Trinity boys, Tensas girls walk away with District 7-A titles
Published 12:00 am Monday, March 1, 2004
LIBERTY &045; The Trinity Episcopal Saints maintained their dominance of Mississippi Private School Association District 7-A with their sixth outright district tournament championship on Saturday.
It wasn’t a thing of beauty, but the championship games not always are.
The Saints held off a late run from Tensas Academy to claim the District 7-A tournament title 43-38.
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&uot;I thought Tensas played as hard as they could and so did our bunch,&uot; Saints head coach David King said. &uot;We knew we needed keep in 40s and they had to push the ball up. Execute game plan.&uot;
With their go-to teammate, Robert Manson, hancuffed inside against a stringent Chiefs defense, seniors Ryan Rachal and Gregory Ketchings came on strong with 12 points apiece.
Randal Borsch led Tensas with nine point.
&uot;I though it was a very-well officiated game for both teams,&uot; King said. &uot;I was pleased with the way my team kept their composure in a tight game. We’re going to have to start it over next week and go get it.&uot;
Tensas girls 60, Trinity 43
Similar to the way they put away Wilkinson County Christian Academy on Friday, the Lady Chief had a huge second half to wrap up their share of the District 7-A title.
Tensas, who outscored WCCA 21-4 in the fourth period in Friday’s semifinal, useds a 22-4 run in the third period to distance itself from the Lady Saints.
Megan Bauerle went for 23 points, as Tabitha Howard added 14 of her own.
Mallory Archer led the Lady Saints with 21. Sierra Masey, Trinity’s hero in its semifinal win over Huntington, was held to just four points.
ASC boys 50, WCCA 48
The hosts received a big evening from Taylor Knapp to down the Rams and claim the consolation prize of the MPSA District 7-A tournament.
WCCA had now answer for Knapp, who went off for 25 points after being held to just three Friday night in a loss to Trinity.
The Rebels rebounded after a sluggish start to trail by just three, 28-25, at the break before storming out in the third period and building a three-point advantage of their own.
Huntington girls 38, WCCA 23
A big second half from the Lady Hounds and Whitney Bradford helped Huntington walk away with third place of the District 7-A tournament.
Bradfor led all scorers with 16 points, while Erin Ashley led the Lady Rams with 12.
Huntington led in each period, holding a five-point lead at halftime, 15-10.