Prep Roundup: Cathedral girls, boys ousted by Hinds AHS
UTICA — Led by the duo of Octavia Barnes and Erica Harris, the Hinds Agricultural High School Lady Bulldogs did not let a bad first quarter bother them as they ended up with a 41-29 win over the Cathedral Lady Green Wave Tuesday afternoon in an MHSAA Division 7-1A game.
However, it was not the blowout win that Hinds AHS has been used to doing to Cathedral in recent years — including their first match-up nearly a month ago.
“We were able to break their press and shoot free throws,” Lady Green Wave head coach Randy Smith said. “We cut our turnovers down. We shot 80 percent, 8 of 10, from the free-throw line.”
The Lady Bulldogs did not play like the top-ranked team in Class 1A in the first quarter — at least not on the offensive end as they struggled to score just two points. But their defense made sure that Cathedral would not get a big lead. The Lady Green Wave held a 4-2 lead at the end of the quarter.
Then Hinds AHS took over in the second quarter as it outscored Cathedral 15-7 for a 17-11 halftime lead. The Lady Bulldogs continued to pull away in the third quarter and led the Lady Green Wave 31-18 at the end of that quarter.
Barnes led Hinds AHS with 16 points and Harris finished with 12 points. Elizabeth Smith led Cathedral with a game-high 17 points, but no other player scored more than four points.
Cathedral (11-10, 4-7) plays host to St. Aloysius for Senior Night at 6 p.m. Friday in its regular-season finale.
Hinds AHS boys 78,
UTICA — Jardarius Anderson led the Cathedral Green Wave with 12 points, but it was not enough as they lost to the Hinds Agricultural High School Bulldogs 78-54 in an MHSAA Division 7-1A game Tuesday night.
Cathedral struggled in the first quarter, trailed Hinds AHS 18-6 at the end of the quarter, and was never able to recover. The Green Wave was outscored by the Bulldogs 24-18 in the second quarter and 19-13 in the third quarter.
James Coley added eight points for Cathedral. Juwan Burks led a balanced scoring attack for Hinds AHS with a game-high 15 points.
Cathedral (10-11, 7-4) next plays at 7:30 p.m. Friday at home against St. Aloysius for Senior Night.
Wilkinson County boys 79, Jefferson County 50
WOODVILLE — Jaquarious Stewart had a game-high 19 points while Devin Voorhies and Allenzae Staggers scored 16 points each to lead the Wilkinson County Wildcats to a 79-50 win over the Jefferson County Tigers in MHSAA Division 7-3A action Tuesday night.
Wilkinson County jumped out to a commanding 26-8 lead over Jefferson County after one quarter of play and never looked back. The Wildcats ended up outscoring the Tigers in three of the four quarters.
Ry’Yale Brown led the Tigers with 16 points and Akeem Williams added 15 points.
Jefferson County (N/A, N/A) hosts Franklin County at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Wilkinson County (11-11, 7-2) hosts Wesson at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Monterey girls 51, Avoyelles Charter 49 (OT)
MONTEREY — Karlee Woodruff led Monterey with 19 points as the Lady Wolves needed overtime to defeat the Avoyelles Charter Lady Vikings 51-49 Tuesday afternoon in an LHSAA District 6-B game.
Avoyelles Charter appeared on its way to a much-needed win after taking a 31-30 lead into the fourth quarter. However, Monterey outscored the Lady Vikings 15-14 in the fourth quarter to force overtime and then the Lady Wolves had a 6-4 advantage in the extra period to win the game.
Tiffany Weeks and Sydney Woodruff chipped in with six points each for Monterey (14-12, 3-2) which next plays at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Harrisonburg.