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Home Cookin’ Capsule

Callaway High School basketball played on national television (ESPNU) Saturday night and defeated Dominican High School (Whitefish Bay, Wi.) 76-47 behind 31 points from star Malik Newman. 

Belhaven University basketball star Jordan Bedford took home SSAC Player of the Week honors. His 23.7 points per game ranks him No. 3 nationally in the NAIA. 

Millsaps College women's basketball beat Centre College 51-47 to move to 18-5 and 10-2 in the SAA. The Majors own a two-game conference lead with two games remaining.

Holmes Community College basketball claimed the MACJC North Division championship with a 74-64 win in a title showdown at East Mississippi Community College.

Mississippi College basketball hosted University of Alabama in Huntsville Feb. 14. The Choctaws lost 66-73, ending their four-win streak. 

No. 14 Mississippi State women's basketball matched a school record of 25 wins in a season by defeating Florida Feb. 15. 

Jackson State basketball hosts Grambling State Feb. 21 at the AAC in a women's and men's doubleheader starting at 3 p.m.

High school basketball playoff sites in the metro area (Feb.16-23): Forest Hill High School (Region 6-6A), Brandon High School (Region 5-6A) and Ridgeland High School (Region 3-5A), 

The Minnesota Timberwolves traded Murrah High School great Mo Williams to the Charlotte Hornets, where he'll team with Prentiss, Miss., native "Big" Al Jefferson.

The Hinds Community College men's 4x400 meter relay team won first place honors in the Samford University Multi and Invitational Track & Field Meet in Birmingham, Ala.

No.2 Hinds Community College  baseball started the season 6-0 by a combined score of 51-16. The Eagles host Panola for a double-header Feb. 21.

Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Southern Miss and Jackson State  opened the baseball season with a combined win-loss ratio of 12-2, with the Bulldogs and Golden Eagles sweeping their competition.

No. 14 Belhaven hosts an SAA baseball series with the University of Mobile on Feb. 20 and 21 at Smith-Wills Stadium in Jackson. 

Sports Follows of the Week

by Jon Wiener, @ESPNhomecookin

@nfldraftscout: Bleacher Report's Matt Miller is sure to have the most up-to-date content on a host of Mississippi guys at this week's NFL Combine.

@redcuprebellion: A witty and delightfully unfiltered take on Ole Miss sports. Should be a fun feed this week with the basketball game against MSU.

@chrishudgison: Welcome new WLBT sports director Chris Hudgison to Jackson just in time for area high-school basketball playoffs.

@boobie24dixon: NFL running back and Terry High School and Mississippi State University great Anthony Dixon is one of the league's most colorful players. His Twitter feed shows it. 

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