Thursday sports: Jaguars sweep Hernando in hoops

Photo: Hernando’s Eric Taylor (3) skies for a layup in Thursday’s game against DeSoto Central. (Bob Bakken/

Wednesday, Nov. 16

NJCAA women’s soccer tournament (Pool Play)

  • Northwest Mississippi 2, Pima, Arizona 1 (2OT)
    • Northwest will play Phoenix College Friday in the NJCAA national semifinals. 

Thursday, Nov. 17

Prep boys basketball

  • DeSoto Central 52, Hernando 43
    • Hernando: Justin Hammett 12, Ryan Taylor 11
    • DeSoto Central: KJ Patrick 11, Bob Dickson 10
  • Horn Lake 81, Oxford Lafayette 49
  • Holly Springs at Olive Branch
DeSoto Central’s Reagan Dale (22) fires a jump shot in Thursday’s win over Hernando. (Bob Bakken/

Prep girls basketball

  • DeSoto Central 51, Hernando 30
    • DeSoto Central: Jamaiya Hasley 12, Teresa Hayslett 11
    • Hernando: Damiya Cummings 9, Halann Wallace 8
  • Oxford Lafayette 40, Horn Lake 36
  • Holly Springs at Olive Branch

Prep boys soccer

  • Hernando 1, DeSoto Central 0 
  • Horn Lake 2, Center Hill 1 (Horn Lake wins in PKs)
  • Lake Cormorant 2, Olive Branch 1

Prep girls soccer

  • DeSoto Central 3, Hernando 2
  • Center Hill 7, Horn Lake 0
  • Olive Branch 4, Lake Cormorant 0

JUCO women’s basketball

  • SAU Tech 73, Northwest CC 60

NBA G League basketball

  • Rio Grande Valley 149, Memphis Hustle 124
    • Memphis Hustle: Kenneth Lofton Jr. 29, Xavier Tillman 21
    • Box score

Prep wrestling at Lewisburg

  • Center Hill 66, Tupelo 18
  • Lewisburg 42, Center Hill 39
  • Lewisburg 54, Tupelo 30

SPORTS ETC.: Thursday’s soccer games between Hernando and DeSoto Central were another in a series of daytime school day games played at DeSoto Central. Teams are holding these games to give the student body to see them play and ticket prices go to the home team soccer program. Temperatures when Thursday’s girls’ game started were in the low-to-mid 30s.  

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.