MPSA championship games set
From Staff Reports
Nov. 15, 2001
The football championships for the Mississippi Private School Association will be decided on Thursday, Nov. 29 and Friday, Nov. 30
All four title games will be held at Robinson-Hale Stadium on the campus of Mississippi College in Clinton.
The Class A title game is set for 1 p.m. on Nov. 29, with the AA contest set for 7 p.m.
Friday's action has the AAA championship set for 1 p.m. and the AAAA game set for 7 p.m.
In addition, the MPSA All-Star Game, which is a North vs. South format, is set for Friday, Dec. 7 at 6 p.m. at Robinson-Hale Stadium.
Shooting lights out, literally
The Leake Academy Rebelettes are off to a 4-0 start, but were on the verge of losing their second game of the year.
Leake trailed Strider Academy by double figures, but was making a comeback, in the East Holmes Invitational when the lights went out in the third quarter in the community of West.
After they lights failed to come back on, headmasters from Leake, Strider, and East Holmes met to discuss their options.
The game tipped off at 8 p.m.
Leake then went on to whip Central Holmes 73-51 behind 34 points from sophomore post Kristin Caldwell and 20 from wing Laurin Gross.
The Lady Tigers of Newton High School thought they were beat for sure on Tuesday night when Neshoba Central knocked down a pair of free throws with six seconds left to go up 60-58.
But Twila Clayton and Creashia Williams weren't through working their magic.
Williams drove the ball up the court and toward the basket, drawing in the Neshoba Central defenders. She then kicked the ball out to Clayton who drained a three-pointer as the buzzer sounded to give Newton the win.
Philly-HHS game postponed
Philadelphia's Region 5-3A basketball games with Heidelberg, originally scheduled for Friday at Philadelphia, have been postponed until a later date due to the Tornadoes' participation in the state football playoffs.
ECCC Tournament nearing
The annual East Central Community College high school basketball tournament is set for Nov. 26-Dec. 1 at Decatur. Teams participating are Forest, Lake, Nanih Waiya, Neshoba Central, Newton, Newton Co., Noxapater, Philadelphia, Scott Central, South Leake, Union, and West Lauderdale.
Under a proposal already approved once by the MHSAA, tournaments will have an entirely different look next season if a second majority vote is received. Teams will only be able to play one day Monday-Thursday, meaning tournaments will either be Friday-Saturday four-team affairs or schools will have to use their one day during the week to play as part of the tournament.
NCA Christmas Tournament
Newton County Academy will host a Christmas Tournament Dec. 3-8. Teams participating include Central Academy, Heidelberg Academy, Kemper Academy, Sylva-Bay Academy, Wayne Academy, and host Newton County Academy.