Saints run to victory

Published 12:16 am Wednesday, December 5, 2007

NATCHEZ — From the first tick of the play clock, the Trinity Lady Saints hit the floor running and never looked back.

The Lady Saints ran over the WCCA Lady Rams 60-36.

“Trinity has a very good team,” WCCA head coach Ray Olive said. “They are balanced inside and out.”

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With the Lady Rams denying Trinity’s post players, the Lady Saints depended on the outstanding play of their guards, Caroline Ketchings and Molly Butts.

Ketchings scored nine of her team-leading 15 points in the first period to put the Lady Saints up by 10.

“Caroline is my most improved player,” Trinity head coach Melanie Hall said. “She wasn’t a starter last year, but she has worked hard ever since the state tournament last year.”

Trinity was able to capitalize off the Lady Rams’ turnovers and run the court to get some easy points.

“The fast break is our bread and butter,” Hall said. “We have a veteran team and they know where each other are.”

Trinity continued to wear down the Lady Rams in the second half by working the boards and scoring down low.

“We didn’t give our best effort tonight,” Olive said. “This team didn’t win a game last year. They have to start believing they can play with any team, regardless of what school name is on the other jersey.”

Hall said she was happy with her team’s performance and the win was a team effort.

“These girls are capable of so much,” Hall said. “When they play that way, it will be fun to watch.”

Trinity Boys 72, WCCA 46

Trinity had four players in double figures in their 72-46 win over WCCA Tuesday night.

Trinity opened up a big first quarter lead and never looked back in their victory.

Matthew Freeman and Brandon Daggs led the Saints with 15 points each followed by Jackson Bryant with 14 and R.J. Fleming with 12.

Todd Gonda led the Rams with 14 points while Trumaine Norwood was contained to only seven.