Saints clinch 7-1A title; Vikings win

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 29, 2003

ST. JOSEPH, La. &045; It was a memorable night for the Trinity Episcopal Saints as they defeated the Tensas Academy Chiefs 77-37 to win the District 7-1A championship &045; their fifth straight.

&uot;Not many schools can say they’ve won five straight district championships in any sport,&uot; TE head coach David King said. &uot;We’re very proud of that. But our goal all along has been to win the state championship.&uot;

Dudley Guice Jr. led Trinity (23-5, 10-0) with 26 points. Chase Brown had 16 points, Gregory Ketchings added 13 points and Mike Lickliter chipped in with 11 points.

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Tensas (7-15, 7-3) tied the score at 2, then Trinity went on a 27-2 run to take a 29-4 lead at the end of the first quarter. The Chiefs got its offense going in the second but still trailed the Saints 53-21 at halftime.

Matthew Bauerle led Tensas with 12 points and Bryant Killen added eight points.

Central Private 65, ACCS 51

CENTRAL, La. &045; Central Private was geared up this time, and the Rebels from Central kept things at their pace to put away ACCS.

Central Private (17-9, 7-4) held a seven-point lead heading into the fourth quarter and finished off ACCS with a 19-12 run to take the District 3-AAA contest.

&uot;Central Private played well,&uot; ACCS head coach Ricky Gray said.&160;&uot;They controlled the tempo and spread it out. They played a game we didn’t want to play. We looked tired tonight. I’m not sure why, but it didn’t look like we had that extra step we’ve been having.&uot;

Central Private battled to a 17-14 lead by the end of the first but started to pull away in the second with a 17-11 run for a 34-25 halftime lead.

Bernard Robert led CPS with 24 points. Dustin Case was AC’s top scorer with 16.

MSD 51, Cathedral 45

NATCHEZ &045; The Green Wave (3-13, 1-6) had its offense in high gear in the first quarter with 22 points, but then they went cold the rest of the way and MSD (19-3, 7-0) took advantage to take the six-point win.

C.J. Durham led MSD with 14 points. Brandon Miner added 12 points and Courtland Clay chipped in with 10 points.

Vidalia 106, Rayville 78

VIDALIA, La. &045; Rayville stayed close with Vidalia in the first quarter and the early goings of the second quarter, but once the fourth-ranked Vikings got over the turnover bug, they were unstoppable as they defeated the Hornets by 28 points.

Ajay Warner led Vidalia (18-4, 4-0) with 21 points and David Wilson came up just two blocked shots short of a triple-double, finishing with 17 points, 12 rebounds and eight blocks.

&uot;He (Wilson) was a little nervous at the beginning, but he settled down,&uot; Vikings head coach Robert Sanders said. &uot;All but one (player) scored for us.&uot;

Tony Hawkins had 16 points for the Vikings.

Parklane 69, Huntington 57

FERRIDAY, La. &045;&160;The Hounds overcame a sluggish first half against the Class AAA Pioneers but managed to play better in the second half to make things interesting.

Parklane (15-7) jumped to a 36-25 before the Hounds matched its 15 points in the third to put the Pioneers’ lead at 51-40 heading into the fourth quarter.

Lance Newlon led Parklane with 23 points. Jordan&160;Owens led Huntington with 18.

Wilkinson 60, Franklin 53

WOODVILLE &045; Wilkinson County turned to its defense in the second quarter to erase a five-point lead after one quarter of play and held on for the seven-point win in Division 7-3A action Tuesday night.

Bernard Robinson led Wilkinson County with 13 points and Bryant Spiller and Timothy Jarvis had 12 points each.

&uot;I think the biggest turning point was that we outrebounded them,&uot; Wildcats head coach Henry Story said. &uot;They beat us on the boards there. We beat them on the boards here.&uot;

Wilkinson County (20-7, 7-3) trailed Franklin County (13-7, 7-3) 14-9 at the end of the first quarter, then outscored the Bulldogs 14-4 in the second

to take a 23-18 halftime lead.

McCall 60, Ferriday 53

FERRIDAY, La. &045; Brandon Gultery’s two 3-pointers and 13 points led a balanced attack for the Dragons, who got an important district 3-2A win.

Eight players in all scored for McCall (15-8, 3-1), half of which landed in double figures, who withstood a late surge when the Trojans’ LaKendrick Nix fouled out of the game with 25 points and more than three minutes to go.

From staff reports

WCCA boys 45, ASC 43

LIBERTY &045; A huge second half effort got the Rams a road victory in a

must-win situation Tuesday night.

Trailing by eight at halftime, the Rams cut halved their deficit in the third period and headed into the fourth down 35-31.

But WCCA (5-10, 5-5 MPSA district 7-1A) didn’t let up there and continued to score at will until it was able to escape Liberty with a win.

Jason Reed and Brad Pritchard led the Rams with 15 and 10, respectively.

While Dean Lewis and Robert Young accounted for 14 and 12, respectively for the Rebels (4-12, 2-9 MPSA district 7-1A).