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Carolina S 4 .S54 IS 6 .750 Florida Si S 5 .500 11 9 .550 UtmpriaSl 4 5 .444 11 11 iOO Tutane 4 6 .400 11 11 iOO Virginia Tad) 2 7 .222 S 13 .381 LouavMa 2 S .200 S 12 400 Southaaalam Cairiaianea Canleianc AJlCtmM W L Pet I Pet Kentucky 9 3 .750 17 S .773 Alabama t 3 .750 IS 6 .714 LSU S 4 067 IS 6 .714 UnuippiSl 8 4 .667 IS 6 .714 Vanderb 8 4 JUT H 6 JS36 Georgia S 7.. .417 V2 571 Fbrida VS 'fu!W" 9 12 A2 Auburn 4 8 J33 11 10 524 Tenneuee 3 9 2X 9 14 J91 Ifesiasippi 1 11 .063 7 14 .333 BIRMINGHAM, Alt. (AP) - Southeaitem Conlerenca individual natetcal leader. com- pled by tht SEC offee, through gamei of Sunday, Fab. 10: SCORING 0 Pla Avg O'Neal. LSU 22 601 27 J Houston, Tann 23 538 23.4 Green, Ga 21 466 22.2 Battle, Aub 21 369 17.6 Burnt, MSU 21 368 17.5 Harwl, Mss 21 347 16.5 Robinson. Ala 21 344 16.4 Chealum, Ala 21 343 16.3 Singleton, LSU 22 352 16.0 Draud, Vandy 22 341 15.5 REBOUNDS G Rab Avg O'Neal, LSU 22 322 15.1 Horry, Ala 21 181 8.6 Carter, MSU 21 165 7.9 Marrin, MSU 21 156 7.4 Hanson, Ky 22 159 72 Chealum, Ala 21 150 7.1 Singleton, LSU 22 153 7.0 Oava, Fla 21 144 6.9 Mashbum. Ky 22 144 6.5 Bums, MSU 21 137 6.5 FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE FGM FGA Pet O'Neal, LSU 243 388 62.6 Davis, Fla 118 189 62.4 Carter, MSU 124 207 59.9 Bums, MSU 143 261 54.8 Hanson, Ky 111 208 53.4 Singleton. LSU 123 233 52.8 Chealum, Ala 133 282 47.2 Houston. Tenn 180 3S4 46.9 Robinson, Ala 122 260 46.9 Poole, Fla 110 237 46.4 FREE THROW PERCENTAGE FTM FTA Pet Houston, Tenn 105 123 85.4 Wilson, Ga 59 71 83.1 Horry, Ala 57 69 82.6 Wiseman. Tenn 55 68 80.9 HartslekJ, MSU 63 79 79.7 Pelphrey, Ky 66 83 79.5 Grant, Vandy 62 79 78.5 Anglin, Vandy 68 87 78.2 Green, Ga 120 157 76.4 Singleton, LSU 106 141 75.2 Carter, MSU 62 84 73.8 3-POINT PERCENTAGE FGM FGA Pet Patlon, Ga 42 87 48.3 Draud, Vandy 78 170 45.9 Houston, Tenn 73 167 43.7 Harvel, Miss 36 85 42.4 Wilson, Ga 33 79 41.8 Hansen, LSU 56 138 40.6 Battle, Aub 39 98 39.8 Pelphrey, Ky 50 128 39.1 Green, Ga 46 120 38.3 Person, Aub 37 101 36.6 ASSISTS G No. Avg Pugh, LSU 22 144 6.5 Woods, Ky 22 135 6.1 Waies, Ala 21 107 5.1 .Hartsleld, MSU 21 92 4.4 GHS Me riding on Vicksberg game By JACK HENDERSON 8 porta Editor Greenwood High's entire basketball season ia riding on one game, a district tournament showdown with Vicksburg at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in Greenville. A win puts the Bulldogs in the Class 5-A playoffs for the first time since 1986. A loan ends their season. Top-seeded Greenwood beat Vicksburg 89-68 in early January and 77-55 later in the month. No. 2 Greenville plays Indianola Gentry Thursday night on the other side of the bracket. The winners advance and the loners go home. The district winner earns the home-court advantage for the first round of the state playoffs. The district runner-up travels. Despite the lopsided wins over Vicksburg in the previous two meetings, Bulldog head coach Jim Mattox says motivating his club won't be a factor. This is an entirely new season. We start all over now," Mattox said. "It was great that we were able to win the district and Prep tournament games North AAA Tournament At Indianola Academy Pillow boys versus SBEC, 8 p.m., tonight a Pillow girls versus Washington School, 5 p.m. Thursday. District II, Class 5A At Greenville High Greenwood boys versus Vicksburg, 5:30 p.m., Thursday. Greenwood girls versus Greenville, 7 p.m., Thursday. District VII, Class 3-A At Hollandale-Slmmons Amanda Elzy boys versus Leflore County, 5:30 p.m., Thursday. a Amanda Elzy girls versus Humphreys County, 4 p.m., Thursday. finish 17-7, but, basically, our season will not be a good one if we don't win Thursday night" Don't look for any changes in the way the Bulldogs approach Thursday's game. "Our transition game from defense to oftense has been very good all season. This is an unselfish bunch that shoots well from the perimeter and pushes the ball inside when they have to. We can't control what Vicksburg does, but we do have a say in what Greenwood does." Four Bulldogs average in double figures, headed by a trio of guards. Seniors Charles