Prep girl roundups: Franklin Parish tops FerridayPublished 12:01am Wednesday, December 12, 2012
FERRIDAY — Ferriday freshman point guard Jada Griggs was nearly unstoppable for more than three quarters, and the Lady Trojans appeared to be on their way to finally getting their first win of the season.
That was until Franklin Parish decided to start playing some defense on Griggs, forcing someone else to step up for Ferriday. Unfortunately for the Lady Trojans, no one else did, and that resulted the Lady Patriots rallying for a 67-49 win Tuesday night.
“I thought we played great for the first three and a half quarters. Griggs was on fire. She played big for us tonight. She did much of the scoring and ball-handling. She made all her free throws,” Lady Trojans head coach Lisa Abron said.
“It was the middle of the fourth quarter before they realized that if they stopped her, they could beat us. They decided to double-team her. We were up eight or nine points at that time.”
However, Ferriday was not able to hold on to that lead as Franklin Parish’s defensive strategy paid off. The Lady Patriots ended up outscoring the Lady Trojans 20-8 in the fourth quarter. As Abron put it, her team turned the ball over too many times and none of the other guards took over. Griggs led Ferriday in scoring with 29 points.
“I don’t know if it was fear or it was pressure. I’ve been stressing that we need to make our free throws, stop turning the ball over and stop fouling at crucial times,” Abron said.
Ferriday (0-7) plays host to New Living Word Thursday night.
Natchez High 96, Jefferson County 57
FAYETTE — Six players scored in double figures for Natchez High, led by Keyana Miller’s 17 points, as the Lady Bulldogs used a big first quarter to defeat the Jefferson County Lady Tigers Tuesday night.
Skylar Morgan, Kiana Jones and Rashonae Rice had 14 points each while LaKenya Franklin and Daykeria Johnson scored 10 points for Natchez High, which jumped out a 29-9 lead at the end of the first quarter and never looked back.
Brandy Buck led Jefferson County with 14 points. Diamond Smith finished with 12 points and Diamond Gaines and Keionne January chipped in with 10 points each.
Both Natchez High (7-1) and Jefferson County next play in the Miss-Lou Shootout at Vidalia High School. The Lady Bulldogs go up against Ferriday at 4 p.m. Friday while the Lady Tigers take on host Vidalia at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Centreville Academy 43, WCCA 31
CENTREVILLE — Braelon Bigner led Centreville Academy with a game-high 11 points, Taylor Delatte had nine points and Tori Rouse added eight points as the Lady Tigers defeated the Wilkinson County Christian Academy Lady Rams Tuesday night.
Centreville held WCCA to single-digit scoring in each of the first three quarters on its way to taking a 41-21 lead by the end of the third quarter. The Lady Rams were led by Lauren DeJean with seven points and Carmen Cavin and Jennifer Chaffin with six points each.
Centreville Academy (6-5) next plays at WCCA Saturday afternoon. WCCA next plays at Tallulah Academy Friday night.
Dodson 34, Monterey 30
MONTEREY — Marly Weeks finished with a game-high 14 points and Dodson’s defense held Reagan Tiffee, one of Monterey’s top scorers, to just two points as the Lady Panthers defeated the Lady Wolves Tuesday night.
Dodson led by just two points at halftime before outscoring Monterey 10-7 in the third quarter to give the Lady Panthers a 28-23 lead. Jessica McNeil led the Lady Wolves with 12 points.
Monterey (11-3) hosts LaSalle Thursday night.
Wesson 55, Cathedral 24
WESSON — The good news for Cathedral was that it led Wesson 7-4 after one quarter of play. The bad news — the Lady Cobras dominated the Lady Green Wave in the final three quarters en route to a 31-point win Tuesday night.
Wesson took the lead for good in the second quarter and went into halftime with a 22-13 advantage. The Lady Cobras scored 33 points in the second half while the Lady Green Wave managed just 11 points.
Kennedy Gray, Caroline Smith and Wesley Calloway scored six points each to lead Cathedral (3-7). The Lady Green Wave begin Division 7-1A action Friday night at Hinds Agricultural High School.
Sterlington 57, Vidalia 30
MONROE, La. — Alandra Holt scored 10 points to lead Vidalia, but it was not nearly enough as the Sterlington Lady Panthers cruised to an easy win over the Lady Vikings Tuesday night.
Sterlington pretty much had its way with Vidalia in the first three quarters. The Lady Panthers led the Lady Vikings 21-7 after one quarter of play, 36-13 at halftime and 51-19 at the end of the third quarter.
Vidalia (1-7) takes on Jefferson County at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Miss-Lou Shootout at Vidalia High School.
Rayville 61, Block 37
RAYVILLE, La. — Jazlin Savage was the only player for Block to score in double figures with 15 points as the Lady Bears lost to the Rayville Lady Hornets Tuesday night.
Rayville took control of this game early and led Block 20-10 at the end of the first quarter. The second and third quarters were more of the same as the Lady Hornets outscored the Lady Bears 16-7 and 19-11, respectively.
Block (5-3) will take on LaSalle at 4:50 p.m. Friday and Montgomery at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Jena Holiday Classic Tournament.
Port Gibson 54, Wilkinson County 30
WOODVILLE — Kentija Tarleton led a balanced scoring attack for Port Gibson with a game-high 17 points as the Lady Blue Waves rolled to a 24-point win over the Wilkinson County Lady Wildcats Tuesday night.
Traresa Jackson scored nine points and Reagan Tinner had seven points for Port Gibson, which led Wilkinson County 16-7 at the end of the first quarter and 27-11 by the time halftime arrived.
Wilkinson County (3-8) was led by Lineasia Palmer with seven points and Gadreika Cotton with six points. The Lady Wildcats play host to North Pike Friday night.