Prep basketball season winding down
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 12:00 AM
The 2013-2014 prep basketball season is winding down this week for local schools in the Mississippi High School Activities Association and weather could have an effect on the schedules.
The Philadelphia Tornadoes hope to pick up a little momentum this week as they close out regular season with four games on tap. The Tornado teams visited Raleigh Monday. Their game with Choctaw County most likely will be postponed from Tuesday until Thursday. They host Raleigh on Friday and close out the season at Neshoba Central.
Neshoba Central did not play last week and most likely their Tuesday home game with Northeast Lauderdale will be moved back a couple of days due to the weather. The Rockets close out the season Saturday at home against the Tornadoes.
Choctaw Central's Tuesday game at Southeast Lauderdale most likely will be postponed. The Warriors are scheduled to play at Forest Friday.
Union's district tournament schedule is up in the air. Lake and Scott Central could be ruled ineligible for postseason play if the state takes over the Scott County School System. The Yellowjackets were to close out the regular season at Scott Central on Tuesday, weather permitting.
Last week, the Philadelphia boys lost to Forest 58-42 and to Southeast Lauderdale 65-42. The Lady Tornadoes, meanwhile, lost to Forest 38-37 and 71-28 to Southeast Lauderdale.
The Choctaw Central girls took wins over Raleigh and Forest last week. They entered the week undefeated in region play.
The Union boys went 2-1 last week. They lost 77-35 to Newton High School, but beat Clarkdale 65-56 and Enterprise 70-65. Quinton Campbell scored 32 points vs. Clarkdale and 22 points against Enterprise.