Reflecting on the 2019-2020 basketball season, here are five photos and five stories behind each photo that make them memorable.
Cameron Brown goes down swinging in his final game as a Hattiesburg Tiger
Hattiesburg was upset by Wingfield in the playoffs, but Cameron Brown did not go out without a fight. Brown scored thirty points on the evening, nearly bringing the Tigers back against the Falcons.
This photo was taken late in the contest while Brown was being double-teamed. Of course, the bucket went in.
Caleb McGill attempts to break yet another backboard
In case you missed it, Petal’s Cale McGill is a strong young man. He is so strong that he shattered a backboard during the playoffs, ala Shaquille O’Neal.
Against Meridian earlier in the season, McGill did his best to shatter a backboard, slamming a powerful dunk down to ignite the crowd. The picture tells you all you need to know with the emotion in McGill’s face.
Jay Barnes finds his inner splash brother against Panthers
Jay Barnes is possibly the most underrated player in the state of Mississippi. A floor general with a high basketball IQ, Barnes was unstoppable against Oak Grove’s biggest rival on a Friday evening, scoring 42 points.
Barnes connected on one dozen three-point attempts, including 28 second-half points as the Warriors defeated Petal 88-53. As he hit his final three of the night, Barnes let out a roar throughout the gymnasium.
Falla finds “Mamba Mentality” during the playoffs
Gracie Falla is an athlete. She is also a competitor. At Pearl River Community College in playoff action, she put the Lady Crusaders on her back in a 47-38 victory.
Falla scored 36 points along with 15 rebounds, being double-teamed and even triple-teamed at one point during the contest.
Donovan Parker takes off for launch to score over a Bay Springs defender
Donovan Parker scored 33 points with a pair of steals and rebounds against Bay Springs, lifting the Oilers over the Bulldogs 66-41 for a district win.
During the game, Parker launched from the free-throw line to score. Bay Springs’ Tremayne Wheaton was an unfortunate victim in Parker’s take-off.