Four Miss-Lou teams still in hunt for titles

Published 2:19 pm Monday, February 26, 2007

Basketball season isn’t over yet, and several Miss-Lou clubs still have a shot at bringing home hardware before hanging up the nets until November.

The Huntington Hounds (32-4) and Trinity Saints (16-13) will begin playing this week in the MPSA Overall Tournament at Mississippi College.

The Hounds, fresh off a loss Saturday in the Class A title game, will take on Class AAA East Rankin today at 6:45 p.m. in Clinton.

Email newsletter signup

Trinity will open play early Tuesday, with an 11:15 a.m. starting time against Marshall Academy.

Across the river, the Vidalia boys and Harrisonburg girls are still alive in the LHSAA playoffs.

The Vikings, after defeating Lakeside on the road Friday night, will hit the road again Tuesday night at 7 p.m. when they take on North Caddo (11-17).

Vidalia (17-11) head coach Robert Sanders said his team was building confidence late in the season.

“I think that winning that first round game on the road gave us some confidence,” Sanders said. “With North Caddo being in the same district, we’re feeling better. They tied with Lakeside for the district record.”

Sanders said the key to getting a win would be controlling the Rebels’ transition game.

“The first thing we’ll have to do is get our legs under us,” he said. “I’ve been told they like to play an up-tempo game. We’re going to have to defend on the fast break. They don’t have a lot of size. We have to not allow second-chance baskets.”

Sanders said he felt the Vikings would get the Kinder-Ville Platte winner at home Friday if they get a victory Tuesday.

Harrisonburg’s girls will take on Pleasant Hill Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. in the Class C semi-finals at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond.