Prep girls roundup: ACCS wins blowout game in first round of district tourney

Published 12:01am Saturday, February 8, 2014

RAYMOND — Tory Laird scored 15 points and Bailey Boyd had 13 points to lead a balanced scoring attack for Adams County Christian School as the Lady Rebels took care of the Prentiss Christian School Lady Saints 70-27 Friday afternoon in the girls’ semifinals of the MAIS District 5-AA Tournament at Central Hinds Academy.

The Lady Rebels took control of this game from the opening tip and never allowed the Lady Saints to get back in it. ACCS didn’t waste much time in taking a double-digit lead in the first quarter and led Prentiss Christian 28-6 at the end of the quarter. The second quarter was more of the same as the Lady Rebels outscored the Lady Saints 18-9 to go into halftime with a 46-15 lead.

Rachel House and Ashleigh Williams scored 10 points each and Anna McDaniel added eight points for the Lady Rebels. The Lady Saints were led by Bayleigh Foster with 12 points.

ACCS (23-4) will next play in the girls’ championship game today at 4:30 p.m. against the winner of the other semifinal game between No. 3 seed Central Hinds and No. 2 seed Brookhaven Academy.

Trinity Episcopal 50, Franklin Academy 46

WINNSBORO, La. — Sloane Young scored 16 points and Marty Lewis had 14 points as the Trinity Episcopal Lady Saints held on for a 50-46 win over the Franklin Academy Lady Cougars in MAIS District 7-A action Friday night.

Trinity Episcopal nearly blew a 29-12 halftime lead. With Maraya Beavers and Tyler Robinson leading the way, Franklin Academy outscored the Lady Saints 24-12 in the third quarter to make it a 41-36 game. However, the Lady Cougars ran out of steam in the fourth quarter and only outscored the Lady Saints 10-9.

Beavers and Robinson had 19 points each for Franklin Academy. Rosa Williams had nine points and 13 rebounds for Trinity Episcopal (9-14, 4-4), which will take on Riverdale Academy at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday in the first round of the MAIS Class A South State Tournament at Tallulah Academy.

Jena 57, Vidalia 46

VIDALIA — Kelsey Bradford had a game-high 25 points and Karli Fowler added 14 points for Jena as the Lady Giants defeated the Vidalia Lady Vikings 57-46 Friday night in an LHSAA District 3-3A game.

Vidalia trailed Jena 28-21 at halftime before outscoring the Lady Giants 15-12 in the third quarter to cut their lead to four points, 40-36. But Jena responded by outscoring the Lady Vikings 17-10 in the fourth quarter.

Tierra Bell finished with 15 points and Fran Duson had nine points for Vidalia (N/A, 1-9), which hosts Marksville at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Block 68, Montgomery 45

MONTGOMERY, La. — Vontresia Barber led Block with a game-high 31 points as the Lady Bears defeated the Montgomery Lady Tigers 68-45 Friday night in an LHSAA District 3-1A game.

Block jumped out to a 19-7 lead at the end of the first quarter, but Montgomery got right back in the game thanks to a 19-point second quarter and was only down 31-26 at halftime. The Lady Bears were only up by eight points at the end of the third quarter before putting the game out of reach by outscoring the Lady Tigers 25-10 in the fourth quarter.

Quineha Branch added 10 points and Kiacia Parker chipped in with nine points for Block (15-8, 8-1), which hosts LaSalle at 6 p.m. Tuesday with the district championship for the Lady Bears at stake.

Hazlehurst 50, Jefferson County 43

HAZLEHURST — Tanisha Davis ended up with 15 points and Latasha Arnold had 11 points as the Hazlehurst Lady Indians defeated the Jefferson County Lady Tigers 50-43 Friday night in an MHSAA Division 7-3A game.

Jefferson County led Hazlehurst 12-8 after one quarter of play, but the Lady Indians started their comeback with a 14-10 advantage in the second quarter to make it a 22-22 game at halftime. The Lady Indians then outscored the Lady Tigers 28-21 in the second half.

Dionna Jackson finished with a game-high 17 points for Jefferson County (N/A, 3-4), which plays at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Wilkinson County.

Crystal Springs 54, Wilkinson County 35

CRYSTAL SPRINGS — Lineasia Palmer led Wilkinson County with 11 points, but it was not nearly enough as the Lady Wildcats lost to the top-ranked Crystal Springs Lady Tigers 54-35 in MHSAA Division 7-3A action Friday night.

Wilkinson County led Crystal Springs 10-6 at the end of the first quarter, but any thoughts on an upset quickly went away as the Lady Tigers held the Lady Wildcats to nine total points over the next two quarters and took a 29-19 lead after three quarters of play.

Wilkinson County (N/A, 1-7) hosts Jefferson County at 6 p.m. Tuesday.