The BIGG Classic Recap 12-10-22

Saturday December 10, 2022

From Biggersville HS

Corinth, MS

(B) Desoto Central Jaguars 6-5 (6A Southaven, MS) 60

McNairy Central Bobcats 4-2 (3A Selmer, TN) 55

Notes: KJ Patrick (5-11 ’25 PG Desoto Central 11 pts 1 three 1 reb 2 st) ran his team smoothly to earn Most Outstanding Player. Bob Dickson Jr. (6-7 ’25 C Desoto Central 9 pts 11 reb 2 ast 4 blk 1 st) controlled the paint to earn the Player of the Game award. I really like this DC team. Coach Orman has this team looking different this year. He can play several different lineups with several bigs or athletic guards.

Desoto Central (traveled 88 miles) 60

’23’s

Donovan Griffin 6-3 G/F 11 pts 5-6 ft 4 reb 2 ast 3 st

’24’s

Jayce Graham 6-8 F/C 4 pts 4 reb 2 blk

Caleb Curtis 5-11 G 11 pts 3 3’s 1 reb 1 ast 2 st

’25’s

KJ Patrick 5-11 PG 11 pts 1 three 1 reb 2 st

Bob Dickson Jr. 6-7 C 9 pts 11 reb 2 ast 4 blk 1 st

Joshua Jackson 5-8 G 6 pts 3 reb 3 ast 1 st

McNairy Central (traveled 25 miles) 55

Tanner Kirk 14 pts 2 3’s 2-2 ft 3 reb 2 ast 1 st

’23’s

Nate Moore 6-0 17 pts 3 3’s 4-4 ft 2 reb 3 ast 2 st

Simon Whitaker 6-2 8 pts 6 reb 1 ast

’24’s

Jabari Melton 6-2 12 pts 9 reb 1 blk 1 st

Most Outstanding Player

KJ Patrick

Desoto Central

5-11 ’25 PG

11 pts 1 three 1 reb 2 st

Magnolia Hoops

Player of the Game

Bob Dickson Jr.

Desoto Central

6-7 ’25 C

9 pts 11 reb 2 ast 4 blk 1 st


(B) Byers Lions 6-2 (1A Holly Springs, MS) 52

Ripley Tigers 2-7 (4A Ripley, MS) 36

Notes: HW Byers looked good in a big win over Ripley. Michael James (6-0 ’23 G Byers 18 pts 2 3’s 15 reb 1 ast 2 st) was dominant in the win for the Lions. Byers will be a serious contender again in 1A this year.

Ripley (traveled 30 miles) 36

’23’s

Tyler Rucker 5-8 G 9 pts 1 three 3 reb 2 st

Jaki Holmes 6-1 F 12 pts 1 three 2 reb 1 blk

Elijah Edgeston 5-9 G 11 pts 5 reb 1 ast 3 st

Quintarius Irving 5-8 G 3 reb 1 ast 4 st

’24’s

Quintarius Irving 5-8 G 3 reb 1 ast 4 st

Byers (traveled 61 miles) 52

’23’s

Michael James 6-0 G 18 pts 2 3’s 15 reb 1 ast 2 st

’24’s

Mardarian Euell 6-2 C 5 pts 8 reb 1 blk 1 st

Jabari Wright 5-9 G 16 pts 3 reb 2 ast 3 st

Chris Isom Jr. 6-1 PG 6 pts 6 reb 1 ast 1 blk 1 st

Most Outstanding Player

Michael James

Byers

6-0 ’23 G

18 pts 2 3’s 15 reb 1 ast 2 st


(B) Nettleton Tigers 8-1 (3A Nettleton, MS) 68

North Side Gators 3-3 (2A Shelby, MS) 57

Notes: Jayden Carruthers (6-4 ’24 F/C Nettleton 18 pts (14 in 2nd half) 6 reb 1 ast 4 blk 2 st) and Anterrion Venson (5-8 ’24 G Nettleton 19 pts 3 3’s 4 ast 3 st) had big games to earn Player of the Game awards for Nettleton. Jamarion Ball (6-3 ’23 G/F Nettleton 11 pts 3 3’s 6 reb 3 ast 2 blk) was also an interesting long and lanky wing for Coach Gardner. Jemarius Jackson (North Side12 pts 11 reb 2 ast 1 st) had a double-double for the Gators.

