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Cathedral Green Wave gain new head coach; Natchez High on win streak

NATCHEZ — The Cathedral Green Wave have a new boys varsity basketball head coach.

After coaching the junior varsity for three years, Taylor Strahan was named the new Cathedral Green Wave boys varsity head coach.

When Strahan began coaching the junior varsity team, Strahan said the seniors now were his first ninth grade group.

“Being a head coach is everything I have dreamed of,” Strahan said. “It’s a great opportunity, and I’m excited for what we can do this year.”

The Green Wave’s season opener was on Tuesday when the team hosted the St. Aloysius Flashes. The Flashes won 51-41.

Against the Flashes, JT Taylor led the Green Wave with 12 points and Chase Kasier scored 9 points.

To begin the season, the Green Wave are missing two key starters in Sam Mosby and JC Harris. Both Mosby and Harris suffered injuries during the football season.

“Those are two of our better players,” Strahan said. “We have to have players step up and fill those shoes and get the job done.”

The Green Wave’s next game is on Nov. 19 at Centreville Academy. Strahan said he’s excited to face teams from Jackson this season because they’re well coached and have a lot of talent.

Natchez High

After beginning their season with a 77-56 lost to Vicksburg High, the Natchez High Bulldogs boys basketball team is on a two-game winning streak.

“So far everything has been going good,” said David Haywood, Natchez High head coach. “I think the guys are playing extremely hard and trying to stick to our game plan going into the game so far.”

The Bulldogs began the home season with a 38-35 win against South Pike on Nov. 8. Haywood said the game ended early due to some unforeseen circumstances. Then, Natchez won 76-16 against Wilkinson County Christian Academy on Nov. 12.

In the game against WCCA, James Singleton, Cameron Bailey, Cameron Carter, Trevon Jackson and Kedarious Stampley were able to score double figures.

Haywood said he was able to have a bunch of players get game experience against WCCA.

The Bulldogs will host the Pearl High Pirates in the third home game of the season. At practices, Haywood said the Bulldogs are continuing to work on themselves.

“We’re going to put in a game plan in order to strategize for the game,” Haywood said. “Mainly, I think if we can continue to execute on both ends at a high level. I think we will be fine.”

Tipoff for the game is at 7 p.m. today at Natchez High.

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