The Whippets hosted the Houston Hilltoppers last Friday night in a Region 4 contest and fell to the visitors 75-45.
The first quarter did not fare so well for the Whippets when they couldn't get a shot to fall and quickly fell behind the Hilltoppers 18-4.
The Whippets were able to put things together offensively in the second quarter, but were still outscored by the Hilltoppers 17-16.
The Hilltoppers would take a 35-20 lead into the intermission.
The Whippets offensive woes found them once again in the third quarter and Houston took full advantage and put the game out of reach by outscoring the Whippets 14-8 to take a 49-28 lead into the games final period. Kosciusko battled in the fourth quarter, but the Hilltoppers were too much for the Whippets on this night, outscoring the fast dogs once again 26-17 to win the contest 75-45.
"Coming into the game I thought we matched up really well with them," said Whippet head coach Shelby Kuhn. "Starting off we were not as aggressive as I wanted us to be on our guard play, but I think our big guys started out pretty well against (Chris) Jones."
Chris Jones is the Hilltoppers' center who stands 6 foot 7 inches and weighs 260 pounds.
Jones was held in check for much of the first half, but he was able to put together a strong second half and finished the contest with 20 points. "They were a little more aggressive going to the basket and they were able to open it up with a couple of threes in the first half causing us to play catch-up for the rest of the game," concluded Kuhn.
The leading scorers for the Whippets were Jamari Roby with 13 points, Rajheem Jamison with 11 points, Kyesun Jackson with eight points and Lamavius Veasley with six points.
The Whippets played at Ridgeland Tuesday night and will participate in the Region 4-4A Tournament in Houston beginning on Monday February 11.
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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