Thursday, March 6, 2008
Dailey, Tate, Alexin join North stars
By BARRY BURLESON
Marshall Academy will be well represented in this week’s Mississippi Private School Association all-star basketball games.
MA’s Craig Dailey will be the head coach of the North AA-AAA boys team. He will be joined by senior Patriot players Gene Alexin and Nick Tate.
There will be four all-star games on Friday at A.E. Wood Coliseum on the campus of Mississippi College in Clinton.
The schedule includes – Class A Girls, 11 a.m.; Class A Boys, 12:45 p.m., Class AA-AAA Girls, 2:30 p.m. and Class AA-AAA Boys, 4:30 p.m.
The remainder of the North AA-AAA boys roster, in addition to Alexin and Tate, includes Pate Shackleford, Pillow Academy; Nathan Dye, Jackson Academy; Chris Carpenter, Starkville Academy; Bo Craig, Pillow Academy; Evan Cartledge, Jackson Academy; Adam Cummings, Washington School; Caleb Bradshaw, Indianola Academy; Mason Canoy, Canton Academy; Lance Jones, Leake Academy, Tyler Jones, Leake Academy
Dailey will be assisted by coach Steven Makamson of Pillow Academy
Alexin was also named to the All-State Tournament Team, as was MA Lady Patriot Traci Rogers.
Both the Patriots and Lady Patriots enjoyed outstanding seasons – the boys finishing 24-8 and the girls 24-17. Both won district championships and the MA boys also took the North State crown.
The teams were eliminated in the opening round of the State Tournament at Grenada – the Patriots by Brookhaven and the Lady Patriots by Prairie View.
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