Friday sports: Horn Lake, Olive Branch advance in basketball

Friday, Feb. 24

Prep boys basketball

MHSAA 6A quarterfinals

at Mississippi Valley State University

  • Horn Lake 43, Starkville 42
  • Olive Branch 59, Madison Central 52.

Prep girls basketball

MHSAA 6A quarterfinals

at Mississippi Valley State University

  • Tupelo 58, Horn Lake 51
  • Germantown (Madison) 62, Center Hill 42

Prep baseball 

  • Center Hill 6, Corinth 5 (8 innings)
    • Center Hill: Scott Green – 7 strikeouts, 2.2 innings pitched, Ayden Rodgers earns save
  • Northwest Rankin 4, Lewisburg 3 (8 innings)
    • Lewisburg: Gage Haley – 2 hits, 2 RBIs. Cayden Baker – 6 innings pitched, 7 strikeouts

Prep softball

  • Madison Central 3, Hernando 2

JUCO baseball

  • Northwest 7, John Melvin University 3
  • Southwest CC 2, Northwest 1

JUCO softball

  • Northwest 5, Parkland College 4
  • Northwest 8, Coastal Alabama-North 1

JUCO men’s tennis

  • Northwest 5, East Central 4

JUCO women’s tennis

  • Northwest at East Central 9, Northwest 0


  • Hernando football placekicker Jackson Uselton Friday morning signed to play football next season at Northwest Mississippi Community College.  
  • Center Hill had five wrestlers advance to the semifinals as Lewisburg advanced nine to the semifinals at the Mississippi Wrestling Foundation state individual tournament yesterday. The meet continues today. 

Bob Bakken

Bob Bakken is the most recognized and most trusted name in DeSoto County news and sports reporting, as readers continue to express their appreciation for his accuracy and fairness in the stories he writes. Bob is also heard on 95.3 The Rebel twice a week with sports updates and high school football play-by-play broadcasts in the fall. A former newspaper editor and writer, his award-winning background also includes television news producing, sports media relations, and radio broadcasting.

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