Tuesday’s nightcap involving the Oxford Chargers and Lafayette Commodores literally came down to one play. In a game that was as emotionally charged as any recent contest between Lafayette and Oxford on the basketball court, it was the Chargers who got the better of the Commodores in a 55-53 win in the LHS gym. (more…) (January 18, 2012, Page 6)
A second straight win coming out of the Christmas break and heading into the new year had Lafayette girls basketball coach Amy Sutton looking forward to Thursday evening. (December 30, 2011, Page 6A)
MYRTLE — Taking steps and making improvements each game has been the goal of Lafayette boy’s basketball coach Nacoma James since the season started Dec. 9. Lafayette was unable to earn any wins in this weekend’s Myrtle Christmas Clash, but the Commodores appear to be heading in the right direction. (December 19, 2011, Page 7)
A fast start and a good display of toughness late in the game proved to be the winning formula for the Lafayette Lady Commodores Tuesday night in the LHS gym.
LHS won its first game of the season with a 57-55 triumph over Bruce, a game that coach Amy Sutton said helped her team find their identity. (November 30, 2011, Page 9)
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)
The last few seasons has been a great time to be a fan of the Lafayette Commodores.
The football team won its first state championship under Anthony Hart, the cross country teams finished high at the state meet under Mississippi Association Coach of the Year Ben Mikell, the girls basketball program has reached the state tournament under coach Amy Sutton, the girls track team finished second this year at the MHSAA state meet under the guidance of Sutton and Mikell, the tennis team earned its first individual state title winners, while other sports have performed at a high level. (more…) (June 3, 2011, Page 7A)
Northwest Mississippi Community College in Senatobia will be the next stop in the playing career of Lafayette High standout Shaquilla Isom. The 5-foot-7 combo guard signed on to play with the Lady Rangers on Tuesday evening in the LHS library after two full years of recruitment.
NWCC assistant coach Shane Oakley has almost been to as many games as Isom has played in during that time period to get a better look and feel for a player that he feels will help the team immediately. (April 20, 2011, Page 2B)
A team-first approach to winning basketball games turned out to be very successful for the Oxford Lady Chargers and junior point guard Erika Sisk this season. Not only did OHS win 24 games and advance to the Class 5A North Half tournament under coach Shayne Linzy in his second season, the 5-foot-4 Sisk was able to show her all-around skills better than she has before.
Sisk not only set up her teammates during games, but she was a driving force behind the Lady Chargers’ offense. She led the area with averaging 22.0 points per game and then added to that outstanding scoring ledger by dishing out 4.8 assists and grabbing 3.9 rebounds per game.
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)