Oxford’s Erika Sisk must have felt like she was in a whirlwind the past 30 days. It was exactly a month ago that the standout point guard led the Lady Chargers to their first Class 5A title in school history and the school’s first undefeated season at 33-0.
Moments after celebrating and holding up the coveted MHSAA gold ball with her teammates, Sisk found out she had been named to the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star game and a few days after that, she was tabbed to the All-State team. (more…) (April 4, 2012, Page 1B)
JACKSON — If high school basketball teams were able to advance in the MHSAA state tournament based on heart and desire and a strong resolve, then the Lafayette Lady Commodores would be headed to Friday’s Class 4A championship game against Pontotoc. (more…) (February 28, 2012, Page 8)
COLUMN: JACKSON — There were some tears shed by the Lafayette Lady Commodores and their coach, Amy Sutton, following Monday night’s 86-72 loss to Forrest County AHS in the MHSAA’s Class 4A state semifinal. A long season that brings so many close together has a tendency of producing raw emotion when it all comes to an end. (more…) (February 28, 2012, Page 8)
A return to the “Big House” is on the menu tonight for the Lafayette Lady Commodores. LHS advanced to MHSAA’s Class 4A state semifinals tonight by winning two of three games played in the North Half tournament in Pontotoc on Feb. 16-18. (more…) (February 27, 2012, Page 1B)
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)
An early lead didn’t hold for the Lafayette Lady Commodores lost 49-47 to New Albany in the Division 2-4A Tournament Friday. Mykira Buford and Mariah Buford each scored 10 points in the loss. Mariah Hariston had nine points, while Janae Westbrook scored eight. Mariah Buford also had seven steals, while Mykira Buford finished with 10 assists. (more…) (February 13, 2012, Page 2B)
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)