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Amy Sutton

Lady ‘Dores defeated by Lady Vikings in semifinals

NEW ALBANY — A chance for the Lafayette Lady Commodores basketball team to claim a second consecutive district tournament championship was sunk Thursday night by the North Pontotoc Lady Vikings.

A strong effort late in the game was not enough to overcome a sluggish start for the Lady ‘Dores at the New Albany Middle School Gym, as Lafayette fell 62-48 to the Lady Vikings in the semifinals of the Division 2-4A Tournament. (more…) (February 10, 2012, Page 7A)

Lady Commodores roll to 2-4A semifinals

NEW ALBANY — The Tunica-Rosa Fort Lady Lions found out real quick Tuesday what a fruitless endeavor it is to try and run with the Lafayette Lady Commodores.
After playing with Lafayette for five minutes in the first game of the Division 2-4A Tournament at the New Albany High gym, the Lady Commodores quickly put together 22 unanswered points en route to a 65-44 victory. (February 8, 2012, Page 7)

New Albany uses its size to take down Lafayette

Lafayette’s basketball teams found out first hand Tuesday night that size really does matter on the court.

New Albany post players Jazmine Spears and Moses Kingsley each played huge roles in their team’s Region 2-4A victories at Lafayette, with the Lady Bulldogs winning 47-31 in the opener and the Bulldogs pulling out a 42-36 win in the nightcap. (more…) (January 25, 2012, Page 6)

LHS splits with North Pontotoc

The Lafayette hoops squads split with North Pontotoc on the road Tuesday. The Lady Commodores earned a 69-59 victory, while the boys lost 80-68. (more…) (January 11, 2012, Page 7)

Sutton pleased with her new lineup so far

Lafayette head coach Amy Sutton got a glimpse of what life will be like without the super senior trio of Nikki McChristian, Brianna Fisher and Shaq Isom this past weekend when the Lady Commodores participated in Hickory Flat’s jamboree.

In defeating Alcorn Central 30-29 and Holly Springs 28-16 in two two-quarter contests, Sutton saw a lot of promise. (November 3, 2011, Page 8)

New Albany ends LHS Lady ‘Dores playoff run

A strong start to the second half for the Lafayette Lady Commodores basketball team wasn’t enough to overcome a sluggish first half Friday night, as the Lady ‘Dores were defeated by New Albany, 49-35, in semifinal action at the Class 4A North Half playoff tournament. (more…) (February 21, 2011, Page 7)

Lady Indians no match for LHS’ team approach

The  Itawamaba Agricultural Lady Indians definitely got the memo on Lafayette guard Shaq Isom: Pay attention and guard her close.

The memo on the rest of the team must have slipped through the cracks, though, as the Lady Commodores, behind a solid team effort, soundly defeated the Lady Indians 63-38 Tuesday night at the LHS gymnasium in the first round of the MHSAA Class 4A playoffs. (February 16, 2011, Page 7)

Isom leads LHS to 2-4A tourney title

Led by a strong defensive effort and an outstanding all-around performance by Shaq Isom, the Lafayette Lady Commodores captured the Region 2-4A Tournament title Monday night at Center Hill.

LHS defeated Byhalia 70-43 to finish as the No. 1 seed out of the region. The Lady Commodores (23-5) will host Itawamba AHS tonight in the first round of the MHSAA’s Class 4A playoffs and a win gets them closer to a return trip to Jackson to play for the state title. (February 15, 2011, Page 6)

Isom leads Lady ‘Dores to win over Center Hill

It isn’t often that your starting point guard enters the fourth quarter of play without haven broken a sweat, but sometimes it pays off. (more…) (February 14, 2011, Page 6A)

Lafayette seniors go out in style

The Lafayette Commodores basketball season made the most of Senior Night at the LHS gym Tuesday, as both the girls’ and boys’ teams came away with victories over the Lewisburg Patriots. The girls won 75-24, while the boys won a narrow 47-46. (February 3, 2010, Page 8)

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