Prep boys roundups: Trinity rolls to 69-47 win vs. Columbia
COLUMBIA — Dre McCoy led Trinity Episcopal with 24 points and 10 rebounds as the Saints rolled to a 69-47 win over the Columbia Academy Cougars Tuesday night in their MAIS District 5-AA opener.
Tanner Cage and Tommy McCoy had 11 points each and Garrett Vinson added 10 points for Trinity, which led Columbia Academy 24-5 after one quarter of play and 59-31 after three quarters of play.
Trinity Episcopal (12-5, 1-0) plays at Adams County Christian School Friday night.
Natchez High 67, West Feliciana (La.) 60
ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. — De’Arius Griffin had a game-high 24 points and Gary Woods scored 20 points as the Natchez High Bulldogs defeated the West Feliciana Saints Tuesday night.
West Feliciana hung tough with Natchez High for much of the first half and was only down by four points, 30-26, at halftime. The Saints cut the lead to three points at the end of the third quarter before the Bulldogs outscored them 17-13 in the fourth quarter.
Natchez High (10-10) next plays at Forest Hill Friday night.
Hinds AHS 85, Cathedral 35
NATCHEZ — Deandre Bolton scored 17 points and James Stokes had 12 points to lead the Hinds Agricultural High School Bulldogs to an easy win over the Cathedral Green Wave in MHSAA Region 7-1A action Tuesday night.
The first quarter was a good one as Cathedral did its best to stay with Hinds AHS and at the end of the quarter, the Bulldogs led 15-12. But the second quarter was a rough one for the Green Wave as it was outscored by the Bulldogs 22-5 and trailed at halftime 37-17.
James Coley led Cathedral (6-14, 0-5) with 13 points. The Green Wave hosts Bogue Chitto Friday night.
Jefferson County 64, Franklin County 31
FAYETTE — Ry’Ale Brown led a balanced scoring attack for Jefferson County with 16 points as the Tigers defeated the Franklin County Bulldogs Tuesday night in an MHSAA Region 7-3A game.
Christopher Tyler scored 13 points, Nicholas Brown added 12 points and Jamel Anderson chipped in with 11 points for Jefferson County, which broke open a close game with a 16-2 advantage in the third quarter.
Jefferson County (12-9, 4-1) plays at Prentiss Friday night. Franklin County plays at Crystal Springs Friday night.
Wilkinson County 61, Prentiss 56
WOODVILLE — Led by Devin Voorhies and Allenzae Staggers, the Wilkinson County Wildcats overcame a sluggish first half to defeat the Prentiss Bulldogs in MHSAA Region 7-3A action Tuesday night.
Prenitss led Wilkinson County 18-8 after one quarter of play and 26-19 at halftime before the Wildcats turned things around in the second half. Voorhies led all scorers with 26 points and Staggers finished with 12 points.
Wilkinson County (12-9, 4-1) hosts Hazlehurst Friday night.
Northwood-Lena 60, Block 56
LENA, La. — Ken Colbert led Block with 27 points, but Northwood-Lena had four players score in double figures and that was the difference in the Gators’ win over the Bears Tuesday night in an LHSAA District 4-1A game.
Michael Laysard led Northwood-Lena with 21 points while Tyrie Elie, Tyree Clifton and Darrell Jackson had 11 points each. The Bears led the Gators 44-42 at the end of three quarters before the Gators outscored the Bears 18-12 in the fourth quarter.
Block (8-13, 3-1) doesn’t play again until Tuesday, Jan. 29 at LaSalle.
WCCA 54, Amite School Center 44
WOODVILLE — Dra’ Tolliver and John Norwood had 17 points to lead Wilkinson County Christian Academy as the Rams defeated the Amite School Center Rebels in MAIS District 6-A action Tuesday night.
Jaylen Washington added 11 points for WCCA, which overcame a 25-point performance by the Rebels’ Casen Choate. The Rams put the game away with a 13-5 advantage in the fourth quarter.
With the win, WCCA (5-10, 5-1) moved into a tie for first-place in District 6-A with Chamberlain-Hunt Academy. The Rams play at Tensas Academy Thursday night.
Central Private 66, Centreville Academy 53
CENTREVILLE — William Thomas had 17 points and Simpson Anderson added 14 points as the Central Private School Rebels defeated the Centreville Academy Tigers Tuesday night in MAIS District 6-AA action.
The third quarter proved to be the difference in the game. Central Private led Centreville 27-24 at halftime before the Rebels scored 22 points while holding the Tigers to just seven points in that quarter.
Jake Darden led Centreville (6-11, 2-5) with a game-high 20 points and Dustin Williams had 13 points. The Tigers next play on Saturday when they host Trinity Episcopal.