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Erica Jones (Kentucky State) and Emily Evans (EMCC) sign NLIs 

Southaven seniors Erica Jones and Emily Evans will continue their basketball careers on the next level. Erica Jones moving on to play at Kentucky State and Emily Evans will play at East Mississippi Community College. These two ladies have been a huge reason why the Lady Mambas has grown as a program.  Honestly without Emily there would be no Lady Mambas.  I still remember walking in the gym with 3 girls at practice and Coach Bell and I telling them to go back to your school and get some players. What did Emily do; she brought us a whole team but that’s not surprising for her: that’s who she is a go-getter and a leader. Emily had to endure all the bumps of a new program, the losing, bad tournaments and etc but she stayed right here. Constantly working, not complaining if she did I’ll just bribe her with candy on the bench. Emily will surprise a ton of people on the next level and the Lady Mambas will forever be indebted to her.

Erica Jones is more amazing than even she knows. She makes unbelievable plays at random and barely shrugs her shoulder while everyone else jaw is on the floor. It’s really scary to think how good she will be after a year in college. She has come so far from the little quiet player who wanted in the gym and tried to hide through drills. I could type forever about every transition she has made as a player but know this she still hasn’t scratched the surface of her potential. 

These two young ladies, Erica Jones and Emily Evans, encompass the Lady Mambas mentality. Both of them could have left and went to other programs or quit but no they worked, developed  and got better. They took a program that barely won local games and put them in the top 70 in the country. When both of them of All Americans and have made their colleges serious contenders, the Lady Mambas won’t be surprised. #Mambas4Life #UATW 

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Zaire Hicks and Teal Battle- Mike Conley All Star Game 

The Mike Conley All Star game featured Tennessee vs Arkansas All Stars in a battle of bragging rights. Lady Mambas Zaire Hicks and Teal Battle played as the Memphis girls team won easily; however the day was split as the Arkansas boys won. Congrats to all the players who made the Mike Conley All Star teams.

Zaire Hicks, also participated in the BCAT East/West TN All Star game. Zaire, Teal and Erica Jones were selected to the Ultimate Preps All Star Showcase. Great way to finish their high school careers.  

Erica Jones (2017/ Southaven) Kentucky State Commit Gets a Triple-Double in win over Bolivar Central

The Southaven Lady Chargers, #7 Dandy Dozen, got a 55-42 win over Bolivar Central Tuesday night to improve their record to 11-2. Erica Jones, Kentucky State signee, lead all scorers with 14 points on 7-12 shooting night but even more impressively she finished the game with her first triple double adding 11 rebounds and 11 assists to her stat line. Dereseia “Ri-Ri” Randle (2019) added a career high 12 points on 5-8 field goal shooting and 9 rebounds.

The Lady Chargers will take on Harrison Central, #9 ranked team in Mississippi at the Slam Dunk at the Hump in Starksville, MS on Dec. 26th.

Erica Jones (2017/Southaven) Verbals to Kentucky State

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Erica Jones (2017) verbally commits to Kentucky State. Its been an exciting journey watching Erica grow from a shy player with loads of potential to watch her grow into a mature player who is a game changer on both ends of the court. The Mambas family has watched her grow up right before our eyes and we are proud of the lady she has become on and off the court. Erica earned the respect of every coach in the Mambas because even though the process was difficult she never quit. Each workout she would get better and took the criticism and improved dramatically. The whole Mambas organization is all smiles knowing that that same little shy kid that walked in the gym three years ago is going on to continue her playing career on the collegiate level. From the whole Lady Mambas family, congrats to Erica and her whole family; we know the best for you is yet to come.

Erica Jones (2017) Krossover Highlights vs Bartlett

Erica Jones (2017/Southaven) is a junior forward who has been making a name for herself this season. She is currently averaging 14.2 points, 11.3 rebounds & 2.3 blocks per game. Southaven recently battled a tough Bartlett team led by MTSU signee Charity Savage; unfortunately the Lady Chargers came up short by 3. However Erica finished as the game’s high scorer with 23 points.

Highlights from Bartlett game: https://app.krossover.com/r/z5f

Gabby Morgan & Erica Jones receive Scholar Athlete Awards

Southaven/Lady Mambas Gabby Morgan (2016) and Erica Jones (2017) received Scholar Athlete of the Month awards. Gabby Morgan was Scholar Athlete of the Month (December) and Erica Jones was Scholar Athlete of the Month (November). The Lady Mambas are extremely proud of these young ladies efforts in the classroom and on the court.

Lady Mambas Player Stats 01/25-01/26

Catholic (36)-FACS (29)

Suzanne Dease 2, Lytia Flowers 10, Deyon Gipson 8, Gabby Moore 6

MASE (61)-Soulsville (53)

Taylor Robinson 22

01/26

Bolton (38)-Arlington (68)

Toni Green 2 (JV 10)

Taylor Lattimore 7

Westwood (38)-Craigmont (51)

Danielle Conley 13, Mariah Houston 2, Akeria James 3, Antinique Williams 2

Catholic (26)-ECS (27)

Suzanne Dease 2,  Lytia Flowers 4, Deyon Gipson 6, Gabby Moore 11

Harding (69)-Lausanne (44)

Valecia Harris 2

DeSoto Central (50)-Munford (58)

Courtney Banks 14, K. Wilson 6

Bartlett (51)-Southaven (48)

Emily Evans 8, Erica Jones 25, Tye Metcalf 4, Astraea Moore 7, Gabrielle Morgan 4

Kingsbury (31)-St. Benedict (71)

Taya Banks 2, Canzis Echols 19

Ridgeway (60)-Wooddale (31)

DaShona Richard 11

Erica Jones (Southaven) makes MS North/South All Star Team

Congrats to Lady Mamba Erica Jones (Southaven/ 2017) on making the Mississippi North/South All Star Team. The junior forward is averaging 12.9 points, 11.6 rebounds & 2.8 blocks per game this season. Erica is poised to make a lot of noise this season.

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Erica Jones (Southaven) shines as Southaven advances to 12-1

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story and photo courtesy of desoto times tribune

Erica Jones scored a team high 17 points as Southaven beats a tough Jonesboro (Ark) team to improve to a 12-1 record. Southaven starts district play on Friday against #1 Olive Branch.

 

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