Prep boys roundups: Trinity gets lopsided win against Tensas AcademyPublished 12:01am Wednesday, January 8, 2014
ST. JOSEPH — Arzell McCoy had a game-high 25 points and Tommy McCoy finished with 18 points as the Trinity Episcopal Saints opened up MAIS District 7-A play with a resounding 74-28 win over the Tensas Academy Chiefs Tuesday night.
How dominating was the performance by Trinity Episcopal? The Saints scored 35 points in the first quarter while holding Tensas Academy to a mere six points. The second quarter was more competitive, but the Saints outscored the Chiefs 15-11 for a commanding 50-17 lead at the half.
Wyatt Boothe added 11 points for Trinity Episcopal. Seth Brown led Tensas Academy with 12 points.
Trinity Episcopal (11-0, 1-0) next plays at Parklane Academy at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Tensas Academy stays in district for its next game at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Franklin Academy.
ACCS 71, Central Hinds 27
NATCHEZ — Brandon Brooks led Adams County Christian School with 10 points as the Rebels defeated the Central Hinds Academy Cougars 71-27 Tuesday night in an MAIS District 5-AA game.
Fourteen players found their way into the scoring column for ACCS. Lester Wells and Ryan Strong had eight points each while Trey Fleming chipped in with six points.
The Rebels dominated the Cougars on both ends of the court in the first half. ACCS led Central Hinds 20-7 at the end of the first quarter and then the Rebels outscored the Cougars 30-10 in the second quarter for a 50-17 halftime advantage.
ACCS (14-2, 2-1) hosts Prentiss Christian School at 7:30 p.m. Friday in another District 5-AA contest.
Jefferson County 52, Port Gibson 35
FAYETTE — Ry’Yale Brown led all scorers with 21 points and Akeem Williams had 11 points as the Jefferson County Tigers defeated the Port Gibson Blue Waves 52-35 Tuesday night.
The game was close for much of the first half, but Jefferson County pulled away near the end of the second quarter to take a 26-20 lead into halftime. The Tigers weren’t able to put away a pesky Blue Waves team until getting a 16-6 advantage in the fourth quarter.
Larry Moore led Port Gibson with 11 points, but no other player for the Blue Waves had more than six points.
Jefferson County (7-7) next plays at 7:30 p.m. Friday when it begins MHSAA Division 7-3A play at Wesson.
McComb 68, Natchez High 42
MCCOMB — Antonio Johnson and Stacey Mack had 10 points apiece to lead McComb High School as the Tigers used a big second half to pull away from Natchez High and defeat the Bulldogs 68-42 Tuesday night.
McComb led Natchez High 17-12 after one quarter of play, but the Bulldogs matched point for point with the Tigers in the second quarter to make it a 27-22 game at halftime. Unfortunately for the Bulldogs, that would be the closest they would get the rest of the way.
The Tigers held the Bulldogs to just five points in the third quarter on their way to a 42-27 lead. McComb then put the game away with a 26-14 advantage in the fourth quarter.
Dominique Mazique led Natchez High with a game-high 12 points while Michael Morris and De’Arius Griffin had seven points each.
Natchez High (11-3) hosts MHSAA Division 6-5A opponent Brookhaven High School at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Sicily Island 76, Ferriday 56
SICILY ISLAND — Will Scott scored 15 points and DaJohn Mitchell had 13 points for Ferriday, but it was not enough as the Trojans lost to the Sicily Island Tigers 76-56 Tuesday night.
Ronald Davis also scored in double figures for Ferriday with 12 points. However, the Trojans could not overcome a first quarter in which they allowed the Tigers to put up 22 points while scoring just 10 points themselves.
Ferriday (4-10) plays at Sterlington in its LHSAA District 2-2A opener at 7:30 p.m. Friday.