Prep girls roundups: Trinity tops Franklin Academy, 47-34
NATCHEZ — Tali Beard, Rosa Williams and Sloan Young all scored in double figures for Trinity Episcopal Day School as the Lady Saints defeated Franklin Academy, 47-34, Tuesday evening.
Beard led Trinity with 12 points, and Rosa Williams added 10 points for the Lady Saints. Young chipped in with 10 points for Trinity, which led 25-12 at halftime.
The bulk of Franklin Academy’s scoring came from Tyler Robinson, who had 22 points. No other Franklin Academy player scored in double digits.
Trinity (6-12, 2-2) will host Tensas Academy Friday.
Brookhaven Academy 41,
ACCS girls 39
BROOKHAVEN — Adams County Christian School got its first district loss Tuesday as the Lady Rebels fell to Brookhaven Academy, 41-39.
Skylar Adams led ACCS in scoring with 10 points, followed by Tory Laird’s nine-point effort. After a 14-point first quarter, the Lady Rebels managed just four points in the second and went into the half leading 18-16.
Both teams scored 10 points in the third quarter, but Brookhaven managed 15 to ACCS’s 11 in the fourth.
ACCS (19-4, 5-1) will play at Central Hinds Academy Friday.
Ferriday girls 68, Oak Grove 39
OAK GROVE — Jada Griggs and D’Asia Mitchell both had at least 20 points for the Lady Trojans as they blew out Oak Grove, 68-39.
Griggs led in scoring with 23 points, and D’Asia Mitchell tallied 20 points for Ferriday, which led 43-22 at the half.
Ferriday will play
Jefferson County girls 62,
FAYETTE — Dionna Jackson led with 23 points, and Diamond Gaines finished with 18 points as the Lady Tigers topped Hazlehurst High School, 62-50.
Jefferson County, which led 25-22 at the break, rode a 26-point fourth quarter to win comfortably. The Lady Tigers will host Wilkinson County High School Friday.
Monterey girls 36,
St. Joseph-Plaucheville 34
PLAUCHEVILLE, La. — Karlee Woodruff scored 13 points as Monterey edged St. Joseph-Plaucheville, 36-34, to improve to 11-10 on the season.
The Lady Wolves led 19-13 at intermission. They will play at Glenmora High School Thursday.
Tensas Academy 52,
WCCA girls 29
The second quarter was the only quarter Wilkinson County Christian Academy managed more than 10 points as the Lady Rams fell to Tensas Academy, 52-29.
The Lady Rams managed 13 points in the second quarter to go into halftime trailing 28-18, but they scored just seven in the third and four in the fourth. Carmen Cavin led WCCA with 12 points.
The Lady Rams will play at Tallulah Academy Jan. 28.
Vidalia girls 44, Marksville 43
VIDALIA — Marksville had twice as many players reach the scoring column as Vidalia did and it still wasn’t enough as the Lady Vikings held on for a 44-43 win over the Lady Tigers Tuesday night in LHSAA District 3-3A action.
Vidalia led Marksville 9-8 after one quarter of play and the two teams scored 11 points each in the second quarter, giving the Lady Vikings a 20-19 halftime lead.
Both teams picked it up in the third quarter, but once again Vidalia managed to add to their lead by outscoring Marksville 15-13 and took a 35-32 lead into the fourth quarter. The Lady Tigers tried to rally in the fourth quarter, but they only outscored the Lady Vikings 11-9.
Jaylin Smith led the Lady Vikings with a game-high 14 points while Shermel Bell and Bre’Honor Harris had 11 points each and Fran Duson had eight points.
Vidalia (N/A, 1-3) plays at 6 p.m. Friday at Jena.
Block girls 77, Montgomery 54
JONESVILLE — Quinesha Branch led Block with a game-high 29 points and Vontresia Barber had 18 points as the Lady Bears rolled to a 77-54 win over the Montgomery Lady Tigers Tuesday night in an LHSAA District 3-1A game.
Block dominated Montgomery in the first quarter and raced out to a 23-9 lead at the end of the quarter. However, the Lady Tigers responded by putting up 21 points in the second quarter while holding the Lady Bears to just 13 points to go into halftime down just 36-30.
The Lady Bears had an answer of their own in the second half that ended any thoughts of a comeback win for the Lady Tigers. Block held Montgomery to nine points while scoring 16 points in the third quarter to go up 52-39 and then outscored the Lady Tigers 25-15 in the fourth quarter.
Jazlyn Savage scored 13 points and Tinesha Branch added eight points for the Lady Bears.
Block (10-8, 3-1) plays again at 6 p.m. Friday at LaSalle.
Patrick Jones contributed to this report