Bulldogs cruise to 79-54 win over Colonels
head coach Michael White addressed the media
LA Tech improves to 8-3 on the season
LA Tech improves to 5-1 on the season
LA Tech defeated Samford, 77-64, to improve to 5-1 on the season
Sharp-shooting Bulldogs hit 15 three-pointers en route to a 79-54 win over Nicholls State.
Bulldogs came back to tie it up, 69-69, with 25 seconds left, but the Orange hit a game-winner to escape.
Bulldogs forced 22 turnovers in defeating the Tigers, 65-52, to extend their winning streak to six.
Bulldogs take down Demons, 99-88, behind a 30-point effort from Alex Hamilton
LA Tech improves to 5-1 on the season with a 77-64 win over Samford
High School: Lettered for Madison Central, coached by Raheem Lockhart, who were ranked as high as No. 1 in the state by the Clarion Ledger ... Was named to the Clarion Ledger's "Dandy Dozen" which names the 12 best players state-wide ... Rated second best player in the state of Mississippi by the Mississippi Hoop Report ... Led the Jaguars to the Mississippi 6A North Tournament championship and a semifinal appearance where he posted a team-high 16 points against eventual champion Gulfport ... the Jaguars ended the season with a 28-4 overall record and were ranked as high as No. 1 in the state ... Earned first team all-state honors while averaging 20.9 points per game, shooting 52 percent from the field and 42 percent from beyond the arc ... Registered at least 20 points in 17 games ... Also averaged 8.8 rebounds per game, helping notch 15 double-doubles on the season, en route to also being named first team All-Metro ... Participated in the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Classic where he recorded nine points and seven rebounds ... Earned all-state and all-district honors after averaging 12 points, four rebounds and five assists as a junior ... Shot 45 percent from three-point range ... Played alongside fellow Bulldog Joniah White to lead the Jaguars to a 25-9 record and the class 6A state championship ... Scored a team-high 15 points in the finals ... Played AAU for the Jackson Tigers.
Personal: Full name is Xavian Stapleton ... Son of Yulanda and Kevon Davis ... Born Jan. 24, 1996 in Flora, Miss. ... Chose Louisiana Tech over Middle Tennessee, Southern Miss, Florida Gulf Coast and Tulane.