2020 MAIS Overall Semifinals Report

2020 MAIS Overall Semifinals 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). The stats used are based on the highest numbers from what I keep, the score book has or stats listed on MaxPreps. These stats were provided by The Raider Network.

How do you get on the Magnolia Hoops Report? I put players on here that catch my eye or have a combined stat total of ten. Catching my eye could be leadership from the bench, winning the game or just hard play. Combined stat line of ten can be in any form. It’s doesn’t have to be points only. It can be any of the stats added up to make double-digits.

The Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game award goes to the player that affects the game the most for the winning team. The Katie Roberts Photography Senior Snapshot is the senior that either had the best stat line or one that next level coaches need to be aware of.

The Magnolia Hoops Head of the Class is the player with the best stat line by grade. The Magnolia Hoops Starting Five is the top five players with the best stat line for the entire day. The Magnolia Hoops Head Coach is the Coach that did the best job with their team. The Katie Roberts Photography Senior Squad is the top five seniors with the best stat lines. The Magnolia Hoops Best Game is either the best or most interesting game of  the day. The Magnolia Hoops Top Five Teams is the best teams on this day and not necessarily the entire year.


MAIS Overall Semifinals

Friday February 28, 2020

From Mississippi College

A.E. Wood Coliseum

Clinton, MS

These game can be watched at Raider Network YouTube

Semifinals Game

(B) Simpson Academy Cougars 36-6 (4A Mendenhall, MS) 73

MS #26, 4A #1

Madison-Ridgeland Academy Patriots 32-7 (5A Madison, MS) 54

MS #31, 5A #1

Notes: Simpson Academy jumped off to a big start and just wanted this game. Player of the Game honors could’ve been split between two different players. I went with Joseph Berry (5-10 ’21 PG  Simpson Academy 19 pts 6-10 fg 1 3’s 6-6 ft 1 reb 10 ast 3 st). Berry can get his shots off easy and scores with no problem but it wasn’t his scoring. His teammates helped him connect on 10 assists. They were knocking down all the shots for him. The other candidate was Warner Watkins (6-1 ’21 F Simpson Academy 20 pts 8-10 ft 13 reb 1 st). Watkins posted the big double-double banging down low. In the losing effort, most people don’t realize how good Phillip Hughes (6-0 ’21 G MRA 16 pts 2 3’s 4 reb 4 ast 3 st) is. He is a very above ball handler and play maker. He can score and defends hard. I look for him, Watkins and Berry to have huge seasons next year.

