Prep girls basketball: Silliman too much for TrinityPublished 12:01am Wednesday, December 5, 2012
NATCHEZ — The Silliman Institute Lady Wildcats just had too much firepower and experience for the Trinity Episcopal Lady Saints to keep up with Tuesday night as Silliman rolled to a 45-11 win.
The low point of the game for a very young Trinity team was a first quarter in which the Lady Saints didn’t score a single point and by the time the clock hit 0:00 at the end of the quarter, Silliman had a commanding 23-0 lead.
“We’re still in such a learning process of what we do. We’re short on a lot of players,” Lady Saints head coach Chuck Bauerle said. “The last game we played (against Centreville Academy), I thought we took a few strides forward. This game, we took a few strides back.”
By the time halftime arrived, the Lady Wildcats enjoyed a 36-8 advantage. They were led by Bradleigh Bigner with 16 points and Kayla Davidson with 12 points.
Sloane Young led the Lady Saints with six points while Marty Lewis and Alli Smith scored two points each.
“We’re trying to fit in some eighth- and ninth-graders with our varsity players,” Bauerle said. “They’re still coachable. They still want to be coached.”
Trinity Episcopal (0-6) hosts Oak Forest Academy Friday night.
Madison Parish 30, Vidalia 28
VIDALIA — The Vidalia Lady Vikings were oh so close to finally picking up their first win of the season, but the Madison Parish Lady Jaguars rallied in the fourth quarter to take a two-point win Tuesday night.
Vidalia went into the fourth quarter leading Madison Parish 23-22, but the Lady Jaguars outscored the Lady Vikings 8-5 to escape with the close win. The Lady Vikings were led by Tierra Bell and Taylor Tennessee with seven points each.
Vidalia (0-5) next plays at Ferriday Friday night.
Natchez High 54, Franklin Parish 39
WINNSBORO, La. — Natchez High wasn’t able to pull away from Franklin Parish in the first half, but a big third quarter gave the Lady Bulldogs some much-needed breathing room as they went on to defeat the Lady Patriots Tuesday night.
Natchez High only led Franklin Parish 12-10 after one quarter of play and 25-22 at halftime. But the Lady Bulldogs forced some turnovers in the third quarter that turned into easy baskets as they ended up outscoring the Lady Patriots 17-7 for a 42-29 lead.
Rashonae Rice led the Lady Bulldogs with a game-high 12 points and Keyana Miller added 11 points.
Natchez High improved to 5-1 on the season and will play host to McComb Friday night.
Centreville Academy 54,
CENTREVILLE — Tori Rouse led Centreville Academy with 20 points and Taylor Delatte scored 13 points as the Lady Tigers took care of the Cathedral Lady Green Wave Tuesday night.
The second quarter was the turning point of the ball game as Centreville outscored Cathedral 14-5 to turn a four-point lead at the end of the first quarter into a 27-14 advantage by halftime.
Kennedy Gray led the Lady Green Wave with 13 points and Sallie Stout chipped in with eight points.
Cathedral (3-5) plays host to Adams County Christian School Saturday afternoon. Centreville Academy next plays at Parklane Academy Thursday night.
Monterey 28, Forest 18
MONTEREY — In a low-scoring defensive battle, the fourth quarter literally was the difference in the ball game as the Monterey Lady Wolves defeated the Forest Lady Bulldogs Tuesday night.
The game was tied 18-18 at the end of the third quarter and then Monterey outscored Forest 10-0 in the fourth quarter to win by 10 points.
Kaley Baker led the Lady Wolves with 10 points and Jessica McNeil added seven points. Monterey (11-1) will next play at the Harrisonburg Tournament against Block Friday at 3:15 p.m.
Jefferson County 59, Amite County 53
FAYETTE — Taneisha Bailey led a balanced scoring attack for Jefferson County with 12 points as the Lady Tigers needed a fourth-quarter rally to defeat the Amite County Trojans Tuesday night.
Lady Tigers won the fourth quarter by seven to win the game 59-53. Diamond Gaines scored 11 points while Brandy Buck and Keionne January had 10 points each for the Lady Tigers.