Nettleton (traveled 58 miles) 68

’23’s

Zavian Dilworth 5-10 G/F 8 pts 1 three 3-4 ft 2 reb 1 ast 4 st 2 charges taken

Jamarion Ball 6-3 G/F 11 pts 3 3’s 6 reb 3 ast 2 blk

’24’s

Anterrion Venson 5-8 G 19 pts 3 3’s 4 ast 3 st

Jayden Carruthers 6-4 F/C 18 pts (14 in 2nd half) 6 reb 1 ast 4 blk 2 st

’25’s

Nick Owens 6-2 F 7 pts 5 reb

DJ Birks 5-10 G/F 7 pts 1 three 3 reb 1 ast 1 st

North Side (traveled 178 miles) 57

Tyshun Appleton 12 pts 3 3’s 6 reb 1 blk 1 st

Darrin Northworthy 11 pts 2 3’s 3 reb 3 ast 2 st

Lamont White 15 pts 4 3’s 4 reb 1 ast 2 st

Jemarius Jackson 12 pts 11 reb 2 ast 1 st

Most Outstanding Player

Anterrion Venson

Nettleton

5-8 ’24 G

19 pts 3 3’s 4 ast 3 st

Magnolia Hoops

Player of the Game

Jayden Carruthers

Nettleton

6-4 ’24 F/C

18 pts (14 in 2nd half) 6 reb 1 ast 4 blk 2 st


(B) South Pontotoc Cougars 14-1 (4A Pontotoc, MS) 57

West Bolivar Eagles 4-3 (1A Rosedale, MS) 20

Notes: Pacey Matthews (6-3 ’24 F South Pontotoc 13 pts (11 in 1st qtr) 5-5 ft 6 reb) snagged the Player of the game honors in limited minutes. Coach Vandiver has a deep squad with his 5 in and 5 out subs. He is playing his lineups to perfection and it is showing with their record. Kieveon Evans (’26 G West Bolivar 16 pts 2 3’s 5 reb 3 st 1 blk) scored 16 of the 20 points for Rosedale.

South Pontotoc (traveled 70 miles) 57

’24’s

Pacey Matthews 6-3 F 13 pts (11 in 1st qtr) 5-5 ft 6 reb

Braydon Gazaway 6-2 G 12 pts 2-2 ft 7 reb 1 st

’25’s

Nash Guerin 6-2 G 11 pts 1 three 1 reb 1 ast 1 st 1 charge taken

West Bolivar (traveled 194 miles) 20

’26’s

Kieveon Evans G 16 pts 2 3’s 5 reb 3 st 1 blk

Most Outstanding Player

Pacey Matthews

South Pontotoc

6-3 ’24 F

13 pts (11 in 1st qtr) 5-5 ft 6 reb


(B) Pine Grove Panthers 9-4 (2A Ripley, MS) 47

McEvans Warriors 3-3 (1A Shaw, MS) 44

Notes: Jack Hudson (’23 G Pine Grove 23 pts 4 3’s 3-4 ft 2 reb 1 st) helped the Grovers sneak by McEvans to provide him with Player of the game honors. Keaton Wilkerson (’23 G Pine Grove 10 pts 2 3’s 10 reb 2 ast 3 st) was right there with him for the award with his solid double-double.

Pine Grove (traveled 27 miles) 47

’23’s

Jack Hudson G 23 pts 4 3’s 3-4 ft 2 reb 1 st

Keaton Wilkerson G 10 pts 2 3’s 10 reb 2 ast 3 st

Jamas Cox 6-3 F 7 pts 6 reb 2 charges taken

’25’s

Britton Fryar 5-6 G 6 pts 2 reb 3 ast 1 st

McEvans (traveled 202 miles) 44

’23’s

Jalen Smith 5-10 G 13 pts 2 3’s 4 reb 3 ast 1 blk 2 st

Brenton Hall 6-0 G/F 13 pts 3-4 ft 3 reb 1 st 1 charge taken

Jordan Michael F 4 pts 5 reb 1 st

Brandon Hall 6-0 G 11 pts 1 three 2-2 ft 6 reb 2 st

Most Outstanding Player

Jack Hudson

Pine Grove

’23 G

23 pts 4 3’s 3-4 ft 2 reb 1 st


(B) Biggersville Lions 4-0 (1A Corinth, MS) 49

New Hope Trojans 5-5 (5A Columbus, MS) 48

Notes: Dylan Rowsey (6-2 ’23 G Biggersville 12 pts 8-8 ft 10 reb 3 st 4 charges taken) had a double-double and was all over the court in the win. Tre Gunn (6-1 ’24 G Biggersville 13 pts 2-2 ft 5 reb 1 ast 2 st 2 charges taken) helped Biggersville slip by a good New hope team. Biggersville has a really good chance of bringing another gold ball back to Northeast Mississippi. TJ Warren (6-1 ’26 G New Hope 16 pts (10 in 4th qtr) 2 3’s 6-6 ft 3 reb 1 ast 2 st) played big in the fourth quarter keeping the Trojans close in the contest.

