The Philadelphia Lady Tornadoes entered this week with a 7-7 record as they prepare for their tough Region 5-3A schedule.

The Lady Tornadoes went 0-4 last week but coach Pashen Autry said they played in some tough games that should help them down the road.

"We are about where I thought we would be," Autry said. "We have young players who are learning their roles. We wanted to play the best competition we could to give them a chance learn and get experience."

The Lady Tornadoes started the week with a 40-30 loss to Ridgeland. They then dropped a 38-33 decision to Union in the first round of the Philadelphia Invitational. The Lady Tornadoes also lost 65-32 to Leake Central and 36-34 to Morton.

It was pretty much the same for the Philadelphia boys who went 0-4 last week.

"We are playing people close," coach Jason Broome said. "We'll be in the game and then we'll have some sort of lapse, a key mistake or a missed free throw. We are improving and if we can avoid the big mistakes, we can win some games."

The Tornadoes dropped a 43-32 decision to Ridgeland. Then in the Philadelphia Tournament, they lost 65-63 to Union; 59-51 to Morton and 47-42 to Leake Central.

Both Philadelphia teams were to host Choctaw Central Tuesday in a Region 5-3A game. They were to travel to Ridgeland on Friday for a tournament game with Yazoo County.

Tatyana Fox scored 11 points and pulled down nine rebounds in Philadelphia's game with Ridgeland. Latesha Carter added 10 points while Shaquencia Boler finished with eight rebounds.

Fox scored 11 points and pulled down six rebounds in the Lady Tornadoes' loss to Union. Fox finished with 19 points in the Morton game and 15 against Leake Central.