Sports roundup: Shan Whiteside Classic highlights hoop action

Boys Basketball

Horn Lake 69, Lafayette (Oxford) 52

Olive Branch 62, Southaven 58

WORTH NOTING….

  • Olive Branch leading scorers vs. Southaven: Landon Jeffries 23. 

Girls Basketball

Horn Lake 59, Lafayette (Oxford) 52

Olive Branch 59, Southaven 19

Donovan Griffin of DeSoto Central led the Jaguars in scoring against Hernando. (Bob Bakken/DeSoto County Sports)

WORTH NOTING…

  • Horn Lake leading scorers vs. Lafayette (Oxford): Indiya Bowen 18, Kaitlyn Williams 10. 
  • Olive Branch leading scorers vs. Southaven: Addison Howell 18, Rhema Pegues 16. 

Shan Whiteside Sideline Cancer Classic at DeSoto Central

Jhamal Ross (11) of Center Hill earned MVP honors in the Mustangs’ win over North Panola. (Bob Bakken/DeSoto County Sports)
Carl Malone led Hernando in scoring against DeSoto Central. (Bob Bakken/DeSoto County Sports)

Boys Basketball

DeSoto Central 56, Hernando 55

Madison-Ridgeland Academy 81, Gentry 62

Center Hill 65, North Panola 62

WORTH NOTING…

  • DeSoto Central leading scorers vs. Hernando: Donovan Griffin 17, Dorian Whitley 17. Alex Pete’s layup with 3.1 seconds remaining were the winning points for DeSoto Central.  Griffin was named game’s MVP.
  • Hernando leading scorers vs. DeSoto Central: Carl Malone 15, Josh Humes 12.  
  • Madison-Ridgeland leading scorer vs. Gentry: Josh Hubbard 33, named game’s MVP.  
  • Center Hill was led by game MVP Jhamal Ross with 18 points.

Shan Whiteside Sideline Cancer Classic at DeSoto Central

Girls Basketball

DeSoto Central 51, Hernando 41

North Panola 55, Center Hill 51

Madison-Ridgeland Academy 41, Gentry 18

WORTH NOTING…

  • DeSoto Central leading scorers vs. Hernando: Janiya Jones 11, Jamaiya Hasley 9. Hasley was named game MVP. 
  • Hernando leading scorers vs DeSoto Central: Damyia Cummings 19, Abbey Harrison with 14. Madison-Ridgeland Academy had Riley Hancock as game MVP with 9 points and 14 rebounds.
  • North Panola’s Jykeria Black scored 30 points vs. Center Hill to be named game MVP. 
  • Center Hill leading scorers vs. North Panola: Dominique Collins – 14, Jairya Rankins – 14, Madison Bush 9. 
Janiya Jones led DeSoto Central in scoring against Hernando with 11 points. (Bob Bakken/DeSoto County Sports)

Damiya Cummings led Hernando in scoring against DeSoto Central with 19 points. (Bob Bakken/DeSoto County Sports)
Dominique Collins (pictured) and Jairya Rankins each has 14 points for Center Hill against North Panola. (Bob Bakken/DeSoto County Sports)
Micah Benson (left) and Kennedy Smith (right) sign letters of intent at DeSoto Central High School on Friday. Benson will play soccer at East Central Community College and Smith will play volleyball at Northwest Mississippi Community College next season. (Bob Bakken/DeSoto County Sports)

SPORTS ETC.:

A joint event Friday afternoon at DeSoto Central High School had Micah Benson sign with East Central Community College for women’s soccer and Kennedy Smith sign with Northwest Mississippi Community College for volleyball.  

Soccer matches with Center Hill vs. Lewisburg, and DeSoto Central vs. Olive Branch were postponed. The DeSoto Central-Olive Branch contests were rescheduled to Jan. 6.

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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