2004-2005 Picayune Maroon Tide Basketball
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Carey Meitzler's Thanks to Coach Shaw (Click Here)
Jarvis Dantzler & Donairies Hair Chosen for 5A Tourney (Details)
Donairies Hair Chosen 1st Team All State and Guiaka "Eric" Vianney Makes Honorable Mention
Maroon Tide Dream Season Comes to an End
Jackson Murrah 17-0 Run Too Much for Picayune to Overcome
by Carey Meitzler & Jason Pigott
The Picayune Maroon Tide and the Jackson Murrah Mustangs played an even half of basketball
in the Class 5A Semi-Final game, but Murrah went on a 17-0 run in the second half to hold off
Picayune 57-48 before an estimated 1,300 at the Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson.
Picayune led 25-23 with :44 left in the second quarter on a layup from Eric Vianney, but Murrah's
Dandy Dozen guard Jeremy Wise tipped in a missed shot with :01 left to tie the game at 25-25.
The Maroon Tide came out and took a 33-28 lead with 3:24 left in the third quarter and seemed
to be gaining control of the game's tempo until Mike Johnson and Wise caught fire and ignited the
Mustangs 17-0 run. In the run, Johnson had missed three 3 point attempts earlier, nailed consecutive
3 balls and added a layup with Wise knocking down the other 9 points. Picayune finally scored
with 5:50 left in the fourth quarter as Picayune's Dandy Dozen Donairies Hair hit a free throw to break
the Tide scoring drought.
Picayune would cut the lead to 53-46 with :35 left on a Vianney 3 pointer, but could get no closer to
With the win, Murrah (30-7) will advance to Saturday's Championship game facing the winner of
Meridian-Biloxi game slated for Thursday at 2:30pm.
Picayune, the South State Champion, finishes 31-4 and was riding a 20 game winning streak.