After beginning the 2017 season 3-11 the West Marion Trojans reeled off 15 wins in 17 games to reach the South State championship series. But this time the Trojans are wasting no time kicking off 2018 with a bang.
The East Marion Lady Eagles (19-9) reached the Final Four for the first time in 15 years with a win over Biggersville last Thursday at Jackson State but were bounced from the semifinals by Pine Grove Monday morning.
The Mississippi High School Athletic Association retooled its playoff format in basketball last year, but last week’s quarterfinals between the East Marion Eagles and Okolona Chieftains proved the system is still broken.
JACKSON – The East Marion Lady Eagles (19-8) punched their ticket to the Final Four Friday night at Jackson State with a convincing 51-32 win over Biggersville, reaching the semifinals for the first time since 2003.