Vikes’ handle Sicily Island

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, November 21, 2001

Wednesday, November 21, 2001

The Natchez Democrat

VIDALIA, La. – Both the Vidalia boys and girls teams improved

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to 3-0 Tuesday night, and both did so in similar ways – by overpowering

their opponent in the second half.


The Vikings put away the Sicily Island Tigers 83-50, and the

Lady Vikings won going away 47-28.

Ajay Warner and Tony Hawkins poured in 24 and 22 points, respectively

as the host Vikings exploded in the third quarter to end all doubts

with a 25-10 run.

&uot;Once we determined that Sicily Island was going to sit

back and shoot threes, then we began to attack and cover them,&uot;

VHS head coach Robert Sanders said. &uot;We’ve got some guys

just coming out of football, so we’re still sort of looking for

chemistry.&uot; It certainly didn’t appear to the crowd on hand

that there were any of those type problems, as Hawkins fueled

the early third quarter outburst, scoring 14 points in the frame.

Jessie Banks added 10 and Josh Bush pumped in eight more down

low in a contest that wasn’t close after the 35-29 halftime lead.

Gary Washington was the leading scorer for the tigers with 15


It was a a far cry from the Monday night game that saw Vidalia

struggle to hold off a pesky Davidson squad, 60-53. Hawkins also

had the hot hand in that one, posting 15, while Bush and Banks

had 13 and 10, respectively.

Vidalia girls 47, Sicily Island 28

The Lady Vikings overcame a sluggish second quarter and put

away the Lady Tigers, by out scoring them 36-12 over the final

two frames. Ramona Washington proved to be an unstoppable force,

scoring 19 points. Shemica Williams also had a good night with

13, while Katrina Stapleton added eight. LaToya Burden

The same thing applied to the Lady Vikings Monday night road

game at Davidson. VHS had to overcome a torrid second quarter

from the host Lady Warriors and hold them off in a wild finish,

winning 66-65.

The offense ran through Dominque Trimble on this night as she

paced the attack with 19. Katrina Singleton added 17 and Washington

scored nine.

Concepsion Gray kept DHS in it with 17 points. Gemecia Williams

and Lashundia Mitchell each had six.

The Vikings will host the Ronnie Brown Memorial Tournament

beginning next Thursday.

Vidalia 47, Sicily Island 28



Vidalia: Ramona Washington – 19; Shemica Williams – 13; Katrina

Stapleton – 8; Latoya Burden – 3; Lashunda Mitchell – 2; Dominique

Trimble – 2

Sicily Island: Rutrana Branson – 13; April Washington – 8; Rachel

Ginyard – 3; Kim Dunbar – 2; Jessica Tolliver – 2.

Vidalia 83, Sicily Island 50



Vidalia: Ajay Warner – 24; Tony Hawkins – 22; Jessie Banks

– 10; Josh Bush – 8; Lionel Dean – 4; Michael Randall – 4; Robert

Walker – 3; Roderick Randall – 2; James McGraw – 2; Ken Johnson

– 2; Louis McNulty – 2

Sicily Island: Gab Washington – 15; Lionel Jones – 13; Cedric

Jackson – 10; Deandre Bates – 5; Denus Jordan – 4; Terry Atkins

– 3

Vidalia – 3-0 overall; next – at Sicily Island, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.