Cathedral teams drop pair at Harrisonburg tourney; Trinity clubs fall

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 31, 2003

HARRISONBURG, La. &045; Just when it looked like that second half letdown was worked out, something popped its head up for the Cathedral Lady Wave.

This time it was a sluggish second quarter in a 59-39 loss to St. Joseph of Plaucheville Wednesday in the opening round of the single-elimination Harrisonburg tournament. The Lady Wave was solid in the second half but couldn’t make up for a second quarter where it was outscored by 11 points.

&uot;They pressed pretty much the whole game,&uot; CHS head coach Erin Binns said. &uot;But that (second quarter) was a deficit we couldn’t get back from. I told you the third quarter was what’s been killing us. That second quarter &045; I told them after the game we’ve got to put it all together.&uot;

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The Lady Wave trailed 11-9 at the end of the first quarter but was outscored 18-7 in the second to trail 29-16 heading into halftime. St. Joe then held a 13-11 edge in the third to lead 42-27 heading into the fourth quarter.

Caitlin Huffines and Claire Kenda led Cathedral with nine points apiece. Theresa Ford led St. Joseph in scoring with 19.

St. Joseph 62, Cathedral boys 47

HARRISONBURG, La. &045; The Green Wave (2-8) suffered a similar fate in its game at the Harrisonburg tournament when it got outscored 14-6 in the second to trail 30-16 at halftime.

St. Joseph held a 16-10 lead at the end of the first quarter.

The Green Wave fared better in the second half, getting edged 32-31.

Charlie Lane led Cathedral with nine points. St. Joseph’s top scorer was John Courtney with 27.

Pillow 47, Trinity boys 21

JACKSON &045; The Saints were within striking distance in the fourth quarter before Pillow muscled out to the win in the opening round of the Hillcrest Christian tournament.

The Mustangs held a slim 31-26 lead by the end of the third quarter before outscoring Trinity 16-5 in the fourth.

Gregory Ketchings led the Saints with 12 points. McLain Meiner led the Mustangs with 12.

Pillow 63, Trinity girls 18

JACKSON &045; The Lady Saints were overmatched against Pillow, an Overall qualifier from a year ago, from the start and struggled throughout.

Pillow jumped out to a 23-5 lead by the end of the first quarter and led 30-10 at half and 44-13 heading into the fourth quarter.

Sierra Massey had 11 for the Lady Saints. Meagan Webb led Pillow with 14.