Northwest Mississippi Community College in Senatobia will be the next stop in the playing career of Lafayette High standout Shaquilla Isom. The 5-foot-7 combo guard signed on to play with the Lady Rangers on Tuesday evening in the LHS library after two full years of recruitment.
NWCC assistant coach Shane Oakley has almost been to as many games as Isom has played in during that time period to get a better look and feel for a player that he feels will help the team immediately. (April 20, 2011, Page 2B)
A team-first approach to winning basketball games turned out to be very successful for the Oxford Lady Chargers and junior point guard Erika Sisk this season. Not only did OHS win 24 games and advance to the Class 5A North Half tournament under coach Shayne Linzy in his second season, the 5-foot-4 Sisk was able to show her all-around skills better than she has before.
Sisk not only set up her teammates during games, but she was a driving force behind the Lady Chargers’ offense. She led the area with averaging 22.0 points per game and then added to that outstanding scoring ledger by dishing out 4.8 assists and grabbing 3.9 rebounds per game.
Lafayette’s girls basketball team lost its second district game in the same week Friday with a 58-51 setback to Byhalia. Nikki McChristian led LHS with a double-double (11 points and 11 rebounds), while Brianna Fisher had 13 points and five rebounds. (more…) (January 10, 2011, Page 7)
Four years of hard work in practice, coupled with a strong outside shot, finally paid dividends for Lafayette guard Sherneal Thompson Monday as she signed a scholarship offer to play for Northwest Mississippi Community College. (April 27, 2010, Page 9)
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)
SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — Lafayette’s Shaquilla Isom and Oxford’s Brandon Blake are this year’s EAGLE Players of the Year in basketball. (more…) (April 12, 2010)
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)