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Cathedral girls win seson opener with defense

NATCHEZ — The Monterey Lady Wolves already had six games under their belt heading into their matchup Monday night with the Cathedral Lady Green Wave, which was playing its season opener.

But it was Cathedral’s defense that proved to be a big factor in the Lady Green Wave’s 44-34 win over the Lady Wolves.

Cathedral held Monterey to seven points in the first quarter and led 18-7 at the end of the quarter. The Lady Wolves tried to get on track in the second quarter, but they only managed to outscore the Lady Green Wave 10-9 and trailed the home team 27-17 at halftime.

Both teams struggled to do anything right when they had the ball in the third quarter. The Lady Green Wave ended up with five points while the Lady Wolves had just two points. While Monterey outscored Cathedral 15-12 in the fourth quarter, the 13-point deficit heading into that quarter was too big to overcome.

Not one player for either team reached double digits in scoring. McKenzie Milligan led Cathedral with nine points and McKenzie Watts had eight points. Cary Scott scored eight points to lead Monterey and Karlee Woodruff added seven points.

Monterey (5-2) next plays at Jena at 6 p.m. today. Cathedral (1-0) will be on the road when it takes on Enterprise at 6 p.m. today.

Silliman Institute 48, Trinity Episcopal 38

NATCHEZ — Keri Overland led Silliman Institute with a game-high 16 points as the Lady Wildcats defeated the Trinity Episcopal Lady Saints 48-38 Monday night.

After a back-and-forth first quarter that ended with Silliman leading 14-12, Trinity went ice cold from the field in the second quarter and fell behind 28-17 at halftime. The Lady Saints were never able to recover in the second half.

Callie Venable and Mary Morris had 11 points each for Silliman. Marty Lewis led Trinity with 14 points and Tali Beard finished with nine points.

Trinity Episcopal (0-2) doesn’t play again until 6 p.m. Monday when it hosts Parklane Academy.

Cenla Christian 32, WCCA 23

PINEVILLE, La. — Cenla Christian Academy scored 11 points in both the first and fourth quarters as the Lady Lions defeated the Wilkinson County Christian Academy Lady Rams 32-23 Monday night.

Cenla Christian took an 11-3 lead over WCCA at the end of the first quarter. The Lady Rams cut the lead down to six points by the end of the third quarter, but the Lady Lions outscored them 11-8 in the fourth quarter. Olivia Hurst led the Lady Rams with seven points.

WCCA (2-2) will have a couple of weeks off before returning to action at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5 when it hosts Silliman Institute.