Prep boys roundup: Saints cap off regular season

Published 12:02am Saturday, February 8, 2014

WINNSBORO, La. — Tommy McCoy led all scorers with 24 points while Michael Whitley and Wyatt Boothe each had double-doubles as the Trinity Episcopal Saints capped off a perfect regular season with an 87-33 win over the Franklin Academy Cougars in an MAIS District 7-A game.

Whitley scored 19 points and grabbed 12 rebounds and Boothe also scored 19 points and pulled down 14 rebounds. Arzell McCoy finished with 14 points for Trinity Episcopal, which went 8-0 in district play.

The Saints had their way with Franklin Academy from start to finish. They led the Cougars 23-7 after one quarter of play, 48-16 at halftime and 73-30 at the end of the third quarter.

Trinity Episcopal (20-0) takes on District 8-A No. 4 seed Union Christian Academy at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the opening round of the MAIS Class A South State Tournament at Tallulah Academy.

ACCS 63, Central Hinds Academy 30

RAYMOND — Once again, several members of Adams County Christian School’s varsity boys’ roster found themselves in the scoring column as the second-seeded Rebels rolled to a 63-30 win over the host and third-seeded Central Hinds Academy Cougars Friday night in an MAIS District 5-AA Tournament semifinal-round game.

Brandon Brooks led ACCS with a game-high 14 points. In fact, he was the only player for either team to reach double figures. Ryan Strong chipped in with seven points as the Rebels put the game away with a 23-9 advantage in the second quarter that game them a commanding 39-15 halftime lead.

ACCS (21-2) will take on top-seeded Brookhaven Academy today at 5:45 p.m. in the boys’ championship game.

Vidalia 75, Jena 59

VIDALIA – Isiah Thompson led Vidalia with a game-high 26 points and Deion Brown had 13 points as the Vikings defeated the Jena Giants 75-59 in an LHSAA District 3-3A game Friday night.

Vidalia was only up on Jena 19-17 after one quarter of play before outscoring the Giants 21-14 in the second quarter and 22-15 in the third quarter for a 62-46 lead. Julius Wilson chipped in with 11 points for the Vikings.

Vidalia (N/A, 6-1) hosts Marksville at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Wilkinson County 51, Crystal Springs 42

CRYSTAL SPRINGS — Ja’Quorious Stewart scored 15 points while Devin Voorhies and Allenzae Staggers had 11 points each as the Wilkinson County Wildcats used a big fourth quarter to defeat the Crystal Springs Tigers 51-42 Friday night in an MHSAA Division 7-3A game.

Wilkinson County had a 25-21 halftime lead on Crystal Springs before the Tigers outscored the Wildcats 11-9 in the third quarter to make it a 34-32 game. However, the Wildcats answered with a 17-10 advantage in the fourth quarter.

Wilkinson County (10-11, 6-2) plays again at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday when it hosts Jefferson County.

Hazlehurst 64, Jefferson County 62

HAZLEHURST — Christian Day led Jefferson County with a game-high 21 points and Jadarrius Harried had 15 points, but the Hazlehurst Indians rallied in the second half to defeat the Tigers 64-62 Friday night in an MHSAA Division 7-3A game.

Jefferson County got off to a fast start and led Hazlehurst 18-8 after one quarter of play and then took a 34-21 lead into halftime. But the Indians took over in the second half, outscoring the Tigers 20-12 in the third quarter and 23-16 in the fourth quarter.

Ry’Yale Brown added 12 points for Jefferson County, which next plays at Wilkinson County at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.