Prep basketball: Lady Tigers handle Lady Trojans 66-33
VIDALIA — Kionne January led Jefferson County with 21 points and Brandy Buck scored 14 points as the Jefferson County Lady Tigers defeated the Ferriday Lady Trojans 66-33 Saturday afternoon at the Miss-Lou Classic.
Diamond Smith added nine points and Dionna Jackson had eight points for Jefferson County, which had its way with Ferriday on both ends of the court en route to a 20-4 lead after one quarter of play and 38-10 at halftime.
Jada Griggs finished with a game-high 22 points to lead Ferriday, which fell to 1-10 on the season.
The Lady Tigers improved to 6-4 overall and went 2-0 at the Miss-Lou Classic. They defeated the Vidalia Lady Vikings 60-26 Friday night. Buck led Jefferson County with 14 points while Smith had 13 points and January added 12 points.
Jefferson County plays at Port Gibson Tuesday night. Ferriday plays host to Sicily Island Tuesday night.
Jackson Prep boys 63,
Trinity Episcopal 45
JACKSON — Trinity Episcopal fell behind the eight ball in the first half Saturday afternoon against Class AAA Jackson Prep and was never able to recover as the Saints lost to the Patriots.
Led by Josh Williams and Wirt Dunbar, Jackson Prep jumped out to a 20-11 lead over Trinity at the end of the first quarter. The second quarter was not any better for the Saints as they were outscored by the Patriots 18-9 and were down 38-20 at the half.
Williams led the Patriots with 16 points and Dunbar finished with 13 points. Kyle Thigpen contributed with 12 points.
Sky Logan and Tanner Cage led Trinity (7-2) with 12 points each. The Saints next play at the Riverfield Academy Tournament in Rayville, La. Dec. 27-29.
Jefferson County boys 56, Ferriday 46
VIDALIA — Nicholas Brown finished with a game-high 16 points and Jarmel Anderson added 15 points as the Jefferson County Tigers defeated the Ferriday Trojans Saturday night at the Miss-Lou Classic.
The first quarter went back and forth between the two teams with Jefferson County taking a 12-10 lead over Ferriday at the end of the quarter. The Tigers continued to add to their lead over the next two quarter and were up 40-30 by the end of the third quarter.
Will Scott led Ferriday with 11 points while Brandon Scott and Quavion Ellis had eight points each.
Jefferson County (7-5) plays at Port Gibson Tuesday night. Ferriday (3-7) hosts Sicily Island Tuesday night.
Centreville Academy boys 63,
WOODVILLE — Jake Darden led Centreville Academy with a game-high 26 points and Michael Keith chipped in with 18 points as the Tigers defeated the Wilkinson County Christian Academy Rams Saturday afternoon.
Both teams struggled to find rhythm on the offensive end in the first quarter, which ended with Centreville leading 10-5. The second quarter was much different, however, as neither team could break away from the other as the Tigers outscored the Rams 16-15 and took a 26-20 lead into halftime.
The third quarter proved to be the difference as the Tigers scored 17 points while holding WCCA to just seven points en route to a 43-27 lead at the end of the quarter. The Rams were led by Jaylen Washington with 19 points and Dra Tolliver with 10 points.
Centreville Academy (4-6) doesn’t play again until Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 at home against Silliman Institute. WCCA (1-6) plays at Bowling Green School on Friday, Dec. 21.
Centreville Academy girls 36,
WOODVILLE — Wilkinson County Christian Academy stayed toe-to-toe with Centreville Academy in the first half, but could not do so in the third quarter as the Lady Tigers ended up with a 10-point win over the Lady Rams Saturday afternoon.
WCCA led Centreville 9-8 after one quarter of play and the game was tied at 16-16 as the Lady Rams were determined to pick up their second win of the season. However, the Lady Tigers had other ideas as they outscored the Lady Rams 12-4 in the third quarter to seize the momentum.
Tori Rouse led Centreville Academy (7-5) with a game-high 13 points. Lauren DeJean led WCCA (1-8) with 11 points. The Lady Tigers host Silliman Institute on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013. The Lady Rams play at Bowling Green School on Friday, Dec. 21.
Block defeats Montgomery, falls to Marksville at Jena Tournament
JENA, La. — Jahmal Macklin and Dorian Bowman scored 14 points apiece and K.J. Jones had 11 points as the Block Bears defeated the Montgomery Tigers 64-53 Saturday night at the Jena Holiday Classic Tournament.
Block jumped out to a 24-8 lead over Montgomery at the end of the first quarter and increased its lead to 19 points at halftime. The Tigers tried to come back in the second half, but fell well short.
The win allowed the Bears to salvage a split of their two games Saturday at the Jena Holiday Classic Tournament. They lost to the Marksville Tigers 63-49 in the early afternoon despite a 21-point effort from Ken Colbert.
Block (4-6) plays host to Tioga High School Monday night.