2023 Prentiss County Tournament Semifinals Recap 1-6-23

Friday January 6, 2023

From Bonner Arnold Coliseum NEMCC

Booneville, MS

(G) Booneville Lady Blue Devils 17-1 (3A Booneville, MS) 65

Jumpertown Lady Cardinals 5-11 (1A Booneville, MS) 19

Notes: Jumpertown fought as hard as they could but just couldn’t hang with the 3A powerhouse. Sophomores Niyah Cook (6-1 ’25 C Booneville 14 pts 6 reb 3 ast 2 st) and Ava Kate Smith (5-7 ’25 G Booneville 15 pts (10 in 1st qtr) 1 three 2-2 ft 1 reb 3 ast 1 st) provided the firepower for Booneville on the semifinal night to advance the Lady Devils to the Championship game. Cheyanna Johnson (’23 G Jumpertown 10 pts 3 3’s 1 reb 1 ast 1 st) displayed a valiant effort for the Lady Cardinals.

Booneville (traveled 1 miles) 65

’23’s

Hallie Burns 5-5 G/F 8 pts 2 3’s 1 reb 3 ast 3 st

’24’s

Kaylee Johnson 5-9 G 9 pts 3 3’s 2 reb 3 ast 2 st

’25’s

Ava Kate Smith 5-7 G 15 pts (10 in 1st qtr) 1 three 2-2 ft 1 reb 3 ast 1 st

Kylee Johnson 5-6 G 6 pts 2 3’s 2 reb 4 st

Niyah Cook 6-1 C 14 pts 6 reb 3 ast 2 st

Jumpertown (traveled 7 miles) 19

’23’s

Cheyanna Johnson G 10 pts 3 3’s 1 reb 1 ast 1 st

Magnolia Hoops

Player of the Game

Niyah Cook

Booneville

6-1 ’25 C

14 pts 6 reb 3 ast 2 st

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Hallie Burns

Booneville

5-5 ’23 G/F

8 pts 2 3’s 1 reb 3 ast 3 st


(B) Baldwyn Bearcats 14-1 (2A Baldwyn, MS) 42

New Site Royals 15-5 (2A New Site, MS) 37

Notes: Baldwyn was able to survive a late New Site push to advance to the Championship game. New Site was able to tie the game with 1:51 to go in the fourth at 37 on two made free-throws from Daniel Wildmon (5-11 ’24 G New Site 15 pts 1 three 4-4 ft 1 reb 1 ast 1 st). Rodney Stewart (5-11 ’23 F Baldwyn 6 pts 3 reb 2 st) was able to tip the ball away on the following New Site possession and it was snatched up by Trey Craven (’26 G Baldwyn 3 pts 1 three 1 reb 1 ast 1 st 1 charge taken) and swiftly lobbed down the court to Stewart to give Baldwyn a 39-37 lead. Nathan Shaw (6-1 ’24 C Baldwyn 14 pts 6-8 ft 6 reb 1 ast 2 st) was able to put the game away connecting on 3 out of 4 free-throws in the remaining seconds of the game to earn Player of the Game honors. Malachi King (5-11 ’23 G New Site 14 pts (8 in 4th qtr) 2 3’s 1 reb 1 ast 1 st) scored 8 of the 12 points for New Site in the comeback attempt.

