The Lafayette Commodores and Lady Commodores will return to the track Saturday at Pontotoc for the MHSAA Class 4A North Half meet. Both squads were in action this past weekend at Tishomingo County. (May 3, 2013, Page 10A)
Lafayette’s boys basketball program continued to show improvement and a turnaround under second-year coach Nacoma James on Tuesday night in the elimination round of the Division 2-4A Tournament. Playing the host North Pontotoc Vikings, the Commodores were able to make enough plays, both on offense and defense, late to pull out a 65-63 win and advance to play No. 1 seed Tunica-Rosa Fort on Thursday evening. Tuesday’s win also advanced the ‘Dores to the MHSAA’s Class 4A playoffs for the first time in seven years. (February 13, 2013, Page 7)
A fast start to Friday’s home game for the Lafayette Commodores was negated by the quickness of the Tunica-Rosa Fort Lions. Lafayette led 9-2 in the early moments of the Division 2-4A contest but after a surge from the Lions later in the first quarter, the Commodores were never able to catch up. The end result was a 70-48 win for the Lions, who improved to 4-0 in 2-4A play and sent the Commodores to 8-6 overall and 1-3 in 2-4A.
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)
Lafayette will look to build on the success it garnered in the season opener against Bruce Saturday evening in the annual Coach “C” Shootout. The one-day event will be held in the LHS gym and the Commodores will play host to the Grenada Chargers at approximately 7:30.