Wilkinson girls put away NHS; Wildcats get by Natchez in OT

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 14, 2004

WOODVILLE &045; The Wilkinson County Lady Wildcats knew what they had to do to defeat the Natchez High Lady Bulldogs Friday night &045; play solid on offense, rebound the ball well and force a lot of turnovers.

And the Lady Wildcats did all three very well en route to a 52-41 win.

Wilkinson County overcame a 14-10 deficit at the end of the first quarter by outscoring Natchez 13-6 in the second quarter and 14-8 in the third quarter to essentially put the game away. And head coach Edwin White was proud of the way the Lady Wildcats played.

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&uot;We played well and we played with poise,&uot; White said. &uot;My two seniors, Nakia Stewart and Latasha Williams, did a good job of keeping the tempo under control. We minimized our turnovers. We did a good job of rebounding and on defense.&uot;

Wilkinson boys 81, NHS 74 (OT)

WOODVILLE &045; Just when it seemed the Bulldogs had this game put away after a 25-point third quarter, the Wildcats responded, outscoring the Bulldogs 20-8 in the fourth quarter .

Natchez took a 55-43 lead into the fourth quarter, but the Wildcats’ offense caught fire in the final quarter of regulation while the defense held the Bulldogs to just eight points. Wilkinson County (3-1) took that momentum into overtime to rally for an improbable win.

Gemall Andrew led five Wilkinson players in double figures with 20 points. K. Tinsley led Natchez with a game-high 24 points.

Huntington boys 55, ASC 38

FERRIDAY, La. &045; The Hounds put this game away by outscoring the Rebels 21-2 in the second quarter to take a 35-13 halftime lead as they cruised to a 17-point win despite being outscored 17-9 in the fourth quarter.

Amite girls 37, Huntington 36

FERRIDAY, La. &045; Just when it appeared the Lady Hounds had rallied from a five-point halftime deficit to force overtime, a questionable call followed by B. Harden’s free throw as time expired gave the Lady Rebels a win on the road Friday night.

Amite led 23-18 at halftime, but Huntington (2-3) picked up the defense in the second half and slowly the Lady Hounds cut into the Lady Rebels’ lead. With about 1:30 left and the score tied at 36, the Lady Hounds were trying to run the clock out and force overtime. But after the Lady Hounds turned the ball over, things got crazy.

&uot;It was a turnover, I didn’t know how it happened, and they had the ball,&uot; Lady Hounds head coach Penny Moak said. &uot;With 10 seconds left they had the ball out of bounds. Amber McGlothin stole (the inbound pass). She dribbled it and the girl who was on her (Harden) was pushed as time ran out. Amber said (Harden) fouled her. They were already in a one-and-one.&uot;

Prairie View boys 60, Trinity 45

ST. JOSEPH, La. &045; The Saints almost overcame a slow start, getting to within two points of the lead after three quarters, but the Spartans dominated the fourth quarter to take the 15-point win at the Tensas tournament.