Bears roll over CHS boys

Published 12:00 am Monday, February 14, 2005

BROOKHAVEN &045; You’ve got to at least tip your hat to scheduling.

Just when Cathedral’s Green Wave drop a 90-60 contest to Division 7-1A leader West Lincoln with the end of the regular season drawing near, the Wave will need a win Friday against Enterprise but may get help from those same Bears that same night.

West Lincoln plays Pelahatchie Friday night, and a Cathedral win coupled with a Pelahatchie loss would put the Green Wave heading into the division tournament as the No. 3 seed.

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&uot;That’s goal No. 1 &045; a must-win on Friday,&uot; Cathedral head coach Peter Arnold said. &uot;If we finish third, we could face Bogue Chitto. They’ve improved a lot. But I’m just looking to Enterprise on Friday night. We’ve got to win that one to hopefully lock up the third-place spot. From there, it’s winner go home.&uot;

The Green Wave (5-6, 9-14) got down to West Lincoln in a hurry and never could get out of a hole. The Bears (10-1, 15-8) came out with the press and capitalized on turnovers to take a 23-8 lead by the end of the first quarter.

From there the Green Wave kept with the home team the next two quarters &045; CHS held a 20-16 edge in the second &045; but couldn’t hold on in the fourth. The Bears led 39-28 at half, 58-43 after three but outscored Cathedral 32-17 in the fourth.

Matthew Hall led the Green Wave with 29 points.

&uot;They came out hot, and we fell behind right out of the chute,&uot; Arnold said. &uot;But we just ran out of gas. They were playing up-tempo, and we’re much better at a slower pace. After the first five or six minutes, it was back and forth.

&uot;When we ran our offense, we did very well. We got the ball inside to Matthew. We were very strong inside, but we didn’t hit any perimeter shots.&uot;

Callaway 73, Natchez 68

JACKSON &045; The Chargers finally got on a roll in the fourth quarter, and they were able to not only win the game but avenge their loss earlier this season to the Bulldogs (16-11).

Natchez led 59-49 heading into the fourth quarter, but Callaway answered with a 24-9 run in the final quarter to take the game. The Bulldogs led 20-11 at the end of the first and 40-36 at halftime.

Jeremy Houston led Natchez with 23.

Choudrant 47, Monterey 42

MONTEREY, La. &045; The second quarter proved to be the determining factor in the outcome of this non-district game as the Aggies outscored the Wolves 17-11 and hung on for the five-point win.

It helped Choudrant turn a one-point lead at the end of the first quarter into a 27-20 halftime lead. The Wolves were unable to get any kind of rally going in the second half to get back in the game.

Stetson Perkins led the Aggies with 14 points. Matt Shivley led the Wolves (2-25) with 12 points.