South Panola, North Delta play tonight

Published 3:46 pm Tuesday, November 27, 2018

By Jeremy Weldon

Batesville’s two high schools will play a full slate of basketball games against each other today beginning at 4 p.m. at the North Delta School campus. The public South Panola High School and college preparatory North Delta have never met on the hardwood and have two meetings scheduled this season.

Both girls and boys junior high teams and high school squads will be in action today, and will meet again next month at the South Panola gym.

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For tonight’s games, North Delta Athletic Director Harrison Nickle said all first responders in the county will be granted free admission with proper identification and all police, fire, and emergency personnel will be honored before the start of the varsity girls game.

The SP Tigers and ND Green Wave teams have each seen little action so far this season, but will begin a busy season this week with several games and special tournaments planned for the next month.

The junior high teams will play first followed by the older students. The South Panola Lady Tigers are 2-3 on the young season and their starters have been Marshala Doyle, Aziyah McGhee, Takyra Webster, Kaniya Ford, Ladayshia Robinson and Crystal Mayes.

Seeing starting action for the Lady Green Wave (7-3 on the year) has been Ally Alford, Faith Bollinger, Hannah Bollinger, Isabella Morrow, Shelby Grace Boone, and Emy Cay Donaldson.

SP Tigers (1-1) boys who have been starting  in early action include Markevious Vaughn, Eldridge Brooks, Isaac Sturdivant, Jamichael Ford, and J’Tavion Hicks.

ND Green Wave starters for the high school boys team are Walt Miller, Drake Barton, Colin Hartman, Ryan Gibson, and Chris Burchfield.