Lafayette’s matchup with the Coffeeville Lady Pirates Saturday afternoon in the “O” Town Showdown came down to defense and the play of junior guard Janae Westbrook. With Coffeeville heating up from deep late in the contest, some late-game heroics from Westbrook on offense and a couple of key stops on defense led to a 62-53 win for the Lady Commodores. (December 31, 2012, Page 7)
Lafayette’s dry spell on offense came at the wrong part of Saturday’s matchup with Oxford (Ala.) in the inaugural Mississippi-Alabama Challenge in the Oxford High gym. (more…) (December 17, 2012, Page 4B)
After a first half in which the Lady Commodores (4-1 overall) missed assignments on defense and had trouble scoring, they turned things around with a key third quarter that saw them outscore Grenada 19-8. (December 10, 2012, Page 4B)
In years past, the Lafayette girls basketball team made a name for itself by flying up and down the court and out-hustling opponents.
That athleticism often translated into bushels of points and plenty of wins. Thursday night, LHS coach Amy Sutton thought her team went too fast for its own good at times during its 46-39 loss to Bruce at the Lafayette gym. (November 16, 2012, Page 6A)
Lafayette girls basketball coach Amy Sutton sees potential in her latest team heading into the season opener Saturday against Coffeeville in the Calhoun City Classic. (November 1, 2012, Page 9)
PEARL — If someone didn’t know what the points total was, they would have thought the Lafayette Lady Commodores were about to win Monday’s MHSAA Class 4A state track meet at Pearl High School by the way they finished the 4×400 meter relay.
Led by a scorching-fast anchor leg turned in by Mariah Buford, the Lady Commodores punctuated a very successful day on the track with a first-place finish in the relay with a new best-in-class time of 4 minutes, 9.79 seconds. The victory was just one of many reasons why the Lady ‘Dores broke a school in points (78) and finished a clear-cut second for the second straight season. (more…) (May 15, 2012, Page 6)
Led by the speed of Mariah Buford, the Lafayette Lady Commodores finished second in Saturday’s Region 1-4A track meet at Pontotoc. The Lady Warriors won the title by totaling 202 points. Lafayette was second with 119 points, one more than third-place finisher Corinth. (more…) (April 30, 2012, Page 8)
JACKSON — If high school basketball teams were able to advance in the MHSAA state tournament based on heart and desire and a strong resolve, then the Lafayette Lady Commodores would be headed to Friday’s Class 4A championship game against Pontotoc. (more…) (February 28, 2012, Page 8)
COLUMN: JACKSON — There were some tears shed by the Lafayette Lady Commodores and their coach, Amy Sutton, following Monday night’s 86-72 loss to Forrest County AHS in the MHSAA’s Class 4A state semifinal. A long season that brings so many close together has a tendency of producing raw emotion when it all comes to an end. (more…) (February 28, 2012, Page 8)