The MHSAA basketball playoffs started this week, with a host of area teams in action.
On the girls side, Saltillo struggled offensively in a loss to Cleveland Central (1:53), and South Pontotoc also had trouble finding points in a loss to Northeast Lauderdale (3:32).
On the boys side, Pontotoc got a big game from Rock Robinson in a win over Kosciusko (4:50), while Da’Shun Berry again led the way for Houlka in a win against Smithville (6:59).
There are some great second-round matchups this weekend. Ripley’s girls will host Louisville in a rematch of last year’s Class 4A state championship game (9:52), which was won by Louisville. Kossuth’s girls, the reigning 3A champs, will try to beat Houston despite two starters being out injured (11:43).
Pontotoc’s boys host New Albany in what’s expected to be an evenly matched game (12:56). And Amory’s boys look to stay hot when they travel to Houston (14:18).
The guys also have a Shoutout (15:26) and Athletes of the Week (15:54).