Boys basketball: Fleming leads Rebels
BROOKHAVEN — Trey Fleming led Adams County Christian School with 18 points and Ryan Strong had 16 points as the Rebels held on for a 60-53 win over the Prairie View Academy Spartans Thursday afternoon in the first round of the Brookhaven Academy Holiday Invitational.
ACCS head coach Richy Spears said his team’s ability to finish a game, which was something the Rebels had trouble doing in the first few games of the season, was the key to its victory.
“We were able to get into the offense. We made baskets when it counted,” Spears said. “We rebounded better. We didn’t turn the ball over. We played stronger.”
ACCS took a 17-10 lead over Prairie View after one quarter of play before the Spartans turned the tables on the Rebels in the second quarter with a 17-10 advantage of its own to make it a 27-27 game at halftime.
The Rebels outscored the Spartans 14-11 in the third quarter and 19-15 in the fourth quarter to pick up the win. Trent Guedon added 11 points for ACCS (4-9). Prairie View was led by Brendan Tubbs with a game-high 19 points.
ACCS will have its hands full when it takes on host Brookhaven Academy at 7:15 p.m. today.
Brookhaven Academy 70, WCCA 22
BROOKHAVEN — The Brookhaven Academy Cougars had no trouble in defeating the Wilkinson County Christian Academy Rams Thursday night at the Brookhaven Academy Holiday Invitational.
No other information on this game was available. WCCA will take on the loser of the East Rankin/Silliman game at 4:45 p.m. Saturday.
Southaven 71, Natchez High 52
GULFPORT — Terrance Davis finished with a game-high 27 points and Cordarious Woods chipped in with 14 points as the Southaven Chargers defeated the Natchez High Bulldogs Thursday night in the first round of the Gulfport Hardwood Classic.
Natchez High got off to a good start and led Southaven 15-12 after one quarter of play. However, the Bulldogs could not keep the momentum going mainly due to the play of Davis, Woods and Marquise Rimpson, who scored 12 points.
The Chargers outscored the Bulldogs 20-10 in each of the next two quarters to take a 52-35 lead. Natchez High was led by De’Arius Griffin with 22 points. Gary Woods and Darius Ford had eight points each.
Natchez High (6-7) will take on St. Stanislaus at 3 p.m. today.
Sicily Island 57, Vidalia 55
SICILY ISLAND, La. — Julius Wilson led Vidalia with a game-high 22 points and Terrell Birgis had 13 points, but a rough first quarter turned out to be the difference as the Vikings fell to the Sicily Island Tigers Thursday afternoon at the Sicily Island Tournament.
Vidalia not only had a tough time getting shots to fall in the first quarter, but it also had trouble defending Sicily Island. By the time the quarter was over, the Tigers had a 16-9 lead. The Vikings were only able to cut two points off that lead by halftime and trailed by eight points at the end of the third quarter.
In the fourth quarter, the Vikings made things interesting for the Tigers. However, their comeback attempt fell a little bit short despite putting up 20 points. Sicily Island was led by Larry Plummer with 21 points and Desirae Drumgoole with 12 points.
Vidalia (1-13) will take on Northwood-Lena at 12:20 p.m. today.
Trinity Episcopal 77, Glenbrook School 59
RAYVILLE, La. — Trinity Episcopal got off to a slow start but then settled down in the second quarter as the Saints, ranked No. 4 in Class AA, defeated the Glenbrook School Apaches, the 2nd-ranked team in Class A, Thursday night at the Riverfield Academy Tournament.
Trinity trailed Glenbrook 17-11 at the end of the first quarter, but the Saints responded by outscoring the Apaches 24-13 in the second quarter for a 35-30 halftime lead. The Saints then continued to add to their lead during the second half.
Dre McCoy had a double-double to lead the Saints with 25 points and 14 rebounds. Tanner Cage poured in 17 points and Sky Logan finished with 12 points.
Trinity Episcopal (8-2) goes up against CENLA Christian Academy at 5 p.m. today.
Tensas Parish 84, Block 81 (OT)
SICILY ISLAND, La. — It took overtime to determine a winner between Tensas Parish and Block Thursday night at the Sicily Island Tournament. And the Panthers prevailed after making a shot from near half court at the buzzer.
Block forced overtime by rallying from a seven-point halftime deficit. The Bears outscored the Panthers 17-14 in the third quarter and 22-18 in the fourth quarter to make it a 69-69 game. And just when it appeared the game was heading for double overtime, Tensas Parish made the long-distance shot with time expiring.
Ken Colbert led the Bears with 24 points and Dorian Bowman added 17 points. Block will take on Franklin Parish.