Missouri guard Sophie Cunningham (3) looks for an open teammate while Mississippi State guard Jordan Danberry (24) defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, in Starkville, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Zaay Green scored 19 of her career-high 25 points in the second half and sparked a third-quarter rally as Tennessee defeated Auburn 73-62 on Thursday.
Tennessee (16-8, 5-6 SEC) won for the fourth time in five games and bounced back from a 91-63 loss at No. 5 Mississippi State on Sunday.
The Simmons’ girls basketball team has been preparing for this all season.
The talented Class A team played a bunch of higher classification schools in the beginning of the basketball season to toughen themselves up for the postseason.
During the heart of football season last fall, I wrote a column critical of the Starkville High School football team for running up the score on Greenville High School.
I would be a hypocrite if I did not hold a local team to the same standard.
HOLLY SPRINGS — The St. Joseph Catholic School boys basketball team overcame an 11-point third quarter to defeat Central Holmes Academy Tuesday night in the MAIS North AA Tournament.
The Riverside Bulldogs gave a valiant effort in their 59-45 first round District 3 Class 2A Tournament loss to the West Bolivar Eagles Tuesday. West Bolivar outscored Riverside 19-9 in the fourth quarter and used its athleticism and speed to seal the victory.
CLINTON — Greenville superstar Clarkaju Warren had one of her best nights ever Tuesday night as she made 13 of her 18 baskets on her way to 29 points in the Honeybees’ 70-38 victory over Provine High School in the first round of the Region 3-6A tournament at Clinton High School.
Led by senior leaders Stephon Hemphill, Dawson Gray and Brett Etheridge, the Washington School boys basketball team defeated Jackson Prep 44-35 Tuesday night at Washington School.
Jackson Prep is the biggest school in MAIS.
“We will never forget this night.” Washington coach David Rounsavall said.
UTSA (15-10, 9-3) vs. Southern Miss (15-9, 7-5)
Reed Green Coliseum, Hattiesburg, Mississippi; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST
Murray State guard Ja Morant (12) baths SIU Edwardsville guard Tyresse Williford (5) and SIU Edwardsville guard Christian Ellis (13) for a loose ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Murray, Ky., Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)