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Prep boys basketball: Trinity topples Silliman 45-34

LAUREN WOOD | THE NATCHEZ DEMOCRAT — Trinity Episcopal Day School’s Dre McCoy goes up for a layup against Silliman Institute’s Riley Sones during Tuesday night’s game. Trinity won the game 45-34 to improve to 4-1 on the season.

NATCHEZ — Dre McCoy had a double-double with 14 points and 14 rebounds and Tommy McCoy scored 11 points as the Trinity Episcopal Saints defeated the Silliman Institute Wildcats 45-34 Tuesday night.

Despite the win that improved Trinity’s record to 4-1 on the season, head coach Edwin White was not pleased with his team’s performance at times.

“We shot bad from the free-throw line. We were 8 of 19. We didn’t play team ball. We played individual ball. Once we realize it’s about team instead of ‘I’, we’re going to get better,” White said.

Trinity trailed Silliman 8-4 after one quarter of play before outscoring Silliman in each of the final three quarters — 12-7, 10-7 and 19-12. Riley Sones led the Wildcats with a game-high 17 points, but got very little help from his teammates.

“We stuck it out at the end defensively,” White said. “Not to take anything away from Silliman. They played very aggressive. Nothing worked out tonight. We struggled.”

Trinity Episcopal hosts Oak Forest Academy Friday night.

Cathedral 67,

Centreville Academy 65

CENTREVILLE — James Coley scored 13 points and made a lay up in the waning seconds to give the Cathedral Green Wave a two-point win over the Centrville Academy Tigers Tuesday night.

Jarell Johnson led the Green Wave with 19 points. The Tigers were led by Jake Darden with 24 points and Corey Gaulden had 19 points.

Cathedral (4-4) next plays at Adams County Christian School Saturday afternoon. Centreville Academy plays at Parklane Academy Thursday night.

Monterey 65, Forest 53

MONTEREY — Hayden Cassels led four Monterey players in double figures with 20 points as the Wolves defeated the Forest Bulldogs Tuesday night.

Trey Book and Gary Jackson each scored 13 points and Kade Passman chipped in with 10 points for the Wolves.

Monterey (10-2) will next play at the Harrisonburg Tournament against Block at 4:30 p.m. Friday.

Jefferson County 79,

Amite County 74

FAYETTE — Ry’Ale Brown led Jefferson County with 25 points and Nicholas Brown scored 22 points as the Tigers held on to defeat the Amite County Trojans Tuesday night.

Considering that both teams didn’t get off to a good start — the first quarter ended with Amite County leading Jefferson County 13-10 — it looked like neither team would put up that many points. The Tigers went into halftime the Trojans 31-24 and then took a 58-48 lead at the end of the third quarter.

The Trojans tried to rally in the fourth quarter. Despite putting up 26 points in the final eight minutes, they didn’t make enough stops as the Tigers scored 21 points. Amite County was led by Javontae Anderson with a game-high 29 points.

Jefferson County (5-3) plays at Tylertown Friday night.

Wilkinson County 59,

South Pike 38

WOODVILLE — Allenzae Staggers finished with a game-high 22 points and Devin Voorhies had 14 points as the Wilkinson County Wildcats cruised past the South Pike Eagles Tuesday night.

The first and third quarters were big for Wilkinson County as the Wildcats jumped out to a 17-6 lead after one quarter of play and later on outscored South Pike 15-8 in the third quarter for a commanding 47-24 lead.

Wilkinson County will next play at Amite County Friday night.

Franklin Parish 64,

Natchez High 54

WINNSBORO, La. — DeArius Griffin scored 16 points and Jadarrius Williams added 11 points for Natchez High, but a big third quarter by Franklin Parish allowed the Patriots to take a 10-point win over the Bulldogs Tuesday night.

After outscoring Franklin Parish 16-9 in the second quarter to trail the Patriots 23-22 at halftime, Natchez High went cold from the field in the third quarter and Franklin Parish took advantage. The Patriots ended up with a 23-9 advantage in the quarter for a 46-31 lead.

Natchez High (2-4) next plays on Friday night when its hosts McComb.

Madison Parish 53, Vidalia 36

VIDALIA — Antonio Moore, DaQuarius Barbor, Joshua Lloyd and Jalen Richardson each scored 10 points for Madison Parish as the Jaguars defeated the Vidalia Vikings Tuesday night.

Madison Parish turned a close game into a blowout thanks to a 23-8 run in the second quarter that gave the Jaguars a 33-14 led over Vidalia at halftime. The Vikings held the Jaguars to just two points in the third quarter, but the Jaguars’ offense got rolling again in the fourth quarter as they outscored the Vikings 18-13.

Julius Wilson led the Vikings with 11 points and Dee Whitley chipped in with 10 points.

Vidalia (0-5) plays at Ferriday Friday night.