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Prep girls roundups: Trinity rallies in second half to beat Central Private

BAKER, La. — After getting off a slow start and then trailing by nine points at halftime, Trinity Episcopal became a completely different team in the second half as the Lady Saints rallied to defeat the Central Private School Lady Rebels 35-30 Tuesday night.

It was about as tough of a start as Trinity Episcopal could have as the Lady Saints ended up with just three points at the end of the first quarter and trailed by eight points. Even though the Lady Saints played better in the second quarter, they were down 23-14 at the half.

But just as it appeared that the homestanding Lady Rebels had control of the ball game, the Lady Saints went to a different and more aggressive defense in the third quarter and the Lady Rebels were anything but in control. Trinity wound up outscoring Central Private 12-2 in the game-changing third quarter to take a 26-25 lead.

The fourth quarter didn’t provide much scoring from either team, Trinity managed to outscore Central Private 9-5 to put a cap on an improbable comeback.

Marty Lewis led the Lady Saints in scoring with a game-high 12 points and Tali Beard finished with eight points. Sam Romeo had 11 points and Lauren West added 10 points to lead the Lady Rebels.

Trinity Episcopal (2-3) next plays at Cathedral at 3 p.m. Saturday.

Madison Parish 36, Vidalia 31

VIDALIA — Fran Duson and Bri Tolliver led Vidalia with six points each, but it was not enough as the Lady Vikings lost to the Madison Parish Lady Jaguars 36-31 Tuesday night.

Despite its best effort, Vidalia could not overcome a six-point halftime deficit. The Lady Vikings trailed Madison Parish 11-9 after one quarter of play and 20-14 at halftime. Taylor Tennesse added five points for the Lady Vikings.

Vidalia (0-3) next plays at the Tensas High Tournament at 4 p.m. Friday against Sicily Island.

Tensas High 65, Ferriday 58

ST. JOSEPH — A cold-shooting third quarter by Ferriday proved to be the difference in the outcome as the Lady Trojans lost to the Tensas High Lady Panthers 65-58 Tuesday night.

The first half was a back-and-forth battle between the two teams and ended with the score tied at 33-33. However, Ferriday had a hard time getting shots to fall in the third quarter and Tensas High took advantage. The Lady Panthers outscored the Lady Trojans 20-11 in that quarter to take a 53-44 lead.

Jada Griggs led the Lady Trojans with a game-high 23 points and Sha’Keria Kelly followed with 17 points.

Ferriday (1-3) next plays at the Tensas High Tournament against Madison Parish at 6 p.m. Friday.

Wilkinson County 68, Tylertown 48

WOODVILLE — Lineasia Palmer led Wilkinson County with a game-high 23 points and Ambernekia Palmer had 14 points as the Lady Wildcats cruised to a 68-48 win over the Tylertown Lady Chiefs Tuesday night.

Wilkinson County controlled the pace for much of the ball game. The Lady Wildcats held Tylertown to just seven points in the first quarter and led 16-7 at the end of the quarter. By halftime the lead was up to 15 points at 35-20.

The Lady Wildcats didn’t let up in the third quarter as they outscored the Lady Chiefs 23-15 for a commanding 58-35 lead. Freddricka Scott and Gadricka Cotton added eight points each for the Lady Wildcats.

Wilkinson County (2-5) doesn’t play again until 6 p.m. next Tuesday at Natchez High.

Monterey 40, Forest 25

FOREST, La. — Jody Duncan finished with a game-high 13 points and Sydney Woodruff scored eight points as the Monterey Lady Wolves defeated the Forest Lady Bulldogs 40-25 Tuesday night.

Both teams struggled from the floor in the first half. Forest led Monterey 4-3 after one quarter of play, but the Lady Wolves outscored the Lady Bulldogs 8-6 in the second quarter for an 11-10 halftime lead.

The third quarter turned out to be the turning point in the ball game as Monterey dominated Forest on both ends of the court and put up 19 points while Forest’s only point of the quarter was a free throw.

Monterey (6-3) takes on Delhi Charter Thursday at 6:40 p.m. at the Monterey Tournament.