Brooks hits game winner for Adams County

Published 12:01am Friday, November 22, 2013

NATCHEZ — Brandon Brooks scored 16 points and made the game-winning shot with just 5.4 seconds left as the Adams County Christian School Rebels defeated the Cenla Christian Academy Lions 71-69 Thursday night.

After Cenla Christian had tied the game at 69-69 with about 20 seconds left, ACCS made the most of its last opportunity to pull out the win in the back-and-forth game.

“We got in a full-out set. I figured they were going to play behind Brooks,” Rebels head coach Richy Spears said. “We got the ball to him. He made a move to the basket and scored. They threw it out of bounds as time expired.”

Chris Guedon scored 15 points and Lester Wells added 12 points for ACCS, which won despite a 27-point performance by the Lions’ Tyris Price.

ACCS (4-0) plays at 8:30 p.m. Monday against Hillcrest Christian School at the Hillcrest Tournament.

Florence 79, Jefferson County 55

PRENTISS — Corey Mclaurin led all scorers with 26 points and Kentrell Scott finished with 25 points as the Florence Eagles defeated the Jefferson County Tigers 79-55 Thursday night at the Prentiss Tournament.

Jefferson County got off to a slow start in the first quarter and was never able to recover even though Florence was not able to pull away until the fourth quarter. The Tigers trailed the Eagles 15-9 after one quarter of play.

The Eagles’ offense was still in rhythm during the second and third quarter, but the Tigers did everything they could to stay in it, trailing 56-46 at the end of three quarters. However, Florence outscored Jefferson County 23-9 in the fourth quarter. Ry’yale Brown had 16 points and Akeem Williams scored 14 points to lead the Tigers.

Jefferson County (0-2) plays at Port Gibson at 7:30 p.m. today.