Trinity boys win blowoutPublished 12:01am Saturday, December 15, 2012
NATCHEZ — Dre McCoy led four Trinity Episcopal players in double figures with a game-high 18 points as the Saints rolled to a 72-33 win over the Riverfield Academy Raiders Friday night.
Tommy McCoy scored 14 points, Garrett Vinson added 12 points and Wyatt Boothe had 10 points for Trinity, which won this game not only with balanced scoring but also a stout defensive effort.
The only quarter in which Riverfield scored double-digit points was the first quarter. And the Raiders narrowly did that with 10 points. Trinity, meanwhile, scored 20, 20 and 24 points in the first, second and third quarters, respectively, en route to a 64-24 lead after three quarters of play.
Trinity Episcopal (7-1) next plays at MAIS Class AAA Jackson Prep today at approximately 2:15 p.m.
Wilkinson County 66,
North Pike 55
WOODVILLE — Allenzae Staggers finished with 19 points and Phillip Fountain had 17 points as the Wilkinson County Wildcats got past the North Pike Jaguars Friday night.
Devin Voorhies added 13 points for Wilkinson County, which led North Pike 17-13 after one quarter of play and the Wildcats continued to keep the Jaguars at arms length the rest of the game.
Wilkinson County (5-7) plays host to Natchez High next Tuesday night.
Block 69, LaSalle 44
JENA, La. — Led by Ken Colbert, Dorian Bowman and Jahmal Macklin, the Block Bears overcame a tough second quarter to defeat the LaSalle Tigers Friday night at the Jena Holiday Classic Tournament.
Colbert led the way with 18 points while Bowman had 16 points and Macklin added 12 points for Block, which scored just seven points in the second quarter only to respond with a big second half on both ends of the court.
The Bears outscored the Tigers 25-13 in the third quarter for a 50-40 lead and 19-4 in the fourth quarter to put the game away.
Block (3-5) has two games today at the Jena Holiday Classic Tournament — first against Marksville at noon and then against Montgomery at 5:20 p.m.
Oak Forest 44, ACCS 35
NATCHEZ — Adams County Christian School played good in the first half and led Oak Forest Academy 22-19 at halftime Friday night. The bad news was that the Rebels couldn’t keep the momentum going in the second half and that allowed the Yellow Jackets to rally for the nine-point win.
Oak Forest held ACCS to seven points in the third quarter and six in the fourth quarter. The Yellow Jackets scored 13 and 12 points in each of those quarters.
Trey Fleming led the Rebels with 10 points and Ryan Strong added nine points. ACCS fell to 3-9 on the season.
Hinds AHS 50, Cathedral 29
UTICA — Led by James Stokes and Deandre Bolton, the Hinds Agricultural High School Bulldogs rolled to a 21-point win over Cathedral Friday night in the Green Wave’s MHSAA Region 7-1A opener.
Stokes ended up with 16 points while Bolton had 12 points. Hinds AHS led Cathedral just 14-9 after one quarter of play before outscoring the Green Wave a combined 24-10 over the next two quarters.
Jarrell Johnson led Cathedral (4-7, 0-1) with 11 points. The next high scorers for the Green Wave were Sam Fury and Rodney Hall with four points each.
Cathedral next plays at the Enterprise Tournament in Brookhaven against Pisgah on Friday, Dec. 21 at 5:30 p.m.