PONTOTOC — Lafayette’s Lady Commodores continued their magical postseaon run and advanced to Jackson for the upcoming MHSAA Class 4A state tournament by knocking off Senatobia 58-52 Friday night in the Pontotoc gym. While the Lady Commodores (15-14 overall) were unable to defeat Pontotoc to win the 4A North Half championship on Saturday, LHS coach Amy Sutton could only focus on the positive, which is a return trip the “Big House” for the right to play for the 4A title. (February 20, 2012, Page 1B)
PONTOTOC — Thursday night’s MHSAA Class 4A North Half tournament game between the Lafayette Lady Commodores and Greenwood Lady Bulldogs had a bit of everything to offer the fans in the stands at Pontotoc High’s gym. (more…) (February 17, 2012, Page 7A)
NEW ALBANY — A chance for the Lafayette Lady Commodores basketball team to claim a second consecutive district tournament championship was sunk Thursday night by the North Pontotoc Lady Vikings.
A strong effort late in the game was not enough to overcome a sluggish start for the Lady ‘Dores at the New Albany Middle School Gym, as Lafayette fell 62-48 to the Lady Vikings in the semifinals of the Division 2-4A Tournament. (more…) (February 10, 2012, Page 7A)
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)
Tuesday’s nightcap involving the Oxford Chargers and Lafayette Commodores literally came down to one play. In a game that was as emotionally charged as any recent contest between Lafayette and Oxford on the basketball court, it was the Chargers who got the better of the Commodores in a 55-53 win in the LHS gym. (more…) (January 18, 2012, Page 6)
A second straight win coming out of the Christmas break and heading into the new year had Lafayette girls basketball coach Amy Sutton looking forward to Thursday evening. (December 30, 2011, 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)
MYRTLE — Taking steps and making improvements each game has been the goal of Lafayette boy’s basketball coach Nacoma James since the season started Dec. 9. Lafayette was unable to earn any wins in this weekend’s Myrtle Christmas Clash, but the Commodores appear to be heading in the right direction. (December 19, 2011, Page 7)