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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

MHSAA Basketball playoffs begin Monday

BLOG — Lafayette’s Lady Commodores will return to action Monday night at home in the first round of the MHSAA Class 4A playoffs. Lafayette (12-11 overall) advanced to Monday’s elimination contest against Yazoo County (12-17) for the sixth straight time under coach Amy Sutton. LHS lost to North Pontotoc 56-49 in the Division 2-4A Tournament title game Friday night to finish second in the division. Tipoff for Monday’s contest in the LHS gym is set for 7. Yazoo County went 2-1 in its division tournament and finished third thanks to a 62-47 win over Cleveland this past Friday night.

The Commodores, who advanced to the 4A playoffs for the first time since 2006, will travel to play at Indianola-Gentry Tuesday night at 7. The Rams are 12-12 on the year and coming off a 79-37 loss to Amanda Elzy in the 3-4A title game.

Oxford heads to Canton

The Chargers and Lady Chargers will both return to action at Canton on Tuesday. Oxford’s girls were able to move their game from Monday to Tuesday to help with travel. The 20-6 Lady Chargers, who lost 64-58 to New Hope in the 2-5A Tournament title game Friday night, will start the doubleheader at 6 p.m. The Chargers, who were nipped by the Trojans, 45-44, in the 2-5A title game, will follow at 7:30. Cost of the doubleheader is $10.

Canton’s girls enter with a 25-3 record and coming off a 58-51 win over Starkville in the 3-5A title game. The Tigers, meanwhile, defeated Yazoo City 50-39 to earn the home game. They are 8-13 entering the game with the 13-11 Chargers.

Water Valley

The Blue Devils earned the No. 3 seed from 2-3A after defeating Nettleton 54-33 Friday night in the WVHS gym. Water Valley will now meet Charleston, a team they defeated 44-42 on Nov. 29, Tuesday at 7. (February 17, 2013)

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