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Forest Hill High School

The 2012 Capital City Hoops Challenge Thanksgiving Showcase had a star-studded field of teams from the state of Mississippi that took to the court last weekend including a number of teams expected to compete for the state championship this season. The feature matchup of the weekend pairs arguably the top two teams in the state of Mississippi this season head to head as Callaway took on Gulfport on Saturday night. It was an action packed 2 days as many of the top teams and top prospects from the Magnolia state put it down on both the boys and girls side. When the dust settled after an explosive couple of days inside the gym at Forest Hill High School, it was Callaway, Provine, SV Marshall, Lanier, Laurel, Murrah, Madison Central and a host of others who really turned in solid efforts for the weekend. Here's a recap of all the games and standouts from each game..... Friday, November 23, 2012 Results Murrah Lady Mustangs 47 Greenville Honey Bees 29 Chelsi Boyd scored 11 points and Ahsia Clayton scored 9 points as the Lady Mustangs defeated the Honey Bees from Greenville. Takyla Dukes chipped in 12 points in a solid effort for the Honey Bees. St. Martin Yellowjackets 81 Crystal Spring Tigers 49 Junior talent Ed Simpson led the Yellowjackets with 27 points while senior forward Javon Barnes added 12 and seniors Kevin Kirk and Tre Dwellingham both had 10 points for St. Martin. The Tigers were led by junior forward Deshane Boss 16 points and Joshua Windom chipped in 14 points. Provine Lady Rams 51 Clinton Lady Arrow 47 Senior Center Jamieca Sheriff led the Lady Rams with 18 points while sophomore forward Arkeceia Moore added 10. The Lady Arrows were led by junior guard Alivia Hughes with 16 points and Harper Newell with 10 points. SV Marshall 61 Clinton Arrows 54 Dandy Dozen forward Marquise Vance led the Tigers with 18 points over another 6A program, while Ka'Darius Wilson added 14 points and Demarcus Weatherall chipped in 12 for SV Marshall. The Arrows was led by Marcus Washington with 22 points and Anfernee Felton with 17 points. Jim Hill Tigers 57 Moss Point Tigers 45 Coach Stanford Speech lost a number of players from last year's 6A State Championship squad and while they are young they have a chance to make some noise this season if everything falls into place. Senior guard Devonte Reynolds led the Tigers with 17 points while Ryan Swanier chipped in 11. The Tigers from the Mississippi gulf coast came into their first Capital City Hoops Challenge with one of the top players in the nation junior Devin Booker, and he did not disappoint the crowd. The Dandy Dozen guard turned in a game high 27 points for the Tigers while Marcel Graves added 10 in the losing effort. Laurel Golden Tornadoes 75 Forest Hill Patriots 66 Laurel was clicking on all cylinders on Friday night against the host Patriots as they jumped out to a 22-15 lead after the first quarter and built that to a 44-29 advantage at the half and never looked back as they rolled to victory. The Golden Tornadoes was led by a trio of players. Sophomore guard Omar Bayless (16 points), Raekwon Pettis (16 points) and Rickey Holden (14 points). Look for Coach Williams Golden Tornadoes to make a serious run this year for a 4A State championship. The Patriots was led by senior guard Nigel Bradley with 14 points and sophomore forward Joseph Coleman with 14 points while William Brown chipped in 12 points. Saturday, November 24, 2012 Results Warren Central 49 Hinds AHS Bulldogs 43 Kourey Davis scored 19 points and Mario Doyle scored 15 points as the Vikings defeated the Bulldogs. Kaleb Williams led Hinds AHS with 13 points while DeAndre Bolton chipped in 10 points in losing effort. Lanier Lady Bulldogs 48 Richland Lady Ranngers 34 Dandy Dozen senior forward Kierra Jordan led the Lady Bulldogs with 20 points while Shaquilla Manuel added 12 points for Lanier. The Lady Rangers was led by Talisa Sherman with 17 points. Lanier Bulldogs 63 Tupelo Golden Wave 53 Sophomore talent Dache Scott led the Bulldogs with 19 points while junior forward David Mallett added 16 points. The Golden Wave was led by super sophomore Antonio Green with 17 points. Murrah Mustangs 64 Greenville Hornets 43 Dandy Dozen guard Joshua Carroll led the Mustangs with 24 points while junior guard Jacob Ivory added 18 points and 6'9" center Malik Hines chipped in 13 for Murrah. The Hornets was led by senior guard Jordan Stovall with 11 points and Rodarick Birt with 11 points. Forest Hill Patriots 65 Columbus Lady Falcons 49 The Lady Patriots was led by a trio of players. Senior guard Claresa Banks (19 points), Essence Pulliam (18 points) and Anissa Jackson (14 points). The Lady Falcons got 18 points from Mississippi State signee KiKi Patterson while Daisha Williams added 15 points. Callaway Chargers 50 Gulfport Admirals 48 One of the premiere matchup of the day did not disappoint as the #1 ranked team in the state of Mississippi Callaway Chargers locked up with the #3 ranked team in the state Gulfport Admirals in front of a packed house. The Chargers returns a solid squad from last year's 5A state championship team looking to make a mark this year and it all starts with 6'3" Sophomore guard Malik Newman, consider the top guard in the class of 2015. This game went down to the last second with the Chargers winning 50-48. Callaway was led by Dandy Dozen guard Malik Newton with 21 points while Dontell Ross added 8 points. Gulfport was led by one of the top sophomore in the state Jahshire Hardnett with 20 points while Eddie Lee added 10 points. Provine Rams 59 Meridian Wildcats 43 The other marquee matchup of the day featured the young guns of Provine versus a veteran Meridian Wildcat squad. The Rams came out on fire and never looked back. The Rams was led by sharpshooting senior guard Javeres Brent with 23 points while Donte Robinson added 10 points for the Rams. Meridian was led by Dandy Dozen senior forward Dennis Miles with 8 points. Madison Central Jaguars 62 Forest Bearcats 30 Junior guard Xavian Stapleton led the Jaguars with 18 points while junior center Joniah White added 13 points. The Bearcats were led by senior Dandy Dozen center LaDerrick Scott with 14 points.