Sports / Outdoors – 2/11/2003

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, February 11, 2003

Panolian Sports Headlines: February 11, 2003

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North 1-AA District Champions
North Delta Lady Green Wave
Bottom seeded Lady Green Wave comes out on top in district.
North Delta’s Jeri Boren was named the District’s Most Valuable Player after the Lady Green Wave won the district championship last weekend. She received her plaque from North Delta Headmaster Jim Isbell.


BATESVILLE – The North Delta Lady Green Wave claimed the 1-AA District Championship after defeating West Memphis Christian Lady Black Knights, 37-27, Saturday, Feb. 8.

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North Delta hosted the tournament Feb. 6 through 8. The Lady Green Wave, No. 5 seed, downed Bayou Academy, No. 4 seed, 43-32, Thursday night to advance to the semi-final round.

Friday night, North Delta downed the No. 1 seed Marvell 42-38 to advance to the championship showdown with West Memphis.

West Memphis, No. 2 seed, defeated Kirk, No. 3 seed, to advance to the championship round. In the consolation round Saturday afternoon, Marvell defeated Kirk for third place in the district.

The Lady Wave and the Lady Knights played neck-in-neck throughout the first quarter.

The Lady Knights scored first, but Shea Golden tied the score 2-2. A steal by Kate Robison and field goal by Alex Rice gave North Delta a 4-2 lead. West Memphis tied the score 4-4, but Golden’s field goal gave the Lady Wave a 6-4 lead.

Tigers Upset Byhalia
BATESVILLE – The South Panola Tigers stunned themselves and the basketball world by defeating Byhalia 47-45 in the final regular season game, Thursday, Feb. 6.

Not only that, South Panola held Byhalia to its lowest score of the season.

The Tigers accomplished this by slowing the tempo of the game, according to Tiger head coach Wilbert Beard.

With less than five seconds left on the clock, Tiger Will Poole hit a 3-pointer deep in the corner and tied the game 45-45.

Tiger Rickey Wright stole the ball at center court and scored on the layup with .5 seconds left on the clock for the Tiger win.

This was a complete turn-around from the first quarter, when the Tigers were down 9-0. The Tigers found their niche and went on a 9-2 scoring spree. The Byhalia lead was cut 11-9 at the end of the first quarter.

Corey Blackburn, who scored 12 points in the game, scored five of the first quarter points. Both teams scored 11 points in the second quarter, but Byhalia held a slight two point lead at halftime, 22-20.

Leading Tiger scorer, Lorane Burgess, scored six points in the second quarter.

The scoring was hot and heavy in the third quarter as the Tigers outscored Byhalia 15-13 to tie the score at the end of the quarter 35-35. Burgess put up six of those points in the third quarter. Blackburn had four points in the third.

SP Ladies Down Byhalia for Second Time
BATESVILLE – The South Panola Lady Tigers ended the regular season on a high note by defeating Byhalia 61-51, Thursday, Feb. 6.

This was a big coup for the Lady Tigers as they were able to sweep Byhalia this year. The Lady Tigers defeated Byhalia 57-52 on Jan. 24.

South Panola opened with a field goal by Stephanie Avant, but Byhalia opened its scoring with a 3-pointer a couple of minutes later.

The lead jumped back and forth throughout the first quarter, but was tied 11-11 with 16.5 seconds left. A Shoni Fondren field goal gave the Lady Tigers a one point lead at the end of the quarter, 12-11.

The first part of the second quarter looked like the first quarter with tie scores and lead changes. South Panola took the lead 17-14 on a three by Fondren with 6:23 left in the half.

The Lady Tigers forced turnovers and turned them into field goals and took a 27-14 lead with 4:06 left in the first half. At halftime the Lady Tigers led 34-22.



  NOV 14 4:00 A Grenada
  NOV 21 4:45 H Lafayette
  NOV 23 6:00 A Cleveland
  NOV 25 4:45 H Tupelo
  NOV 26 6:00 A West Point
  DEC 3 4:45 A Oxford
  DEC 10 4:45 H Horn Lake
  DEC 13     OPEN
  DEC 20 4:45 H Olive Branch
  JAN 7 6:00 H Calhoun City
  JAN 9-11 6:00 A Water Valley Tournament
  JAN 14 6:00 H Holly Springs
  JAN 17 4:45 A Olive Branch
  JAN 18 6:00 H Senatobia
  JAN 21 4:45 H Southaven
  JAN 24 4:45 A Byhalia
  JAN 28 4:45 A Horn Lake
  JAN 31     OPEN
  FEB 4 4:45 A Southaven
  FEB 7 4:45 H Byhalia
  FEB 13-14 TBA   Divisional Tournament


1 – 7th/8th Girls;   2 – 7th/8th Boys;   3 – Jr High Girls
4 – Jr High Boys;    5 – Varsity Girls;    6 – Varsity Boys
  NOV 12 4:00 3-6 H Strider
  NOV 19 4:00 3-6 A Calhoun
  DEC 7 11:00 1-6 H Lee (MS)
  DEC 10 3:30 1-6 A Marvell
  DEC 12 4:30 3-6 A Kirk
  DEC 14 4:00 3-6 H Bayou
  DEC 20 4:00 3-6 H West Memphis Christian
  DEC 21   1-6 A Magnolia Heights
  JAN 3 3:00 3-6 A Lee (AR)
  JAN 7 3:00 1-6 A Marshall
  JAN 8-11     A Magnolia Heights Tournament
  JAN 14 4:30 3-6 A Bayou
  JAN 18 4:00 3-6 A Indianola
  JAN 21 4:30 3-6 A West Memphis Christian
  JAN 24 3:00 1-6 H Marshall
  JAN 25 2:00 5-6 A Strider
  JAN 27 3:00 1-6 H Marvell
  JAN 30 4:00 3-6 H Kirk
  JAN 31 4:00 3-6 H Indianola
  FEB 1,3     A Jr. High Tournament
  FEB 4   5-6 H Magnolia Heights
  FEB 6-8       North AA Tournament
  FEB 11-12, 14-15 TBA   H North State AA Tournament
  FEB 18-19, 21-22 TBA     State AA Tournament
  FEB 24-MAR 1 TBA     Overall Tournament – MS College


  NOV 14-16 6:00 A Coldwater Tournament
  NOV 19 6:00 A Hernando
  NOV 23 6:00 H Coldwater
  NOV 26 6:00 A Olive Branch
  DEC 7 6:00 A H.W. Byers
  DEC 10 6:00 A M.S. Palmer
  DEC 13 6:00 H Lafayette
  DEC 16 6:00 A Coldwater
  DEC 20 6:00 H Coahoma County
  DEC 27 6:00 H M.S. Palmer
  DEC 28 6:00 A Rosa Fort
  JAN 7 6:00 A Charleston
  JAN 10 6:00 H Senatobia
  JAN 14 6:00 H Independence
  JAN 16-18 6:00 H NPHS Cougar Classics
  JAN 21 5:00 A Coahoma County
  JAN 24 6:00 A Water Valley
  JAN 28 6:00 H Charleston
  JAN 31 6:00 H Rosa Fort
  FEB 4 6:00 A Independence
  FEB 7 TBA A Senatobia
  FEB 11-13 TBA   District Tournament
  FEB 17 & 18 TBA   3A North State
  FEB 21 & 22 TBA   3A North State
  FEB 25-27 TBA A State Tournament – Jackson, MS