Baldwyn (traveled 12 miles) 42

’23’s

Rodney Stewart 5-11 F 6 pts 3 reb 2 st

Jamaury Marshall G 7 pts 3-3 ft 7 reb 2 ast

’24’s

Nathan Shaw 6-1 C 14 pts 6-8 ft 6 reb 1 ast 2 st

’25’s

Dy’Lan Johnson 6-3 G 7 pts 1 three 4 reb 1 ast 1 blk 2 st

’26’s

Trey Craven G 3 pts 1 three 1 reb 1 ast 1 st 1 charge taken

New Site (traveled 14 miles) 37

’23’s

Malachi King 5-11 G 14 pts (8 in 4th qtr) 2 3’s 1 reb 1 ast 1 st

’24’s

Dallas Pounds 6-2 F/C 4 pts 5 reb 2 ast 3 st

Daniel Wildmon 5-11 G 15 pts 1 three 4-4 ft 1 reb 1 ast 1 st

’26’s

Ashton Lambert 6-2 F/C 2 pts 4 reb 1 blk 3 st

Magnolia Hoops

Player of the Game

Nathan Shaw

Baldwyn

6-1 ’24 C

14 pts 6-8 ft 6 reb 1 ast 2 st

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Malachi King

New Site

5-11 ’23 G

14 pts (8 in 4th qtr) 2 3’s 1 reb 1 ast 1 st


(G) New Site Lady Royals 17-4 (2A New Site, MS) 37

Baldwyn Lady Bearcats 8-3 (2A Baldwyn, MS) 31

Notes: New Site scored the first basket of the game on a 3 by Gracie Yates (5-9 ’23 G New Site 12 pts 2 3’s 5 reb 1 ast 4 st 1 charge taken). They wouldn’t connect on another made field game until :13 seconds remaining in the half which was a 2 by Yates. The only other scoring the Lady Royals would get in the first half was a few more made free-throws to go into the break with a double-digit deficit. New Site appeared back on the court from the locker room ready to play after the break. Chloe Chism (5-11 ’25 G New Site 12 pts (6 in 4th qtr) 1 three 3-3 ft 7 reb 3 ast 4 blk 1 st), Brooklyn Hodum (5-8 ’24 G New Site 11 pts 1 three 3 reb 2 ast 5 st) and Yates helped lead the New Site with a comeback to continue the Lady Royal streak in the PCT Championship game to 16 years I believe. Sommer Tyes (5-9 ’23 F/C Baldwyn 13 pts 12 reb 2 st) posted a solid double-double in the loss.

The New Site Lady Royals would go on to win the tournament defeating Booneville 30-29.

New Site (traveled 14 miles) 37

’23’s

Gracie Yates 5-9 G 12 pts 2 3’s 5 reb 1 ast 4 st 1 charge taken

Allie Hutchins 6-0 F 4 reb 4 blk 1 st

’24’s

Brooklyn Hodum 5-8 G 11 pts 1 three 3 reb 2 ast 5 st

’25’s

Chloe Chism 5-11 G 12 pts (6 in 4th qtr) 1 three 3-3 ft 7 reb 3 ast 4 blk 1 st

Baldwyn (traveled 12 miles) 31

’23’s

Jada Shinault 5-2 PG 8 pts 5 reb 1 ast 5 st 1 charge taken

Kinya Anderson 5-3 G 8 pts 4-4 ft 6 reb

Sommer Tyes 5-9 F/C 13 pts 12 reb 2 st

’24’s

Perrie Barnett F 7 reb 1 ast

Janiyah Johnson G/F 1 pt 5 reb 3 st

Magnolia Hoops

Player of the Game

Chloe Chism

New Site

5-11 ’25 G

12 pts (6 in 4th qtr) 1 three 3-3 ft 7 reb 3 ast 4 blk 1 st

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Gracie Yates

New Site

5-9 ’23 G

12 pts 2 3’s 5 reb 1 ast 4 st 1 charge taken

Gerald Snider

Real Deal Player

Sommer Tyes

Baldwyn

5-9 ’23 F/C

13 pts 12 reb 2 st


(B) Booneville Blue Devils 16-2 (3A Booneville, MS) 81

Wheeler Eagles 9-7 (1A Wheeler, MS) 33

Notes: This game was a perfect example of why Booneville is the most dangerous team in 3A. You have a defensive mastermind genius on the bench for Wheeler in Coach Rick Howell and he figures out a way to slow the 3 “better” players down for Booneville. Then Coach Michael Smith hits you with a Dalton Jackson (5-9 ’25 G Booneville 18 pts 1 three 1-1 ft 1 reb 5 ast 4 st (all stats in 1st half)) and Landon Brown (6-3 ’24 G Booneville 20 pts (all in 1st half) 4 3’s 2 st) one-two 38 piece punch in the first half. Wheeler should feel no shame in this game or score because this Booneville team is good. Don’t count the Eagles out either. They are a pretty good team and will be a tough out in the playoffs.

Booneville would go on to win the Prentiss County Tournament beating Baldwyn 63-41.

