Lady Trojans maul VHS; WC gets win
Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 31, 2003
FERRIDAY, La. &045; After shuffling a lineup like a game of 52-pickup, the Ferriday Lady Trojans may have finally got it right.
The Lady Trojans looked a little like last year’s version in an impressive 73-41 win over Vidalia Friday night in non-district action.
Not only did they get 32 points from sophomore and designated team leader Jameca Garrison, but the defense was getting steals and converting fast breaks like the team from last year.
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That’s Lady Trojan basketball, and that’s the style they’ve been searching for in their eight games prior to Friday.
&uot;The chemistry was there,&uot; Ferriday head coach Lisa Abron said. &uot;We’ve been working on that in practice. Everything was working, and everybody did their part. We pretty much knew they didn’t have a decent ball handler, so that was where we wanted to put the pressure. The chemistry was just there tonight.&uot;
The win was just as one-sided as the score would indicate, although the Lady Trojans’ lead got up to 39 at one point late in the game. For a team that’s trying to find an identity after losing four starters from a year ago, the Lady Trojans hope they found it at the right time with district play on the horizon.
&uot;We played well, and we played good defense,&uot; Garrison said. &uot;Coach is working with us every day. We’re trying to get the press down pat. This gives us a whole lot of confidence. It makes us come closer together as a team and start winning.&uot;
The Lady Trojans got three straight baskets from Garrison over 36 seconds midway through the third quarter to take a 48-24 lead, but Vidalia stopped the run with a basket from Tempest Clay.
Ferriday then got two straight field goals and two free throws to take a 54-26 lead by the end of the third quarter.
Vidalia got a bucket from Dominique Trimble and a 3-pointer from Burden to start the fourth, but Ferriday got a basket from Rosalind Johnson to spark a 19-3 run that ended with two free throws from KeAnna Green with 3:16 left for a 73-34 lead.
Wilkinson 64, Jefferson 44
FAYETTE &045; It’s sure to be a difficult task, but if anybody catches a glimpse of Lady Wildcats point Latasha Williams see if you can stop her.
She is Wilkinson County’s answer to the Energizer bunny. Williams just keeps going and going and going.
The Lady Tigers sure couldn’t contain the junior as she scored a game-high 18 points, but she did so much more in creating looks for her teammates and playing sprawling defense.
&uot;To just be a junior, she’s already come a long way,&uot; Wilkinson County head coach Edwin White said. &uot;She’s understands her role as a playmaker for us. I think any college would be happy to have someone like her.&uot;
Stacy Thomas led Jefferson County with 13 points. In addition to Williams leading the charge, the Lady Wildcats had Kim Griffin in double figures with 14 and Rosalyn Lacey with 10.
Huntington 41, Tallulah 37
FERRIDAY, La. &045; If Friday night’s game between the Tallulah Academy Lady Trojans and the Huntington Lady Hounds is a preview of the next two seasons after this one, then look out.
Trailing by six at halftime, Huntington switched its defense and eventually wore down Tallulah, as did the play of Erin Hedrick as the Lady Hounds took a 41-37 win over the Lady Trojans.
Hedrick finished one steal away from a triple-double.
Centreville 59, Silliman 26
CENTREVILLE &045; Jenae Jackson outscored the entire Lady Wildcats team by herself &045; 28 points for Jackson, 26 for Silliman &045; and had 12 rebounds as the Lady Tigers cruised to a 33-point win in an MPSA District 4-AA game Friday night.
Tensas 53, Trinity 34
ST. JOSEPH, La. &045; The Lady Chiefs proved why they are the team to beat in District 7-A as they shut out the Lady Saints in the first quarter and cruised to a big win Friday night.
Tensas took command of the game by taking a 21-0 lead over Trinity at the end of the first quarter.
Block 61, Winnsboro JV 35
JONESVILLE, La. &045; The Lady Bears dominated the Lady Wildcats’ junior varsity team from start to finish and cruised to the 26-point win Friday night during day two of the Block tournament.
Block jumped out to a 21-7 lead at the end of the first quarter and 34-18 at halftime.
Copiah 62, ACCS 36
GALLMAN &045; The sixth-ranked Lady Colonels had little problem in taking care of business Friday night by routing the Lady Rebels in an MPSA District 2-AAA game.
Copiah led ACCS 28-7 at the end of the first quarter.
WCCA 43, Amite SC 39
WOODVILLE &045; The Lady Rams overcame shooting slumps in the second and fourth quarters to get their first win in MPSA District 7-A this season.
WCCA seemed to be in control of the Lady Rebels by taking an 18-8 lead into the second quarter.