Monday DeSoto County scoreboard

Photo: Players battle for rebound positioning during the Byhalia-Heritage Academy game at the DeSoto Central Christmas Invitational event on Monday. Heritage Academy won 57-39. (Bob Bakken/DeSoto County Sports)

Boys basketball

DeSoto Central 56, Germantown (Madison) 54

Southaven 67, Bolivar Central 51

Memphis Academy of Science and Engineering 67, Northpoint Christian 54

Girls basketball

Northpoint Christian 46, Father Ryan (Nashville, Tenn.) 37


  • DeSoto Central boys’ leading scorers vs. Germantown (Madison) were Dorian Whitley with 24 and George Saulsberry with 10. A late three-pointer from Whitley was the game-winner for the Jaguars.
  • Northpoint girls’ leading scorers vs. Father Ryan were Brylee Faith Cherry with 17, Izzy Carlson with 13, and Bethany Wright with 10.  
  • The Center Hill boys’ basketball team was forced to withdraw from the NXT LVL (Next Level) Hoopfest in Nashville Monday due to COVID-19 protocols, according to tournament organizers. 


Former Olive Branch High School midfielder Jessica Jaimes of Northwest Mississippi Community College has signed to play soccer next season at Faulkner University in Montgomery, Alabama. 

Northpoint Christian girls’ basketball player Izzy Carlson announced on social media that she had committed to and signed with Blue Mountain College to play there next season.  

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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