Natchez boys hold on for win vs. JCHS

Published 12:01am Wednesday, December 12, 2012

FAYETTE — DeArius Griffin led Natchez High with 16 points and Derrian Johnson chipped in with 10 points as the Bulldogs held on for a 50-48 win over the Jefferson County Tigers Tuesday night.

Natchez High outscored Jefferson County in each of the first three quarters, but only by margins of two, one and one. Even though the Tigers had their chances in the fourth quarter, they weren’t able to quite get over the hump. Ry’Ale Brown led the Tigers with 13 points and Christopher Tyler added 10 points.

Natchez High (3-5) and Jefferson County next play in the Miss-Lou Shootout at Vidalia. The Bulldogs will take on Ferriday at 5:45 p.m. Friday, while the Tigers go up against Vidalia at 9 p.m. Friday.

ACCS 67, Chamberlain-Hunt 31

PORT GIBSON — Lester Wells scored almost as many points by himself as Chamberlain-Hunt Academy did as a team as he led all scorers with 30 points in leading the Adams County Christian School Rebels to an easy win Tuesday night.

ACCS had its best first quarter of the season on both ends of the court en route to a commanding 27-5 advantage. The Rebels put up 18 points in the second quarter to go up 45-14 at halftime.

Brandon Walker scored 11 points for the Rebels, who improved to 3-7 on the season. ACCS plays host to Oak Forest Academy Friday night.

Monterey 67, Dodson 45

MONTEREY —Hayden Cassels finished with a game-high 22 points and Dillon Smith poured in 16 points as the Monterey Wolves took care of the Dodson Panthers Tuesday night.

The second and third quarters were the key factors in Monterey’s win. The Wolves outscored Dodson 19-9 in the second quarter and 21-6 in the third quarter for a 53-22 lead. With most of Monterey’s starters on the bench in the fourth quarter, the Panthers outscored the Wolves 23-14 in the fourth quarter.

Monterey improved to 13-3 on the season and will play host to LaSalle High School Thursday night.

Centreville Academy 77, WCCA 38

CENTREVILLE — Jake Darden, Michael Keith and Corey Gaulden each scored in double figures for Centreville Academy as the Tigers roared to a decisive win over the Wilkinson County Christian Academy Rams Tuesday night.

Darden led all scorers with 22 points while Keith had 14 points and Gaulden contributed with 11 points. WCCA had no chance in this rivalry game as the Rams gave up at least 20 points in each of the first three quarters and trailed Centreville 72-28 at the end of three quarters.

WCCA was led by Dra Tolliver with 14 points and Jaylen Washington with 13 points. The Rams play at Tallulah Academy Friday night. Centreville plays at WCCA Saturday afternoon.

Port Gibson 65, Wilkinson County 56

WOODVILLE — Salenton Sayles scored 19 points and Tevin Arrington added 13 points as the Port Gibson Blue Waves overcame a bad third quarter to defeat the Wilkinson County Wildcats Tuesday night.

Port Gibson led Wilkinson County 36-21 at halftime and appeared to be in control of the game. But in the third quarter, the Blue Waves had a difficult time getting shots to fall and were outscored by the Wildcats 14-3 to lead by just four points, 39-35. However, Wilkinson County was not able to keep its momentum going as it allowed Port Gibson to put up 26 points in the fourth quarter.

Trae McKenzie led Wilkinson County (4-7) with 19 points and Devin Voorhies had 15 points. The Wildcats host North Pike Friday night.

Wesson 84, Cathedral 36

WESSON — Dontarius Dixon led five Wesson players in double figures with 13 points as the Cobras had no trouble defeating the Cathedral Green Wave Tuesday night.

Mark Smith finished with 12 points, Patrick Lumley added 11 points, and Kaleb Skinner and Anthony Jones had 10 points apiece for Wesson, which got off to a hot start from the field and led Cathedral 27-6 after one quarter of play.

Jarrell Johnson scored 14 points and Sam Fury added 10 points for Cathedral (4-6). The Green Wave open up Division 7-1A play Friday night at Hinds Agricultural High School.

Sterlington 69, Vidalia 48

MONROE, La. — Michael Whitley had 12 points and Deion Brown added 11 points for Vidalia, but the Vikings needed a lot more scoring than that against Sterlington Tuesday night.

Vidalia was still looking to pick up its first win of the season, but Sterlington would not oblige. The Panthers led the Vikings 22-10 at the end of the first quarter and 43-20 at halftime. Matt Allred led Sterlington with 18 points and Brandon Douglas had 15 points.

The Vikings dropped to 0-8 on the season and next take on Jefferson County Friday at 9 p.m. at the Miss-Lou Shootout.