Biggersville (home team) 49

’23’s

Dylan Rowsey 6-2 G 12 pts 8-8 ft 10 reb 3 st 4 charges taken

Braxton Ross 6-6 F/C 11 pts 6 reb 1 st

’24’s

Tre Gunn 6-1 G 13 pts 2-2 ft 5 reb 1 ast 2 st 2 charges taken

Jathan Hatch 6-3 F 3 pts 6 reb 1 ast 3 st

’26’s

Brooks Seago 6-1 G 7 pts 1 three 4 reb 2 ast 1 st 1 charge taken

New Hope (traveled 115 miles) 48

’23’s

Matthew Stennis 6-1 G 12 pts 1 three 2 reb 1 ast 1 blk 2 st

’24’s

Issace Grady 6-4 G/F 4 pts 11 reb 2 ast 2 st

’25’s

Lonnie Shinn 6-5 F 9 pts 1 three 3 reb 2 blk

Wilton Bush 6-3 G 3 pts 3 reb 2 ast 2 blk 3 st

’26’s

TJ Warren 6-1 G 16 pts (10 in 4th qtr) 2 3’s 6-6 ft 3 reb 1 ast 2 st

Most Outstanding Player

Tre Gunn

Biggersville

6-1 ’24 G

13 pts 2-2 ft 5 reb 1 ast 2 st 2 charges taken

Magnolia Hoops

Player of the Game

Dylan Rowsey

Biggersville

6-2 ’23 G

12 pts 8-8 ft 10 reb 3 st 4 charges taken


(B) Olive Branch Conquistadors 7-1 (6A Olive Branch, MS) 71

Booneville Blue Devils 7-2 (3A Booneville, MS) 59

Notes: The last time I saw OB play I didn’t really like the way they were just running and jacking shots up. After seeing them again I have a better understanding of how they are playing and I like it. They run the fast break and get up plenty of shots. This fits the strength of the team and all of the guards. They played so fast I probably missed a lot of stats for them. Jaylyn Tyler (6-0 ’24 G Olive Branch 20 pts (14 in 2nd half) 1 three 5-6 ft 2 reb 1 ast 3 st) continues to be the solid go to scorer when not running and jacking. Booneville got a huge effort from Kedrick Simmons (6-6 ’25 G/F Booneville 25 pts 7-7 ft 3 3’s 9 reb 3 ast 1 blk 3 st). The long guard keep developing into a D1 prospect. Booneville is a solid team and should be the favorite in 3A.

Booneville (traveled 12 miles) 59

’23’s

James Dukes 6-6 F 4 pts 5 reb 2-2 ft 1 ast 1 blk

’24’s

Landon Brown 6-3 G/F 17 pts 1 three 4 reb 1 ast 1 blk 2 st 1 charge taken

Alec Nunley 6-3 G 10 pts 2 reb 1 ast 1 st

’25’s

Dalton Jackson 5-9 G 6 pts 3 reb 3 ast 2 st

Kedrick Simmons 6-6 G/F 25 pts 7-7 ft 3 3’s 9 reb 3 ast 1 blk 3 st

Olive Branch (traveled 81 miles) 71

’23’s

Kaleb King 6-2 G 12 pts 2 3’s 1 st 1 ast

’24’s

Jaylyn Tyler 6-0 G 20 pts (14 in 2nd half) 1 three 5-6 ft 2 reb 1 ast 3 st

Zahir Gutierrez 5-10 G 12 pts 2 3’s 5 reb 3 ast 2 st

Caleb Hunt 5-10 G 6 pts 6 reb 1 ast 3 st

’25’s

Reece Garrison 6-2 G 10 pts 3 reb 2 ast 1 st 2 charges taken

Most Outstanding Player

Jaylyn Tyler

Olive Branch

6-0 ’24 G

20 pts (14 in 2nd half) 1 three 5-6 ft 2 reb 1 ast 3 st


(B) Southaven Chargers 11-2 (6A Southaven, MS) 65

Saltillo Tigers 8-2 (5A Saltillo, MS) 64

Notes: Southaven started the gameblowing Saltillo out then Coach Lauderdale got them fired up to finally take the lead with 3:03 remaining in the game. It would then be a back and forth contest until Rodarius Donley (6-0 ’24 G Southaven 38 pts 5 3’s 5-5 ft 4 reb 4 st) grabbed a rebound and then hit the game winning put back. Demetrius Duffy (6-6 ’25 C Saltillo C 25 pts (18 in 2nd half) 7-10 ft 15 reb (10 in 2nd half) 2 ast 2 blk 3 st) posted a big double-double in the second half alone to help get the Tigers back in the game.

