Tuesday sports: Region basketball tournaments underway

Photo: Jeremy Holloway of Center Hill (25) drives past Olive Branch defenders for two of his 14 points in the loss to the Conquistadors. (Bob Bakken/desotocountynews.com)

Tuesday, Feb. 7

Prep boys basketball

Region 2-6A tournament at Center Hill

  • Olive Branch 61, Center Hill 53
    • Olive Branch: Reece Garrison 17, Trey Wall 14
    • Center Hill: Jeremy Holloway 14, Kaison Saunders 12
  • DeSoto Central 76, Lewisburg 60
    • DeSoto Central: Bob Dickson Jr. 17, KJ Patrick 17, Joshua Jackson 15
    • Lewisburg: Amarion Davis 14

GAME NOTES: Reece Garrison (OB) scored eight of his game-high 17 points in the second half and six in the fourth quarter of the Conquistadors’ victory…Trey Wall (OB) scored eight of his 14 points in the first quarter, points that included one three-point basket…Jeremy Holloway (CH) hit four baskets for eight points in the second quarter of the game that brought the Mustangs within two of Olive Branch at halftime…Kaison Saunders (CH) tallied eight points in the third quarter and was 4-for-4 at the free throw line in the period…Amarion Davis (LHS) scored a pair of three-pointers in the first half and added a trio of two-point baskets in the third quarter against DeSoto Central…Bob Dickson Jr. (DC) had 12 of his 17 points against Lewisburg come in the second half, six in the third and six more in the fourth quarter…11 of KJ Patrick’s 17 points were in the second half against Lewisburg with seven points scored in the third quarter of play. 

Region 3-6A tournament at South Panola

  • Southaven 62, South Panola 42
  • Horn Lake 77, Hernando 41

Region 2-5A tournament at Greenville

  • Cleveland Central 69, Lafayette 41
  • Lake Cormorant 92, Greenville 70

Prep girls basketball

Region 2-6A tournament at Center Hill

  • DeSoto Central 45, Lewisburg 30
    • Lewisburg: Allie Carroll 14
    • DeSoto Central: Jamaiya Hasley 12, Tereah Hayslett 11, Mya Richardson 11
  • Center Hill 46, Olive Branch 38
    • Center Hill: Taylor Ware 13, Madison Bush 12
    • Olive Branch: Madison Young 17

GAME NOTES: Taylor Ware (CH) scored eight of her 13 points in the fourth quarter of the Lady Mustangs’ victory…Madison Bush (CH) hit six of her 12 points in the third quarter against Olive Branch and had eight points in the second half…Madison Young (OB) hit two three-pointers among her game-high 17 points against Center Hill and netted six points in the final quarter of play.  Allie Carroll (LHS) had nine of her 14 points scored in the second half, seven of which were in the fourth quarter…Jamaiya Hasley (DC) hit 10 of her team-high 12 points after halftime, six of that total coming in the third quarter of action.

Region 3-6A tournament at South Panola

  • Horn Lake 65, Southaven 49
  • South Panola 71, Hernando 45

Prep boys basketball – regular season

  • Northpoint Christian 58, FACS 54
    • Northpoint: Christian Gilliland 20, Grayson Alford 16, Ayden Kelley 10

Prep girls basketball – regular season

  • FACS 54, Northpoint Christian 49
    • Northpoint: Nailah Herrera 19, Lillie Milligan 13

Prep wrestling

North Half Team Duals – first round

  • Lewisburg 78, Starkville 6

LEWISBURG COACHES EARN REGION HONORS: Region 2-6A Coaches of the Year named Tuesday evening both came from Lewisburg, as Kristen Coleman was named the girls’ Coach of the Year and Zach Jorgenson was tabbed as the boys’ Coach of the Year. All-Region team selections will be made Friday during the finals of the postseason tournament.

Center Hill basketball coach Daniel Forbes with Region 2-6A boys’ Coach of the Year Zach Jorgenson of Lewisburg. (Bob Bakken/desotocountynews.com)
Center Hill basketball coach Daniel Forbes with Lewisburg coach Kristen Coleman, named Region 2-6A girls Coach of the Year. (Bob Bakken/desotocountynews.com)

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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