° empty

Lady Bulldogs still perfect

NATCHEZ — After taking a 20-point lead in the first period, the Natchez Lady Bulldogs never looked back.

They routed the Ocean Springs Lady Greyhounds 85-49 to go 10-0 for the first time under head coach Sue Johnson.

“This has been a long time coming,” Johnson said. “We have had a lot of heartache and pain the last three years. We are finally coming together and playing as a team.”

The Lady Bulldogs used a combination of a balanced offense and aggressive defense to keep Ocean Springs off balance.

Alia Frank scored 14 or her team leading 22 points in the first period.

“We have set plays with multiple options to score,” Johnson said. “Alia just gets open.”

The Lady Bulldog defense held Ocean Springs to just 27 points in the first half while building their lead to 25 points.

“We wanted to be aggressive and play good defense,” Johnson said. “We never got relaxed.”

Even with the blow-out win, Johnson said there were still things they need to work on and fine tune.

“We still need to work on our passes, blocking out and executing better,” she said. “We still need to learn to slow down and be patient, but I’m proud of them. They never quit.”

Johnson said the hard work her team put in over the summer has paid off and they hoped to reap the rewards this season.

“Going to camp at Co-Lin this summer really helped us as a team,” she said. “Our goal is to win district, state and everything else. They realize we have a chance to this.”

Natchez High 49, Ocean Springs 48

Dwong Hughes hit two key free throws with less than a minute to go in the fourth quarter to give the Natchez High Bulldogs a 49-48 win over the Ocean Springs Greyhounds Friday night.

Hughes, who led all scorers with 18 points, gave Natchez High a 49-46 lead with his free throws. Ocean Springs made a basket at the end, but could not draw a foul that could have tied the game and sent it into overtime. Kendall Logan had 10 points for the Bulldogs, who improved to 7-3 on the season.

The Greyhounds nearly came back from a pair of six-point deficits, the first of which occurred at the end of the first quarter. D. Brown, a Clarion-Ledger Dandy Dozen selection, and E. Doley each had 15 points.

News

CPSO rules missing person case homicide

News

Adams County supervisors to review ambulance proposals Wednesday

News

Burnley Cook to withdraw from Ward 6 alderman race

News

Viewfinder: Cathedral student starts local health fair

News

Man arrested for Magnolia Grill burglary

News

Photo gallery: Jewish community celebrates Passover with Seder dinner

News

NASD graduation rate up, but still lags behind state average

News

The Dart: Vidalia man studies, takes care of family, too

News

Natchez Early College Academy Fun Day to help raise money for trip to Washington, D.C.

News

Parent University set for Thursday

News

Sunday focus: Voters to determine a quarter million in salaries May 10

News

Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office investigates body found in Monterey

News

County seeking ambulance proposals

News

‘Suzi’s Girls’ remember lasting legacy left by coach

News

Natchez man killed in Ferriday wreck Friday night

News

Photo gallery: The bluff has gone to the DockDogs

News

Tactics in case surrounding alleged attack of parish DA questioned

News

Student charged in verbal assault of teacher

News

City back in court to determine damages in Roundstone case

News

Report: Cuts put school district $1.5M short

News

Faith and Family: R.V.I.C.S. helps Children’s Home

News

Photo gallery: Chalk artist inspired by God creates artwork at First Baptist Church

News

Man previously arrested on rape charges, charged with another sex crime

News

Natchez-Adams School District to pay $127K to former principal