Booneville (traveled 1 miles) 81

’23’s

James Dukes 6-6 F 4 pts 2 reb 1 st 1 blk

’24’s

Landon Brown 6-3 G 20 pts (all in 1st half) 4 3’s 2 st

Briley McKinney 5-10 G 7 pts 1 three 1 reb 3 ast 1 st

’25’s

Dalton Jackson 5-9 G 18 pts 1 three 1-1 ft 1 reb 5 ast 4 st (all stats in 1st half)

Kedrick Simmons 6-6 G 5 pts 3-3 ft 4 reb 1 ast 2 blk 1 st

’26’s

Elijah Dukes 6-6 G 9 pts 3 3’s 4 reb 1 st

Wheeler (traveled 8 miles) 33

’23’s

NyShaun Hutcheson 6-3 PF 14 pts 4 reb 2 blk 1 st

’26’s

Brandon Lowery 6-4 C 10 pts 4 reb

Magnolia Hoops

Player of the Game

Dalton Jackson

Booneville

5-9 ’25 G

18 pts 1 three 1-1 ft 1 reb 5 ast 4 st (all stats in 1st half)

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

NyShaun Hutcheson

Wheeler

6-3 ’23 PF

14 pts 4 reb 2 blk 1 st


Boys (Mississippi Only)

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

Michael Smith Booneville


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

Baldwyn 42 New Site 37


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

  1. Booneville
  2. Baldwyn
  3. New Site
  4. Wheeler


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

2023: NyShaun Hutcheson 6-3 PF Wheeler
14 pts 4 reb 2 blk 1 st
2024: Nathan Shaw 6-1 C Baldwyn
14 pts 6-8 ft 6 reb 1 ast 2 st
2025: Dalton Jackson 5-9 G Booneville
18 pts 1 three 1-1 ft 1 reb 5 ast 4 st (all stats in 1st half)
2026: Elijah Dukes 6-6 G Booneville
9 pts 3 3’s 4 reb 1 st

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

  1. Dalton Jackson 5-9 ’25 G Booneville
    18 pts 1 three 1-1 ft 1 reb 5 ast 4 st (all stats in 1st half)
  2. Nathan Shaw 6-1 ’24 C Baldwyn
    14 pts 6-8 ft 6 reb 1 ast 2 st
  3. Landon Brown 6-3 ’24 G Booneville
    20 pts (all in 1st half) 4 3’s 2 st
  4. NyShaun Hutcheson 6-3 ’23 PF Wheeler
    14 pts 4 reb 2 blk 1 st
  5. Daniel Wildmon 5-11 ’24 G New Site
    15 pts 1 three 4-4 ft 1 reb 1 ast 1 st

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

  1. NyShaun Hutcheson 6-3 PF Wheeler
    14 pts 4 reb 2 blk 1 st
  2. Malachi King 5-11 G New Site
    14 pts (8 in 4th qtr) 2 3’s 1 reb 1 ast 1 st
  3. Jamaury Marshall G Baldwyn
    7 pts 3-3 ft 7 reb 2 ast
  4. Rodney Stewart 5-11 F Baldwyn
    6 pts 3 reb 2 st
  5. James Dukes 6-6 F Booneville
    4 pts 2 reb 1 st 1 blk

Girls (Mississippi Only)

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

Byron Sparks New Site


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

New Site 37 Baldwyn 31

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

  1. Booneville
  2. New Site
  3. Baldwyn
  4. Jumpertown


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

2023: Sommer Tyes 5-9 F/C Baldwyn
13 pts 12 reb 2 st
2024: Brooklyn Hodum 5-8 G New Site
11 pts 1 three 3 reb 2 ast 5 st
2025: Chloe Chism 5-11 G New Site
12 pts (6 in 4th qtr) 1 three 3-3 ft 7 reb 3 ast 4 blk 1 st

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

  1. Chloe Chism 5-11 ’25 G New Site
    12 pts (6 in 4th qtr) 1 three 3-3 ft 7 reb 3 ast 4 blk 1 st
  2. Sommer Tyes 5-9 ’23 F/C Baldwyn
    13 pts 12 reb 2 st
  3. Niyah Cook 6-1 ’25 C Booneville
    14 pts 6 reb 3 ast 2 st
  4. Gracie Yates 5-9 ’23 G New Site
    12 pts 2 3’s 5 reb 1 ast 4 st 1 charge taken
  5. Brooklyn Hodum 5-8 ’24 G New Site
    11 pts 1 three 3 reb 2 ast 5 st

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

  1. Sommer Tyes 5-9 F/C Baldwyn
    13 pts 12 reb 2 st
  2. Gracie Yates 5-9 G New Site
    12 pts 2 3’s 5 reb 1 ast 4 st 1 charge taken
  3. Jada Shinault 5-2 PG Baldwyn
    8 pts 5 reb 1 ast 5 st 1 charge taken
  4. Hallie Burns 5-5 G/F Booneville
    8 pts 2 3’s 1 reb 3 ast 3 st
  5. Kinya Anderson 5-3 G Baldwyn
    8 pts 4-4 ft 6 reb

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