Girls’ basketball: Tigers have little trouble with TrinityPublished 12:21am Wednesday, November 7, 2012
NATCHEZ — Chuck Bauerle is used to coaching successful basketball teams that have a lot of experience. That was the case in his two stints at Tensas Academy and his brief stay at Adams County Christian School.
Now he is coaching a Trinity Episcopal Day School team that is not only young but has very little in the way of experience. And in his first game as the Lady Saints’ head coach Tuesday night, it showed as they fell to the Centreville Academy Lady Tigers team 44-15 at the ACCS Tip-Off Tournament.
The first quarter was a sign of how the rest of the game would turn out for both teams. Centreville, coming off a tough loss to Tensas Academy on Monday night, didn’t give Trinity too many looks at the basket and ended up taking an 11-2 lead at the end of the quarter.
“It’s a hard-working group of young ladies, and we’ve got a long way to go. They have a great attitude and we have some athleticism,” Bauerle said. “It’s going to be a learning process all year long. I’ve only been with them a week and a half.”
Led by Tori Rouse and Taylor Delatte, the Lady Tigers put the game out of reach thanks to a 19-4 advantage in the second quarter that gave them a 30-6 halftime lead. Rouse led all scorers with 18 points and Delatte finished with eight points.
Centreville first-year head coach Mike Swindle put his bench players in for the second half. While there was some falloff offensively, there wasn’t much of one defensively. In the third quarter, the Lady Tigers held the Lady Saints to a mere one point.
“We only have five varsity players. One’s never played before and one didn’t play last year,” Bauerle said. “The only varsity player with any experience is Murphy Aldridge.”
Aldridge led Trinity with five points and Tali Beard scored four points.
Trinity Episcopal (0-1) will play on Thursday, Nov. 15 at Parklane Academy. Centreville Academy (1-1) hosts Parklane on Tuesday, Nov. 13.
Riverfield Academy 30,
Tensas Academy 23
ST. JOSEPH, La. — Ashley Cooper led all scorers with 10 points as the Riverfield Academy Lady Raiders held on to defeat the Tensas Academy Lady Chiefs Tuesday night.
The game went back and forth between the two teams for much of the game, but Riverfield was able to convert on its free throws late in the ball game when Tensas Academy had to foul to stop the clock.
Summer McDaniel led Tensas Academy (1-1) with seven points and Malori Lansing had six points. The Lady Chiefs return to play at the ACCS Tip-Off Tournament on Saturday when the junior varsity team takes on Parklane Academy’s JV team at 12:15 p.m., followed by the varsity game between the two teams at 1:15 p.m.