LYMAN, MS (WLOX) - Head coach Boo Hardy knows practice makes for a better prepared team and that's why he drills his Red Rebels on the fundamentals of the game.
The Red Rebels have as good a chance in winning the district as any one of the four teams.
When a game tips off....Hardy relies on a special play maker...senior point guard Biscuit Floyd. He leads Region 8-6A drilling 19.6 points ,4.3 assists and 3.2 steals per game.
Hardy said, "He's a good ball handler. He defends well. He's also is a scorer."
Floyd is a transfer from Gulfport High and his presence in a Red Rebels uniform makes Harrison Central a serious contender for the District title.
"You've got to practice hard, "stated Floyd. "It all starts right here. That's the way to set the difference between the teams. How you prepare for the game."
Dayquan Perkins is bagging 11.8 points and pulling down 10.5 rebounds an outing.
Rajun Blackston gives Harrison Central another scoring threat. The senior carries a 10 point average and he's a solid rebounder.
Sophomore Dajon Whitworth is pulling the trigger at a 10 point clip, while Christian Graves is netting 7.2 points and 7.2 rebounds per game.
Hardy says he expects a down-to-the-wire district race next week.
"On any given night any team in our district can win the ball game, "Hardy said. "Hancock has beaten us, we've beaten Hancock. We've defeated Gulfport. Gulfport has defeated Biloxi and Hancock. So, again this is a really tough division."
First place in the Region 8-6A standings is on the line Friday night when Biloxi and Gulfport hook-up.
If Biloxi wins, the Indians would secure the No. 1 seed, Harrison Central second, followed by Gulfport and Hancock.
If the Admirals beat Biloxi, Gulfport would lock-up the No. 1 seed, Biloxi second, Harrison Central 3rd and Hancock the No. 4 seed in the tournament next week at Hancock.