2020 MHSAA Semifinals Report

2020 MHSAA 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 Cspirehoops.com

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.


1A Semifinals Round

Monday March 2, 2020

From Mississippi Coliseum

Jackson, MS

Semifinals Game

(B) Baldwyn Bearcats 18-12 (1A Baldwyn, MS) 61

MS #93, 1A #5

West Tallahatchie Choctaws 19-10 (1A Webb, MS) 55

MS #99, 1A #6

Notes: Baldwyn jumped out to a good start thanks to the great post play of Jacolby Williams (6-2 ’20 G/F Baldwyn 26 pts 11-16 fg 8 reb). He controlled the high and low post area for most of the game. The duo of Williams and Riley Hoard (6-4 ’20 F/C Baldwyn 13 pts 5-7 fg 7 reb 1 ast 4 blk 1 st) were much for the Choctaws especially when sophomore stud Roddarius Moss (6-2 ’22 G/F West Tallahatchie 14 pts 5-8 fg 4 3’s 1 reb 1 ast 2 st 0 turnovers) had to sit with foul trouble.

Baldwyn (traveled 207 miles) 61

’20’s

Gabe Richardson 5-8 PG 11 pts 5-7 ft 4 reb 9 ast

Jacolby Williams 6-2 G/F  26 pts 11-16 fg 8 reb

Riley Hoard 6-4 F/C 13 pts 5-7 fg 7 reb 1 ast 4 blk 1 st

’22’s

Andy Trollinger 6-2 SG 3 pts 1 3’s 3 reb 2 ast 2 st

’23’s

Jamaury Marshall 5-10 G 7 pts 1 3’s 4-4 ft 2 reb

West Tallahatchie (traveled 131 miles) 55

’20’s

Markeese Lewis 5-11 G 6 pts 4 reb 1 ast 2 st 0 turnovers

Malique McGee 5-11 G 13 pts 1 3’s 6-8 ft 4 reb 1 ast 5 st

’21’s

Anthony Williams 6-0 G 7 pts 3-3 ft 2 reb 2 ast 1 st

’22’s

Dontrell Byrd 6-0 G 4 pts 8 reb 1 st

Roddarius Moss 6-2 G/F 14 pts 5-8 fg 4 3’s 1 reb 1 ast 2 st 0 turnovers

’23’s

JaQurius McGee 5-8 G 9 pts 3-6 fg 2 3’s 1 reb 3 st

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Jacolby Williams

Baldwyn

6-2 ’20 G/F

26 pts 11-16 fg 8 reb

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Riley Hoard

Baldwyn

6-4 ’20 F/C

13 pts 5-7 fg 7 reb 1 ast 4 blk 1 st


Semifinals Game

(B) Ingomar Falcons 36-2 (1A New Albany, MS) 64

MS #20, 1A #1

Shaw Hawks 23-11 (1A Shaw, MS) 56

MS #58, 1A #3

Notes: Ingomar scored 29 in the fourth to get the big comeback win. Zach Shugars (6-2 ’21 G Ingomar 21 pts 15-17 ft 15 reb 5 ast 1 st) nailed several free-throws in the final frame to help get the win. It was also his basketball IQ that helped swing the game for the Falcons. As they were about to get a 5 second inbounds violation he brought it to the referees attention that Shaw had 6 players on the court. It was almost missed but it went from being a turnover to free-throws and the ball. Jamarion Walker (6-2 ’20 G Shaw 19 pts 6-12 fg 3 3’s 4-4 ft 3 reb 3 ast 1 blk 2 st) looked good in his final game as a Shaw Hawk.

