The first week of 2022 was a busy one for Senatobia, as the Warriors and Lady Warriors faced off against a pair of region foes, traveling to Clarksdale last Tuesday and hosting Yazoo City on Friday.
For Senatobia, the Lady Warriors split with a loss to Clarksdale and a 30-point victory against Yazoo City. In boys’ competition, the Warriors went 0-3 on the week with losses to Clarksdale, Yazoo City and a non-region loss on Saturday against Southaven.
A low-scoring first half against Clarksdale resulted in a 14-11 deficit for the Lady Warriors at halftime. Though SHS kept things close throughout the second half, the Lady Warriors were unable to take the lead against the Lady Wildcats, trailing by three at the end of the third period. Clarksdale pulled away down the stretch by outscoring SHS 12-7 in the final quarter, earning a 33-25 victory.
In boys’ competition, Senatobia led 12-10 entering the second quarter but a low-scoring second period sent both teams to the locker room in a 20-20 tie. The two teams went back-and-forth throughout the third quarter, but the Wildcats finished out the final eight minutes on a 16-6 run to pull out a 49-36 win against the Warriors.
Despite the loss at Clarksdale, the Lady Warriors successfully rebounded against Yazoo City last Friday. SHS led 14-3 at the end of the opening quarter and never let up, building a 27-6 halftime advantage. The Lady Warriors held the Lady Indians to 10 points through three quarters of action, earning a 50-20 victory.
Senatobia got off to a great start in the boys’ contest, leading 11-6 entering the second period. The Warriors led 21-20 at the break, only for Yazoo City to come out on fire in the second half, outscoring SHS 19-9 in the third quarter for a nine-point advantage. Though Senatobia stormed back to make it a close game down the stretch, the Indians remained in control, squeaking out a 54-48 victory.
Jagger Young and Carlous Robinson combined for 34 of Senatobia’s 48 points in the loss, with Young finishing with 20. Robinson totaled 14 points, while Khalil Washington fell just shy of double digits with nine points.
Senatobia followed up with a neutral non-region boys’ contest at Lafayette on Saturday, facing off against Class 6A foe Southaven. The Warriors went toe-to-toe with the Chargers, but trailed 38-29 at the half. Senatobia trailed by six entering the fourth period, but were unable to upend the Chargers, falling 63-58.
Despite the loss, three Warriors finished in double figures, led by 16 points from Young. Washington and Robinson also totaled 14 and 10 points, respectively.
Senatobia now owns a 5-8 overall record and a 1-1 mark in Region 3-4A, while the boys sit at 4-11 on the season and 0-2 in region competition. The Warriors hosted Independence Tuesday, and will travel to Greenwood on Friday evening.