Thames, Keats shine on next level

Thames, Keats shine on next level


Meloney Thames, who played at Choctaw Central and Carly Keats, who from Neshoba Central, have had an outstanding season as Jones College. The eighth-ranked Bobcats are currently 25-3 and will participate in the NJCAA Division I Tournament, beginning March 22 in Lubbock, Texas.

As a freshman, Thames was an NJCAA Honorable Mention All-American, an NJCAA All-Star and was named to the NJCAA All-Tournament Team. She was also a First-Team All-MACCC and All-Region 23 performer. She has already signed with Mississippi State University.

Keats had a season-high 21 points in a 78-63 win over Mississippi Gulf Coast on Jan. 9 and a season-high nine assists in an 87-58 victory over Copiah-Lincoln on Jan. 19. She has already signed with Arkansas.

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