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February 5th, 2013
MATHISTON â€“ It was senior night under the lights basketball for the East Webster Wolverines Tuesday.
was the star as the Wolverines welcomed area rival Eupora to town for senior night.
The Lady Wolverines and Lady Eagles took the court first and East Webster scored the double digit victory 43-28.
Mississippi State junior guard Candace Foster had an expected reaction when she learned that women's basketball coach Vic Schaefer was pleased with her effort on the court.
"Praise the Lord," Foster said.
For anyone who knows Foster, those words are not surprising coming from her.
It felt like home.
That's why Logan Foulks decided to transfer to Mississippi State to play softball.
While growing up in Douglasville, Ga., Foulks remembers seeing some of the same things that are in Starkville.
"You come in and see the ponds, pastures and lakes," Foulks said. "I fell in love even before I saw the campus."
Foulks was also welcomed quickly by the coaches and players.
It wasn't the best week for the Mississippi State men's basketball team on the court.
The Bulldogs held halftime leads in both games they played this week, but let things slip away in the second half.
"(It was a) tough week for us on the basketball court," MSU head coach Rick Ray said during Monday's Southeastern Conference teleconference. "I thought we were competitive in two games."
Between two of the most important football dates of the year, the Starkville Rotary Club had a reason to talk baseball on Monday.
Mississippi State baseball coach John Cohen used his popular power-point method to turn the attention of the Rotarians from the Super Bowl and National Signing Day, set for Wednesday, to Bulldog baseball at the Starkville Country Club.
Mississippi State women's basketball coach Vic Schaefer was in a mood to celebrate Sunday afternoon.
Following a 47-44 victory for the Bulldogs over the Arkansas Razorbacks, Schaefer gathered his team around in front of the bench and shared a joyful moment.
There haven't been too many of those this season, but Schaefer wanted to make sure the players knew how he felt of their effort.
Mississippi State head basketball coach Rick Ray was hoping for a better result from his team in the second half than the last time out.
He didn't get it.
LSU's Anthony Hickey hit a floater in the lane with 1.5 seconds left to help the Tigers (12-7, 3-5) edge past the Bulldogs (7-13, 2-6) 69-68 Saturday night inside Humphrey Coliseum.
Mississippi State has suffered some tough losses on the basketball court this season.
None were tougher than what took place at Humphrey Coliseum on Saturday.
The Bulldogs surrendered a 17-point lead, got it back in the late stages of the game, only to lose in the final seconds as the LSU Tigers won a 69-68 decision in Southeastern Conference action.
The Beehive at Starkville High School was full of emotions and excitement Saturday night as it honored the seniors.
Tipping off against Canton, the Yellowjackets ended the home season with a 63-47 victory.
ECRU â€“ Facing some of their stiffest competition of the season, the Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers were able to establish a lead and never give it up in defeating Memphis Homeschool Educational School 82-77 at North Pontotoc on Saturday.