Ferguson’s shot lifts Huntington over PA

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 29, 2003

FERRIDAY, La. &045; The first district championship in quite some time is one thing.

But those Huntington Lady Hounds now have four wins over Class AAA competition. The Lady Hounds got a basket late from Tiffany Ferguson for a 50-48 win over Parklane Tuesday night at the HHS gym.

The Class A Lady Hounds (19-7) adds the win to two over ACCS and one over Central Private in wins over Class AAA teams.

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&uot;We played with a lot of emotion and intensity,&uot; Huntington head coach Michael McAnally said. &uot;It’s a big win for our program. We talked about getting a big win, and we got it tonight. It gives the girls a little momentum going into the postseason. Any time you someone at the AAA level, you’re going to have your work cut out for you. This was a big confidence-builder for us.&uot;

The game was knotted at 48-48 with about 40 seconds left when the Lady Hounds regained possession and played for the last shot. Ferguson got the ball just inside the free-throw line and nailed a 13-foot jumper with just over a second left on the clock to secure the win.

The shot finished off a run in the second half that put the Lady Hounds over the top after they trailed 25-22 at halftime and 14-4 by the end of the first quarter.

McAnally benched his starters early after the slow start, and they responded upon their return to pick up the pace and get back into the game against the Lady Pioneers (17-13).

Emily Hazlip led the Lady Hounds with 15 points, while Ferguson had 12.

Central Private 64, ACCS 35

CENTRAL, La. &045; The Central Private Lady Rebels are playing better and better each game, and they wasted little time in disposing of ACCS.

Central Private (30-5, 10-1) jumped out to an 18-5 lead by the end of the first quarter and outscored AC 12-5 in the second to take a 30-10 lead at halftime.

Samantha Kirkwood and Stefanie Kirkwood each scored 19 to lead Central Private. Anna McLemore led ACCS (14-12, 2-8) with 10.

Block girls 85, Delhi 33

DELHI, La. &045;&160;Dani McMillian went for 43 points as the Lady Bears (12-6, 4-1 district 4-1A) cruised to an easy district win.

Shaterrica Savage and Catessa Branch chipped in with 18 and 16, respectively, as Block was in full control from the tip.

The Lady Bears outscored Delhi 27-4 in the first period and never looked back.

WCCA girls 39, ASC 31

LIBERTY &045; The Lady Rams fought off a dreadful third period to outscore Amite School Center 15-6 in the fourth to steal an important MPSA district win.

Caroline Key led WCCA and all scorers with 17, as the two teams played a competitive three quarters before the Lady Rams pulled away late.

Brittany Walsh led the Lady Rebels with 14 points.

MSD 48, Cathedral 27

NATCHEZ &045; Mississippi School for the Deaf won the national championship for deaf high schools. The Cathedral Lady Green Wave found out how good this team is Tuesday night.

Angela Scott scored a game-high 20 points and Keyona Brown added 10 points as MSD dominated the second half to defeat Cathedral 48-27 in Division 7-1A action at the Roy A. Garcia gym.

&uot;The first half we controlled the tempo of the game,&uot; Lady Green Wave head coach Peter Arnold said. &uot;We did a good job rebounding.&uot;

Cathedral (1-15, 0-7) hung tough with MSD throughout the first half and trailed by just five points, 18-13, at halftime.

Mattie Smith led Cathedral with 10 points.

Tensas 64, Trinity


ST. JOSEPH, La. &045; Lyndsay Hendrix led a balanced scoring attack with 14 points as the Lady Chiefs rolled to the win.

Sarah Beth Melville, Brittany Ratcliffe and Amanda Doyle had 10 points each for the Lady Chiefs (19-6, 8-2).

Trinity (7-17, 4-6) needed a win to stay in contention for the district’s fourth seed at South State.

Trinity and Tensas were tied at 10 after one quarter of play, but the Lady Chiefs outscored the Lady Saints 19-8 in the second quarter.

Amber Easom led Trinity with nine points.

Wilkinson 53, Franklin 41

WOODVILLE &045; Kim Griffin scored a game-high 13 points and Erica Lewis had 10 points as the Lady Wildcats defeated the Lady Bulldogs.

Wilkinson County (9-18, 3-7) led Franklin County (4-12, 1-8) just 9-8 at the end of the first quarter, then took control of the game in the second, outscoring the Lady Bulldogs 19-10 to take a 28-18 lead at the half.

Shalenia Williams led Franklin County with 10 points.

Rayville 77, Vidalia 48

VIDALIA, La. &045; The Lady Hornets jumped out to a 23-4 lead at the end of the first quarter and cruised to the 29-point win over the Lady Vikings.

Tammy Mazitt led Rayville (3-1 in district play) with 21 points and Lisa Cowart had 15 points. Gemecia Williams led Vidalia (1-14, 0-4) with a game-high 22 points and Latoya Burden had 10 points.