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girls prep basketball: Lady Wildcats score in bunches in win

WOODVILLE — Freddrika Scott scored 15 points and Melesia Slack had 14 points to lead four Wilkinson County players in double figures as the Lady Wildcats defeated the Franklin County Lady Bulldogs 60-47 Friday night in MHSAA Division 7-3A action.

Gadreika Cotton added 12 points and Ambernekia Palmer chipped in with 10 points for Wilkinson County. The Lady Wildcats jumped out to a 17-11 lead over Franklin County after one quarter of play and continued to slowly add to their lead after that.

Kiarra Sykes led the Lady Bulldogs in scoring with a game-high 18 points, but she was the only player on Franklin County’s team to wind up in double figures. The next high scorer for them was Latoya Griffin with seven points.

Wilkinson County (6-13, 1-1) plays at Crystal Springs next Tuesday night. Franklin County plays host to Prentiss Tuesday night.

ACCS 65, Centreville Academy 28

CENTREVILLE — Tory Laird, Nikki Worthey and Skylar Adams combined to score 50 points as the Adams County Christian School Lady Rebels defeated the Centreville Academy Lady Tigers Friday night.

ACCS led Centreville 12-9 at the end of the first quarter before putting the game out of reach with a 15-5 advantage in the second quarter for a 27-14 halftime lead. Laird finished with 22 points, Worthey had 15 points and Adams added 13 points.

Kaylea Hurst led the Lady Tigers with 11 points and Tori Rouse had six points.

ACCS (8-10) plays at Oak Forest Academy next Monday. Centreville Academy plays at Silliman Institute next Tuesday night.

Block 52, LaSalle 29

JONESVILLE — Quinesha Branch led Block with 22 points as the Block Lady Bears used a big third quarter to defeat the LaSalle Lady Tigers Friday night in their LHSAA District 4-1A opener.

Vontresia Branch and Bria Mays had 10 points apiece for Block, which led LaSalle 28-19 at the half before outscoring the Lady Tigers 14-3 in the third quarter for a commanding 42-22 lead. Tiffany Proffer led LaSalle with 12 points and Meghan Knight added 11 points.

Block (9-8, 1-0) plays host to Montgomery Tuesday night.

Monterey 41, Avoyelles Christian 31

MONTEREY — Jessica McNeil led a balanced scoring attack for Monterey with 11 points as the Lady Wolves held on to defeat the Avoyelles Charter Lady Vikings Friday night in LHSAA District 4-B action.

Four players for Monterey — Kaley Baker, Kristin Russell, Reagan Tiffee and Jody Duncan — scored seven points each. Monterey had an 11-5 lead over Avoyelles Christian at the end of the first quarter and led the rest of the way.

The Lady Wolves (16-4, 1-1) hosts Rapides Tuesday night.

Buckeye 54, Vidalia 36

VIDALIA — Taylor Brown led Buckeye with 16 points and Shawna Brown added 13 points as the Lady Panthers defeated the Vidalia Lady Vikings in an LHSAA District 3-3A game Friday night.

The first and third quarters proved to be the key to Buckeye’s win. Buckeye took a 10-4 lead over Vidalia after one quarter of play. In the third quarter, the Lady Panthers were completely dominant as they outscored the Lady Vikings 20-8 en route to a 48-26 lead.

Tierra Bell finished with a game-high 20 points and Fran Duson had seven points to lead the Lady Vikings.

Vidalia (3-11, 0-2) plays at Jena Tuesday night.

Crystal Springs 50, Jefferson County 41 (OT)

FAYETTE — Dominique Jackson scored 12 points, ShaQuan Byther had 11 points and Tekayla Tassin chipped in with 10 points as the Crystal Springs Lady Tigers defeated the Jefferson County Lady Tigers in overtime Friday night in MHSAA Division 7-3A action.

After Jefferson County outscored Crystal Springs 12-3 in the second quarter to go up 19-15 at halftime, the visiting Lady Tigers forced overtime by outscoring the home-standing Lady Tigers 13-10 in the third quarter and 11-10 in the fourth quarter.

Dionna Jackson and Diamond Smith finished with nine points each and Keionne January had eight points for Jefferson County (11-6, 1-1), which plays at Hazlehurst Tuesday night.

Tallulah Academy 45, Tensas Academy 33

TALLULAH, La. — Allie Kate Gossett led Tallulah Academy with 16 points and Rachel Walker added 13 points as the Lady Trojans defeated the Tensas Academy Lady Chiefs in MAIS District 6-A action Friday night.

Tallulah Academy jumped out to a 21-6 lead after one quarter of play and held on from there. Madison Keyes led Tensas Academy with eight points and Mallory Lansing had six points.

Tensas Academy (8-9, 2-2) plays at Riverfield Academy Monday night.