Ingomar (traveled 192 miles) 64

’20’s

Hunter Bynum 5-10 PG 9 pts 1 3’s 6-6 ft 1 reb 2 ast 2 blk 1 st

Nathan Weeden 6-0 SG 7 pts 1 3’s 3 reb 1 ast 7 st

Clayton Stanford 6-2 F 13 pts 6-8 fg 3 reb 1 blk 1 st

Nyhiem Jones 6-5 C 7 pts 3-5 fg 5 reb

’21’s

Zach Shugars 6-2 G 21 pts 15-17 ft 15 reb 5 ast 1 st

Tyson Smithey 6-3 F 7 pts 5-6 ft 4 reb 1 ast

Shaw (traveled 114 miles) 56

’20’s

Jamarion Walker 6-2 G 19 pts 6-12 fg 3 3’s 4-4 ft 3 reb 3 ast 1 blk 2 st

Montrelli Finley Jr 6-1 F 9 pts 1 3’s 5 reb 2 st

Orlando Truss 5-9 G 9 pts 5 reb 3 ast 2 st

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Zach Shugars

Ingomar

6-2 ’21 G

21 pts 15-17 ft 15 reb 5 ast 1 st

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Jamarion Walker

Shaw

6-2 ’20 G

19 pts 6-12 fg 3 3’s 4-4 ft 3 reb 3 ast 1 blk 2 st


4A Semifinals Round

Monday March 2, 2020

From Mississippi Coliseum

Jackson, MS

Semifinals Game

(B) Greenwood Bulldogs 25-7 (4A Greenwood, MS) 66

MS #21, 4A #3

Florence Eagles 25-8 (4A Florence, MS) 44

MS #50, 4A #9

Notes: Greenwood looked like they were right at home in the Big House despite the valiant effort by Jacquan McDonel (6-2 ’20 G/F Florence 29 pts 10-17 fg 4 3’s 5 reb 2 st). Greenwood has a very balanced, athletic team that is catching the state by surprise. The bulk of the team is younger guys that will be back next year too. Deandre Smith (6-2 ’22 G Greenwood 17 pts 7-13 fg 12 reb 5 ast 2 blk 3 st) earned Player of the game honors. The one prospect I was intrigued with the most didn’t have the best stat line either. Devonte Darby (6-6 ’21 G/F Greenwood 4 pts 4-6 ft 3 reb 0 turnovers) is a nice looking long prospect.

Greenwood (traveled 97 miles) 66

’20’s

Quaterus Silas 6-3 SF 9 pts 3-4 fg 1 3’s 5 reb 0 turnovers

Montrell Harris 5-11 PG 8 pts 10 reb 2 ast

’21’s

Jaydon Nwachi 6-2 G 10 pts 4-8 fg 1 3’s 2 reb

Javardrick Jackson 6-5 F/C 13 pts 6-11 fg 6 reb 1 ast 1 blk 1 st 0 turnovers

Devonte Darby 6-6 G/F 4 pts 4-6 ft 3 reb 0 turnovers

’22’s

Deandre Smith 6-2 G 17 pts 7-13 fg 12 reb 5 ast 2 blk 3 st

Jaimartdrick Lawrence 6-0 PG 5 pts 7 reb 2 ast 1 st

Florence (traveled 14 miles) 44

’20’s

Larry Holmes Jr 6-0 G/F 2 pts 1 reb 5 ast 4 st

Jacquan McDonel 6-2 G/F 29 pts 10-17 fg 4 3’s 5 reb 2 st

’21’s

Devin Carter 6-0 G 10 pts 1 3’s 1 reb 2 ast 0 turnovers

’22’s

Jay’lan McNair 6-6 C 3 pts 8 reb 1 blk 1 st 0 turnovers

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Deandre Smith

Greenwood

6-2 ’22 G

17 pts 7-13 fg 12 reb 5 ast 2 blk 3 st

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Jacquan McDonel

Florence

6-2 ’20 G/F

29 pts 10-17 fg 4 3’s 5 reb 2 st


Semifinals Game

(B) Raymond Rangers 25-7 (4A Raymond, MS) 63

MS #9, 4A #1

Ripley Tigers 28-4 (4A Ripley, MS) 46

MS #17, 4A #2

Notes: Raymond showed why they have 3 championships behind them and look to add another this year. Jordan Marshall (6-1 ’20 G Raymond 23 pts 8-10 3 3’s 4-4 ft 2 reb 1 ast 1 blk 2 st) and the Rangers just couldn’t miss and Ripley just couldn’t hit. Jesus Ruedas (5-9 ’20 PG Ripley 26 pts 1 3’s 13-15 ft 2 reb 1 ast 3 st) tried everything he could to keep the Tigers in it but it wasn’t enough. Jesus really turned some heads with his play at the Big House. A key note in this game was that Raymond was without their leading scorer due to flu like symptoms.

