Sports digest: Thursday scores, highlights

THE VITAL STATISTICS

Boys Basketball

Northpoint Christian 81, Macon Road Baptist 25

Southaven 69, Senatobia 34

Boys Soccer

Center Hill 2, New Albany 1

Lewisburg 2, Southaven 1

DeSoto Central 4, Hernando 1

Girls Basketball

Northpoint Christian 64, Houston (Germantown, Tenn.) 31 

Southaven 34, Senatobia 30

Girls Soccer

Center Hill 4, New Albany 0

Lewisburg 6, Southaven 3

DeSoto Central 3, Hernando 1

NBA G League basketball

Texas Legends 115, Memphis Hustle 99

WORTH NOTING

Northpoint Christian leading scorers in the boys’ basketball victory over Macon Road Baptist came from Christian Gilliland (25), Gray Patterson (14) and Justin Hall (12).

Northpoint Christian leading scorers in the girls’ basketball win over Houston (Germantown, Tenn.) were Bethany Wright (22), Brylee Faith Cherry (12), Karrington Edwards and Hadley Carson (10 each).

DeSoto Central goals scored in the boys’ soccer win against Hernando came from Eli Kitchens (2), Ian Thomas (1), and Jayden Armstrong (1). 

Center Hill goals scored in the boys’ soccer victory over New Albany came from Aiden O’Connell, Osvaldo Gonzalez, and Dominic Rivino.

Lewisburg goals scored in the boys’ soccer victory against Southaven came from Miller Lashlee and Garrett Bradham. 

Hernando goal scored in the girls’ soccer loss to DeSoto Central came from Macey Riggs. 

Center Hill goals scored in the girls’ soccer victory over New Albany came from Linley Robinson, Karman Smith, and Grace Sanders (2).

CARTWRIGHT HONORED FOR TITLE

Hernando High School cross country runner Jessica Cartwright was recognized at Thursday’s DeSoto County School District Board of Education meeting on her MHSAA 6A state championship.

From left, DCS Supt. Cory Uselton, Jessica Cartwright, Hernando cross country coach Logan Clark, and principal Duane Case. (Bob Bakken/DeSoto County Sports)

SOCCER ALL-STARS NAMED

Players named to the Mississippi Association of Coaches All-Star soccer teams from DeSoto County included Gage Lashlee and Hogan Payne of Lewisburg, along with Center Hill’s Braden Taylor on the boys’ North team. Players representing the North in the girls’ contest included Brenna Becker and Madysen Helm of Lewisburg, and Micah Benson of DeSoto Central. The North boys’ coaches are Gene Anderson and Garrett Carter of Lafayette. The girls’ coaches are Scotti MIles and Amy Hoffman of Lewisburg.  

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.

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