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Coahoma County dominates Bay Springs to win second state 2A championship

Marquise Percy played more minutes than anyone else and had 12 points as the Coahoma County Red Panthers defeated Bay Springs 62-46 to win their second straight state 2A basketball championship Friday at Jackson State.  County never trailed and held a double-digit lead throughout the game.  Junior Markevius Phillips had 16 points, freshman Jai'sheldon Yates had 14 points and 12 rebounds and sophomore Bentavious Galmore added 10 points and six rebounds with four assists and four steals to power the win. Three Panthers will graduate this year but the core of the team will return next season.

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Ingomar girls send Coahoma County home; boys will play for back-to-back championships

The Coahoma County girls' 2018 basketball season ended the same as 2017, with a loss to Ingomar in the state 2A basketball tournament in Jackson on Tuesday.  The Falcons 68-45 win eliminated County; the girls finish with a season record of 28 wins and 5 losses.  The defending state champion boys defeated Leflore County 49-42 and will face Bay Springs on Friday in the title game.

 

 

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CCC basketball season ends in Moorhead

Both basketball teams from Coahoma Community College lost Thursday night at Mississippi Delta Community College in Moorhead.  The Tiger men fell 89-77 to the Trojans and finish the season with 3 wins and 20 losses while the Lady Trojans outgunned CCC 87-77, giving Coahoma a 2 win 20 loss season.  Nine men and six women will return for the 2018-19 season at Coahoma Community College.

 

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Wildcat boys, girls eliminated from playoffs

The Clarksdale Wildcat varsity basketball teams have been eliminated from the state 4A playoffs.  The Lady Wildcats finish the season with 22 wins and 7 losses after falling 77-52 to Louisville on Friday, February 23.  The boys were defeated by Noxubee County on Saturday, February 24 by a 52-40 final score.

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Colts basketball season ends

Lee Academy's boys lost 70-47 to Jackson's Hillcrest Christian on Tuesday February 20 in the State AAA basketball tournament.  The Colts finish the season with an overall record of 16-and-10.

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First round playoff losses for Coahoma Early College boys, girls

The Coahoma Early College boys lost 57-52 to Greenwood's Amanda Elzy high school on Tuesday February 20.  The girls were eliminated from the state 3A playoffs with an 82-25 loss to Humphreys County on Monday, February 19.

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Terrence Humphrey wins Hoss Bennett award

Clarksdale High senior Terrence Humphrey received a $1000 scholarship as the 19th winner of the Clarksdale Exchange Club's annual Ronald "Hoss" Bennett award on February 8th.  A true student-athlete, Humphrey maintains a 3.2 GPA and scored a 22 on the ACT.  He played quarterback and wide receiver for the Wildcat football team and will play as a defensive back at Pearl River Community College in the fall. 

 

 

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