Raymond (traveled 20 miles) 63

’20’s

Jordan Marshall 6-1 G 23 pts 8-10 fg 3 3’s 4-4 ft 2 reb 1 ast 1 blk 2 st

Martavin McWilliams 6-3 F 15 pts 6-9 fg 1 3’s 5 reb 2 st

Kendarius Armstrong 6-1 G 9 pts 3-3 fg 3-4 ft 6 reb

Kearius Stimage 6-5 C 7 pts 3-4 fg 5 reb 1 ast 2 blk 2 st 0 turnovers

’22’s

Tremaine Dixon 5-10 PG 3 pts 5 reb 13 ast 3 st

Ripley (traveled 210 miles) 46

’20’s

Asa Howard 6-2 G 3 pts 1 3’s 5 reb 1 ast 3 st

Jesus Ruedas 5-9 PG 26 pts 1 3’s 13-15 ft 2 reb 1 ast 3 st

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Jordan Marshall

Raymond

6-1 ’20 G

23 pts 8-10 fg 3 3’s 4-4 ft 2 reb 1 ast 1 blk 2 st

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Jesus Ruedas

Ripley

5-9 ’20 PG

26 pts 1 3’s 13-15 ft 2 reb 1 ast 3 st


2A Semifinals Round

Tuesday March 3, 2020

From Mississippi Coliseum

Jackson, MS

Semifinals Game

(B) Coahoma County Red Panthers 23-10 (2A Clarksdale, MS) 44

MS #52, 2A #2

North Forrest Eagles 20-9 (2A Hattiesburg, MS) 31

MS #92, 2A #9

Notes: Bentavious “Ben” Galmore (5-7 ’20 G Coahoma County 15 pts 1 3’s 8-8 ft 10 reb 1 ast 1 st) helped push the game out of reach in the last minute of the game connecting on 6 free-throws in 6 attempts. In a game where points were at a premium, Galmore and Keshun Holly (6-4 ’20 F/C Coahoma County 10 pts 5-8 fg 13 reb 1 ast 2 blk 0 turnovers) provided just what Coach Moore needed to get his team back to the championship game. Joseph “Joe” Holloway (6-4 ’21 G/F North Forrest 11 pts 10 reb 1 ast 1 st) had a solid double-double in the loss.

Coahoma County (traveled 157 miles) 44

’20’s

Bentavious “Ben” Galmore 5-7 G 15 pts 1 3’s 8-8 ft 10 reb 1 ast 1 st

Keshun Holly 6-4 F/C 10 pts 5-8 fg 13 reb 1 ast 2 blk 0 turnovers

Trumaine Jones 5-7 G 6 pts 7 reb 1 blk 1 st 0 turnovers

’21’s

Tarkevious Logan 6-0 G/F 8 pts 4-7 fg 5 reb 3 ast 3 st

North Forrest (traveled 86 miles) 31

’20’s

Cleveland Williams 6-1 G 13 pts 1 3’s 5 reb

’21’s

Jaren Sullivan 5-10 G 5 pts 2-4 fg 5 reb 4 ast 2 st

Joseph “Joe” Holloway 6-4 G/F 11 pts 10 reb 1 ast 1 st

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Bentavious “Ben” Galmore

Coahoma County

5-7 ’20 G

15 pts 1 3’s 8-8 ft 10 reb 1 ast 1 st

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Keshun Holly

Coahoma County

6-4 ’20 F/C

10 pts 5-8 fg 13 reb 1 ast 2 blk 0 turnovers


Semifinals Game

(B) Potts Camp Cardinals 24-7 (2A Potts Camp, MS) 73

MS #57, 2A #3

Philadelphia Tornadoes 24-6 (2A Philadelphia, MS) 53

MS #77, 2A #6

Notes: Let me start with this, if Martavious “Tay” Frost (6-4 ’20 F Potts Camp 20 pts 7-7 fg 11 reb 3 ast 2 blk 4 st) keeps this up Potts Camp is unbeatable. Philadelphia did a great job of shutting big Mitchell Saulsberry (6-5 ’21 G/F Potts Camp 9 pts 3-6 fg 13 reb 1 ast 1 st) down. They did their homework and shut out the Cardinals biggest weapon. But Mitch is not the only big weapon they have. Tay playing like that and then you throw the recent triple-double machine in the mix. Walter Hamilton (6-8 ’20 G/F Potts Camp 20 pts 7-9 fg 1 3’s 5-7 ft 10 reb 3 ast 11 blk 2 st) earned Player of the Game honors with the back-to-back triple-double. He only blocked 11 shots and I say only because it could’ve been 20 plus with as many as he contested or altered. One thing that goes unnoticed most games with the Cardinals is there guard play. Kedavian Faulkner (5-8 ’20 G Potts Camp 11 pts 3-4 ft 4 reb 4 ast) and JaQuives “Nuk” Muse (5-9 ’20 G Potts Camp 10 pts 1 3’s 3 reb 4 ast) provide a spark with their run outs and defensive pressure.

