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If the Biloxi Lady Indians are to upset Starkville...defense could be the key to victory


Biloxi welcomes the challenge of facing undefeated Starkville, a team that has won 30-consecutive games.

Could the Lady Indians, who are ranked No. 31 in the State Maxpreps poll,  pull off a stunner in Jackson over No. 2 ranked Starkville?

Head coach Devin Hill acknowledges it will take an all out effort to subdue the mighty  Lady Yellow Jackets and a solid defensive effort would help in pulling off an upset.

Coach Hill said, "Our man defense has been real strong lately. we're going to hang our hats on it.  I said that from the first time I walked through the doors here, that we're going to be a defensive ball club because I think that's what it takes to win championships and we've proven it over the years, that if you can play solid defense, you have a chance in e very game."

Has that defensive philosophy spilled over to Coach Hill's players?  Listen to senor guard Gabrielle Fantroy.

Fantroy said, "It comes back to practice and knowing what the other team is going to do.  We know what they're strong at and weak at.  We try to use against them what they're weak at and try to cut down their strong points."

Look for the Lady Indians to pressure Starkville throughout the game, using their aggressive tactics and quickness to try and slow down the Lady Yellow Jackets.

WLOX sports reporter Patrick Clay will be covering the Biloxi-Starkville semifinal game in Jackson.

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