Prep basketball roundups: Smith, Cassels lead Monterey to win over CHS
MONTEREY — Dillon Smith led Monterey with 20 points and Hayden Cassels poured in 16 points as the Wolves rolled to a 63-36 win over the Cathedral Green Wave Friday night in the boys’ semifinals of the Monterey High School Basketball Tournament.
Cathedral was done in by a poor shooting performance in the first half — especially in the second quarter. The Green Wave trailed Monterey 13-8 after one quarter of play before having an even harder time getting shots to fall in scoring just two points in the second quarter to trail the Wolves 23-10 at halftime.
The Green Wave’s offense got on track in the second half. Unfortunately for them, the Wolves’ offense did more than just keep pace. Monterey scored 22 points in the third quarter and 18 in the fourth.
Jardarius Anderson led the Green Wave with 20 points and Sam Fury added 10 points.
Cathedral (3-4) next plays at Centreville Academy on Tuesday, Dec. 4. Monterey (9-2) takes on Block, a winner over Northwood-Lena, today at 1:30 p.m. in the boys’ championship game.
Monterey girls 38, Harrisonburg 29
MONTEREY — Kaley Baker scored a game-high 13 points and Reagan Tiffee had nine points as the Monterey Lady Wolves defeated the Harrisonburg Lady Bulldogs Friday night in a girls’ semifinal game at the Monterey High School Basketball Tournament.
Monterey dominated Harrisonburg in each of the first three quarters en route to a 36-16 lead. The Lady Bulldogs tried to come back in the fourth quarter and outscored the Lady Wolves 13-2. But the 20-point deficit was a bit too much to overcome.
Monterey improved to 9-1 on the season and will take on Delhi Charter in the girls’ championship game today at noon.
Delhi Charter girls 37, Block 34
MONTEREY — Quinesha Branch scored 16 points to lead the Block Lady Bears, but the Delhi Charter Lady Gators used a fourth-quarter rally to take a three-point win Friday night in the girls’ semifinals at the Monterey High School Basketball Tournament.
The game was tied at 14-all at halftime, but Block outscored Delhi Charter 11-9 in the third quarter to take a 25-23 lead. However, the Lady Gators responded by outscoring the Lady Bears 14-9 in the fourth quarter to advance to today’s girls’ title game against Monterey.
Block (1-2) next plays at Ferriday on Tuesday, Dec. 4.