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Malone overcomes ACL tears to earn POY

History can often times find a way of repeating itself. In the case of Oxford High girls basketball senior Alexus Malone, back-to-back years of season-ending torn ACL surgeries helped her become an invaluable team leader and one of the best players in the state. (more…) (April 10, 2013, Page 1B)

Lady ‘Dores fall to reigning champs

PONTOTOC — The Lafayette Lady Commodores had their wings clipped Thursday.

Known to get out into space and fly down the court, the Lafayette girls basketball team was unable to fully enact their style of play against the reigning MHSAA Class 4A state champion Pontotoc in the North Half game. (more…) (February 22, 2013, Page 7A)

Early start, run key Lady ‘Dores

Lafayette’s youth and inexperience, concerns of coach Amy Sutton heading into the season, looked more like a well seasoned unit Monday night in the opener of the MHSAA Class 4A playoffs. The Lady Commodores led from start to finish against Yazoo County and ended up advancing to the 4A North Half Tournament with a 63-51 win over the Lady Panthers in the LHS gym. (more…) (February 19, 2013, Page 7)

Lady ‘Dores come up short for 2-4A title

ECRU — The Lafayette girls basketball team’s gameplan against North Pontotoc’s 6-foot-3 center Chelsea Mabry worked well in Friday’s District 2-4A Division Tournament championship game at North Pontotoc gym.

Amongst double teams most of the game, Mabry managed to put up 11 points on the night, but it was her teammates who ultimately secured a 56-49 win for the No. 1 seed Lady Vikings over the No. 3 seed Lady ‘Dores.

 (February 18, 2013, Page 9)

‘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)

Lady Commodores rally to shock Charleston

Amy Sutton has all the confidence in the world in her team.

But, she’s also a realist. (more…) (February 11, 2013, Page 8)

Lafayette can’t topple Mabry, Lady Vikings

The Lady Commodores didn’t quite close out their Division 2-4A slate like they wanted to Monday.

Shorthanded and unable to effectively battle 6-foot-3 Chelsea Mabry in the post, Lafayette fell to North Pontotoc 53-28 at the LHS gym. (more…) (February 5, 2013, Page 8)

Lady ‘Dores overcome injuries to claim crucial win

If there was ever a time for the Lafayette Lady Commodores to pull together as a team, Friday night’s Division 2-4A home game against Tunica-Rosa Fort was the perfect setting. With their junior leader, Janae Westbrook, out with a sprained AC joint and senior Keyona Peery on the mend, the Lady Commodores got defensive in their 54-35 win against the Lady Lions.  (more…) (February 4, 2013, Page 3B)

Lady ‘Dores fall in Montgomery, Ala.

The Lafayette girls basketball team fell at Jefferson Davis (Montgomery, Ala.) on Monday 50-31.  (more…) (January 22, 2013, Page 7)

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