Brookhaven boys throttle Hounds; Guice pours in 42 as Trinity wins

Published 12:00 am Saturday, February 1, 2003

FERRIDAY, La. &045; As their opinion on the latest MPSA boys’ rankings, and you won’t get an argument out of the Huntington Hounds on who should be No. 1.

It’s Brookhaven Academy, and its 83-37 blistering of Huntington was convincing enough. The Cougars started the game with a 13-0 run and never looked back.

&uot;Those guys are No. 1 in the state for a reason,&uot; Huntington head coach Michael McAnally said. &uot;We found out first-hand why they’re so good. Their ability to push the ball up the floor is what I think separates them from every other team. We knew coming in we were stepping up in class, and I’m a believer in playing up makes you better.&uot;

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The Cougars continued with the fast breaks &045; on just about every turnover and rebound they would find the outlet pass and get down the floor in a hurry.

Brookhaven (23-0) led 18-3 by the end of the first quarter and outscored the Hounds (12-12) 29-4 in the second quarter to take a 47-10 lead at the break.

&uot;Too many turnovers,&uot; McAnally said. &uot;You make turnovers against a team like that, and they’re going to make you pay for it.&uot;

Jimmy Lofton led Brookhaven with 17 points. Huntington’s top scorer was Jordan Owens with 14.

Trinity boys 81, Silliman 67

CLINTON, La. &045; The Saints keep rolling along, and they picked up a win over a Class AA opponent Saturday as the regular season winds down.

The Saints (25-5) held a 44-33 lead at halftime before blowing the game open with a 20-7 run in third quarter to take a 64-40 lead over the Wildcats.

Dudley Guice Jr. poured in 42 points to lead the Saints, while Chase Brown tossed in 18.

Daniel Fudge led Silliman with 32.

Silliman girls 45, Trinity 35

CLINTON, La. &045; The Lady Saints (8-18) had everything rolling in the right direction in the first half thanks to a 16-7 edge in the second to help take a 24-16 lead at the break.

Then the momentum shifted. Silliman went on a 14-8 run in the third to trim the lead to 32-30 heading into the fourth quarter.

The Lady Wildcats outscored Trinity 15-3 in the fourth quarter.

Addrienne Phares led Silliman with 19 points. Trinity’s top scorer was Mallory Archer with 18.

Both Trinity clubs play Tuesday at home against Ben’s Ford. The South State tournament is next week at Glenbrook Academy.