Vidalia, Ferriday to battle

Published 12:00 am Monday, January 24, 2000

Vidalia High head boys basketball coach Robert Sanders has had important games in a week at home before, but it would be hard to match this week at Vidalia.

The Vikings host Ferriday in a key District 3-2A matchup tonight, while top-rated McCall comes to Viking country Friday in another pivotal district contest.

&uot;I don’t recall ever having as important a week at home as this week,&uot; Sanders said. &uot;We could make a big move in the district if we could win both this week.&uot;

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In other prep games tonight, Natchez High hosts Jim Hill in crucial Division 6-5A games, Adams County Christian School hosts Hillcrest, Trinity is at Tensas and Jefferson County is at Port Gibson.

Cathedral is off tonight, but visits Hinds AHS Friday.

Huntington cancelled their games this week after Hound junior Eric Smith was killed in a one-car accident last Saturday.

Trinity’s contest at home against Pine Hills Friday has been moved to Thursday.

Vidalia and Ferriday’s boys are both 2-1 in the district, with each falling to McCall.

&uot;It’s an important game for both teams, but especially for us because we don’t want to lose at home,&uot; said Vidalia coach Robert Sanders. &uot;Our play has been kind of sporadic lately. We have to put four quarters together and play more consistent.&uot;

Vidalia is ranked No. 2 in Class 2A.

Vidalia and Ferriday are both 3-0 in district contests.

&uot;Vidalia has a very good running team,&uot;&160;said Ferriday coach Lisa Abron, a former standout player for the Lady Vikings. &uot;We don’t want to get in a running game with them. They have good ball-handlers, so we have to try and slow them down.&uot;

Other games Friday have Natchez at Provine, ACCS at Jackson Prep, Crowville at Ferriday and Amite County at Jefferson County.