WINONA -- The Montgomery County Hornets continue their hot start and could possibly go undefeated heading into the Christmas Break.
“We’re playing pretty good right now,” head coach Frank Miller said. “Defensively, we’re playing very well.”
The Hornets are 8-0 on the year and is coming off their second tournament win this season when they won the Billy Wells Classic in Winona. The Hornets got wins over J.Z. George on the opening night and Coahoma County Friday night and defeated Winona in Saturday night’s finale. The Winona tournament win was the second straight for the Hornets, who dominated the tournament last year.
The Coahoma County basketball team won the girls’ tournament.
“This was a big one for us,” Miller said. “That Saturday night game was electric. There were so many people there, and it was high intensity. It’s the kind of game that the players look forward to playing.”
In the J.Z. George win, the Hornets cruised past the Jaguars 50-31. On Friday night, the Hornets knocked off Coahoma County 46-34, after falling behind early.
“We learned a lot from that game,” Miller said of playing the 2A basketball team. “We knew nothing about Coahoma County, and I thought we responded well.”
In the Coahoma County match up, Carlos Joliff led the way with 16 points.
In the Winona finale, the Hornets edged the Tigers 49-40. Demarius Womack was the leading scorer for the Hornets with 17 points.
Next up for the Hornets will be a matchup at West Oktibbeha Friday. Miller said West Oktibbeha is a team that can score with the best of them.
“This is a team that put up 75 to 80 points a game,” Miller said. “We can allow that many points.”