Vidalia High School's Julius Wilson goes up for the layup around Ferriday High School's Jashon Foster, from left, Adrian Wiggins and Byron Greer  in the first half of the game Friday night in Vidalia. The Vikings won, 78-49. (Brittney Lohmiller \ The Natchez Democrat)
Vidalia High School's Julius Wilson goes up for the layup around Ferriday High School's Jashon Foster, from left, Adrian Wiggins and Byron Greer in the first half of the game Friday night in Vidalia. The Vikings won, 78-49. (Brittney Lohmiller \ The Natchez Democrat)

Ferriday, Vidalia earn split

Published 12:03am Saturday, November 23, 2013

VIDALIA — Isaih Thompson led Vidalia High School in scoring as the Vikings opened their season with a 78-49 win against Ferriday High School Friday.

Thompson tallied 25 points and was one of four Vikings with double-digit scores. Curtis McNulty added 14 points, Julius Wilson scored 12 points and Deion Brown finished with 10 points.

“I thought we had a good, balanced scoring attack, which we like at all times,” Vidalia head coach Robert Sanders said. “We scored inside and out and played defense like we wanted to in the first three quarters. Our regulars did a good job for the most part, considering it was our first game.”

Vidalia led 41-18 at the half.

For Ferriday, Jashon Foster led with 17 points, while Steve Wilson added 13 points for the Trojans. Head coach K.G. Watkins could not be reached for comment.

Ferriday (0-2) will host Natchez High School tonight, while Vidalia (1-0) will host Tensas High School Monday.

Ferriday girls 58, Vidalia 42

Ferriday High School's Albaneisha Johnson tries to block Vidalia High School's Taylor Tennessee as she goes up for a shot during their game Friday. Ferriday won, 58-42. (Brittney Lohmiller \ The Natchez Democrat)
Ferriday High School’s Albaneisha Johnson tries to block Vidalia High School’s Taylor Tennessee as she goes up for a shot during their game Friday. Ferriday won, 58-42. (Brittney Lohmiller \ The Natchez Democrat)

Shakeria Kelly and Jada Griggs proved too much for Vidalia High School to handle as the Lady Trojans topped the Lady Vikings, 58-42, Friday night.

Kelly led in scoring with 21 points, while Griggs backed her up with 18 points. Trenace Morgan also hit double digits, finishing the game with 10 points.

“I’m pleased with our defensive effort tonight,” Ferriday head coach Lisa Abron said. “That helped us the most, and we’ve kind of been working on that. The shooting and executing on offense, I’m not happy with. We still managed to pull out the win despite the score, but we still have a lot of work to do.”

Shermal Bell and Fran Duson both had 10 points for Vidalia, which trailed 27-16 at intermission.

“I think we played well, it being our first outing,” Vidalia head coach Fred Marsalis said. “We have nine freshmen, only three seniors and two kids with no experience. We played well for a while and then just kind of ran out of gas. We’re going to get much better down the line as we go along.”

Ferriday (1-1) will host NHS today, while Vidalia (0-1) will host Tensas High School Monday.