Cooley and Chris Fluker join junior Greg Johnson as the guards. Senior post player Sylvester Easley is the fourth Bulldog to average in double figures. Alphnso Terry is the fifth starter. Cedric Littleton and Dwight Moore are the first two guards off the bench. Terry and Easley get help off the bench from Eltrano Wallace and David Leahman. The No. 2 seeded Lady Bulldogs, the defending district champions and 18-7 overall take on No. 3 seeded Greenville at 7 p.m. The girls are led by seniors Erica Morton, Isakina Little and Dena Weathers. Juniors Jennifer Spencer and Stephanie Jones round out the starting five. The Lady Bulldogs are 2-1 against Greenville, losing the regular season contest at Greenville and winning at Greenwood and Clarksdale, where GHS won the Delta Big S championship. If we can make free throws and don't turn the ball over well do well" said Lady Bulldog head coach Alfred Hall. "Greenville has some great leapers and they are playing much better than when the season first started." In other prep basketball tournament news: Pillow vs. SBEC Pillow Academy's Mustangs, 18-10 overall and seeded No. 3, open North AAA Conference play against Southern Baptist Educational Center of Olive Branch, a team the Mustangs have beaten twice this year, tonight at 8 p.m. at Indianola Academy. The Mustangs art looking for a big night from leading scorers Rich Hodges, Shane Kofie, Wayne Kelly and Matt Smith. The Lady Mustangs, alao the third seed, play Washington School Thursday 5 p.m. Thursday. The Pillow girls are led by senior guard Amber Rom and center Kelly Clark. Amanda Elzy vs. Leflore County The arch-rivals square off in the first round of the District VII, Class 3-A Tournament at Hollandale at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. The winner advances to the state playoffs, while the loser ends their season. Elzy, 17-10 overall, leads the series this season, winning three of the four games. Elzy haa four players scoring in double figures, including Beniors Jeff Banks, Frederick Ford and Kwame Moore. Forward Shun Pearson is the fourth. Leflore is 14-13 overall and seeded third in the four-team district. The Pantherettes, seeded No. 2, open tournament play against 'No. 3-seeded Humphreys County at 4 p.m. Thursday. Phoenix stops L.A. Lakers' streak, 99-95 Associated Press The Los Angeles Lakers' winning streak was so long that even the Portland Trail Blazers started looking over their shoulders. Blazers coach Rick Adelman found his team watching the Lakers-Phoenix Suns game on television Tuesday night and told his players, "Let's worry about Portland. Let's not worry about Phoenix and the Lakers." The Lakers, who made up 5' games in the Pacific Division standings during their 16-game winning streak, took a step backward against the Suns, losing 99-95 at Phoenix while Portland defeated Philadelphia 121-106. . Kevin Johnson scored 10 of his 35 points in the final 8:13 and Tom Chambers hit a tie-breaking hook shot with 28 seconds left. Bulls 122, Hawks 113 The Chicago Bulls won their 14th-consecutive home game by beating the Hawks 122-113. Chicago's Michael Jordan, the NBA's leading scorer, had 36 points. Trail Blazers 121, 76ers 106 Buck Williams scored 11 points and Terry Portland nine of his 22 for Portland in the decisive third quarter, which ended with a 31-9 surge against Philadelphia. ATLANTA GUARD SIDNEY MONCRIEF (15) LUNGES FOR THE BALL TUESDAY NIGHT Chicago forward Cliff Levlngston (53) tangles with Moncrief in Chicago Person claims high point HATTIESBURG Four Greenwood swimmers placed well in weekend swimming competition here in the John M. Tatum Memorial swim meet at the University of Southern Mississippi. Kate Person, swimming in the girls 9-10 division, won eight first-place medals and walked away with the high-point trophy in her division, Shelly Gary, girls 9-10, Sallie Kate Champion, girls 11-12, and Step Roberts, boys 13-14, all scored high finishes for Delta State University Aquatics. All fcfur youngerts qualified in events for next month's State Short Course Championships to be held in Cleveland. Individual results were as follows: Girls 9-10 Kate Person, 