PCA ousts Lady Rams; Block, Ferriday girls land victories

Published 12:00 am Monday, March 1, 2004

GREENVILLE &045; Porter’s Chapel had too many players with the first name Amy for Wilkinson County Christian Academy’s Lady&160;Rams to handle Tuesday afternoon.

Amy Beaugh, Annie Beaugh and Amy Rutledge combined to score 39 points as the Lady Eagles defeated the Lady Rams 50-42 in the first round of the MPSA Class A South State Tournament at Greenville Christian School.

While WCCA’s season came to an end, Porter’s Chapel advanced to the quarterfinals to take on Claiborne Academy, which received a first-round bye for being the No. 1 seed from District 6-A, at 4 p.m. Thursday.

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However, what won the game wasn’t how many the Beaughs had but how they did at the free throw line.

&uot;They made their free throws and we didn’t,&uot; Lady Rams head coach Sam Byrd said. &uot;They made 14 of 18 free throws.&uot;

Amy Beaugh led Porter’s Chapel with 15 points but was held under her average.

&uot;Amy Beaugh was averaging over 20 points a game and we held her to 15, so I’m proud of that,&uot; Byrd said.

Annie Beaugh scored 14 points and Rutledge chipped in with 10.

The Lady Rams (8-15) played well in the first quarter and took a 10-9 lead over ther Lady Eagles going into the second quarter. But Porter’s Chapel, the No. 4 seed from District 5, took control over the next two quarters to take a 34-27 lead after three quarters of play.

&uot;It was a close game throughout,&uot; Byrd said. &uot;My girls did well. We couldn’t make the shots. The girls played hard.&uot;

Block 91, Newellton 85 (OT)

JONESVILLE, La. &045; The Lady Bears (12-13, 5-2) needed a win to put some distance between themselves and Newellton in the District 4-1A standings.

That they got, but it took overtime to get there as they held off the visiting Lady Bears (6-13, 3-3). Block outscored Newellton 14-8 in overtime.

A total of nine players scored in double figures in this exciting game. Ashley Green led Block with 25 points.

West Lincoln 66, Cathedral 21

NATCHEZ &045; The Lady Bears (17-5, 10-1) took control of this Region 7-1A game in the second quarte and never looked back to maintain their lead in region play.

Christine Hunt led West Lincoln with 13 points. Danielle Smith and Laura Huffines led Cathedral (3-21, 2-9) with five points each.

Wingfield 64, Jefferson County 38

JACKSON &045; The lady Tigers had Wingfield on its heels after a quarter of play, but Wingfield was able to answer after the opening eight minutes.

Andria Doty led three Wingfield players in double figures with 16, as Lorean Shoulders and Shana Wilson each accounted for 15.

Jefferson County, who was led by Donella Shorter’s 15, held an 11-5 advantage over Wingfield after the first period.

Franklin County 50, Hazlehurst 33

MEADVILLE &045; Things were touch-and-go in a key Region 7-3A matchup for the opening three quarters and then the Lady Bulldogs let Hazlehurst have it.

The Lady Indians led by a bucket after one and six at the break before Franklin County responded in the third, by taking a two-point lead.

The fourth turned ugly as the Lady Bulldogs closed with a 20-5 run, thanks in part to Victoria Hunt’s 16.