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)
Lafayette girls basketball coach Amy Sutton didn’t expect to see her team playing an overtime session against Holly Springs on Tuesday in the LHS gym. Neither did Lafayette’s boys coach Nacoma James, who also saw his team play an extra period.
Instead of receiving Senior Night goodies at around 7:30, the Lady Commodores had to accept them at 7:50 as they took a little extra time to finish off the scrappy Lady Hawks. (more…) (February 1, 2012, Page 7)
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)
A well-executed gameplan, improved free-throw shooting and a fast start to the second half were just some of the reasons Oxford swept four middle school basketball games from Lafayette Thursday night in the Oxford High gym. (more…) (January 13, 2012, Page 7A)
Lafayette’s football players dominated the Region 2-4A team, which was voted on and released Thursday by the region’s coaches. Quarterback Jeremy Liggins was named Player of the Year. Running back Demarkous Dennis was named Offensive Player of the Year and linebacker Jamel Dennis was named Defensive Player of the Year. (more…) (January 6, 2012, Page 6A)
Lafayette’s most complete basketball game of the season ended up leading to the Commodores’ first win of the year Wednesday night in the “O” Town Showdown. Led by the hot shooting of Brandon Mack early and some late stops on defense, the Commodores (1-4 overall) topped Calhoun City 57-53. (December 29, 2011, Page 7)
Lafayette’s 16-0 record garnered them a final ranking of No. 1 in the final prep football poll released by the Associated Press Wednesday. LHS received five votes for No. 1, while Olive Branch, who won the 6A title, also claimed five votes to finish in a tie with the Commodores as the top team in the state. (more…) (December 8, 2011, Page 6)
AMORY — Lafayette coach Anthony Hart and his staff had a plan coming into Friday night’s MHSAA Class 4A North Half title game: Don’t change anything the Commodores have done all year to get to this point. (more…) (November 28, 2011, Page 1B)