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Brandon Mack

Rangers look to rebound against Delta

Coming back to Senatobia, a week after pushing No. 6 Itawamba to the brink, will be a good thing for the Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers. It’s homecoming at NWCC Saturday, and the Rangers (1-4 overall, 1-2 in North Division) have a chance to garner a win with Delta as the opponent. (October 4, 2013, Page 6A)

Liggins leads NECC to win at QB spot

SENATOBIA — If there was any rust on Jeremy Liggins’ right arm, he didn’t show it Thursday night at Bobby Franklin Field.

The former Lafayette High standout returned to the position he loves so much — quarterback — for the Northeast Mississippi Community College Tigers and led them to a 34-21 win over the Northwest Community College Rangers. (September 20, 2013, Page 6A)

Former Commodores face off Thursday night

Thursday night’s MACJC North Division game between the Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers and NECC Tigers might as well be called the “Battle of the Commodores.” Almost two handfuls of former Lafayette standouts will be on the sidelines of Bobby Franklin Field in a pivotal game for both teams. (September 18, 2013, Page 6)

Rangers looking to get first win in Coahoma

A first trip out of Senatobia tonight also brings with it the first MACJC North Division game for the Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers. NWCC (0-2 overall) travels to play at Coahoma, a team that is also in search of its first win of the year.

  (September 12, 2013, Page 10)

No. 6 Wolfpack takes down Rangers

SENATOBIA — Momentum was something the Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers got too late in Thursday’s matchup with No. 6 Co-Lin at Bobby Franklin Field. The defending state champion Wolfpack used seven turnovers against the Rangers, as well their patented zone-read option attack on offense to post a 48-24 win. (September 6, 2013, Page 7A)

Mack paces resurgent ‘Dores, wins POY award

It was easy to figure out why the Lafayette Commodores had their most successful season on the basketball court in 11 years when you look at Brandon Mack’s stats. (more…) (April 11, 2013, Page 1B)

Noxubee County holds on to top LHS

CORINTH — Lafayette’s first trip to the MHSAA Class 4A North Half Tournament was shorter than coach Nacoma James and his Commodores were hoping for. Despite another strong effort on defense, the Commodores were unable to overcome a handful of empty possessions on offense late and some timely free-throw shooting by Noxubee County. The end result for the Commodores was a 55-52 setback to the Tigers, who will now play host Corinth tonight at 6 for the right to advance to Jackson.

 (February 22, 2013, Page 6A)

LHS shakes off playoff rust to advance past Rams

INDIANOLA — Just over a week ago, Nacoma James asked “why not us?”

Asked what it would mean to merely make the playoffs in boys basketball for the first time since 2006, the Commodore head coach said he felt like his squad was poised to carry over the success that has become synonymous with Lafayette’s other sports, namely football. (more…) (February 20, 2013, Page 6)

‘Lady Dores advance to 2-4A title game

ECRU — New Albany’s spell over the Lafayette Lady Commodores finally came to an end. It wasn’t easy, but the Lady Commodores weathered a 43-point performance from New Albany’s Jazmine Spears to post a thrilling 61-60 win over the Lady Bulldogs Thursday in the Division 2-4A Tournament.

The victory not only improved the Lady Commodores to 12-10 overall, but advanced them to tonight’s 2-4A title game against host North Pontotoc and earned them a home game in the first round of the MHSAA Class 4A playoffs Monday night.

 (February 15, 2013, Page 7A)

LHS teams garner spots in 4A playoffs

Lafayette’s boys basketball program continued to show improvement and a turnaround under second-year coach Nacoma James on Tuesday night in the elimination round of the Division 2-4A Tournament. Playing the host North Pontotoc Vikings, the Commodores were able to make enough plays, both on offense and defense, late to pull out a 65-63 win and advance to play No. 1 seed Tunica-Rosa Fort on Thursday evening. Tuesday’s win also advanced the ‘Dores to the MHSAA’s Class 4A playoffs for the first time in seven years. (February 13, 2013, Page 7)

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