A three-day break due to last week’s heavy snowstorm ended up being a huge help to the Lafayette Lady Commodores on Friday night against Senatobia. LHS broke a two-game losing streak in District 2-4A play by downing the Lady Warriors 71-38 in the LHS gym. The win improved the Lady Commodores to 14-3 overall and 4-2 in the district.
Lafayette’s boys weren’t as fortunate as the girls, losting to Senatobia 49-40 in the nightcap. (January 17, 2011, Page 8)
Empty possessions and the inability to rebound or cover the Lady Lions’ 3-point attack proved to be detrimental early in the game, but as the game progressed, Lafayette was able to adapt enough to pull out a 58-51 victory in overtime over Rosa Fort.
In the boys matchup, the Commodores fell behind early and were never able to recover, falling to the Lions 73-53. (December 15, 2010, Page 8A)
The Lady Commodores remained perfect with a 59-28 win over Tupelo, while the Commodores fell 65-40 to the Golden Wave in the final game of the one-day tournament.
For LHS girls coach Amy Sutton and boys coach Eric Robertson, the tournament, and three games this past week, served as a good measuring stick of where both of their teams are heading into district play this week. (December 13, 2010, Page 2B)
There was a game early on in the season where the light turned on for Lafayette’s Shaquilla Isom and things got a whole lot easier on the court. It’s not that Isom hadn’t shown flashes of her all-around ability as a sophomore, but there was a marked difference in the way she handled herself on the court compared to any point during the 2008-09 campaign. (April 13, 2010, Page 1B)
Last season Last season Lafayette girls basketball coach Amy Sutton took her team to the Mississippi Coliseum to watch the MHSAA Class 4A title game. That trip has paid off as the Lady Commodores get set to play for the Class 4A title Monday night against Raymond. (February 26, 2010, Page 9A)
LHS GIRLS HOOPS — Mykira Buford’s play in big games is becoming something of a trend. The guard led the LHS in scoring with 21 points against New Albany in the North Half title game on Monday. (February 23, 2010, Page 10)
LHS GIRLS HOOPS — The Lafayette Lady Commodores used a late rally in regulation to force overtime before eventually knocking off Humphreys County 69-62 in the Class 4A North Half semifinals Saturday. The team bested Amory 64-44 on Friday. (February 22, 2010, Page 8)
LHS GIRLS HOOPS — The Cleveland Lady Wildcats had no chance on Wednesday. In the first round of the Class 4A playoffs, LHS easily knocked off its former region rival 86-44. The Lady ‘Dores utilized a high-pressure full-court press the entire game and had six players in double-digit scoring. (February 18, 2010, Page 8)
LAFAYETTE GIRLS HOOPS — In the Region 2-4A Tournament, an impressive rally led to the Lafayette Lady Commodores claiming a 61-53 victory over North Panola to claim the title. LHS trailed the Lady Cougars 12-1 to open the game. (February 15, 2010, Page 8)