Lady Rebels take out Huntington

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, November 29, 2006

NATCHEZ &8212; Having three players score in double figures and a defense that held Huntington to single digits in the first and fourth quarters added up to the Adams County Christian School Lady Rebels&8217; 62-46 win over the Lady Hounds Tuesday night.

ACCS head coach Chuck Bauerle said his team played well for most of the game, but could&8217;ve played better on defense midway through the game.

&8220;Overall, I was pleased with the way we played. I thought we really played hard. We were pretty much up the whole ball game,&8221; Bauerle said. &8220;At one time we were up by 18 and we just kind of fell asleep. The same thing happened in the second half. We missed a few easy shots.&8221;

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Katie Anne Swinny led ACCS (4-1) with a game-high 17 points. Laura Guedon had 11 points and Ariana DeLaSalle added 10 points.

Huntington head coach Penny Moak said she felt her team played better than it did in the final day of the ACCS Girls Tip-Off Tournament.

&8220;One thing, I think we did a lot better than we did Saturday,&8221; Moak said. &8220;I can see a lot of improvement.&8221;

However, she was not all that happy with all the turnovers the Lady Hounds had in the game.

&8220;What hurt us was turning the ball over,&8221; Moak said. &8220;We had 33 turnovers. We have players who can handle the ball. Hopefully, they&8217;ll learn from these mistakes.&8221;

The Lady Rebels got off to a good start on both ends of the court, making it tough for Huntington to get the ball inside to post players Phyllicia Woods and Donna Tarver. ACCS took a 16-8 lead at the end of the first quarter.

Moak attributed the deficit to shots not going in as well as turnovers.

&8220;The first quarter we were 3-for-12,&8221; Moak said. &8220;ACCS did a great job of putting pressure on us. They were forcing turnovers. We had 13 turnovers in the first quarter. A lot of that was we tried to rush things too quick.&8221;

The Lady Hounds got on track offensively in the second quarter as they scored 16 points, but continued to have problems stopping the Lady Rebels, who scored 21 points to take a 37-24 halftime lead.

Woods led Huntington with 15 points and Tarver had 10 points. Leslie Wagoner added eight points for the Lady Hounds.

&8220;My two post players looked a lot better,&8221; Moak said. &8220;Tarver had 11 rebounds. We shot the ball better.&8221;

Huntington continued to get the ball inside to Woods and Tarver in the third quarter, which resulted in a 13-12 edge for the Lady Hounds, but they still trailed by 12 points going into the fourth quarter.

&8220;I just think we go a little lax,&8221; Bauerle said. &8220;At times we fell asleep at times. Not to take anything away from Huntington. They played hard. They did a good job getting the ball inside to their two big girls, Woods and Tarver.&8221;

CENTREVILLE &8212; In a game that was closer than it was expected to be, the Trinity Episcopal Lady Saints broke a tie game in the fourth quarter to defeat the Centreville Lady Tigers 36-30 Tuesday night.

The Lady Saints held a 16-14 lead at halftime, but the Lady Tigers tied the game at 30-30 with an 11-9 advantage in the third quarter.

Trinity Episcopal (4-0) won the game by outscoring Centreville 11-5 in the fourth quarter. Brandy Hall led the Lady Saints with 11 points and Eliza Jones had 10 points. Centreville was led by Shellie Vine with nine points.

Port Gibson 48, Jefferson County girls 42

FAYETTE &8212; Port Gibson&8217;s depth was too much for Jefferson County as eight players got in the scoring column for the Lady Blue Waves as they handed the Lady Tigers their first loss of the season.

Lillie Porter scored 14 points and Katrina Wilson had 12 points for Port Gibson. Veronica Miller led Jefferson County with a game-high 22 points, but no other Lady Tiger scored in double figures.

The Lady Blue Waves turned a slim 7-6 lead after one quarter of play into a 24-19 lead at halftime. The Lady Tigers had an 11-10 advantage in the third quarter to cut the lead to four points as the fourth quarter began.

