Lady Green Wave lose to top-ranked Hinds AHS

Published 12:01am Wednesday, January 23, 2013

NATCHEZ — Erica Hams led Hinds Agricultural High School with 12 points as the top-ranked Lady Bulldogs defeated the Cathedral Lady Green Wave 36-19 in MHSAA Region 7-1A action Tuesday night.

Cathedral head coach Randy Smith said turnovers in the second quarter caused by the Lady Bulldogs’ press defense was the deciding factor. Hinds AHS outscored Cathedral 17-6 in that quarter to go into halftime with a 27-10 lead.

“Our defense was strong. We played under a lot of poise. Our downfall was turnovers against their press,” Smith said. “They didn’t score much against our 1-3-1 defense.”

Sarah Beth Willard led the Lady Green Wave with eight points. Cathedral (7-13, 2-3) hosts second-ranked Bogue Chitto Friday night.

Natchez High 50, West Feliciana (La.) 35

ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. — Skylar Morgan scored 13 points while Ekeria Williams and Taylor Argue had 11 points each as the Natchez High Lady Bulldogs defeated the West Feliciana Lady Saints Tuesday night.

Natchez High went into halftime leading West Feliciana by just seven points before pulling away thanks to a 15-8 advantage in the third quarter that gave the Lady Bulldogs a 42-28 lead.

Natchez High (15-5) plays at Forest Hill Friday night.

Columbia Academy 65, Trinity Episcopal 33

COLUMBIA — Marty Lewis led Trinity Episcopal with 14 points and Sloane Young had 11 points, but it was not nearly enough as the Lady Saints remained winless on the season after falling to the Columbia Academy Lady Cougars in their MAIS District 5-AA opener Tuesday night.

This game was decided in the first quarter as Columbia Academy jumped out to a 19-0 lead and never looked back. The Lady Cougars were led by Clare Herring with a game-high 15 points.

Trinity Episcopal (0-15, 0-1) plays at Adams County Christian School Friday night.

Jefferson County 34, Franklin County 29

FAYETTE — Brandy Buck led all scorers with 16 points as the Jefferson County Lady Tigers got back in the MHSAA Region 7-3A race with a huge win Tuesday night over the Franklin County Lady Bulldogs.

Defense was the key to Jefferson County’s win, especially in the third quarter when the Lady Tigers held the Lady Bulldogs to just two points. Keionne January added nine points for Jefferson County.

The Lady Bulldogs were led by Kiara Sykes and Latoria Griffin with 10 points each.

Jefferson County (14-9, 2-3) plays at Prentiss Friday night. Franklin County (3-2 in region) plays at Crystal Springs Friday night.

Wilkinson County 70, Prentiss 43

WOODVILLE — Lineshia Palmer had a game-high 22 points and Ambernekia Palmer chipped in with 17 points as the Wilkinson County Lady Wildcats used a big second half to defeat the Prentiss Lady Bulldogs Tuesday night in MHSAA Region 7-3A action.

Wilkinson County (8-14, 3-2) plays host to Hazlehurst Friday night.

WCCA 31, Amite School Center 18

WOODVILLE — Brandi Norwood led Wilkinson County Christian Academy with a game-high 24 points as the Lady Rams defeated the Amite School Center Lady Rebels in an MAIS District 6-A game Tuesday night.

WCCA’s defense, for the most part, put the clamps on Amite School Center in this game. The Lady Rams held the Lady Rebels to three points in both the first and fourth quarters and a scant one point in the third quarter.

WCCA (5-12, 3-2) plays at Tensas Academy Thursday night.

Jonesboro-Hodge 75, Ferriday 54

JONESBORO, La. — Paris Robinson finished with 18 points and Breanna Wayne added 14 points as the Jonesboro-Hodge Lady Tigers defeated the Ferriday Lady Trojans Tuesday night in an LHSAA District 2-2A game.

Ferriday (5-14, 2-2) was led by Jada Griggs with 19 points and Sha’Keria Kelly with 18 points. The Lady Trojans next play at Sterlington Friday night.

Central Private 61, Centreville Academy 47

CENTREVILLE — Olivia Sheehan led Central Private School with 24 points and Lauren West added 13 points as the Lady Rebels defeat the Centreville Academy Lady Tigers in an MAIS District 6-AA game Tuesday night.

Centreville trailed Central Private by just five points, 32-27, at halftime before going cold in the third quarter. The Lady Rebels would take a 46-34 lead into the fourth quarter.

Taylor Delatte had 16 points and Tori Rouse scored 12 points to lead Centreville. The Lady Tigers (7-12, 0-7) host Trinity Episcopal on Saturday.