It was a mixed bag of basketball this past week for the Gentry High School program.
While the Rams (16-5, 2-1) picked up a pair of Region 2-4A wins, the Lady Rams (14-6, 2-1) split their pair of regional efforts.
However, this Saturday will take the Gentry squads back out of regional play and back on their home court with the hopes of adding another digit to the win column.
For at 6 p.m. the Lady Rams will take on the Honey Bees of Greenville High while the Rams and the Hornets will battle immediately following the girls’ game.
Additional action occurs next Tuesday when the Gentry squads travel to Senatobia High School for a Region 3-4A clash with the Warriors. Tipoff for this night’s play will begin at 6 p.m.
This trip to Tate County will open a five game gauntlet of regional games up next on the Gentry High schedule.
The Gentry High squads are entering their upcoming play after this past week had them competing against squads from Greenwood High and Clarksdale High School.
In their most recent night of play Tuesday night, a trip to Clarksdale High netted the Lady Rams a 40-27 loss while the Rams defeated the Wildcats by a 57-44 margin.
Leading the Rams’ scoring in their game with a superb 24 point game was LaDerrius Love.
An additional double figure scoring effort was received from Chris Minton, who added a dozen points to the scoreboard.
Meanwhile, last Friday on their own court, the Lady Rams earned a 51-27 decision over the Lady Bulldogs from Greenwood High.
Moments later, the Rams completed the successful night of basketball by manhandling the Bulldogs by a 92-64 score.
While Minton led the Rams’ scoring in this game with his 25 point night of play, DeAndre Briscoe added a double double performance with 21 points and 11 rebounds.
Also reaching double digits in scoring was Troy Griffin with his 16 points posted on the scoreboard.