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Ruleville 42, Jefferson Davis County 39

The Ruleville Central Tigers moved one step closer to a state title by defeating Jefferson Davis County Saturday in the quarterfinals of the 3A State Boys Basketball Tournament at the Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson. 

Ruleville improved to 23-9. 

The biggest difference in the game came at the free throw line as Ruleville went 11-of-15, while JDC was just 1-of-3 at the charity stripe. 

In the field, Ruleville shot 44.1 percent (15-of-34), while JDC shot 39.5 percent (17-of-43). 

Pierre Pruitt scored 13 points and pulled down eight rebounds with four assists, and Arctavious Clark scored 13 points and pulled down seven rebounds to lead the Tigers, followed by Joseph Perez with 11 points and five rebounds and Michael Harris with five steals. 

Ruleville will play Holly Springs in the semifinals on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson.



Magnolia Heights 10, Bayou 0

The Bayou Academy Colts fell to 1-4 as they suffered a lopsided loss to Magnolia Heights Friday in Senatobia. 

Spence Martin and Trey Williamson each tagged a hit for the Colts.

Bayou is scheduled to travel to Yazoo City to play Manchester today and will come back home Tuesday to play Pillow. 


Fastpitch Softball

Kosciusko sweeps CCHS

The Cleveland Central High School Lady Wolves were swept by Kosciusko in a doubleheader Saturday. 

CCHS lost the first game 17-0 and the second game 12-0.

CCHS fell to 1-2.

CCHS will be back in action on Tuesday to host Grenada with the middle school game set to start first at 4 p.m.


Fan Bus

There will be a fan bus traveling to the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Basketball game at Mississippi College in Clinton on Mar. 17.

Cleveland Centrals Kamarion Williams will be playing in the game for Mississippi.

For reservations, contact Deborah C. Lucas (662)-843-7603 or Celicia D. Jones Weatherspoon at (662)-719-4729.


DSU Sports


DSU loses 2-of-3 to AUM

The Delta State University Lady Statesmen lost two of three games to the Auburn University Montgomery Lady War Hawks in Gulf South Conference action this weekend.

DSU and AUM split Saturday's doubleheader as DSU lost the first game 9-1 but won the second game 1-0. On Sunday, AUM won the rubber match 3-1. 

DSU fell to 10-11 with a 4-5 mark in the GSC. 

DSU's offense drilled just 10 hits the whole weekend. 

At the plate in the series, Carli Vice hit a home run, and Marrissa Landrum and Mallory Myers tagged two hits each to lead the Lady Statesmen. 

In the circle, Nicole Fullilove led DSU by going 1-0 in two games, giving up just one run on two hits with two walks and eight strikeouts in 8 2/3 innings of work. Mari Alex Sandridge pitched well but suffered the loss on Sunday by giving up just two runs on five hits with two walks and seven strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings of work. Taylor Johnson suffered the loss in Saturday's game one. 

DSU is scheduled to return to the diamond on Tuesday when the Lady Statesmen travel to Searcy, Ark. to play Harding University in a doubleheader starting at 12 p.m.


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