Potts Camp (traveled 193 miles) 73

’20’s

Martavious “Tay” Frost 6-4 F 20 pts 7-7 fg 11 reb 3 ast 2 blk 4 st

Kedavian Faulkner 5-8 G 11 pts 3-4 ft 4 reb 4 ast

Walter Hamilton 6-8 G/F 20 pts 7-9 fg 1 3’s 5-7 ft 10 reb 3 ast 11 blk 2 st

JaQuives “Nuk” Muse 5-9 G 10 pts 1 3’s 3 reb 4 ast

’21’s

Mitchell Saulsberry 6-5 G/F 9 pts 3-6 fg 13 reb 1 ast 1 st

Philadelphia (traveled 86 miles) 53

’20’s

Tanner Boler 5-9 G 9 pts 1 3’s 3 reb 2 ast 3 st

Nick Crockett 6-2 F 7 pts 5 reb

Francisco Wilson Jr 6-1 F/C 3 pts 7 reb

’21’s

Ira Chambers 6-1 G 11 pts 3 3’s 6 reb 2 ast

Tekavious “Boogie” Bingham 5-11 G/F 10 pts 2 reb 0 turnovers

Jatarian Hudson 6-1 C 3 pts 8 reb 1 blk 0 turnovers

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Walter Hamilton

Potts Camp

6-8 ’20 G/F

20 pts 7-9 fg 1 3’s 5-7 ft 10 reb 3 ast 11 blk 2 st

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Martavious “Tay” Frost

Potts Camp

6-4 ’20 F

20 pts 7-7 fg 11 reb 3 ast 2 blk 4 st


5A Semifinals Round

Tuesday March 3, 2020

From Mississippi Coliseum

Jackson, MS

Semifinals Game

(B) Center Hill Mustangs 25-8 (5A Olive Branch, MS) 57

MS #5, 5A #3

Forest Hill Patriots 25-6 (5A Jackson, MS) 40

MS #3, 5A #2

Notes: Center Hill was able to score early and never trailed the entire game to advance to the championship game. Kaeden Laws (6-5 ’21 G/F Center Hill 16 pts 6-12 fg 1 3’s 3-4 ft 13 reb 1 ast 4 blk) is turning into a versatile, multi-dimensional player right in front of our eyes. Decorian “DeDe” Payton (6-5 ’20 F/C Center Hill 6 pts 3-6 fg 8 reb 2 ast) did an outstanding job of slowing down Keondre “Dre” Montgomery (6-7 ’20 G Forest Hill 13 pts 1 3’s 6 reb 1 blk).

