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)
Three players in double figures wasn’t enough to lift the Lafayette Commodores past New Albany Tuesday night on the road. The Bulldogs topped the ‘Dores 65-55 to drop them to 1-2 in Division 2-4A play and 8-6 overall. Montreal Nabors led LHS with 17 points, six rebounds and five steals. (more…) (January 30, 2013, Page 8)
Lafayette earned a home sweep of Division 2-4A foe Lewisburg Friday night. The Lady Commodores ended a four-game losing streak with a 70-25 win over the Lady Patriots. The Commodores earned then earned their first division win with a hard-fought 46-41 triumph in the nightcap. (more…) (January 28, 2013, Page 10)
The Lafayette Commodores emerged victorious in their matchup with the Ripley Tigers at home Tuesday night. LHS improved to 6-4 on the year with a 53-44 win that was paced by 16 points and 10 rebounds from Trey Shaw. (more…) (January 9, 2013, Page 6)
The benefits of holiday tournaments and a regular stream of games continued to show for the Lafayette Commodores Friday and Saturday in the annual “O” Town Showdown. Lafayette improved to 2-3 in games played in the Oxford High gym this year by earning two wins in the annual tourney.
LHS defeated Byhalia 49-37 Friday to even its record at 4-4 and then beat Ashland 56-47 Saturday evening to improve to three games over last year’s win total of two. (December 31, 2012, Page 7)
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)