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Prep roundups: Natchez High girls top McComb

Published 12:01am Saturday, December 8, 2012

NATCHEZ — Rashonae Rice led Natchez High with 17 points, and Keyana Miller had 12 points as the Lady Bulldogs improved to 6-1 on the season with a 45-39 win over the McComb Lady Tigers Friday night.

Natchez High jumped out to a 23-15 halftime before holding off a fourth-quarter rally by McComb, in which the Lady Tigers outscored the Lady Bulldogs 12-9. McComb was led by Angelina Earl with 17 points.

The Lady Bulldogs next play at Jefferson County Tuesday night.

Block girls 29, Monterey 26

HARRISONBURG, La. — A good defensive effort by the Block Lady Bears in the first half was big as they held on to defeat Monterey by three points Friday afternoon to eliminate the Lady Wolves from the Harrisonburg Tournament.

Block held Monterey to just five points in the first quarter and four in the second quarter en route to a 17-9 halftime lead. The Lady Bears then had to fend off a furious second-half rally by the Lady Wolves to escape with the win.

Monterey was led by Jody Duncan with eight points and Kristin Russell and Reagan Tiffee with seven points each. The Lady Wolves (11-2) will next host Dodson Tuesday night.

Trinity Episcopal boys 61, Oak Forest 50

NATCHEZ — Tommy McCoy led Trinity Episcopal with 20 points and pulled down nine rebounds as the Saints rallied in the second half to defeat the Oak Forest Academy Yellow Jackets Friday night.

Trinity Episcopal trailed Oak Forest 14-8 after one quarter of play and 25-22 at halftime before responding in a big way in the second half. The Saints outscored the Yellow Jackets 18-8 in the third quarter and 21-17 in the fourth quarter.

While Trinity as a team was just 12 of 27 from the free-throw line, Tommy McCoy went 7-for-10 at the charity stripe. Tanner Cage finished with 14 points, Dre McCoy had 14 points to go with 15 rebounds and Garret Vinson hit a pair of three-pointers in the third quarter and finished with 12 points.

The Saints (5-1) play at Prairie View Academy Monday night.

Jefferson County girls 75, Tylertown 42

TYLERTOWN — Brandy Buck, Diamond Smith and Keionne January scored 14 points each to lead the Jefferson County Lady Tigers to an easy win over the Tylertown Lady Chiefs Friday night.

Jefferson County dominated Tylertown in the first and third quarters. The Lady Tigers jumped out to a 24-9 lead after one quarter of play and then outscored the Lady Chiefs 26-14 in the third quarter for a commanding 61-33 lead.

The Lady Tigers improved to 6-4 on the season and will host Natchez High Tuesday night.

McComb boys 75, Natchez High 61

NATCHEZ — Natchez High was ice cold from the field in the first quarter, and that proved to be a big factor in the Bulldogs’ loss to the McComb Tigers Friday night.

While McComb was scoring almost at will in the first quarter, Natchez High had trouble getting shots to fall. By the time the quarter was finally over, the Tigers had a 22-6 lead. When halftime arrived, the Bulldogs trailed by 22 points, 41-19.

Natchez High was led by DeArius Griffin with 19 points, and Gary Woods had 17 points. The Bulldogs fell to 2-5 overall and play at Jefferson County Tuesday night.

Oak Forest girls 52, Trinity Episcopal 18

NATCHEZ — Led by Lindsey Neal and Payton Simmons, the Oak Forest Academy Lady Yellow Jackets rolled past the Trinity Episcopal Lady Saints Friday night.

Neal led Oak Forest with a game-high 17 points, and Simmons added 10 points as the Lady Yellow Jackets jumped out to a 20-3 lead at the end of the first quarter and never looked back.

Gabby Knight led Trinity Episcopal (0-7) with seven points. The Lady Saints play at Prairie View Academy Monday night.

Monterey boys 75, Block 69 (OT)

HARRISONBURG, La. — Yankee Duncan and Hayden Cassesls scored 22 points each as the Monterey Wolves needed overtime to defeat Block Friday afternoon and eliminate the Bears from the Harrisonburg Tournament.

Monterey trailed Block 39-37 after three quarters of play before outscoring the Bears 23-21 in the fourth quarter to force overtime. The Wolves won the game thanks to a 15-9 advantage in the overtime session.

Ken Colbert led Block with 22 points and Dorian Bowman added 12 points. The Bears next play at Rayville Tuesday night.