Boys Prep Roundup: McCoy’s 31 lifts Trinity pass Silliman Institute
CLINTON, La. — Trinity Episcopal’s Tommy McCoy scored as many points by himself as Silliman Institute did as a team as the second-ranked Saints took care of the Wildcats 67-31 Tuesday night.
Silliman had no answer for Tommy McCoy during the first three quarters as he finished with a game-high 31 points. Dre’ McCoy ended up with 14 points for the Saints as they were the only two players for either team to score in double figures.
With Trinity having such a big lead after three quarters of play, 63-22, head coach Edwin White took his starters out for the fourth quarter. And that was the only quarter in which Silliman outscored the Saints – nine to four.
Denver Pierce led the Wildcats with eight points and Will Aucoin had seven points.
Trinity Episcopal (4-0) plays host to Ben’s Ford Christian School Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Vidalia 57, Sterlington 53
VIDALIA — Isaiah Thompson led Vidalia with a game-high 18 points and Deion Brown had 13 points as the Vikings held on for a 57-53 win over the Sterlington Panthers Tuesday night.
Vidalia raced out to an 18-14 lead over Sterlington at the end of the first quarter, but the Panthers outscored the Vikings 13-11 in the second quarter to go into halftime down just two points, 29-27. But the Vikings responded by outscoring the Panthers 17-13 in the third quarter for a 46-40 lead heading into the fourth quarter.
Julius Wilson added 12 points for Vidalia. De’Adriene Glass led Sterlington with 12 points while Jaylan Wade and Antonio Gray had 11 points each.
Vidalia will next play at the Miss-Lou Hoops on Friday and Saturday at Jefferson County High School.
Jefferson County 64, Amite County 59
FAYETTE — Amite County had no answer for Ry’Yale Brown, who scored a game-high 28 points to help led the Jefferson County Tigers to a 64-59 win over the Trojans Tuesday night.
The Tigers got off to a slow start and had trouble getting shots to fall. They trailed Amite County 10-6 after one quarter of play. However, the Tigers started hitting their stride in the second quarter and outscored the Trojans 18-13 to take a 24-23 lead into halftime.
But the Trojans stayed right with Jefferson County in the third quarter with both teams scoring 15 points. The fourth quarter was a high-scoring battle with the Tigers putting up 25 points to the Trojans’ 21 points.
Jadarrius Harried had a big game for Jefferson County as he put up 21 points.
Jefferson County plays host to the Miss-Lou Hoops on Friday and Saturday.
Tioga 81, Block 62
TIOGA, La. — Aaron Epps led Tioga with a game-high 25 points as the Indians defeated the Block Bears 81-62 Tuesday night.
Block led Tioga 16-12 after one quarter of play, but that lead didn’t last very long as the Indians outscored the Bears 27-14 in the second quarter for a 39-30 halftime lead. Tioga put the game away with its second 27-point quarter of the game, this time in the fourth quarter.
The Bears were led by A.J. Barber with 17 points while Dorian Bowman had 16 points and Jahmal Macklin added 15 points.
Block (1-4) takes on Forest Friday at 4:30 p.m. at the Harrisonburg Tournament.