MSPA star headed to Delta State University
From Staff Reports
Feb. 19, 2002
Lauren Adams, a 5-foot-9 senior guard from Delta Academy in Marks, has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball for the Delta State University Lady Statesmen.
Adams was the 2000-2001 Mississippi Private School Association Player of the Year. She is currently averaging 22.3 points, 10.2 rebounds, and 5.1 assists for the Lady Raiders, who have won 41 of their first 42 games.
Cinderella in Pontotoc
In the Division 2-3A Tournament at Nettleton, the Pontotoc Warriors came in as the No. 4 seed. All the Warriors did when play began was knock off No. 1 Nettleton in the semifinals and No. 2 Amory 65-55 in the finals.
Pontotoc improved to 22-11 with the wins.
St. Stanislaus hires Wittman
St. Stanislaus has named Casey Wittman its new head football coach. Wittman replaces Dave Kenson, who resigned last month after leading the Rockachaws for five years. St. Stanislaus went 2-8 in 2001.
Wittman is a 1984 graduate of St. Stanislaus. He later played at Gulf Coast Community College.
He comes to SSC after a two-year stint as offensive coordinator at Pass Christian. This will be his first head coaching job.
Wittman was selected from 17 applicants.
Harrison Central used to own the high school girls' basketball world in Mississippi. From 1977 to 1983, the Red Rebelettes won seven straight state championships.
Those days are long gone as this year's Red Rebelettes lost 51-45 to Long Beach in the semifinals of the Division 8-5A Tournament. It's the first time for the Lady Bearcats to get out of the division tournament since 1991.
Long Beach, which was 9-18 a year ago, beat Harrison on the Red Rebelettes' own court for the win.
Long time coming
Gulfport's Lady Admirals knocked off Long Beach 74-48 in the finals of the Division 8-5A Tournament at Lyman Friday night.
It was the first district/division championship for the Gulfport girls since 1932.
Former Union coach doing well
Jenny McCullough had very limited success during her three seasons as girls' basketball coach at Union, but her current Cleveland Lady Wildcats are another story.
Cleveland improved to 29-6 by winning the Division 4-3A Tournament at Greenwood last week.
Cleveland hosts Senatobia tonight in the Class 3A North State's opening round.
bout what you'd expect
Unbeaten Gulfport took on winless Long Beach in the boys' semifinals of the Division 8-5A Tournament at Lyman last week with the Admirals improving to 31-0 with an 82-43 rout.
Long Beach mercifully finished an 0-27 season.
Biloxi getting new gym
The defending Class 5A state champion Biloxi Indians will have a new home next basketball season. Biloxi will retire its 800-seat gym in favor of an 1,800-seat facility at the new Biloxi High School campus north of Back Bay.