Prep girls: Lady Rebels fall at Columbia
COLUMBIA — Despite the efforts of Tory Laird and Skylar Adams, the Adams County Christian School Lady Rebels were unable to overcome a sluggish first quarter as they fell to the Columbia Academy Lady Cougars 58-46 Tuesday night in MAIS District 5-AA action.
ACCS not only had problems getting into a rhythm offensively, it also could not make enough stops on defense to challenge Columbia Academy. By the time the first quarter was over, the Lady Rebels were down 20-10. While the Lady Rebels played better in the second quarter, they still couldn’t cut into the Lady Cougars’ lead and trailed 38-26 at the half.
Anna Wilks led Columbia Academy with 20 points and Jacklyn Wilks scored 17 points. Laird finished with 16 points, and Adams had 11.
ACCS (9-14, 1-2) plays at Brookhaven Academy Friday night.
Brookhaven Academy 48, Trinity Episcopal 23
NATCHEZ — Even though the Brookhaven Academy Lady Cougars have had an up-and-down season, it didn’t show Tuesday night as they rolled past the Trinity Episcopal Lady Saints Tuesday night in MAIS District 5-AA play.
Trinity Episcopal scored just one point in the first quarter and by the time halftime arrived, the Lady Saints trailed Brookhaven Academy 29-8. Even though Trinity played better defensively in the second half, the 21-point deficit wasn’t enough to overcome.
Tali Beard and Hannah Fitt led the Lady Saints in scoring with five points each.
Trinity Episcopal (0-18, 0-3) hosts Columbia Academy Friday night.
Jena 41, Vidalia 24
VIDALIA — Miranda Gonzales was the closest any Vidalia player came to scoring in double figures as she finished with eight points in the Lady Vikings’ 17-point loss to the Jena Lady Giants in an LHSAA District 3-3A game Tuesday night.
Vidalia trailed Jena by just five points, 19-14, at halftime, before going cold in the third quarter. The Lady Vikings scored just two points in that quarter and the Lady Giants put the game away with a 17-8 advantage in the fourth quarter.
Vidalia (N/A, 0-7) plays at Buckeye Friday night.
Lake Providence 56, Ferriday 45
LAKE PROVIDENCE, La. — Sha’Keria Kelly led Ferriday with a game-high 29 points, but it wasn’t enough as the Lady Trojans lost to the Lake Providence Lady Panthers in an LHSAA District 2-2A game Tuesday night.
Ferriday got off to a slow start in the first quarter and was never able to get back in the ball game. The Lady Trojans trailed Lake Providence 14-8 after one quarter of play and were still down by six points at halftime before the Lady Panthers pulled away in the second half.
Lake Providence was led by Kokerin Hawkins with 27 points and Destiny Willis added 15 points.
Wilkinson County 45, Franklin County 43
MEADVILLE — Lineshia Palmer led Wilkinson County with a game-high 31 points and the Lady Wildcats needed every one of them to hold off the Franklin County Lady Bulldogs in MHSAA Region 7-3A action Tuesday night.
Wilkinson County overcame a four-point second quarter by tying the game at the end of the third quarter 28-28 and then outscoring Franklin County 17-15 in the fourth quarter to escape with the win.
Franklin County was led by Kierra Sykes and Latorya Griffin with 11 points each.
Wilkinson County (10-14, 5-2) hosts Crystal Springs Friday night. Franklin County (N/A, NA) plays at Prentiss Friday night.
Crystal Springs 40, Jefferson County 32
CRYSTAL SPRINGS — Despite getting a game-high 13 points from Brandy Buck, the Jefferson County Lady Tigers lost to the Crystal Springs Lady Tigers Tuesday night in an MHSAA Region 7-3A game.
Jefferson County had a 15-10 lead at halftime behind a solid defensive effort. Unfortunately, the visiting Lady Tigers could not keep the momentum going in the second half. Crystal Springs outscored Jefferson County 15-8 in the third quarter and 15-9 in the fourth quarter.
Aireyonna James led the host Lady Tigers with 10 points.
Jefferson County (12-10, 2-5) plays host to region-foe Hazlehurst Friday night.