Saltillo (traveled 35 miles) 64

’24’s

Gunner Wesson 6-2 G 10 pts (6 in 4th qt) 4-4 ft (in 4th qtr) 3 reb 2 st

Coby Owens 6-2 PF 6 pts 2 3’s 2 reb 1 blk 1 st

’25’s

Jack Adams 5-10 SG 8 pts 2 3’s 1 reb 2 ast 1 charge taken

Demetrius Duffy 6-6 C 25 pts (18 in 2nd half) 7-10 ft 15 reb (10 in 2nd half) 2 ast 2 blk 3 st

Tae Ellis Edwards 6-1 F 4 pts 3 reb 3 ast

Southaven (traveled 91 miles) 65

’23’s

Kameron House 5-9 G 6 pts 2-2 ft 1 reb 4 ast 2 st

Aaron Smith 6-2 F 13 pts 1 three 11 reb

Blake Thompson 6-5 F/C 2 pts 6 reb 1 st

’24’s

Rodarius Donley 6-0 G 38 pts 5 3’s 5-5 ft 4 reb 4 st (Game winning rebound and put back)

’25’s

Kobe Bryant 6-0 G 9 pts 1 three 1 st

Most Outstanding Player

Rodarius Donley

Southaven

6-0 ’24 G

38 pts 5 3’s 5-5 ft 4 reb 4 st

Game winning rebound and put back


Boys (Mississippi Only)

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

Blake Orman Desoto Central


Best Game-The best game that I saw during this time period.

Biggersville 49 New Hope 48


Top 5 Teams-The top five teams that I saw during this time period.

  1. Olive Branch
  2. Booneville
  3. Biggersville
  4. New Hope
  5. Desoto Central


Magnolia Hoops Head of the Class
The best players in their respective classes that I saw during this time period based on stats.

2023: Michael James 6-0 G Byers
18 pts 2 3’s 15 reb 1 ast 2 st
2024: Rodarius Donley 6-0 G Southaven
38 pts 5 3’s 5-5 ft 4 reb 4 st (Game winning rebound and put back)
2025: Demetrius Duffy 6-6 C Saltillo
25 pts (18 in 2nd half) 7-10 ft 15 reb (10 in 2nd half) 2 ast 2 blk 3 st
2026: TJ Warren 6-1 G New Hope
16 pts (10 in 4th qtr) 2 3’s 6-6 ft 3 reb 1 ast 2 st

Magnolia Hoops Starting 5
The top five players that I saw during this time period based on stats.

  1. Demetrius Duffy 6-6 ’25 C Saltillo
    25 pts (18 in 2nd half) 7-10 ft 15 reb (10 in 2nd half) 2 ast 2 blk 3 st
  2. Rodarius Donley 6-0 ’24 G Southaven
    38 pts 5 3’s 5-5 ft 4 reb 4 st (Game winning rebound and put back)
  3. Kedrick Simmons 6-6 ’25 G/F Booneville
    25 pts 7-7 ft 3 3’s 9 reb 3 ast 1 blk 3 st
  4. Michael James 6-0 ’23 G Byers
    18 pts 2 3’s 15 reb 1 ast 2 st
  5. Jayden Carruthers 6-4 ’24 F/C Nettleton
    18 pts (14 in 2nd half) 6 reb 1 ast 4 blk 2 st

Katie Roberts Photography Senior Squad
The top five seniors that I saw during this time period based on stats.

  1. Michael James 6-0 G Byers
    18 pts 2 3’s 15 reb 1 ast 2 st
  2. Dylan Rowsey 6-2 G Biggersville
    12 pts 8-8 ft 10 reb 3 st 4 charges taken
  3. Jack Hudson G Pine Grove
    23 pts 4 3’s 3-4 ft 2 reb 1 st
  4. Keaton Wilkerson G Pine Grove
    10 pts 2 3’s 10 reb 2 ast 3 st
  5. Aaron Smith 6-2 F Southaven
    13 pts 1 three 11 reb

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