Byhalia Indians drop baseball games to Lafayette and Independence

The Byhalia Indians had a tough few days on the baseball diamond.
The Indians lost 12-1 and 16-0 to Lafayette on Wednesday of last week and then fell 12-1 versus Independence on Thursday, all three losses coming on the home field.
“We struggled offensively and had too many errors,” coach Hunter Gore said.
Then on Friday, Byhalia traveled to Independence and dropped an 11-1 decision.
“We are still leaving runners on base,” Gore said.
The Indians hosted a round-robin Saturday, March 11. They visited Horn Lake Tuesday, March 14, and they will host Clarksdale this Saturday.

Photo by Willie Ann Shelton
DaQuan Smith (12) soars to the goal for a dunk at Jackson State University versus Choctaw Central.

Kendrick Fountain (20) tries to work his way to the hoop versus three Warriors.

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Juwoyn Lyles (50) is trapped by a pair of Warriors.

Hawks advance to semis

The Holly Springs Hawks were determined not to have a three-peat (in losses) in the Class 3A quarter-finals. And they won in convincing fashion.

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Ariel Tunstall (10) gets past a Lady Tiger on her drive to the goal Thursday at “The Big House.”

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Leekadra Smith (23) tries to keep control of the basketball versus Northeast Jones.

Markayla Walker (11) is surrounded by Lady Tigers.

State tourney • Johnson’s 30 points lead Byhalia past Lady Tigers

The Byhalia Lady Indians came out on top this time around in the Class 4A quarter-finals in Jackson.

State tourney • Lady Indians eliminated

The Byhalia Lady Indians saw their season come to an end Monday in the semi-finals of the Class 4A State Basketball Tournament.
The Lady Indians lost a nail-biter, 45-43, to Ripley, a fellow District 2-4A foe.
They trailed the Lady Tigers by six (24-18) at halftime and battled back to take a four-point lead (38-34) early in fourth quarter. But Byhalia couldn’t hang on. The game was tied at 38 when point guard Kavacia Johnson fouled out.
Ariel Tunstall led the Lady Indians (22-8) with 14 points. Johnson added 11. Tiyanna Powell and Shaquira Caradine had eight each.


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