200 IM, 5th, 2:53.94; 50 back, 1st, 37:50; 100 breast, 2nd, 1:34.60; 50 fly, 1st, 35.37; 100 IM, 1st, 1:21.59; 50 free, 1st, 31.54; 200 free relay, 2nd; 100 fly, 1st, 1:23.65; 100 free, 1st, 1:09.17; 200 free, 1st, 2:32.66; 50 breast, 2nd, 42.60; 100 back, 1st, 1:19.78; and 200 medley relay, 3rd. Shelly Gary, 50 back, 5th, 40.63; 50 free, 6th, 34.63; 200 free relay, 2nd; 100 free, 4th, 1:17.10; 50 breast, 3rd, 45.01; 100 back, 4th, 1:32.14; and 200 medley relay, 3rd. Girls 11-12 Sallie Kate Champion, 200 IM, 4th, 2:53.51; 100 breast, 6th, 1:28.94; 50 free, 7th, 30.05; 50 fly, 3rd, 33.15; 200 free relay, 3rd; 50 breast, 5th, 39.28; 100 fly, 7th, 1:22.40; and 200 medley relay, 3rd. Bovs 13-14 Step Roberts, 400 IM, 5th, 2:05.81100 back, 6th, 1:07.84; 200 breast, 6th, 2:39.41; 50 free, 5th, 25.86; 100 fly, 6th, 1:07.26; 100 IM, 6th, 2:24.20; 100 breast, 5th, 1:12.43; 200 back, 6th, 2:32.12; and 200 fly, 5th, 2:37.22. Statesmen, Weevils split doubleheader CLEVELAND Delta State and Arkansas-Monticello split a baseball doubleheader Tuesday with the Statesmen taking the opener 18-7 before dropping the nightcap 3-2. Former T.L. Weston High standout Bernard Marsalis went the distance on the mound in the second game for Arkansas-Monticello, scattering six hits while fanning five for his first win. The Statesmen used the long ball by first baseman Rick Collier and designated hitter Hayland Hardy to rip the Weevils in the opener. Collier hit a two-run home run in the sixth and added an RBI single in the second. Hardy smashed a three-run homer in the second frame. Duane Case, a former Holmes Community College standout, picked up the win in relief of starter Jeff Gunn. Joey Vallot took the loss. Former MDCC star at major league camp By JACK HENDERSON Sports Editor Former Mississippi Delta Community College outfielder Brock McMurray will report to spring training with the Los Angeles Dodgers at Vero Beach, Fla., Thursday. McMurray, 23, a former All-State and All-Region player at Delta, hopes to put together a first-ever injury free season in pro baseball. 'Tve had some freak accidents that have plagued my professional career," said McMurray, who is beginning his fourth season in the Dodger organization. 'Td like to put together a full season and finish in AA in San Antonio or AAA Albuquerque by the end of the year." His first year in professional baseball, McMurray tore liagments in his wrist on a check swing at the plate. More trouble followed in the next few years. McMurray tore a muscle in his rib cage the following year and separated his shoulder crashing into the wall while chasing a fly ball. McMurray, from Denham Springs, La., was invited to the major league spring training last year, but a lockout prevented him from testing his talents against the game's best. McMurray hit .290 in 250 at-bats last year rookie ball, ranking him in the top six in the league in hitting. In the off-season, McMurray is the assistant baseball coach at MDCC, helping coach Terry Thompson with outfielders, base running and hitting. Working around the ballpark, says McMurray, benefits his as much as it "does the Delta players. '1 get to use good facilities in bad weather and I'm always working out," McMurray said. "Coach Thompson helps me alot. It's good being around the park." Thompson says McMurray is a good coach, but, more importantly, a winner. "Brock is one of the best players I've ever had," Thompson said. "He a tough, hard-nosed kid who's a winner. Some how, some way, he'll find a way to win. He helps us the most by instifiing that same attitude into our players. "Brock's contributions to this club as a coach are tremendous. I'd rather have a Brock McMurray part-time than someone else full-time." Thompson said his former player has a good chance of realizing his dream, making it to the major leagues. "He's got to stay healthy and put together a couple of good seasons," Thompson said. "No injuries and he's got a good chance." McMurray signed with Southeast Louisiana University after leaving Moor-head. He played one season at SLU. Page composition by Valaria Gales

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