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Tulane basketball player, Teshaun Hightower, dismissed following murder arrest



Teshaun Hightower (Photo courtesy Tulane University Athletics)

Tulane University basketball’s lead scorer has been dismissed from the team following his arrest for murder  on Saturday in Stockbridge, Ga.

Teshaun Hightower, who spent two seasons at the University of Georgia before joining Tulane, was being held in the Henry County Jail in Georgia without bail on Sunday. He is charged with murder and aggravated assault in the case.

Six suspects, including Hightower and his brother, Jeffery, are accused in an incident where a man was killed April 8 in Stockbridge, just outside of Atlanta. Five of the six suspects are in police custody.

Hightower averaged 15.9 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game for the Green Wave in 2019-20. He declared for the NBA draft earlier this year.

After Hightower’s arrest, the school issued a statement on the incident.

“Upon learning of Teshaun’s arrest this afternoon, he was immediately dismissed from the Tulane basketball program,” said Athletic Director Troy Dannen.

Hightower led Tulane to a 12-18 season this year and was a key player on the team.


WC players Allen and Harried scored 15 points each Tuesday



(photos by Cedric Tillman)

Warren Central basketball players Dartton Allen and Del’Javien Harried both had great games against Ridgeland Tuesday.

Allen scored 15 points in the 52-45 loss to the Titans. He is in his junior year at Warren Central and impressing his team and coaches with his athleticism.

Harried also scored 15 points Tuesday and was a big reason why the Vikings made a comeback after trailing by 14 points. He is in his senior season and averaged 6.1 points per game last year under head coach Bruce Robinson.

Allen and Harried have both stepped up for Warren Central early in the season and the Vikings have a great chance at having a winning year with these two dedicated players.

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Warren Central versus Tupelo game canceled due to COVID-19



Warren Central Vikings (photo by Cedric Tillman)

The Warren Central High School football game with Tupelo High School has been canceled.

The decision was made Friday afternoon because of a COVID-19 quarantine at Tupelo High School. Vicksburg-Warren School District officials have verified the situation which means the Vikings will not travel tonight.

Warren Central advances to the second round of the playoffs because Tupelo called off the game.

The Vikings have extra time to prepare for their next game when they play the winner of this week’s Clinton versus Horn Lake game on Friday, Nov. 20.

Playoff games around the state have been canceled this week due to COVID-19 concerns.

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Hinds defense dominates and defeats PRCC 34-14



(photo courtesy Hinds CC / Tracy Duncan)

The Hinds Community College Eagle’s defense forced three turnovers and shutout the Pearl River Community College Wildcat’s offense to lead the Eagles to a 34-14 home victory Thursday evening.

With the win, Hinds improved to 3-1 overall this season.

Hinds jumped out to a 21-0 lead with 1:41 left on the clock in the first quarter via three consecutive scoring drives.

With 4:16 left on the clock in the second quarter, PRCC responded when they forced, recovered and returned a fumble for a touchdown to cut Hinds lead to 21-7.

Hinds answered right back with another long scoring drive, which was capped off by a 36-yard touchdown run to give them a 27-7 lead with 2:07 remaining in the first half.

PRCC scored their last points of the game with 1:08 remaining in the first half when they scooped and scored another Hinds fumble, which cut the Eagles lead to 27-14.

Hinds had the final say, however, as their offense put together an 85-yard touchdown drive to increase their lead to 34-14 with 2:44 left in the third quarter.

The Eagle defense went on to close out the game and give Hinds the 34-14 victory.

Hinds was scheduled to play East Central Community College and Copiah-Lincoln Community College over the next two weeks, but both of those colleges have canceled the remainder of their seasons due to concerns over COVID-19.

It is still to-be-determined if Hinds will play another game this season. If this was the Eagle’s last football game this year, they conclude their 2020 season with a 3-1 overall record.

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