Franklin County girls 43, West Lincoln 18

MEADVILLE &8212; The Lady Bulldogs jumped out to a big lead in the first quarter and never looked back as they rolled to a 25-point win over the Lady Bears.

Franklin County (3-0) took a 14-1 lead after one quarter of play and increased its lead to 26-4 at halftime. The Lady Bulldogs held the Lady Bears to single digits in all four quarters.

Latonya Williams led the Lady Bulldogs with 12 points and Sharika Hunt had 10 points.

Julie Case led West Lincoln with seven points.

Rayville 81, Ferriday girls 65

FERRIDAY &8212; Ashley Qualls, Ebony Johnson and Lauren Brooks combined to score 58 points as the Lady Hornets used a 10-point advantage in the second half to turn a six-point halftime lead into a 16-point win.

Qualls led all scores with 28 points. Johnson added 20 point and Brooks had 10 points. Rayville took a 43-37 lead at halftime, then put the game away with a 21-13 edge in the third quarter.

Briana Foster led Ferriday (0-1) with 26 points and Jasmine Upchurch had 25 points.

Wilkinson County girls 58, Natchez High 53

WOODVILLE &8212; After trailing 26-22 at halftime, the Lady Wildcats turned to Toni Anthony to give their offense a lift and she responded by scoring 26 points as they stunned the Lady Bulldogs.

Wilkinson County outscored Natchez 16-13 in the third quarter to trail by just one point, 39-38, going into the fourth quarter. The Lady Wildcats then outscored the Lady Bulldogs 20-14 in the fourth to rally for the win.

Tyeshia Lee had 11 points for the Lady Wildcats. Ke&8217;Airra Jones led the Lady Bulldogs with 22 points.

Wilkinson County boys 43, Natchez High 41

WOODVILLE &8212; The Wildcats held the Bulldogs to just four points in the second quarter, perhaps the lowest-scoring quarter by a Mike Martin-coached Natchez High team, and rallied in the fourth quarter for the win.

Natchez High outscored Wilkinson County 11-10 in the third quarter to take a 27-26 lead, but the Wildcats had a 17-14 advantage in the fourth quarter.

Corey Anthony led the Wildcats with 15 points. Jason Bruce led the Bulldogs with a game-high 18 points.

Wesson 82, Cathedral boys 71

NATCHEZ &8212; Wesson nearly led a 19-point lead slip away, but a strong second half and the play of Lonnie Reeves and Brandt Hood was too much for the Green Wave to overcome.

The Cobras took what appeared to be a commanding 31-12 lead at the end of the first quarter. But Cathedral got back in the game by outscoring Wesson 23-8 in the second quarter and trailed by just four points at halftime.

Unfortunately, the Green Wave had no answer for the duo of Reeves and Hood, who finished with 25 and 23 points, respectively. A 27-point fourth quarter by the Cobras didn&8217;t help, either.

Juan Gray led Cathedral with 21 points and Andy Lucas chipped in with 19 points.

Jefferson County boys 78, Port Gibson 57

FAYETTE &8212; The Tigers jumped out to a big lead after one quarter of play, then used a big fourth quarter to pull away for a 21-point win over the Blue Waves.

Jefferson County (4-0) had a 23-9 lead at the end of the first quarter, but Port Gibson outscored the Tigers 17-12 in the second quarter to trail 35-26 at halftime. The Tigers, however, outscored the Blue Waves 27-17 in the final quarter to put the game out of reach.

Percy Turner led the Tigers with 25 points and Joseph Kemp added 16 points. Kadeem Fleming led the Blue Waves with 19 points.

Rayville 66, Ferriday boys 61

FERRIDAY &8212; Trailing by 12 points after three quarters of play, the Trojans tried to rally in the fourth quarter, but fell short as the Hornets held on for the win.

Ferriday was down 50-38 going into the fourth quarter, but the Trojans didn&8217;t give up. They outscored Rayville 23-16, but it was not quite enough as time ran out.

LaDerk Metcaalf had 17 points to lead Ferriday. Josh Upchurch had 13 points and Alrion McKeel added 12 points for the Trojans.