Girls Roundup: Cathedral gets first district win

Published 12:01am Tuesday, December 10, 2013

NATCHEZ — Mackenzie Watts led three Cathedral players in double figures with a game-high 15 points as the Lady Green Wave opened up MHSAA Division 7-1A play with a 59-30 win over the Mississippi School for the Deaf Lady Bulldogs Monday night.

Cathedral led by just three points, 12-9, over MSD after one quarter of play before going to its full court, man-to-man defense in the second quarter. The Lady Green Wave would take advantage of numerous turnovers to outscore the Lady Bulldogs 22-4 in the second quarter for a commanding 34-13 halftime lead.

Elizabeth Smith scored 14 points and Akua Kumi added 10 points for Cathedral, which improved to 6-1 overall and 1-0 in division play. The Lady Green Wave next play at the Catholic Christmas Tournament at St. Aloysius High School in Vicksburg on Friday at 5 p.m. against St. Aloysius.

ACCS 58, Silliman Institute 42

CLINTON, La. — Rachel House had a double-double with 21 points and 12 rebounds as the Adams County Christian School Lady Rebels picked up their 10th win of the season by defeating the Silliman Institute Lady Wildcats 58-42 Monday night.

Silliman’s duo of Kari Overland and Mary Brighton Morris did their best to keep the game close, and they did so for the first three quarters. ACCS led Silliman 14-8 after one quarter of play, but the Lady Rebels could only add one point to their lead by the end of the third quarter. Overland led all scorers with 24 points and Morris added 11 points.

The Lady Rebels wore down the Lady Wildcats in the fourth quarter and ended up with a 21-12 advantage in the final eight minutes. Ashleigh Wiliams finished with nine points while Bailey Boyd and McKenzie Boyd had six points each.

ACCS (10-2) next plays at Wilkinson County Christian Academy at 6 p.m. Thursday.

WCCA 37, Amite School Center 12

WOODVILLE — Carmen Cavin almost scored as many points by herself as Amite School Center had as a team as she led Wilkinson County Christian Academy with a game-high 11 points in the Lady Rams’ 37-12 win over the Lady Rebels Monday night.

The first quarter was a harbinger of things to come for Amite School Center. The Lady Rebels had a hard time making shots on one end and slowing down WCCA on the other. The quarter ended with the Lady Rams leading 13-3 and they kept extending their lead the rest of the game.

Brandi Norwood scored eight points and Rebecca Olive added seven points for WCCA (3-3), which hosts Adams County Christian School at 6 p.m. Thursday.