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Competition in the Travis Outlaw Slam Dunk at the Hump came to conclusion Saturday evening and it did so with little fanfare.
After leading all game, the Starkville Yellowjackets rebounded from a day one loss to defeat Restoration Academy (Ala.) 52-33.
The Starkville Lady Yellowjackets wanted a better start on Saturday than it had on Friday.
They got it.
After falling behind early in a 59-51 loss to Harrison Central in its first game of the Travis Outlaw Slam Dunk at the Hump, Starkville responded in a big way against the Eupora Eagles on the second day.
There were some question marks entering the season for the Starkville High School basketball teams.
The Lady Yellowjackets lost two very good perimeter players in Blair Schaefer and Imane Montgomery, while the Jackets came in missing their entire starting lineup from last year.
Basketball competition came a little slower pace for those in attendance at the Travis Outlaw Slam Dunk at the Hump Saturday.
Unlike Friday, which ended with a double overtime contest between Starkville and Southwind, the second day's games were much more decisive.
In the Miller McCoy Academy and Aberdeen matchup, the Bulldogs claimed a convincing 55-37 victory.
Mississippi State football was taken to new heights this season.
For the first time in the 115-year history of the program, the Bulldogs climbed to the No. 1 spot in both the major polls â€“ the Associated Press and Amway Coaches. The Bulldogs were also No. 1 in the inaugural College Football Playoff poll.
Holidays in Starkville have included hoops over the last four years.
Once again, Starkville High School is hosting the Travis Outlaw Slam Dunk at the Hump and the last game of the first day turned out to be the best.
The Yellowjackets and Southwind took the situation to double overtime before the the Jaguars claimed a 75-72 win.
It continues to be a learning process for the Starkville Lady Yellowjackets this season.
Whether it be a win or a loss, the Lady Jackets are finding out how better to manage the games they are in.
Starkville's opening game at the Travis Outlaw Slam Dunk at the Hump came against Mississippi State signee Jazzmun Holmes and the Harrison Central Red Rebels
It wasn't the usual scoring game for the Eupora Lady Eagles to open the Travis Outlaw Slam Dunk at the Hump Christmas Tournament.
Even though 33 points is much lower than the Lady Eagles are used to scoring, it was enough on Friday as they defeated the New Hope Lady Trojans 33-31.
There were another set of Bulldogs taking the Humphrey Coliseum court on Friday.
The Aberdeen Bulldogs knocked off the Chargers from Memphis Catholic 46-44 in early Travis Outlaw Slam Dunk at the Hump play.
It's no surprise that Georgia Tech's passing game is not on par with Mississippi State's.
The Yellow Jackets run a triple option style offense and the running game is the bread and butter. Georgia Tech has rushed for 4,337 yards this season, but have only thrown for 1,757 yards â€“ 135.2 yards per game.