Girls basketball: Natchez girls eliminated from playoffs
OCEAN SPRINGS — Only four girls reached the scoring column for the Natchez High School girls as their season ended Monday in the first round of the MHSAA Class 6A playoffs.
Kiana Jones led the Lady Bulldogs with 14 points, and Keyana Miller added 13 points, but NHS fell to Ocean Springs 47-37.
Rashonae Rice and Ernesha Chatman rounded out the Lady Bulldogs’ scoring with seven and three points respectively. The Lady Bulldogs led 21-20 at intermission, but a six-point third put NHS down 34-27 entering the fourth.
The Lady Bulldogs ended their season with a 17-9 record.
McAdams 52, Cathedral girls 35
MCADAMS — Sarah Beth Willard’s 12 points led Cathedral, but the Lady Green Wave’s season ended at the hands of McAdams High School in the first round of the Class 1A playoffs.
Akua Kumi added 10 points for Cathedral, which trailed 28-17 at the half. Despite the loss, Cathedral head coach Randy Smith had high praises for his four seniors: Willard, Taylor Beesley, Sallie Stout and Crystal Beckwith.
“Our four seniors played their hearts out,” Smith said. “I was very proud of them.”
Cathedral ended its season with an 11-17 record.
Wilkinson County girls 49, Morton 40
WOODVILLE — Linensia Palmer’s 26 points helped the Lady Wildcats edge Morton in the first round of the Class 3A playoffs.
No other Wilkinson County players scored in double digits. The Lady Wildcats led 37-23 at the break.
Wilkinson County (16-10) will take on the winner of Kemper County and Pass Christian at 7 p.m. Thursday in the second round of the playoffs.
Franklin County girls 34, Saint Andrews 17
MEADVILLE — The Lady Bulldogs managed to keep Saint Andrews scoreless in the first quarter en route to a low-scoring win in the first round of the Class 3A playoffs.
Kiara Sykes’ 22 points led Franklin County, and the Lady Bulldogs were ahead 17-5 at the half.
Franklin County (15-8) will play Thursday in the second round of the Class 3A playoffs.
Forest 64, Jefferson County girls 55
FOREST — Brandy Buck scored 28 points for Jefferson County, but the Lady Tigers fell to Forest High School in the first round of the Class 3A playoffs.
Diamond Gaines and Keionne January both scored eight points for the Lady Tigers. Jefferson County trailed 38-29 at the half.
Bell City 36, Monterey girls 27
BELL CITY, La. — A poor second half doomed the Lady Wolves as they fell to Bell City High School in the LHSAA Class B Bi-District round.
Monterey led 18-15 at intermission but managed just four points in the third quarter and five points in the fourth quarter.
Reagan Tiffee led the Lady Wolves with 12 points, and Kristin Russell added 11 points.
The Lady Wolves finished their season with a 19-9 record.