Tye Jackson has been named to the Houston Chronicle first team, and also named Pre-season Player of the Year. The paper had this to say...
The complete package. Whatever Jackson's team needs, she provides. She led the Mustangs in scoring, rebounding, assists, blocks and steals as a junior. Jackson went from District 15-5A defensive player of the year as a sophomore to district MVP last year. Jackson will take her all-around game to Purdue next year. [Houston Chronicle, 11/15/03]
While most states feature girls basketball as a winter sport, Michigan still has the girls play in the fall. That means while most of the Purdue players of interest are just now beginning to hit the floor, signee Lakisha Freeman and Saginaw Arthur Hill are set to start their state tournament on Tuesday. They face Saginaw Heritage (16-4), a team they have beaten twice this season already.
Freeman is a candidate for the 2003 Michigan Miss Basketball award, sponsored by the Detroit Free Press and voted by the members of the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan. A link to the top candidates for this year's award is at the link below.
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Alexandria had a 60-game regular season winning streak snapped in a 52-45 loss to Delta. Howell scored 34 points and grabbed 11 rebounds before fouling out with three minutes remaining and the score tied at 42.
Laura Bugher scored 17 points to lead Class A No. 9 Lutheran to a 55-28 victory over host Ritter on Thursday. Lutheran moves to 2-0 on the season, following an early week victory over Scecina. Bugher led all scorers in that contest with 28 points and 14 rebounds.