boys prep basketball: Thompson’s 20 leads Vikings to win
VIDALIA — Isiah Thompson scored 20 points and Terrell Virgis added 14 points as the Vidalia Vikings defeated the Buckeye Panthers 68-49 Friday night in an LHSAA District 3-3A game.
Buckeye looked like it was well on its way to a win after taking a 37-32 halftime lead. But Vidalia responded in a big way in the second half. The Vikings outscored the Panthers 15-2 in the third quarter and 21-10 in the fourth quarter.
The problem for Buckeye was that two players did the majority of its scoring. Austin Edwards had a game-high 22 points and Caleb Fuselier added 19 points.
Deion Brown chipped in with 13 points and Julius Wilson had 12 points for Vidalia (4-14, 1-1), which plays at Jena next Tuesday night.
WCCA 57, Amite School Center 56
LIBERTY — Austin Goodfellow scored 20 points and made two clutch free throws with four seconds left to give the Wilkinson County Christian Academy Rams a one-point win over MAIS District 6-A rival Amite School Center Friday night.
WCCA won the game despite being outplayed in the second half by the Rebels. The Rams started strong and led Amite School Center 38-28 at halftime. However, the Rebels played much better defense in the second half.
Dra’ Tolliver added 17 points for WCCA (4-1 in district), which next hosts Brookhaven Academy Thursday night.
ACCS 59, Centreville Academy 40
CENTREVILLE — Trey Fleming led Adams County Christian School with 18 points and Ryan Strong added 17 points as the Rebels defeated the Centreville Academy Tigers Friday night.
ACCS was only up by six points, 17-11, at the end of the first quarter before taking control of the game by outscoring Centreville 22-4 in the second quarter for a 39-15 halftime lead. Brandon Walker chipped in with 10 points for the Rebels.
Centreville was led by Michael Keith with 16 points while Jake Darden and Corey Guedon had 10 points each.
ACCS (7-11) plays at Oak Forest Academy next Monday night. Centreville plays at Silliman Institute Tuesday night.
Block 80, LaSalle 43
JONESVILLE — Ken Colbert, Ray Plummer and A.J. Barber scored 15 points each to lead the Block Bears to an easy win over the LaSalle Tigers Friday night in LHSAA District 4-1A action.
The second quarter was the turning point of this game as Block outscored LaSalle 25-10 to turn a close game into a blowout. The Bears led 39-21 at halftime.
Block (1-0 in district) hosts Montgomery next Tuesday night.
Wilkinson County 66, Franklin County 45
WOODVILLE — Devin Voorhies and Allenzae Staggers scored 16 points each and Phillip Fountain had 14 points to lead the Wilkinson County Wildcats past the Franklin County Bulldogs in MHSAA Division 7-3A action Friday night.
Wilkinson County outscored Franklin County 18-4 in the second quarter for a 34-16 halftime lead. The Bulldogs responded by outscoring the Wildcats 20-13 in the third quarter to make it a 47-36 Wildcat lead. But in the fourth quarter, Wilkinson County pulled away. Fred Wilson led the Bulldogs with 16 points.
Wilkinson County (10-8, 2-0) plays at Crystal Springs next Tuesday night. Franklin County hosts Prentiss Tuesday night.
Tallulah Academy 25, Tensas Academy 17
TALLULAH, La. — Parks Watson led Tallulah Academy with 10 points as the Trojans defeated the Tensas Academy Chiefs in an MAIS District 6-A game Friday night.
In a low-scoring game, Tallulah Academy led 10-5 after one quarter of play and kept Tensas Academy at bay the rest of the game. Jack Hart and Peyton Jones led the Chiefs with six points each.
Tensas Academy (0-2 in district) plays at Riverfield Acadmey Monday night.