The Durant Tigers hosted Bogue Chitto last Tuesday night in a Class 1A South State Tournament play-in game and won the contest 67-48.
They traveled to West Lincoln for the South State Tourney and defeated West Lowndes 81-52 before falling to West Lincoln 79-54 to end their season.
In the play-in game against the Bogue Chitto Bobcats the Tigers got out front quickly and led 19-8 after one quarter of play.
The Tigers outscored the Bobcats again in the second quarter 17-12 to take a 36-20 lead into the half.
The Tigers took control of the game in the third quarter and increased their lead over the Bobcats to 53-29 as the third quarter ended.
The Bobcats outscored the Tigers in the fourth quarter 19-14, but would still fall hard to the Tigers 67-48.
The leading scorers for the Tigers were Theodore Haynes with 25 points, Demario Trotter with 15 points and Timothy McClendon with five points.
Next, the Tigers traveled to West Lincoln for the Class 1A South State Tournament last Thursday to play the West Lowndes Panthers.
The Tigers were able to take a 21-15 first quarter lead and led 35-30 at the intermission. The Tigers would take control of the contest in the third quarter when they outscored the Panthers 23-10 to take a 58-40 lead into the fourth quarter.
The Tigers put the game away for good in the fourth quarter by outscoring the Panthers 23-12 to push the final score to 81-52.
The leading scorers for the Tigers were Theodore Haynes with 22 points, Timothy McClendon with 14 points, Clay Roby with 11 points, Paul Simpson with nine points and Demario Trotter with eight points.
The Tigers would then play West Lincoln on Friday night and found themselves leading the 2011-12 Class 1A State Champions 19-17 after one quarter of play.
This early lead would quickly evaporate for the Tigers when the West Lincoln Bears took control in the second quarter and never looked back.
The Bears would outscore the Tigers 15-8 in the second and 31-9 in the third.
The Tigers would outscore the Bears in the fourth quarter 18-16, but the outcome had been decided and the Bears ended the Tigers season 79-54.
Whippets fall to Patriots
The Kosciusko Whippets were fresh off an emotional quarterfinal series victory over Tishomingo County when the Lewisburg Patriots came to town on Thursday night.
Spring drills end for area high schools
The Ethel Tigers finished up spring football during the second week of May and coach Paul Dees said his team accomplished a lot in the days that they had to work together. The Kosciusko Whippets finished spring training with a victory over Northeast Lauderdale 16-14 last Friday night and head coach Tyler Peterson was pleased with the progression that the Whippets are making
Myer wins state, Hill finishes third
The third time is the charm for Mitchell Myer at the 4A MHSAA State Track Meet. In 2011 Mitchell finished fourth with 11-00.00 and in 2012 he finished sixth with a leap of 11-00.00. On Monday, May 13, Mitchell vaulted 12-06.00 to capture his fifth victory to stay undefeated for the year.
To the wire, Kosy defeats Braves
The Kosciusko Whippets were in good shape after Friday night’s 8-0 win over the visiting Tishomingo Braves, but a set-back in Iuka on Saturday, a 3-2 loss, put the fast dogs’ season in jeopardy.
KHS hires Greenleaf
The Kosciusko School Board met Monday night and approved the hiring of new Whippet basketball coach Eleazarus Greenleaf.
On the Porch with Dirk: How great Thou art
Here I am, the last day of turkey season and a monsoon of rain is dousing Attala County.
It is real easy to get depressed in weather like this, especially after a season like I have had.
Tigers finish season 15-13
The Ethel Tigers were fresh off a thrilling first round sweep of French Camp when they traveled to Stringer on Saturday for game one of the best-of-three series.
The Tigers would drop game one 5-3.
Game one had been pushed from Thursday to Saturday due to inclement weather, pushing game two to Monday night in Ethel, to which the Tigers fell once again, 7-2.
Kosy moves to third round
The Kosciusko Whippets had a bitter taste in their mouths from 2012’s playoff series loss to New Albany in three games.
That taste is clearly better now, and New Albany was once again the foe.
Kosy boys and girls track head to State meet
The Kosciusko boys and girls track teams participated in the North State Track meet at Pontotoc on May 4 and will be sending one boys and four girls to the Class 4A State Meet at Pearl on May 13
Martin inducted into Hall of Fame
Railford “Randy” Martin was inducted into the Holmes Community College Sports Hall of Fame on April 25.
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