VICKSBURG — The Starkville High School girls basketball team lost a close-fought battle at Vicksburg on Tuesday afternoon, 52-49.
Turnovers hurt the Yellow Jackets (5-1) late in the game as a last-second 3-point attempt from Je’Neicia Hill bounced off the rim at the final buzzer.
Hill led Starkville with 14 points, with Jamaica Young also scoring 12 points and Zariyah Edwards scoring 10 points for the Yellow Jackets in the loss.
Starkville will take on New Hope in its next game at 6 p.m. Dec. 2.
Prep girls basketball
Jackson Prep 64, Heritage Academy 32
JACKSON — Heritage Academy girls basketball was doubled up on Tuesday afternoon by Jackson Prep in a 64-32 loss.
The Patriots (2-4) were led by Lucy Sharp, who had 11 points, and Reagan Merchant, who had 10 points, the lone two scorers for Heritage Academy in double figures.
Heritage Academy will play at Tishomingo County in its next game at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday.
Oxford 55, Starkville Academy 23
OXFORD — Starkville Academy girls basketball struggled against Oxford on Tuesday, losing in a 55-23 blowout.
The Volunteers (6-5) have suffered back-to-back losses at the Charger Challenge but remain above the .500 mark on the season. They were unable to get anything going against Oxford on Tuesday.
Starkville Academy will take on Choctaw County in its next game on the road at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday.
Prep boys basketball
Oxford 66, Starkville Academy 53
OXFORD — Starkville Academy boys basketball lost its second game in as many days Tuesday, falling to Oxford, 66-53.
The Volunteers (5-2) faced two tough opponents during the Charger Challenge but came up short by a combined 23 points over their past two games.
Starkville Academy will take on Choctaw County in its next game on the road at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday.
Dothan (Ala.) 61, New Hope 36
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