Girls Prep Roundup: Vidalia girls couldn’t hold off Sterlington
By PATRICK JONES
The Natchez Democrat
VIDALIA — Fran Duson led Vidalia with a game-high 18 points, but the Lady Vikings could not keep Sterlington down in the fourth quarter as the Lady Panthers took a 45-41 come-from-behind win Tuesday night.
Vidalia got off to a tough start and trailed Sterlington 10-7 after one quarter of play. Both teams scored 14 points in the second quarter to make it a 24-21 game in favor of the Lady Panthers.
The Lady Vikings turned up their defense in the third quarter and ended up outscoring the Lady Panthers 11-6 for a 31-30 lead. Unfortunately, Vidalia could not keep the momentum going in the fourth quarter and was outscored by Sterlington 15-10.
Bre Tolliver and Kiara Bell had seven points each for the Lady Vikings. The Lady Panthers were led by Keilah Williams with 17 points and Buonwyn Pepper with 14 points.
Vidalia will next play at the Miss-Lou Hoops at Jefferson County High School on Friday and Saturday.
Silliman Institute 48, Trinity Episcopal 28
CLINTON, La. — Kari Overland and Mary Brighton Morris combined for 35 points as the Silliman Institute Lady Wildcats rolled to a 48-28 win over the Trinity Episcopal Lady Saints Tuesday night.
Overland finished with a game-high 18 points and Morris was right behind her with 17 points for Silliman. The Lady Wildcats got off to a sluggish start and were only ahead of Trinity 8-5 at the end of the first quarter.
Then Silliman got on a roll in the second quarter and outscored the Lady Saints 19-7 to take a 27-12 lead into halftime. Trinity cut the lead to 11 by the end of the third quarter, but was held to just three points in the fourth quarter.
Marty Lewis and Rosa Williams led the Lady Saints with eight points each and Sloane Young chipped in with six points.
Trinity Episcopal (2-6) hosts Ben’s Ford Christian School at 6 p.m. Friday.
Amite County 56, Jefferson County 54
FAYETTE — Despite getting a game-high 22 points from Dionna Jackson, Jefferson County was unable to hold off Amite County in the fourth quarter as the Lady Trojans rallied to defeat the Lady Tigers 56-54 Tuesday night.
What was unusual about this game was that Jefferson County scored 13 points in each of the first three quarters. The Lady Tigers would end up with a 39-38 lead after three quarters of play.
Led by Destiny Williams and Fredricka Smith, Amite County was able to stay with Jefferson County throughout the game and that allowed the Lady Trojans to win the game when they outscored the Lady Tigers 18-15 in the fourth quarter. Williams finished with 18 points and Smith added 11 points.
Diamond Smith ended up with 13 points and Diamond Gaines had nine points for Jefferson County, which hosts the Miss-Lou Hoops on Friday and Saturday.
Atlanta 38, Monterey 35
ATLANTA, La. — After a tough third quarter, Monterey tried to rally in the fourth quarter against Atlanta. Unfortunately, the Lady Wolves ran out of time as they lost to the Lady Bulldogs 38-35 Tuesday night.
Atlanta went into halftime with a 17-13 lead and then outscored Monterey 12-5 in the third quarter to take what appeared to be a commanding 29-18 lead. The Lady Wolves did their best to get back in the game and scored 17 points in the fourth quarter. However, it was not quite enough as Atlanta escaped with the victory.
Karlee Woodruff led the Lady Wolves with 12 points and Jody Duncan had seven points. Atlanta’s Deja Jenkins led all scorers with 16 points.
Monterey (8-5) next plays at 3:15 p.m. Thursday against Kilbourne at the Harrisonburg Tournament.