Archive - Jan 11, 2014
Rick Rayâ€™s first taste of rival Ole Miss inside Humphrey Coliseum was memorable.
His Mississippi State Bulldogs knocked off the in-state rival Rebels 73-67 a season ago in Starkville to split the season series.
Ray urged students to show up and they did, making the Humphrey Coliseum a loud place and gave the Bulldogs the home court advantage.
A big emphasis for Starkville High School head coach Greg Carter is getting into the lane and getting easy buckets.
His Yellowjackets listened Friday night.
The Jackets did most of their damage in the paint as they went on to beat the Northwest Rankin Cougars 64-32 in the Bee Hive in a Class 6A, Region 3, District 4 matchup.
It wasn't the way the Starkville Lady Yellowjackets wanted to start the new year on Friday night.
The Northwest Rankin Lady Cougars secured a first-quarter lead against Starkville and didn't give it up for the rest of the game.
The Lady Jackets ended up losing their first Class 6A, Region 3 game of the season to the Lady Cougars 76-67.
Starkville coach Anna Albritton compares her teamâ€™s style of play to â€śa chess game.â€ť
On Friday night, the Lady Jackets executed that metaphor beautifully as they moved the ball around, set up all the right shots, including 38 shots on goal, and ultimately defeated the visiting Lady Falcons of Columbus 9-0 in a Class 6A, Region 3 match.