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Prep Roundup: ACCS teams advance in South State Tournament

MENDENHALL — The Adams County Christian School Rebels started its MAIS Class AA South State Tournament run right as it beat Wayne Academy 72-55 in the quarterfinals.

ACCS used an explosive third quarter to take a commanding lead.

The Rebels were led by Trey Fleming, who scored 14 points, while Lester Wells added 11 points in the win.

Reed Wood for Wayne scored 14 points as well.

ACCS went up by eight early in the game as it outscored the Jaguars 20-12 in the first quarter.

The Jaguars toughened up in the second quarter to outscore the Rebels 20-15 to inch within three points as they went into halftime 35-32.

Both teams stayed neck-and-neck in the third quarter at 11 points each, but the Rebels’ strong fourth-quarter performance sealed the deal.

ACCS outscored Wayne 26-12 in the final quarter to take the 72-55 win and advance to the semifinals.

The Rebels will play Marksville Academy at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Simpson Academy.

ACCS girls 68, Silliman 44

The Lady Rebels went into the MAIS Class AA South State Tournament to make a statement and did just that with a 68-44 win against Silliman Institute.

Tory Laird had a big night for ACCS, scoring 24 points wile Mackenzie Boyd added 18 points in the win. No Lady Wildcat could score in the double digits.

The game started close as Silliman kept up with the Lady Rebels to go down by just three points, 14-11.

But ACCS got the ball rolling in the second quarter and didn’t slow down as it outscored the Lady Wildcats 19-10 in the second quarter to take a 33-21 lead at halftime and cruise the rest of the way to a 68-44 victory.

The Lady Rebels will face Bowling Green in the semifinals at 4 p.m. Friday at Simpson Academy.

Tensas Academy girls 62,

Cenla Christian School 49

TALLULAH, La — The Tensas Academy Lady Trojans dominated in the fourth quarter to take a 62-49 win against Cenla Christian School in the MAIS Class A South Regional Tournament.

Tensas was led by Katy Irby and Addison Capdepon, who score 19 and 17 points, respectively.

Tensas had a hard time getting any breathing room from Cenla as the lead switched several times.

Tensas went into halftime ahead 30-27, but found itself trailing 43-42 at the end of the third quarter.

But the Lady Trojans found a spark of energy and outscored Cenla 20-6 in the final quarter to advance in the regional tournament.

Tensas will play the winner of the Riverdale Academy vs. Trinity Episcopal School game at 4 p.m. Friday.