Both of Tupelo’s basketball teams are dealing with adversity this season.
The girls are currently without three starters, but some young players have stepped up big, including in Tuesday’s win over Booneville (1:19). Three freshmen were in the starting lineup and made key shots for the Lady Wave.
The boys team is without point guard La’Devin Allen, who was injured in a house fire earlier this week (4:12). He has been hospitalized in Memphis, and coach Jeff Norwood said the team is going to try and carry on best it can in Allen’s absence.
Elsewhere on the hardwood, Brad has been impressed by the play of Houlka’s boys (6:37), who he saw play twice last week. Dashun Berry and Madarius Hobson have led the Wildcats, who are a well-rounded team. Brad also has an update on a pair of local teams – East Webster and South Pontotoc – traveling to Indiana to play in the famous Hoosier Gym (8:25). Plus, he and Dalton discuss the best teams in the area (10:42).
There’s a little football to talk about as well. Mississippi dominated Alabama last weekend in the Mississippi/Alabama All-Star Classic (14:13), and today is the first day of the new early signing period, with a handful of local standouts inking with Division I schools (15:28).
The guys also present Athletes of the Week (17:46).