While the Winona Christian offense has carried the team most of the season, it was the defense’s time to shine on Friday night.
The Stars forced seven turnovers and took a 45-26 win over visiting Centreville in the second round of the Class 3A playoffs on Friday night.
Winona girls basketball team rebounded from an opening game loss to Water Valley with victories over Nanih Waiya 30-28 and Coffeeville 51-42 last week.
The boys team is also 2-1 after a 56-44 win over Nanih Waiya and a 73-39 loss to Coffeeville.
Carroll Academy’s relentless offense did what it has done all season — pound teams in the first half and score points in the second half.
The Rebels used that same formula on Friday night as they beat Sylva-Bay 32-6 to advance to the Class 3A semifinals.
J.Z. George's girls and boys basketball teams are both off to 0-3 starts as the 2019-2020 season gets cranked up.
Both teams played at Calhoun City on Nov. 9 in non-district games. The Lady Jaguars dropped a 64-20 decision to the Lady Wildcats, who led 18-3 after the first period, 37-9 at the half and 54-18 after the third quarter.
Winona overcame an early 12-0 deficit, then withstood a late Water Valley rally for a season opening 46-44 boys basketball victory on the road “It was a positive start to the year,” said coach Presley Coleman. “Any time you win the first game it gets you going in the right direction.”
The Winona Christian Stars enter the MAIS Class 3A playoffs this week s as the No. 2 seed in 3A and are coming off a bye week, earned for being one of the top seeds.