Prep girls roundups: Cathedral wins big against Piney Woods

Published 12:04am Saturday, January 11, 2014

PINEY WOODS — Led by Elizabeth Smith and McKenzie Milligan, the Cathedral Lady Green Wave got back on the winning track with a 68-19 win over the Piney Woods Lady Tornadoes in MHSAA Division 7-1A action Friday night.

This game was never really in doubt. With the exception of the second quarter, in which Piney Woods outscored Cathedral 9-8, the Lady Green Wave dominated the Lady Tornadoes on both ends of the court.

Cathedral jumped out to a 16-3 lead at the end of the first quarter and went into halftime ahead 24-12. The Lady Green Wave put the icing on the cake of this decisive win by outscoring Piney Woods 24-0 in the fourth quarter. Smith finished with 18 points, and Milligan scored 15 points.

Cathedral (9-4, 2-1) returns to action next Tuesday at 6 p.m. when it visits Pelahatchie.

Ferriday 53, Sterlington 29

MONROE, La. — Jada Griggs led Ferriday with 15 points and Sha’Keria Kelly had 13 points as the Ferriday Lady Trojans opened up LHSAA District 2-2A play with a 53-29 win over the Sterlington Lady Panthers Friday night.

Ferriday was only up 11-10 on Sterlington after one quarter of play before it pulled away in the second quarter thanks to a defense that held the Lady Panthers to just four points en route to a 24-14 halftime lead. The fourth quarter was all Lady Trojans as they outscored the Lady Panthers 18-3.

Ferriday (6-8, 1-0) plays again at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Lake Providence.

ACCS 62, Prentiss Christian 15

NATCHEZ — Skylar Adams had a game-high 17 points and Tory Laird added 15 points as the Adams County Christian School Lady Rebels rolled past the Prentiss Christian School Lady Saints 62-15 Friday night in an MAIS District 5-AA game.

This game was pretty much decided in the first quarter with ACCS dominating Prentiss Christian on both ends of the court. The Lady Rebels led the Lady Saints at the end of that quarter 25-4. When halftime arrived, it could not have come any sooner for Prentiss Christian, which found itself on the wrong side of a 40-8 deficit.

ACCS (16-3, 4-0) steps out of district play when it plays at Centreville Academy at 6 p.m. Monday.

Block 49, St. Mary’s 45

JONESVILLE — Quinesha Branch scored 17 points and Vontresia Barber finished with 14 points as the Block Lady Bears held on for a 49-45 win over the St. Mary’s Lady Tigers in an LHSAA District 3-1A game Friday night.

Block jumped out to a 14-7 lead after one quarter of play and then outscored St. Mary’s in each of the next two quarters for what should have been a commanding 39-28 lead. The Lady Tigers made a game of it in the fourth quarter, but their comeback bid came up just a bit short despite putting up 17 points while holding the Lady Bears to 10 points.

Block (8-7, 1-0) next plays at Logansport at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Wesson 38, Jefferson County 33

WESSON — Dionna Jackson led Jefferson County with a game-high 17 points, but it was not quite enough as the Lady Tigers lost to the Wesson Lady Cobras 38-33 in their MHSAA Division 7-3A opener.

The second and fourth quarters were the factors in the outcome of this game. Wesson outscored Jefferson County 10-7 in the second quarter to go into halftime with an 18-16 lead. The Lady Cobras than kept Jefferson County at arms length in the fourth quarter as they outscored the Lady Tigers 11-8.

Jefferson County (8-8, 0-1) plays at Brookhaven High School in a non-division game at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Buckeye 37, Vidalia 19

BUCKEYE, La. — The Buckeye Lady Panthers dominated Vidalia in the first half on its way to a 37-19 win over the Lady Vikings Friday night in Vidalia’s LHSAA District 3-3A opener.

Vidalia head coach Fred Marsalis said his team got off to a rough start and was not able to overcome a double-digit halftime deficit. He said he was pleased with his team’s effort in the second half, especially holding Buckeye to seven total points.

Vidalia (3-8, 0-1) hosts Avoyelles for a district game at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Bowling Green 42, Centreville Academy 13

CENTREVILLE — The Bowling Green Lady Buccaneers took care of the Centreville Academy Lady Tigers 42-13 in MAIS District 6-AA action Friday night. No other information on the game was available.

Centreville Academy (9-5, 3-2) steps out of district at 6 p.m. Monday when it hosts Adams County Christian School.

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