February 22nd, 2015
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. â€“ It may have been an ugly way to get there at times, but 10 Southeastern Conference wins was a pretty sight for the Mississippi State women's basketball team on Sunday afternoon.
The 14th-ranked Bulldogs were able to reach that mark after defeating the Alabama Crimson Tide 57-55 at Foster Auditorium.
District tournament time is in the books and with it, gone are the second chances because now it is simply win to survive.
Three area girls teams will face that scenario tonight as they begin the second leg of the journey towards a state championship.
Mrs. Zerlie Mae Childs-Golden,62, of Starkville, Mississippi died Wednesday, February 18, 2015 in Ripley, Tennessee.
Funeral services will be held 1:00 P.M., Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at New Prairie Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Starkville, Mississippi with Pastor Sam Bonner, Officiating.
Mississippi State isn't replaying what happened last year.
The Bulldogs are winning non-conference games this time around.
No. 18 MSU finished up another 4-0 weekend with a 2-1 win over Alabama A&M and a 7-4 victory over Marshall in a resumed game on a cold Sunday afternoon that carried over into night at Dudy Noble Field.Â
Mississippi State continued its trend of leading in sizable chunks of ballgames.
The Bulldogs just didn't lead when it mattered the most though â€“ when the final horn sounds.
MSU dropped its second-straight game, a 65-61 decision to No. 18 Arkansas at home Saturday afternoon in Humphrey Coliseum.
Mississippi State head women's basketball coach Vic Schaefer doesn't anticipate an easy game today.
All games in the Southeastern Conference are difficult, but when it comes to playing against the Alabama Crimson Tide, Schaefer has some visual evidence to show his team of just how tough they can be.
The outing didn't start out very well for Mississippi State right-handed pitcher Austin Sexton on Saturday.
It turned out to be a career day for the Bulldog on the mound.
After falling behind to the Alabama A&M Bulldogs in the first inning, Sexton settled down, lasted six innings and had a career-high eight strikeouts.
Jody Britt knew his team had experience.
This week Starkville Academy proved its coach right as they opened baseball season with two big road wins.
The Starkville Lady Yellowjackets won the Class 6A, Region 3 championship off the free-throw line on Friday night.
When the Columbus Lady Falcons were making a late-game charge at SHS, the Lady Jackets stepped up to the line and made 9-of-10 shots in the final 2 minutes to capture a 59-52 victory and the trophy.
The Starkville High School Yellowjackets made it a successful sweep in the Class 6A, Region 3 championship games for the boys and girls teams on Friday night by taking care of business with a 78-53 win over the Madison Central Jaguars at the Beehive.
Starkville, which improved to 22-5, split with Madison Central during the regular season, including a 71-58 victory.