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Girls roundups: Tensas beats Ferriday

FERRIDAY — Helena Hill led four Tensas High players in double figures with a game-high 23 points as the Lady Panthers used a big first quarter to defeat the Ferriday Lady Trojans 78-55 Tuesday night.

In the season- and home-opener for Ferriday, the Lady Trojans got off to a rough start and were never able to recover after trailing 27-9 at the end of the first quarter.

“We did not start off too great. It was probably first home game jitters,” head coach Lisa Abron said. “They pressed us the whole first quarter. We turned the ball over a lot. We dug ourselves a big hole.”

The Lady Panthers continued their offensive onslaught by scoring 28 points in the second quarter en route to a 55-30 halftime lead. Hill got plenty of help from Mary Jones, Cheyenne South and Daricka James, each of whom finished with 12 points.

The second half was much more competitive as Ferriday took much better care of the ball and didn’t foul as much. Despite that, the Lady Trojans only outscored the Lady Panthers 25-23 after halftime.

Shakeria Kelly led Ferriday with 21 points and Jada Griggs added 13 points.

“The second half we managed to make shots and play some defense. At one point they had us down 30-something (points),” Abron said. “I was pleased with the way we played in the second half. We have a young team. It’s about the chemistry. We haven’t got it down yet.”

Ferriday (0-1) will next play at Natchez High on Tuesday, Nov. 27.

Jefferson County 62, Vidalia 13

FAYETTE — Diamond Gaines and Brandy Buck led Jefferson County with 14 points apiece as the Lady Tigers handily defeated the Vidalia Lady Vikings Tuesday night.

Jefferson County shut out Vidalia in the first quarter on its way to a 16-0 lead. By halftime, the Lady Tigers had a commanding 37-4 lead. Keionne January poured in nine points for the Lady Tigers.

Fran Duson and Nyisha Randall scored four points each to lead the Lady Vikings.

Vidalia (0-2) plays at Franklin Parish on Tuesday, Nov. 27. Jefferson County (4-2) next plays at Amite County on Tuesday, Nov. 27.