A team-first approach made a huge difference for the Lafayette Lady Commodores in their first week of postseason play in the region tournament and again this past Monday in the first round of the Class 4A playoffs.
Lafayette defeated Itawamba AHS Monday to advance to the North Half tournament so it wasn’t shocking to see LHS continue that approach Thursday in a matchup with Kosciusko at Pontotoc High. Five Lady Commodores scored in double figures for coach Amy Sutton’s team and the end result was a 84-53 thrashing and a rematch of last year’s 4A North Half title game against New Albany tonight. (February 18, 2011, Page 6A)
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)
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)
A return trip to the Class 4A playoffs and the opportunity to earn some revenge later this week is what the Lafayette Lady Commodores gained from their 57-31 win over Senatobia Tuesday night in the District 2-4A tournament at Center Hill.
Lafayette’s boys gave a valiant effort, but in the end Center Hill was able to hold off and defeat the Commodores 58-47 in the nightcap. (February 9, 2011, Page 8)
The Lafayette basketball program had a difficult night on Friday against Center Hill.
While the Lady Commodores got caught up in a free-throw filled fourth quarter during their 52-46 loss, the Commodores were unable to match the Mustangs’ versatility in a 76-50 loss. (January 31, 2011, Page 7)
A clean sweep is what the Lafayette High basketball teams were able to achieve over Oxford on Tuesday night in the lone meeting between the two schools on the hardwood this season. (more…) (January 19, 2011, Page 6)
SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — Bragging rights will be on the line when Oxford hosts Lafayette in basketball action Tuesday night in the OHS gym. (more…) (January 17, 2011)