Hounds roll over River Oaks; Rebels win on road

Published 12:00 am Thursday, February 2, 2006

FERRIDAY &8212; Huntington&8217;s Ples Arthur made several big baskets in the second quarter and at the end of the game to give the Hounds a 59-50 win over the River Oaks Mustangs in a battle for first place in District 7-A Tuesday night.

Arthur&8217;s clutch shooting enabled Huntington, ranked No. 5 in Class A, to overcome not only an off night by Antonio Jordan, mostly due to foul trouble, but also a 22-point outburst by River Oaks in the third quarter.

Jordan, who scored just seven points, picked up two quick fouls early and another pair of fouls in the third quarter. That meant someone had to pick up the slack. That someone was Arthur, who finished with a game-high 27 points.

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Vidalia 62, Ouachita Christian 45

VIDALIA &8212; Jeremy Riggs led a balanced scoring attack for Vidalia with 14 points to offset Rob McGill&8217;s 22-point performance and the Vikings used a big second half to win.

Tensas 49, Franklin Academy 42

ST. JOSEPH, La. &8212; Neither team gave an inch in this District 7-A match-up until the Chiefs used their defense for an 11-5 advantage in the fourth quarter.

Jefferson 56, Hazlehurst 40

HAZLEHURST &8212; The Tigers jumped all over the Indians in the first half en route to a 34-12 halftime lead and never looked back as they picked up their first win in Region 6-3A.

Franklin 59, North Pike 45

SUMMIT &8212; Marcus Tillman led Franklin County (2-2, 5-6) with 18 points. Albert Matthews led North Pike (0-4, 8-9) with 12 points.

Chamberlain-Hunt 66, WCCA 33

PORT GIBSON &8212; Even though the Wildcats weren&8217;t able to pull away until the second half, they played well enough to make the Rams play catch-up throughout.

ACCS 51, Riverfield 49

RAYVILLE, La. &8212; Timmy Foster hit the game-winning shot with 5.5 seconds left after receiving a full-court pass from Clay Floyd for the win.

Wilkinson 56, Amite County 55

LIBERTY &8212; Wilkinson led 31-26 at half but were outscored the Wildcats 23-18 in the third to tie the score.