MS) 78

MS #63 2A #5

Strayhorn Mustangs 5-15 (2A Sarah, MS) 56

MS #249 2A #33

Notes: The senior duo of Cam Wicks (5-11 ’19 G Baldwyn) and Josh Hester (5-11 ’19 G Baldwyn) couldn’t miss in the first half connecting on 7 three’s. Riley Hoard (6-4 ’20 F/C Baldwyn) controlled the paint the whole game for the Bearcats. Kobe Williams (6-2 ’20 G Baldwyn) did what Kobe Williams does. He did a little bit of everything good. Deonta Jones (5-9 ’19 G Strayhorn) had 19 points and 11 boards. He has one of the best and fastest shots in Mississippi. He could’ve easily had a triple-double if his teammates had been hitting their shots. He’s developed into a nice passer. He is more of a combo guard now with his nice handles, shiftiness, speed bursts and passing. The last few years he was just a two guard that scored in bunches. Next level Coaches need to see him. Corey Ward (5-10 ’21 G Strayhorn) transferred to Strayhorn from Coldwater and he was a great addition to the Mustangs. He’s a nice guard that’s very similar to Jones. I’ll keep an eye on him over the next few years.

Strayhorn (home team) 56

’19’s

Ladarious Payne 6-2 F 2 pts 6 reb

’20’s

Zedrick Johnson 6-0 G 6 pts 1 blk 1 st

Cedrick Johnson 6-0 G 2 pts 4 reb 2 blk

Michael Lanning 5-10 G 6 pts 5 reb 1 ast

’21’s

Corey Ward 5-10 G 15 pts 5 reb 1 st

’23’s

Javarion Greer 5-7 G 3 pts 1 st

Baldwyn (traveled 104 miles) 78

’19’s

Cam Wicks 5-11 G 18 pts 4 3’s 4 reb 2 ast

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

Josh Hester 5-11 G 14 pts (all in 1st qtr) 3 3’s 3 reb 2 ast 5 st

’20’s

Jaden Ward 5-10 G 4 pts 3 reb

Gabe Richardson 5-10 G 13 pts 5 reb 3 ast 2 st

Kobe Williams 6-2 G 10 pts 8 reb 2 ast 2 st 2 blk

’22’s

Andy Trollinger 6-1 SG 3 pts 3 reb 1 ast

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Riley Hoard

Baldwyn

6-4 ’20 F/C

14 pts 6 reb 1 ast 2 blk

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Deonta Jones

Strayhorn

5-9 ’19 G

19 pts 3 3’s 11 reb 2 ast 2 st


Magnolia Hoops Best Game

The best game that I saw during this time period.

North Panola 60

Water Valley 57


Magnolia Hoops Head of the Class

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

2019: Deonta Jones 5-9 G Strayhorn

2020: Asher Morgan 6-4 G Philadelphia

2021: Corey Ward 5-10 G Strayhorn

2022: Cedquavious “DaeDae” Hunter 5-10 G North Panola

2023: Javarion Greer 5-7 G Strayhorn


Magnolia Hoops Starting 5

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

Cedquavious “DaeDae” Hunter 5-10 ’22 G North Panola

Asher Morgan 6-4 ’20 G Philadelphia

Deonta Jones 5-9 ’19 G Strayhorn

Zabin Hunter 6-3 ’19 F/C Philadelphia

Quaterrius Tolbert 6-3 ’19 G Water Valley


Katie Roberts Photography Senior Squad

Deonta Jones 5-9 G Strayhorn

Zabin Hunter 6-3 F/C Philadelphia

Quaterrius Tolbert 6-3 G Water Valley

Mario Fenner 6-5 F/C North Panola

Cam Wicks 5-11 G Baldwyn

Josh Hester 5-11 G Baldwyn


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