Lady Trojans top Lady Vikings 49-35 in tourneyPublished 12:01am Saturday, December 31, 2011
SICILY ISLAND — Sha’Keria Kelly led Ferriday with a game-high 16 points and Trenace Morgan scored 13 points as the Lady Trojans defeated the Vidalia Lady Vikings 49-35 Friday night at the Sicily Island Tournament.
The first and third quarters were pivotal for Ferriday, which recorded its second win of the season. The Lady Trojans jumped out to a 17-10 lead over Vidalia at the end of the first quarter. After being ahead by nine points at halftime, they then put the game away by outscoring the Lady Vikings 14-9 in the third quarter.
MeElle Reed added 12 points for Ferriday (2-9). Kisha Swanson finished with 12 points and Fran Duson had 10 points to lead Vidalia (2-6).
The Lady Trojans host Sicily Island on Tuesday, Jan. 3. The Lady Vikings welcome Jefferson County also on Jan. 3.
Cathedral 35, Amite School Center 28
WOODVILLE — A strong showing by Cathedral’s defense in the second half enabled the Lady Green Wave to defeat the Amite School Center Lady Rebels 35-28 Friday afternoon at the WCCA Tournament.
After having an 0-10 start to the season, Cathedral went 2-1 in the tournament to finish in second place. Getting to that point wasn’t easy as the Lady Green Wave trailed Amite School Center 14-13 at halftime. However, at the end of the third quarter Cathedral had a 23-22 lead.
The Lady Green Wave added to its lead and ended up outscoring the Lady Rebels 12-6 in the fourth quarter. Cathedral was led by Ginny Daggett with 13 points while Sallie Stout had six points and Crystal Beckwith added five points. Amite School Center was led by Summer May and Marlee Touchstone with 10 points each.
Cathedral (2-11) plays host to the Trinity Episcopal Lady Saints at 6 p.m. Monday.
Centreville Academy 47, WCCA 33
WOODVILLE — Renee Miley scored 13 points and earned tournament MVP honors as the Centreville Academy Lady Tigers defeated the Wilkinson County Christian Academy Lady Rams Friday night at the WCCA Tournament.
Centreville played without Katie Berry, who was traveling with family. It still didn’t matter as the Lady Tigers finished in first place after winning all three of their games.
So that meant that others would have to step up their game. And Miley wasn’t the only one who did that. So did Tori Rouse, who led all scorers with 17 points. As did Harley McKey, who finished with seven points. Centreville (11-5) pulled away from WCCA in the second quarter and led at halftime 23-13. The Lady Tigers then put the game out of reach when they outscored the Lady Rams 14-5 in the third quarter for a commanding 37-18 advantage.
WCCA was led by Tamera Bateaste with 11 points and Mary Kathryn Doucet with eight points. Both WCCA and Centreville next play on Thursday, Jan. 5. The Lady Rams host Prentiss Christian School. The Lady Tigers play at Silliman Institute in MAIS District 6-AA action.
Weston 49, Monterey 28
JONESBORO — What appeared to be the makings of a good game between Monterey and Weston quickly turned into anything but that before halftime arrived as Weston took over.
In the battle of the Lady Wolves, Weston dominated the second quarter en route to a 31-18 halftime lead and never looked back as they rolled past Monterey Friday afternoon at the Jonesboro-Hodge Tournament.
Weston outscored Monterey 12-6 in the third quarter, leaving the Lady Wolves 19 points behind at the start of the fourth quarter. Hicks led Weston with a game-high 23 points and Newton chipped in with 11 points. Ellen Bairnsfather led Monterey with 14 points.
Monterey (12-6) next plays at Calvin on Friday, Jan. 6.
Jefferson County goes 1-2 at its own tournament
FAYETTE — The Jefferson County Lady Tigers won just one of their three games this week at the Jefferson County Holiday Tournament.
Jefferson County lost to the Amite County Lady Trojans 52-34 last Tuesday night. Then the host Lady Tigers got their only win when the routed the East Feliciana (La.) Lady Tigers 66-31. On Thursday night, Jefferson County ran into a buzzsaw in the Hinds Agricultural High School Lady Bulldogs and lost 66-31.
Hinds AHS went undefeated in tournament play to finish in first place while Amite County ended up in second place after going 2-1.
Jefferson County will travel to Vidalia to take on the Lady Vikings next Tuesday night.