Center Hill (traveled 208 miles) 57

’20’s

Decorian “DeDe” Payton 6-5 F/C 6 pts 3-6 fg 8 reb 2 ast

Jacquez Hardin 6-1 G 13 pts 5-9 fg 1 3’s 3 reb

’21’s

Zandon Haralson 6-5 SF 11 pts 1 3’s 10 reb 3 ast 1 blk

Kaeden Laws 6-5 G/F 16 pts 6-12 fg 1 3’s 3-4 ft 13 reb 1 ast 4 blk

Forest Hill (traveled 11 miles) 40

’20’s

Tre’Vion Bass 6-3 2 pts 6 reb 4 blk 1 st 0 turnovers

Keondre “Dre” Montgomery 6-7 G 13 pts 1 3’s 6 reb 1 blk

’21’s

Gemari Marshall 6-0 G 5 pts 1 3’s 4 reb 1 ast 1 st

Jayme Mitchell 6-3 SF 9 pts 1 3’s 8 reb 1 ast 2 blk 1 st

’22’s

George Marshall 6-1 G 8 pts 1 3’s 3-4 ft 3 reb 1 ast 2 st

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Kaeden Laws

Center Hill

6-5 ’21 G/F

16 pts 6-12 fg 1 3’s 3-4 ft 13 reb 1 ast 4 blk

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Keondre “Dre” Montgomery

Forest Hill

6-7 ’20 G

13 pts 1 3’s 6 reb 1 blk


Semifinals Game

(B) Callaway Chargesr 24-5 (5A Jackson, MS) 59

MS #1, 5A #1

Wingfield Falcons 22-12 (5A Jackson, MS) 42

MS #19, 5A #5

Notes: Other than the tip, Callaway led the whole game. Daeshun Ruffin (5-10 ’21 G Callaway 23 pts 7-13 fg 2 3’s 2 reb 2 ast 2 st) and Keivion Hunt (5-10 ’22 G Callaway 22 pts 10-14 fg 1 3’s 3 reb 2 st) showed why they are the most dominant guard duo in the state. They controlled the pace of the game and were nearly impossible to stop.

Callaway (traveled 8 miles) 59

’20’s

Johnathan Crumley 6-7 C 4 pts 2-4 fg 5 reb 2 blk

Kendarius Buckley 6-2 G 4 pts 2-4 fg 7 reb 2 st

’21’s

Daeshun Ruffin 5-10 G 23 pts 7-13 fg 2 3’s 2 reb 2 ast 2 st

’22’s

Keivion Hunt 5-10 G 22 pts 10-14 fg 1 3’s 3 reb 2 st

Wingfield (traveled 8 miles) 42

’20’s

Damarion Arrington 6-4 G/F 8 pts 9 reb 1 ast 1 blk 1 st

Deonta Griffin 6-2 G/F 13 pts 1 3’s 6 reb 3 ast 2 st

Jaqwone Curry 6-4 G 10 pts 4-7 fg 5 reb 1 ast 1 blk 2 st

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Daeshun Ruffin

Callaway

5-10 ’21 G

23 pts 7-13 fg 2 3’s 2 reb 2 ast 2 st

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Deonta Griffin

Wingfield

6-2 ’20 G/F

13 pts 1 3’s 6 reb 3 ast 2 st


3A Semifinals Round

Wednesday March 4, 2020

From Mississippi Coliseum

Jackson, MS

Semifinals Game

(B) St. Andrew’s Episcopal Saints 28-6 (3A Ridgeland, MS) 64

MS #30 , 3A #4

Holly Springs Hawks 25-8 (3A Holly Springs, MS) 54

MS #22, 3A #2

Notes: St. Andrew’s had a big first quarter and controlled the game for nearly 30 minutes. Rashad Bolden (6-0 ’21 PG St. Andrew’s Episcopal 36 pts 9-16 fg 1 3’s 17-19 ft 8 reb 3 ast 4 st 0 turnovers) was money. He won the game with his clutch free-throw shooting going 6 of 6 in the last couple minutes.

St. Andrew’s (traveled 11 miles) 64

’20’s

Arness Georgetown 6-5 F 6 pts 7 reb 3 ast

’21’s

Rashad Bolden 6-0 PG 36 pts 9-16 fg 1 3’s 17-19 ft 8 reb 3 ast 4 st 0 turnovers

’22’s

Jake Dowdell 6-3 G 15 pts 5-9 fg 5 3’s 2 reb 3 ast

Holly Springs (traveled 189 miles) 54

’20’s

Tyhem Reaves 6-2 G 6 pts 3 reb 2 st

Cori Bell 6-1 G 11 pts 5-6 fg 1 3’s 4 reb 3 ast 1 st

Derek Fountain 6-8 G 21 pts 6-12 fg 2 3’s 6 reb 2 ast 1 blk 3 st 0 turnovers

’21’s

Dylan King 6-4 G/F 11 pts 6 reb 1 blk 0 turnovers

’22’s

Ded’drick Faulkner 5-10 G 5 pts 1 3’s 2 reb 2 ast 1 blk

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Rashad Bolden

St. Andrew’s

6-0 ’21 PG

36 pts 9-16 fg 1 3’s 17-19 ft 8 reb 3 ast 4 st 0 turnovers

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Derek Fountain

Holly Springs

6-8 ’20 G

21 pts 6-12 fg 2 3’s 6 reb 2 ast 1 blk 3 st 0 turnovers


Semifinals Game

(B) Velma Jackson Falcons 30-5 (3A Camden, MS) 61

MS #12, 3A #1

Houston Hilltoppers 22-11 (3A Houston, MS) 44

MS #68, 3A #7

Notes: Houston came in and surprised a lot of people hanging with the big dog for some while before Velma Jackson slowly pulled away. The high flying Falcons got a well rounded effort to advance for the repeat. A mostly unknown commodity coming in, Shemar Crawford (6-5 ’21 G Houston 23 pts 9-12 fg 6 reb 1 ast 2 st) got the attention from everyone in attendance with his play.

