Claire Benson scored twice for the 'Feds, and Jane Claire scored once.
Ford grabbed 11 rebounds as well to help the Yellow Jackets beat the Tigers in Batesville.
"I just felt like it was the right place when I went on the visit," McCleskey said of Northeast. "I just knew it was where I wanted to go."
Shortstop Presley Hall, second baseman Drew Brown and catcher/outfielder Cole Ruffin have played baseball with and against each other since they were 4. On Friday, they took their next step together.
Brownlee energized the Trojans with nine straight points between the third and fourth quarters, helping his team to a win over the Falcons.
STEENS -- Matthew Phillips spun around on one foot in disgust after his attempt at a behind-the-back pass sailed out of bounds near the Columbus Christian Academy bench.
Oak Hill Academy athletic director Phil Ferguson took it to the team.
"Mario's gonna take hard work and discipline to Co-Lin, and this isn't gonna be the last you hear about him," Columbus coach Joshua Pulphus said.
Panthers coach Takeea Bozeman said the possibility of meeting a powerful opponent down the line is "kind of scary." So far, though, West Lowndes has handled all challengers.
The Falcons beat the Mustangs 74-15 to improve to 13-3 on the season.
Stevenson delivered an emphatic knockout blow to Kirk in Oak Hill's 55-45 win Tuesday -- and perhaps the new standout clip on his video highlight reel.
The former Mississippi State women's basketball standout will continue to coach the Lions (12-2) for the time being, but she eventually expects that EMCC will hire a new women's basketball coach as she transitions to a full-time AD.
STARKVILLE -- Ethan Pulliam had a hat trick for Starkville High in a 4-0 win over South Panola on Monday in Starkville.
CALEDONIA -- Emotions ran high Nov. 16 in Amory when the Caledonia girls soccer team beat the Panthers for the first time in 13 years.
New Hope is 10-1-1 and can win a district championship if it beats Columbus and Grenada this week.
Steele Altmyer led the Patriots in points with 11, and Eli Acker had a double-double with 10 points and 13 rebounds.
"I think we're altogether more dedicated this year," junior Bree Younger said. "In past years we would go into a game not really caring if we won or lost, but now we're fighting all 80 minutes."
A new, fast-paced offensive system is paying dividends for the high-flying, high-scoring Trojans, and Friday's game was just the latest example.
MSU officially introduced Leach as its new football coach Friday in Starkville, and as it is wont to do when Leach is involved, hilarity ensued.
Aniya Saddler had 31 points, 10 rebounds, seven steals and four assists for the Falcons girls in a 68-27 win.
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