Friday’s sports scoreboard

Photo: Players scramble for a loose ball underneath the basket in Friday’s Olive Branch-Lewisburg girls’ basketball game. (Bob Bakken/DeSoto County Sports)

Boys Basketball

ECS 47, Northpoint Christian 35

Olive Branch 84, Lewisburg 57

Center Hill 88, DeSoto Central 61

Southaven 80, Horn Lake 72 (overtime)

Hernando 54, South Panola 44

Cleveland Central 55, Lake Cormorant 47

Lewisburg’s Josiah Nelson goes up for a layup against Olive Branch Friday night.
(Jody McRee/DeSoto County Sports)

WORTH NOTING…

Northpoint Christian scoring leaders against ECS were Christian Gilliand with 21 and Darius Naylor with 10…Olive Branch scoring leaders against Lewisburg were Landon Jeffries and Darren Davis, each with 18, and Zahir Guitierrez with 13…Lewisburg scoring leaders against Olive Branch were Hayden Drumwright with 18, Joe Nelson with 14 and Noah Jorgenson with 11…Center Hill scoring leaders against DeSoto Central were Tanner Burcham with 25 points, Deshun Dunn with 20 and Jaidyn Rankins with 16… Horn Lake scoring leaders against Southaven were Trevon Jackson with 21, Dimp Pernell with 18, Jordan Pointer with 14 and Ky Pernell with 11.  

Boys Soccer

Lewisburg 1, Center Hill 0

WORTH NOTING

Lewisburg defeated Center Hill with a goal from Hogan Payne. Lewisburg meets Clinton in MHSAA 6A playoff action at home Tuesday.  

Girls Basketball

Northpoint Christian 56, ECS 31

Olive Branch 65, Lewisburg 32

DeSoto Central 56, Center Hill 43

Horn Lake 68, Southaven 25

Hernando 68, South Panola 58

Lake Cormorant 39, Cleveland Central 32

WORTH NOTING…

Horn Lake improved to 15-1 with Friday’s victory over Southaven. Scoring leaders for the Lady Eagles were Tori Johnson with 18, Talayeh Lipford with 15 and Indiya Bowen with 12…Olive Branch scoring leaders against Lewisburg were Addison Howell with 21 and Rhema Pegues with 12… Lewisburg scoring leaders against Olive Branch were Laney Moss with 12 points, Rainey Lamb and Allison Irby each with six… Northpoint Christian scoring leaders against ECS were Brylee Faith Cherry with 20 and Bethany Wright with 17… Lake Cormorant scoring leaders against Cleveland Central were Ja’Keria Hawkins with 24 and Katelyn Simmons with 8… Center Hill was led by Kayleigh Prentiss with nine points against DeSoto Central tonight… DeSoto Central was led by Janiya Jones with 34 points, 9 steals and 5 rebounds against Center Hill…

Girls Soccer

Lewisburg 4, Center Hill 0

WORTH NOTING…

Lewisburg finished district play 6-0 and will host Clinton in the MHSAA 6A playoffs Tuesday…Allie Kimbrell scored two goals for Lewisburg. Briley Ross and Natalie Culver scored the other goals.  

NBA G League basketball

Austin Spurs 114, Memphis Hustle 107

Thursday, Jan. 20

Girls Soccer

Hernando 6, South Panola 0

WORTH NOTING…

Liv Norris and Emeline Smith each scored two goals for Hernando, which won the Region 3-6A championship and will host Tupelo Tuesday in the first round of the MHSAA 6A playoffs.

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 provides content for DeSoto County News and occasionally is heard on the OB Pod podcast talking about area happenings. A former newspaper editor and writer, his award-winning background also includes television news producing, sports media relations, and radio broadcasting.