Velma Jackson (traveled 46 miles) 61

’20’s

Leaveon Griffin 5-11 SG 13 pts 6-9 fg 3 reb 3 st

Charlie Jones 6-2 PF 10 pts 5 reb 3 ast 2 st

’21’s

Joshua Lee 6-2 G 16 pts 1 3’s 7-8 ft 5 reb 4 ast 1 blk 4 st

R. D. Wilson 6-0 G/F 8 pts 4-6 fg 4 reb 1 st

Jordan Harvey 6-3 G/F 10 pts 5-5 fg 8 reb 3 ast 5 blk

Houston (traveled 156 miles) 44

’21’s

Shemar Crawford 6-5 G 23 pts 9-12 fg 6 reb 1 ast 2 st

’23’s

M. J. Smith 6-6 F/C 7 pts 3-4 fg 9 reb 1 blk 0 turnovers

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Joshua Lee

Velma Jackson

6-2 ’21 G

16 pts 1 3’s 7-8 ft 5 reb 4 ast 1 blk 4 st

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Charlie Jones

Velma Jackson

6-2 ’20 PF

10 pts 5 reb 3 ast 2 st


6A Semifinals Round

Wednesday March 4, 2020

From Mississippi Coliseum

Jackson, MS

Semifinals Game

(B) Starkville Yellowjackets 28-2 (6A Starkville, MS) 70

MS #7, 6A #4

Harrison Central Red Rebels 26-5 (6A Gulfport, MS) 53

MS #6, 6A #3

Notes: This was another game where a team jumped out to a lead and never let up. Starkville looked dominant in the win with a well balanced team. You can never, ever count a Coach Greg Carter coached team. Harrison Central suffered and early setback with stud junior Carlous Williams (6-6 ’21 F Harrison Central 1 reb) only getting 9 minutes in the game due to a leg injury. The Long Beach transfer, Demarius Coleman (5-7 ’22 G Harrison Central 25 pts 8-16 fg 6 3’s 3-4 ft 1 reb 1 ast) had a hot night from outside trying to keep the Red Rebels in the game.

Starkville (traveled 125 miles) 70

’20’s

Forte Prater 6-0 G 10 pts 5-9 fg 1 reb 9 ast 1 st

Trey Jackson 6-1 G 9 pts 4-7 fg 1 3’s 5 reb 1 ast

Ed’zerick ‘Zeke” Cook 6-3 F/C 12 pts 5-5 fg 5 reb 0 turnovers

’21’s

Coltie Young 6-3 G 17 pts 4 3’s 3-4 ft 8 reb 1 ast 1 st

Jarmarvious Phillips 6-2 F 11 pts 5-6 fg 6 reb 3 blk 3 st

Harrison Central (traveled 151 miles) 53

’20’s

Cameran Haynes 6-0 9 pts 1 3’s 4-4 ft 3 reb 1 ast

’21’s

Carlous Williams 6-6 F 1 reb 9 minutes

Jacobi Moore 6-4 4 pts 6 reb 2 ast 1 blk 0 turnovers

’22’s

Samuel Murray 6-7 G/F 4 pts 8 reb 2 ast 1 blk 1 st

Demarius Coleman 5-7 G 25 pts 8-16 fg 6 3’s 3-4 ft 1 reb 1 ast

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Coltie Young

Starkville

6-3 ’21 G

17 pts 4 3’s 3-4 ft 8 reb 1 ast 1 st

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Forte Prater

Starkville

6-0 ’20 G

10 pts 5-9 fg 1 reb 9 ast 1 st


Semifinals Game

(B) Murrah Mustangs 20-10 (6A Jackson, MS) 63

MS #15, 6A #9

Biloxi Indians 24-5 (6A Biloxi, MS) 50

MS #13, 6A #8

Notes: A young and talented Murrah team will be making the Championship game a year earlier than expected. Big Joseph Dupree (6-6 ’21 F Murrah 26 pts 7-11 fg 3 3’s 9-12 ft 5 reb 1 ast 1 blk 2 st) had a huge game and it seemed like he couldn’t miss from the floor.

