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.
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)
An 0-3 week, after starting the year with two wins, wasn’t the goal of the Lafayette Commodores. But when the team’s best player in Brandon Mack isn’t available to help out against the biggest rival and two teams from Alabama, earning wins for the Commodores was a tough assignment.
Lafayette dropped both of its games in the inaugural Mississippi-Alabama Challenge played Friday and Saturday in the Oxford High gym. The ‘Dores (2-3 overall) lost 62-59 to LaFayette (Ala.) on Friday before falling 68-52 to the Yellowjackets of Oxford (Ala.) on Saturday. (December 17, 2012, Page 3B)
In a matchup that didn’t favor the Chargers from a physical standpoint, OHS coach Drew Tyler knew he had to maximize his team’s chances on offense while also getting a maximum overall effort everywhere else in order to pull out the win.
Thankfully for Tyler’s sake, the Chargers (4-5 overall) kept the game close enough to let their veteran coach work his magic in the halfcourt with set plays in the decisive fourth quarter. (December 12, 2012, Page 4B)
Lafayette will look to build on the success it garnered in the season opener against Bruce Saturday evening in the annual Coach “C” Shootout. The one-day event will be held in the LHS gym and the Commodores will play host to the Grenada Chargers at approximately 7:30.
The football season can be a long grind on players, even on a championship-caliber squad like Lafayette’s.
And when you’re on the scout team, getting beat up day-in and day-out by the bigger, stronger varsity guy sometimes it’s difficult to remain motivated and get through practices. (more…) (October 18, 2011, Page 8)
Led by the running of Devontae Rogers and Kam Herod, as well as some key defensive stops, the Lafayette junior varsity football team defeated Grenada 24-7 Tuesday night at William L. Buford Stadium. (more…) (September 7, 2011, Page 6)