Girls’ roundup: Trinity girls lose district opener; Lady Rebels roll

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 14, 2004

NATCHEZ &045; When things dried up offensively, the Trinity Lady Saints did the best they could on the other end of the floor against an over-sized Bowling Green team.

But the shots never did fall in the second half.

The drought buoyed Bowling Green to its 38-31 win over Trinity in a defensive battle on both ends. But the Lady Saints had just two field goals the entire second half, missed five free throws in the fourth quarter and couldn’t knock down shots in the final two minutes to make a run.

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&uot;I thank God for the opportunity to come out and play, but I am so upset right now,&uot; Trinity head coach Melanie Hall said. &uot;I didn’t even talk to them after the game. I believe in my heart that we’re better than what we showed tonight. They’re disappointed with the game. I believe when we get our offense going with our defense, we’ll be fine. But every night out it’s going to be a dogfight. You have to be ready to play.&uot;

The only buckets of the second half came both from Eliza Jones, who nailed one jumper, got a pass off a steal and put in another 10 seconds later to cut the lead to 31-29. But the Lady Bucs got a bucket from post Brooke Vickers and brought back in point guard Megan Dykes, who went down early in the fourth with an injury.

Dykes’ presence allowed Bowling Green to handle the pressure better, and the Lady Bucs got a free throw from Vickers, two from Katilyn Dufrene, one from Jessica Crowe and another from Dufrene to seal it.

Crowe hit one with 28 seconds left, and the Lady Saints missed three shots on their trip down the floor. They had to foul and put Dufrene on the line with two seconds left.

Victoria Seal led Bowling Green with 14 points. Jones and Sierra Massey each had 10 to lead Trinity.

ACCS 46, Chamberlain-Hunt 13

PORT GIBSON &045; One night after allowing Tensas to make eight three-pointers, the Lady Rebels (9-2, 2-0) held the Lady Wildcats scoreless in the entire first half as they jumped out to a commanding 34-0 halftime lead.

Twelve Adams Christian players ended up on the scoreboard, led by Laura Guedon with eight points. Michelle Guedon and Hannah Southerland had six points each. Christina Cribb led CHA with nine points.

Ferriday 36, St. Frederick 30

MONROE, La. &045; After getting off to a slow start in the first quarter, the Lady Trojans turned up the defensive pressure on the St. Frederick in the second quarter, but it would take a strong effort in the fourth quarter to finally put away the Lady Warriors.

Jameca Garrison led Ferriday (6-2) with 17 points and Ashley Atkins added 11 points. T. Hankins and M. Smith had 12 points each for St. Frederick.

WCCA 43, Lamar Christian 14

PURVIS &045; The Lady Rams did that in a big way by scoring as many points in the first quarter against the Lady Lions Tuesday night in an MPSA District 6-A game as they did in the entire game against the Trinity Lady Saints just 24 hours earlier.

WCCA (4-5, 3-0) took a 16-1 lead after one quarter of play and led 29-8 at halftime. The Lady Rams were led by Erin Ashley with 18 points.

Oak Forest 39, Centreville 36

AMITE, La. &045; Chelsie Butler scored 14 points and Chelsea Woods had 12 points as the Lady Yellow Jackets were able to hold on to defeat the Lady Tigers in an MPSA District 4-AA game after nearly blowing a six-point halftime deficit.

Brittany Boatner led Centreville (1-4, 0-1) with a game-high 22 points and Ash Brashier added 12 points as the Lady Tigers got to within two points of the lead at the end of the third quarter, but couldn’t put together a rally in the fourth quarter to pull out the win.