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)
Friday night’s varsity basketball doubleheader between Lafayette and Senatobia in the LHS gym turned into a life or death situation for one Commodore.
Senior forward Sherquan Herod collapsed on the floor during the second quarter of the boys’ contest due to a medical emergency that revolved around his heart stopping. Herod, who was making his second start of the season, was sitting on the bench when he suddenly landed face-first onto the floor after suffering from the cardiac-related episode. (more…) (January 16, 2012, Page 7)
BLOG — Lafayette’s boys basketball game with Senatobia in the LHS gym Friday night was postponed until a later date due to a medical emergency that involved a Commodore player. (more…) (January 13, 2012)
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)
With another Class 4A state championship run now complete, the Lafayette Commodores can now concentrate on a little roundball. LHS, under the direction of new coach Nacoma James, will open its 2011-12 season tonight at Tupelo before returning home for the first time Saturday in the annual Coach “C” Shootout. (December 9, 2011, Page 6A)
A fast start and a late defensive stand proved to be enough to lift the Lafayette Commodores to a 24-14 win over the Oxford Chargers in ninth-grade football action Monday night at William L. Buford Stadium. Led by the running and passing of quarterback Eli Murphree, the Commodores jumped out to a 16-0 lead at the half. (more…) (October 4, 2011, Page 6)
Lafayette ninth-grade football coach Nacoma James wants his Commodores to play fast and physical every time they hit the field this season. Fortunately for James, and the other members of the ninth-grade coaching staff, his group was able to do both in a 28-6 win over crosstown-rival Oxford on Monday night at Bobby Holcomb Field.
Led by the rushing duo of Eli and John Murphree, the Commodores totaled 268 yards on the ground en route to the win, while the defense held the Chargers in check and at bay most of the night. (more…) (August 30, 2011, Page 8)