The immediate task at hand is to get back to their winning ways.
After suffering a pair of Region 3-4A basketball losses this past week, the Gentry High Rams are looking to possess a new-found momentum.
And time is of the essence as the regular season basketball schedule is rapidly drawing to a close.
This Friday night will offer the 19-5, 4-3 Rams the first opportunity to regain momentum as they will be playing their final Region 3-4A game on their home court.
Serving as the competition for this 7 p.m. contest will be the Clarksdale High Wildcats.
However, the Rams will still have a pair of non-regional match-ups on their schedule.
The first of these will occur this Saturday with a trip to Humphreys County High in Belzoni for another 7 p.m. contest.
One final contest, a February 7 clash with Shaw High School, will take place on the Gentry High court; a contest which will precede the Division 3-4A Tournament set to begin February 10 and to be hosted by Greenwood High School.
In the Rams’ most recent play Tuesday night, the Rams traveled to Yazoo City High School and dropped a 47-46 thriller.
Other action this past week included a home-court, 67-57 regional loss to Greenwood High School; a loss which brought the Rams’ five game win streak to an end.
In a hard-fought contest, the Rams would see a five-point halftime lead (35-30) reduced to two points as the game entered the final quarter of play.
It would be the visiting Bulldogs who would have the upper hand this final period as they outscored the Rams by a 22-10 margin to escape Indianola with the regional win.
Leading the scoring for Gentry High this night was Deandre Brisco as the sophomore posted 11 points on the scoreboard.
Also reaching double digit scoring with a 10 point night of play was Orlando Liddell, Jr.