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Hornets head to 1A playoffs
by Reggie Ross, Staff Writer
Feb 27, 2014 | 229 views | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend | print
As far as area schools go, it is the Montgomery County Hornets that are the last to stand on the hardwood.

The Hornets sealed the deal Tuesday night after defeating Nanih Waiya 64-40 in Kilmichael.

The Hornets, the number 2 seed out of Region 6, will face district 8-1A winners Salem in Stringer today. Salem High School is located in Jasper County, in sourtheast Mississippi.

"I'm trying to find out a little more about them, as much as I can," head coach Frank Miller said of the Salem team. "We're playing pretty good right now."

The Hornets improve to 18-10 on the season and got 13 points from Desmond Turner in the Nanih Waiya win. Demarius Womack, Akkevious Robinson and Jason Henson each poured in with 12 points, and George Brown added 11 points.

The Hornets jumped out to a big lead in the first quarter, outscoring Nanih Waiya 20-9. Montgomery County would take a 43-18 lead into the half. The Warriors went toe-to-toe with the Hornets in the third quarter, with an 11-all score, and outscored the Hornets 11-10 in the fourth.

"I thought we got a little sloppy in the second half," Miller said. "Overall though, I think we had a good game."

Miller said he would like to see more shots falling for the Hornets and better three-point shooting.

"Defensively, we need to have better positioning, but we can correct that," Miller said.

Game time at Stringer is set for 8:30 against Salem.
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