Last week Coldwater High School hosted the Northwest Mississippi Holiday Classic in which the basketball teams from Coldwater, Independence and Senatobia took on opponents from around the area.
The first men’s team to play was the Independence Wildcats who faced the H.W. Byers Lions. The two teams battled it out in a close match-up but the Lions emerged victorious with a final score of 71-68.
In the first period, Byers outscored the Wildcats by six, coming up with seventeen points while Independence was held to eleven. In the second period, however, the Wildcats found their groove and put twenty-five additional points on the board. At halftime the Lions were only up 39-36.
For the full story, see the January 7 printed edition of The Democrat.