January 18th, 2015
Mississippi State struggled defensively the last two times out.
Those struggles led to the first two losses of the season for the Bulldogs. MSU dropped its first decision of the campaign at Vanderbilt last Sunday and returned home to lose to LSU on Thursday night in double overtime.
Fred Thomas let out a big sigh of relief Saturday afternoon.
The Mississippi State guard had every reason to feel like a weight had been lifted off his and his teammates' shoulders.
The Bulldogs snapped a 16-game regular season losing skid in Southeastern Conference play with a 57-54 win over Vanderbilt at Humphrey Coliseum.Â
Mississippi State didn't have a player that stood out from the others in the boxscore.
The Bulldogs only had two players score in double figures and that was only 11 and 10. It didn't matter though, as the Bulldogs got a total team effort in a 57-54 win over Vanderbilt Saturday afternoon at Humphrey Coliseum.
Freshmen Victoria Vivians and Morgan William went into Thursday's women's game against the LSU Tigers as the leading scorers for Mississippi State.
Neither were a factor for the Bulldogs against the Tigers.
Vivians, who averaged 15.3 points per game going in, was held scoreless, while William, who had 10.2 points per outing, only had two points in a 71-69 double overtime loss to LSU.
Starkville Academy faced what might have been its toughest opponent to date on Saturday.
It was no easy task and despite a 61-43 defeat to Madison-Ridgeland Academy, the Lady Volunteers were able to really work on some strong offense.
Ms. Leona McGee, 80, of Starkville, Mississippi died Wednesday, January 14, 2015 in Starkville, Mississippi.
Funeral services will Â be held 11:00 A.M., Monday, January 19, 2015 at Greater Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, Starkville, Mississippi with Pastor Gregory Jones, Officiating.
Harriet Ruth Hubbard Karatassos of Starkville, Miss. passed away at Sanctuary Hospice House on January 16, 2015. She was 61.
Mississippi State hasn't found Southeastern Conference play kind the last 16 outings.Â
The Bulldogs have lost 16 games in a row against conference opponents during the regular season, which is tied for the longest streak in school history and second longest all-time in the SEC.
The true character of the Starkville High School boys soccer team was on display Friday evening at Yellowjacket Stadium.
Despite being down three goals at the half, the Jackets never threw in the towel. Instead, they continued to play hard and in the end, the game was decided in the final moments with Northwest Rankin picking up the 6-4 victory in Class 6, Region 3.
Starkville High School girls soccer coach Anna Albritton had a good feeling about what her team could do going into Friday's match against the Northwest Rankin Lady Cougars.
When the Lady Cougars jumped out to a 2-0 first half lead, Albritton's hopes faded away.
The Lady Jackets could never get anything going against the visitors and suffered a 3-0 loss at Yellowjackets Stadium.