Simpson Academy (traveled 48 miles) 73

’20’s

Todd Larkin 6-0 G 13 pts 5-8 fg 2 3’s 4 reb 3 ast 1 st

Josh Flynt 6-3 C 10 pts 4-7 fg 6 reb 1 ast 1 blk 1 st

’21’s

Joseph Berry 5-10 PG 19 pts 6-10 fg 1 3’s 6-6 ft 1 reb 10 ast 3 st

Cole Groover G 8 pts 2 3’s 2 reb 1 ast 1 st

Warner Watkins 6-1 F 20 pts 8-10 ft 13 reb 1 st

MRA (traveled 23 miles) 54

’20’s

Trent Coleman 6-6 F/C 17 pts 6-12 fg 5-5 ft 3 reb 4 blk

’21’s

Phillip Hughes 6-0 G 16 pts 2 3’s 4 reb 4 ast 3 st

’23’s

Josh Hubbard 5-10 G 19 pts 1 3’s 4 reb 1 ast 2 blk 3 st

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Joseph Berry

Simpson Academy

5-10 ’21 PG

19 pts 6-10 fg 1 3’s 6-6 ft 1 reb 10 ast 3 st

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Trent Coleman

MRA

6-6 ’20 F/C

17 pts 6-12 fg 5-5 ft 3 reb 4 blk


Semifinals Game

(B) Jackson Prep Patriots 24-10 (5A Jackson, MS) 59

MS #72, 5A #2

Heritage Academy Patriots 28-11 (4A Columbus, MS) 37

MS #85, 4A #3

Notes: Jackson Prep used the final minutes of the third quarter to spark a run that continued throughout the whole fourth. Andrew Purvis (6-1 ’20 G Jackson Prep 13 pts 5-6 fg 3 3’s 5 reb 3 ast 2 st), Jaylen Bolden (5-11 ’21 G Jackson Prep 17 pts 7-11 fg 3 3’s 5 reb 4 ast 1 st) and Cam Brent (5-7 ’22 PG Jackson Prep 13 pts 4-7 fg 1 3’s 4-4 ft 1 reb 4 ast) all caught on fire to advance Prep to the Overall Championship game.

Jackson Prep (traveled 19 miles) 59

’20’s

Sam Buchanan 6-3 F 10 pts 2 3’s 4-4 ft 1 reb 3 ast

Andrew Purvis 6-1 G 13 pts 5-6 fg 3 3’s 5 reb 3 ast 2 st

’21’s

Jaylen Bolden 5-11 G 17 pts 7-11 fg 3 3’s 5 reb 4 ast 1 st

’22’s

Cam Brent 5-7 PG 13 pts 4-7 fg 1 3’s 4-4 ft 1 reb 4 ast

Heritage Academy (traveled 169 miles) 37

’20’s

Jared Long 6-4 G 7 pts 3-4 ft 9 reb 5 ast 2 st

Eli Acker 6-6 F/C 7 pts 3-5 fg 6 reb 2 ast 2 blk

Steele Altmeyer 6-0 G 15 pts 5-10 fg 3 3’s 3 reb

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Jaylen Bolden

Jackson Prep

5-11 ’21 G

17 pts 7-11 fg 3 3’s 5 reb 4 ast 1 st

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Andrew Purvis

Jackson Prep

6-1 ’20 G

13 pts 5-6 fg 3 3’s 5 reb 3 ast 2 st


Magnolia Hoops Head of the Class

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

2020: Trent Coleman 6-6 F/C MRA

17 pts 6-12 fg 5-5 ft 3 reb 4 blk

2021: Warner Watkins 6-1 F Simpson Academy

20 pts 8-10 ft 13 reb 1 st

2022: Cam Brent 5-7 PG Jackson Prep

13 pts 4-7 fg 1 3’s 4-4 ft 1 reb 4 ast

2023: Josh Hubbard 5-10 G MRA

19 pts 1 3’s 4 reb 1 ast 2 blk 3 st


Magnolia Hoops Starting 5

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

Warner Watkins

6-1 ’21 F Simpson Academy 20 pts 8-10 ft 13 reb 1 st

Joseph Berry

5-10 ’21 PG Simpson Academy 19 pts 6-10 fg 1 3’s 6-6 ft 1 reb 10 ast 3 st

Josh Hubbard

5-10 ’23 G MRA 19 pts 1 3’s 4 reb 1 ast 2 blk 3 st

Phillip Hughes

6-0 ’21 G MRA 16 pts 2 3’s 4 reb 4 ast 3 st

Jaylen Bolden

5-11 ’21 G Jackson Prep 17 pts 7-11 fg 3 3’s 5 reb 4 ast 1 st


Katie Roberts Photography Senior Squad

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

Trent Coleman

6-6 F/C MRA 17 pts 6-12 fg 5-5 ft 3 reb 4 blk

Jared Long

6-4 G Heritage Academy 7 pts 3-4 ft 9 reb 5 ast 2 st

Andrew Purvis

6-1 G Jackson Prep 13 pts 5-6 fg 3 3’s 5 reb 3 ast 2 st

Todd Larkin

6-0 G Simpson Academy 13 pts 5-8 fg 2 3’s 4 reb 3 ast 1 st

Josh Flynt

6-3 C Simpson Academy 10 pts 4-7 fg 6 reb 1 ast 1 blk 1 st


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