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Prep Roundup: Trinity girls upset Riverdale

By PATRICK JONES

The Natchez Democrat

TALLULAH, La. — Marty Lewis had a game-high 16 points and Rosa Williams had nine points as the District 7 No. 3 seed Trinity Episcopal Lady Saints upset the District 8 No. 2 seed Riverdale Academy Lady Rebels 45-33 Thursday afternoon in the first round of the MAIS Class A South Regional Tournament at Tallulah Academy.

Defense helped propel Trinity Episcopal in the first quarter, which ended with the Lady Saints having a 15-4 lead over the Lady Rebels. Riverdale got back in the game over the next two quarters and was down just 26-20 at the end of three quarters.

But Trinity outscored Riverdale 19-13 in the fourth quarter to put the game away.

Riverdale had two players score in double figures. Kinsey Wiggins finished with 15 points and Holly Raley added 10 points.

Trinity Episcopal (10-14) takes on District 7 No. 1 seed Tensas Academy in a girls’ semifinal-round game today at 4 p.m.

Trinity Episcopal boys 80,

Union Christian Academy 35

TALLULAH, La. — Trinity Episcopal’s Tommy McCoy scored 37 points — two more than Union Christian Academy had as a team — as the Saints rolled to an 80-35 win over the Lions Thursday night in an MAIS Class A South Regional Tournament first-round game at Tallulah Academy.

The first quarter was as good as it could get for District 7 No. 1 seed Trinity Episcopal and as bad as it could get for District 8 No. 4 seed Union Christian. The Saints ended up scoring 37 points while the Lions managed just two points.

Arzell McCoy had 24 points and Wyatt Boothe chipped in with 10 points for Trinity Episcopal (21-0), which takes on Claiborne Academy at 6:30 p.m. today in a boys’ semifinal-round game.

Jonesboro-Hodge girls 67, Ferriday 41

JONESBORO, La. — Jada Griggs led Ferriday with a game-high 22 points and Sha’Keria Kelly had 13 points, but it was not nearly enough to help the Lady Trojans as they lost to the Jonesboro-Hodge Lady Tigers 67-41 in LHSAA District 2-2A action Thursday night.

Ferriday kept the game close in the first quarter and was only down to Jonesboro-Hodge 13-12 at the end of the quarter. However, the Lady Tigers took over from there as they outscored the Lady Trojans 16-8 in the second quarter and 19-9 in the third quarter for a commanding 48-29 lead.

Bre Wayne led Jonesboro-Hodge with 12 points while Faith Bernon and Jakita Sampson had 10 points each.

Ferriday (10-11, 5-4) closes out the regular season at 6 p.m. today at Oak Grove.

Jonesboro-Hodge boys 55, Ferriday 51

JONESBORO, La. — Travaun Callahan finished with 13 points and Carlos Harris had 11 points as the Jonesboro-Hodge Tigers rallied to defeat the Ferriday Trojans 55-51 Thursday night in an LHSAA District 2-2A game.

It didn’t look like the game would come down to the fourth quarter after Jonesboro-Hodge jumped out to a 13-2 lead over Ferriday after one quarter of play. But the Trojans outscored the Tigers 23-14 in the second quarter and 12-10 in the third quarter to tie the game at 37-37. However, the Tigers responded by outscoring the Trojans 18-14 in the fourth quarter.

DaJohn Mitchell had a game-high 14 points and J’Shon Foster added 12 points for Ferriday (N/A, 2-7), which plays at Oak Grove at 7:30 p.m. today in the regular-season finale.