Trinity boys get ‘smart’ win vs. ParklanePublished 12:01am Friday, January 10, 2014
By Reina Kempt
The Natchez Democrat
McCOMB — It wasn’t the usual high-octane game for the Trinity Episcopal Day School Saints Thursday, but head coach Edwin White said he was pleased with his players’ performance.
The Saints ousted Parklane Academy 48-31 to go 12-0 this season in a district match.
Wyatt Boothe led the Saints in scoring with 12 points, followed by Arzell McCoy’s 11 points. Quartes Brown scored 15 points for Parklane.
White said though his team didn’t score a lot of points, they did the fundamental things correct.
“It’s not about the points, it’s about playing smart basketball,” he said. “The further we go down the road in the playoffs, the more it won’t be about the points, but how we play smart basketball.”
Trinity stayed in command early, outscoring Parklane 16-11 in the first quarter and 16-10 in the second quarter to go up by 11 points, 32-21 at half time.
Though the Saints seemed to be smooth sailing, they were faced with a problem that had to be considered in the third quarter.
Trinity had several key players in foul trouble, and White said the game had to be slowed down.
“I wanted to make (Parklane) come out of the zone and play man-to-man, because it’s hard to hold us,” White said.
The Saints held the ball for almost three minutes before Parklane decided to apply consistent pressure.
Trinity scored just two points in the third quarter while Parklane was able to put up four points.
But everything went back to normal in the fourth quarter as Trinity put up 14 points to Parklane’s six to pull out the 48-31 win on the road.
The Saints play again on Jan. 14 against Tallulah Academy.
Parklane girls 51, Trinity girls 38
McCOMB — Marty Lewis’s 23-point performance still wasn’t enough to carry the Lady Saints (4-11) to a victory against Parklane Academy Thursday night.
Trinity was downed 51-38 as Lewis was the only Lady Saint to generate any consist offense.
Parklane, however, had two players in double figures as Destini Brown scored 11 points and Carington Jefcoat added 10 points.
The Lady Saints kept up with Parklane in the first half as they were down just 8-6 in the first quarter and 19-16 at halftime.
But Parklane distanced themselves in the third quarter when it put up 15 points to Trinity’s eight, and though the Lady Saints made a good comeback effort in the fourth quarter, their 14 points was no match for Parklane’s 17 points.
The Lady Saints will play again Jan. 14 against Tallulah Academy.