Murrah (traveled 3 miles) 63

’20’s

Christian Evans 6-2 G 14 pts 6-10 fg 1 3’s 5 reb 1 ast 3 st 0 turnovers

Kenard Bowie 6-5 F 5 pts 4 reb 4 ast 2 blk

’21’s

Jamaal Esco 5-11 G 5 pts 2-4 fg 1 3’s 6 reb 4 ast 2 blk 1 st

Joseph Dupree 6-6 F 26 pts 7-11 fg 3 3’s 9-12 ft 5 reb 1 ast 1 blk 2 st

’22’s

Christian Pillow 6-4 F 12 pts 5-6 fg 3 reb 0 turnovers

Biloxi (traveled 163 miles) 50

’20’s

Keontae Beasley PG 6 pts 1 3’s 3-4 ft 3 reb 2 ast 1 st

Caleb McCarty 6-7 C 12 pts 6-8 fg 7 reb 2 ast 3 blk

Jervin Smith 6-2 6 pts 2-4 fg 6 reb 2 blk

’21’s

Chad O’Neal 6-3 6 pts 2-4 fg 5 reb

Kam’ron McBride 6-2 10 pts 2 3’s 5 reb 1 st

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Joseph Dupree

Murrah

6-6 ’21 F

26 pts 7-11 fg 3 3’s 9-12 ft 5 reb 1 ast 1 blk 2 st

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Caleb McCarty

Biloxi

6-7 ’20 C

12 pts 6-8 fg 7 reb 2 ast 3 blk


Magnolia Hoops Head Coach

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

Tony Tadlock

Raymond


Magnolia Hoops Best Game

The best game that I saw during this time period.

Potts Camp 73

Philadelphia 53


Magnolia Hoops Top 5 Teams

The top five teams that I saw during this time period.

Callaway

Center Hill

Starkville

Velma Jackson

Raymond


Magnolia Hoops Head of the Class

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

2020: Walter Hamilton 6-8 G/F Potts Camp

20 pts 7-9 fg 1 3’s 5-7 ft 10 reb 3 ast 11 blk 2 st

2021: Rashad Bolden 6-0 PG St. Andrew’s

36 pts 9-16 fg 1 3’s 17-19 ft 8 reb 3 ast 4 st 0 turnovers

2022: Deandre Smith 6-2 G Greenwood

17 pts 7-13 fg 12 reb 5 ast 2 blk 3 st

2023: M. J. Smith 6-6 F/C Houston

7 pts 3-4 fg 9 reb 1 blk 0 turnovers


Magnolia Hoops Starting 5

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

Rashad Bolden

6-0 ’21 PG St. Andrew’s 36 pts 9-16 fg 1 3’s 17-19 ft 8 reb 3 ast 4 st 0 turnovers

Walter Hamilton

6-8 ’20 G/F Potts Camp 20 pts 7-9 fg 1 3’s 5-7 ft 10 reb 3 ast 11 blk 2 st

Zach Shugars

6-2 ’21 G Ingomar 21 pts 15-17 ft 15 reb 5 ast 1 st

Martavious “Tay” Frost

6-4 ’20 F Potts Camp 20 pts 7-7 fg 11 reb 3 ast 2 blk 4 st

Deandre Smith

6-2 ’22 G Greenwood 17 pts 7-13 fg 12 reb 5 ast 2 blk 3 st


Katie Roberts Photography Senior Squad

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

Walter Hamilton

6-8 G/F Potts Camp 20 pts 7-9 fg 1 3’s 5-7 ft 10 reb 3 ast 11 blk 2 st

Martavious “Tay” Frost

6-4 F Potts Camp 20 pts 7-7 fg 11 reb 3 ast 2 blk 4 st

Jacquan McDonel

6-2 G/F Florence 29 pts 10-17 fg 4 3’s 5 reb 2 st

Jacolby Williams

6-2 G/F Baldwyn 26 pts 11-16 fg 8 reb

Derek Fountain

6-8 G Holly Springs 21 pts 6-12 fg 2 3’s 6 reb 2 ast 1 blk 3 st 0 turnovers


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