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Yakia Burns scored 32 points for PCA Thursday night

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Porter’s Chapel Academy basketball player Yakia Burns scored 32 points last night for the Eagles in their loss to North Sunflower Academy Thursday night.

Burns is a senior transfer from Vicksburg High School where she helped the Gators reach the semifinals last year. To go along with her 32 points, Burns also had 11 rebounds, 7 steals, and 3 assists.

With her successful high school stats, Burns now has scholarship offers from Co-Lin, Mississippi Delta CC, the University of Southern Mississippi, Austin Peay State University, and many more schools that have expressed interest. She is now being coached by PCA head coach Casey Fisher and assistant coaches DeAndre King and Chandler Ellis.

Burns was also on the VDN All-County list last season. She continues to improve her playing skills each season and is now leading the Eagles.

PCA will go on the road next Tuesday to play Sharkey-Issaquena where Burns is expected to have another great game.

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WCJHS player Shamaria Hodge scored 14 points helping Vikings defeat Gators

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Warren Central Jr. High basketball player Shamaria Hodge scored 14 points to lead the Vikings over the Vicksburg Jr. High Gators.

Hodge’s scoring began in the second half of the game, once the Vikings started to blow out the Gators. She was all over the court and punished the Gator defense every time she got the ball in her hand.

Hodge was the lead scorer in the game and managed to out score the entire VJHS team in the 30-7 win Thursday night.

The win was the first game of the season for both teams and showed promise for the Vikings this year if Hodge continues to give performances like she did Thursday.

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Bethune-Cookman cancels all sports due to COVID-19

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Bethune-Cookman Wildcats (photo courtesy BCU Athletics)

Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona, Florida, has opted out of all sports for the remainder of the 2020-2021 academic year including football and basketball due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The university has ceased all student athletic activities until further notice out of an abundance of caution.

“In the face of a surging COVID-19 spike across much of the country and the State of Florida, we have concluded that the risks are too great for our student-athletes and staff to travel and compete at this time,” university President E. LaBrent Chrite said in a Thursday press release. “The health and safety of our student-athletes, as well as our coaches, staff and fans will always be our top priority.”

Bethune-Cookman is in its final year playing in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference and will be joining the SWAC conference in July 2021.

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Bolton and Taylor scored two touchdowns each for the Golden Eagles

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(photos by Samantha Claypool)

YMCA flag football players Noah Bolton and Jordan Taylor each scored two touchdowns Tuesday for the Golden Eagles.

On the second play of the game Bolton scored on a long touchdown pass from Taylor making the score 7-0 against the Vikings. In the second half of the game, Bolton caught an interception on defense and returned it for a touchdown.

Bolton is a fourth grader at Bowmar Elementary and is in his second year playing for the Golden Eagles.

Taylor scored twice for the Golden Eagles as well, including the pass to Bolton. He ended up scoring his second touchdown from a 56-yard run in the third quarter.

Taylor is a fourth grader at Warren Central Intermediate and is also in his second year with the Golden Eagles.

Peytin Jackson also scored a touchdown for the team when he caught a short pass and ran for 97 yards just before halftime.

Bolton and Taylor led the Golden Eagles to a 5-2 record last season, but this year they are undefeated standing at 4-0.

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