Cathedral Lady Wave pick up first victory

Published 12:17 am Friday, November 30, 2007

MONTEREY — Led by Kristian Dobard’s game-high 19 points, the Cathedral Lady Green Wave picked up their first win of the season as they defeated the Monterey Lady Wolves 46-37 Thursday night at the Monterey Tournament.

Cathedral (1-5) overcame a three-point deficit at halftime by outscoring Monterey (2-12) 10-4 in the third quarter and 14-8 in the fourth quarter. Clutch free-throw shooting was key in the win.

“Tuesday we were nine of 25 (in a 50-44 loss to Grace Christian). Tonight we were 17 out of 27 on free throws,” Cathedral head coach Kathy Graning said. “We played much better. It was good to get that first win early with some district games coming up.”

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In a back-and-forth first half, Monterey took an 11-9 lead at the end of the first quarter and then held a 25-22 lead at halftime. But the Lady Wolves were unable to keep their momentum in the second half.

Haley Forman and Anna Huffines each had 10 points for Cathedral. Monterey was led by Madison Simpson with 18 points.

“They’re starting to believe. If they play hard, we can win some games,” Graning said.

Natchez High girls 56, Franklin County 51

MEADVILLE — Alia Frank scored 19 points and Ashley Morrison added 18 points as the visiting Lady Bulldogs held on for a five-point win over the host Lady Bulldogs Thursday night.

The key to the win for the Natchez High’s Lady Bulldogs (9-0) was the third quarter, when they outscored Franklin County 12-8 after they trailed by two points at halftime.

S. Hunt led Franklin County with a game-high 21 points and C. Davis chipped in with 11 points.

Oak Forest girls 66, Huntington 51

CLINTON, La. — In a five-point loss to Trinity Episcopal Tuesday night, the Lady Yellow Jackets’ trio of Lindsey Oliver, Lauren Brumfield and Ashlyn Neal were each held to single digits.

However, that would not be the case less than 48 hours later as the three found their shooting touch and combined to score 51 points in a win over the Lady Hounds Thursday afternoon at the Silliman Tournament. Oliver led Oak Forest with a game-high 19 points while Brumfield was right behind with 18 points and Neal added 14 points.

Huntington (4-5) hung tough with Oak Forest in the first quarter and trailed by only four points at the end of that quarter. Unfortunately, the Lady Yellow Jackets continued to add to their lead and the Lady Hounds were unable to rally in the second half.

Julia Corbett finished with 14 points and Phyllicia Woods had 12 points to lead the Lady Hounds, who will take on the host Silliman Lady Wildcats Saturday at 10 a.m.

Cathedral boys 53, Monterey 41

MONTEREY — Juan Gray was at it again Thursday night and Monterey had no answer as Gray finished with 27 points to lead the Green Wave past the Wolves at the Monterey Tournament.

Cathedral (5-1) jumped out to a 16-6 lead at the end of the first quarter, but the Green Wave never could put Monterey away even though the Wolves never made a serious rally.

Andy Lucas added 11 points for the Green Wave. Monterey (2-12) was led by Billy Metcalf with 10 points and Jon Lipsey with eight points.

Parklane girls 68, WCCA 39

WOODVILLE — The second and third quarters proved to be the difference for Parklane as the Lady Pioneers outscored WCCA 35-11 over that stretch en route to a 29-point win over the Lady Rams Thursday night.

Parklane led 18-11 after one quarter of play, but then held WCCA (3-4) to just two points in the second quarter and then scored 23 points of its own in the third quarter to put the game out of reach.

Maggie Jackson led the Lady Pioneers with 20 points and Caitlyn Adams had 17 points. The Lady Rams were led by Mary Claire Netterville with 11 points and Allie Fontenot with 10 points.

Tensas Academy girls 50, Riverdale Academy 38

COUSHATTA, La. — Thanks to an impressive display of offense and defense in the first half, the Lady Chiefs jumped out to a big lead en route to a 12-point win over the host Lady Rebels a the Riverdale Academy Tournament.

Kaitlen Emfinger led Tensas (4-2) with 16 points while Jordan Leake and Mary Miller Ratcliff each chipped in with 12 points.

The Lady Chiefs took a 12-6 lead after one quarter of play and by halftime they enjoyed a 27-12 advantage.

Riverdale (2-3) cut into the lead in the third quarter, outscoring Tensas 14-7, to trail by just eight points.

But the Lady Chiefs ended any thoughts of a come-from-behind win with a 16-12 advantage in the fourth quarter.

Parklane boys 70, WCCA 37

WOODVILLE — Lake Brown led four Parklane players in double figures with 16 points as the Pioneers gave the Rams their first loss of the season.

Blake Rhodus, Parker Moore and Dane Hogan each finished with 10 points for Parklane, which shut out WCCA (3-1) 16-0 in the third quarter to take a 60-19 lead. Trumaine Norwood led the Rams with 14 points.

Oak Forest boys 44, Huntington 29

CLINTON, La. — It was a tale of two halves for the Hounds in their 15-point loss to the Yellow Jackets Thursday afternoon at the Silliman Tournament.

Huntington scored 24 points in the first half and trailed Oak Forest by just one point at halftime.

The second half, however, was a completely different story as the Hounds managed a total of just five points.