WCCA upends Lady Hounds; Lady Saints solid in win over Ben’s Ford

Published 12:00 am Saturday, January 10, 2004

FERRIDAY, La. &045; After getting off to a rough start to the season, the Lady Rams of Wilkinson County Christian Academy are suddenly tied for third place in MPSA District 7-A.

And it took a solid performance by Erin Ashley for the Lady Rams to get to this point, as she scored a game-high 21 points to lead them to a 48-45 win over the Huntington Lady Hounds Friday night.

Huntington had a chance to be in third place by itself at 3-2 in district play, but dropped into a tie with WCCA at 2-3 despite getting a double-double from Erin Hedrick, who finished with 15 points and 14 rebounds.

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The Lady Rams (5-8, 2-3) trailed the Lady Hounds 9-8 after one quarter of play only to take an 18-16 lead at halftime.

WCCA then increased its lead to seven going at the end of the third quarter and held off a fourth-quarter comeback attempt by Huntington.

AC girls 50, Hillcrest 31

NATCHEZ &045; Playing perhaps their most complete game of the year, the Lady Rebels scored their first District 2-AAA win of the season with a dominant performance.

Nikki Hankins led AC with 15 points and April Boyd poured in 10, as eight players scored for the Lady Rebels (12-6, 1-3).

&uot;We’re still making a few turnovers and missing easy shots,&uot; AC head coach Bruce Pickle said. &uot;Early on I think we missed three or four 2-footers, which would’ve turned the game out of hand.&uot;

The Lady Rebels took control of the game in the second period, using a 14-3 run in building a 17-point advantage, 23-6.

The Lady Cougars were led in scoring by Jamie Baker’s 9, as no Hillcrest player reached double figures.

&uot;(AC) did a good job of moving the basketball around on offense. They had a lot of girls step up and score,&uot; Lady Cougar head coach Wade Heigle said. &uot;Plus, we really struggle on offense That was obvious in the first half, and that was big difference tonight.&uot;

Amite County 50, Jefferson County 43

FAYETTE &045; This game was a matchup of Region 7-3A’s cellar dwellers as both teams were looking for their first win in region play.

And, thanks to Kimberly Andrews, the Lady Trojans not only notched win number one in 7-3A but also their first win this season.

The game went back and forth as the Lady Trojans held a 12-7 lead at the end of the first quarter, only to see the Lady Tigers outscore them 15-9 in the second quarter to take a 22-21 lead.

North Pike 47, Wilkinson County 46

SUMMIT &045; In one of two key Region 7-3A games, the Lady Wildcats had a chance to keep the pressure on North Pike and Hazlehurst, but they blew an early 10-point lead and suffered a huge loss.

Wilkinson County (12-6, 4-2), which won a big game over Port Gibson on its home court Tuesday night, appeared to be on its way to giving North Pike its second loss of the season and in 7-3A.

The Lady Wildcats, led by Nakia Stewart and Kim Griffin, jumped out to a 15-5 lead over the Lady Jaguars at the end of the first quarter, but the home team had other ideas.

North Pike (16-1, 3-1) kept chipping at Wilkinson County’s lead over the next two quarters to tie the score at 33-33 going into the fourth quarter.

Trinity 57, Ben’s Ford 25

NATCHEZ &045; Mallory Archer and Sierra Massey lit it up from 3-point land as the Lady Saints cruised to a 32-point win in MPSA District 7-A action.

Archer, who finished with 25 points and Massey, who had 17 points, hit four three-pointers each to help Trinity (9-6, 5-1) move to just a half-game behind Tensas for the district lead.

Cathedral 57, Pelahatchie 42

PELAHATCHIE &045; In a game of two teams at the bottom of the standings in Region 7-1A, Claire Kenda rose to the occasion and helped the Lady Green Wave pick up their second win of the season and their first in region play.

Kenda led Cathedral (2-15, 1-3) and all scorers with 21 points as the Lady Green Wave pretty much dominated the first three quarters of the game.

&uot;We played really well. Claire had a good game,&uot; Lady Green Wave head coach Erin Binns said. &uot;She rebounded well.&uot;

Davidson 56, Vidalia 54 OT

ST. JOSEPH, La. &045; The Lady Vikings let a chance to win their first game of the season slip away twice &045; first in the second half, then in overtime.

Davidson (8-6) trailed Vidalia (0-7) 22-15 at halftime, but the Lady Warriors sent the game into overtime by outscoring the Lady Vikings 17-13 in the third quarter and 17-14 in the fourth quarter.