Prep boys roundups: Wilson leads Vidalia to big victory
VIDALIA — Four players scored in double figures for the Vidalia Vikings, led by Julius Wilson with 17 points, as they went on to take care of the Sicily Island Tigers 70-54 Friday night.
Vidalia got off to a strong start on both ends of the court. Defensively, the Vikings forced Sicily Island into either taking tough shots or turning the ball over. Offensively, they were having their way with the Tigers. And by the time the first quarter was over, Vidalia led Sicily Island 21-8.
Dalvin Brown scored 12 points while Isiah Thompson and Terrell Virgis scored 10 points each for the Vikings.
The second quarter wasn’t much better, or any easier, for the Tigers. But it was more of the same from the Vikings as ended up out scoring the Tigers 23-14 for a 44-22 lead at halftime. Sicily Island played better defense in the second half and that prevented Vidalia from putting the game even further out of reach.
Sicily Island was led by Ladarius Frazier with 19 points while Devion Dunbar and Desirae Drumgoole added 14 points each.
Vidalia (3-13) begins LHSAA District 3-3A play next Tuesday night at home against Caldwell Parish.
Monterey 57, Calvin 54
MONTEREY — Dillon Smith led Monterey with 23 points and his 3-pointer at the buzzer gave the Wolves a dramatic come-from-behind victory over the Calvin Cougars Friday night.
It looked like Calvin was well on its way to a blowout win after taking a 22-12 lead over Monterey at the end of the first quarter. But in the second quarter, the Wolves turned up the defensive pressure and that allowed them to get right back in the game.
The Wolves outscored the Cougars 18-6 in the second quarter to go into halftime with a 30-28 lead. Calvin fought back and took a 42-40 lead into the fourth quarter. However, Monterey responded with a 17-12 advantage in the fourth quarter, which was capped off by Smith’s buzzer-beater.
Hayden Cassells added 19 points for Monterey (16-4). The Wolves start LHSAA District 4-B play next Tuesday at Grace Christian.
Centreville Academy 52, Oak Forest 46
CENTREVILLE — With the exception of the second quarter, Centreville Academy played very well defensively. And it was that effort, along with solid performances from Jake Darden and Chase Hughes, that allowed the Tigers to hold off the Oak Forest Academy Yellow Jackets in MAIS District 6-AA action Friday night.
Darden ended up leading all scorers with 20 points and Hughes poured in 12 points. Centreville held Oak Forest to nine points in both the first and third quarters and seven in the fourth quarter.
The second quarter could have been the turning point of the ball game. After the Tigers jumped out to a 17-9 lead after one quarter of play, the Yellow Jackets responded by outscoring the Tigers 21-12 to take a 30-29 halftime lead. But Centreville regained the momentum in the third quarter and kept it going in the fourth quarter.
Block 83, Jena 25
JONESVILLE — Ken Colbert led Block with 20 points as the Bears completely dominated Jena on their way to a 58-point win over the Bears Friday night.
Block led Jena 22-6 after one quarter of play and took a commanding 47-10 lead into halftime. The Bears also 14 points from both Jahmal Macklin and Dorian Bowman.
Block (5-12) hosts Sicily Island next Tuesday night.