Tensas pounds Cenla

Published 12:15 am Wednesday, December 5, 2007

ST. JOSEPH, La. — Kaitlen Emfinger led a balanced scoring attack with 15 points as the Tensas Academy Lady Chiefs had no problem defeating the Cenla Christian Academy Lady Rams 60-38 in MPSA District 6-A action Tuesday night.

Tensas Academy (5-3) took a 12-5 lead after one quarter of play. The second quarter wasn’t nearly as close as the Lady Chiefs outscored the Lady rams 23-3 to take a commanding 35-8 halftime lead.

Jordan Leake had 12 points and Mary Miller Ratcliff added 11 points for Tensas. Felicia Dickens scored a game-high 20 points to lead Cenla Christian Academy, but she got very little help from her teammates.

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In fact, the Lady Rams weren’t able to get anything going offensively until the fourth quarter and by the time that quarter got under way, they were down by 32 points.

Caldwell Parish girls 55, Block 31

JONESVILLE — Led by A. Thompson’s game-high 21 points, the Lady Spartans pulled away in the second quarter and never looked back in a 24-point win over the Lady Bears Tuesday night.

The game was tied at 10-10 at the end of the first quarter. That would be as close as Block would get the rest of the game. Caldwell Parish outscored Block 18-10 in the second quarter and continued to add to its lead in the second half.

Shatica Collins scored 10 points to lead the Lady Bears, who dropped to 4-5 on the season.

Jefferson County boys 67, Jim Hill 51

JACKSON — Kadon Day finished with 24 points and Terry Tenner chipped in with 14 points as the visiting and Class 3A Tigers defeated the host and Class 5A Tigers Tuesday night.

Jefferson County (4-5) controlled the action throughout much of the game and Jim Hill never was able to get a rally going to get back in it. The Tigers from Fayette led by seven points at the end of the first quarter and by 13 points at halftime.

Terrance Hill scored 18 points and Johnny Stringer had 14 points to lead Jim Hill.

Alpha Christian boys 87,

Centreville Academy 74

CENTREVILLE — After being held to eight points in the second quarter, Alpha Christian’s offense woke up in the second half en route to a 13-point win over the Tigers Tuesday night.

Centreville (3-2) outscored Alpha Christian 22-8 in the second quarter to take a 40-32 halftime lead. But the Tigers couldn’t keep up with Alpha Christian in the second half as they gave up 26 points in the third quarter and 29 points in the fourth quarter.

Five Centreville players scored in double figures, led by Kyle Brown with 19 points and Brad Jelks with 18 points. Mark Hogan scored a game-high 22 points and Gregory Vickers had 17 points for Alpha Christian.

Amite School Center girls 47, ACCS 42 (2 OT)

LIBERTY — Thanks to a pair of ricocheted shots, one that tied the game and another for a three-point lead, the host Lady Rebels held on for an exciting win over the visiting Lady Rebels Tuesday night.

“We played real well,” ACCS head coach Billy Britt said. “Marlee Wadsworth fouled out and we didn’t have her for the double overtime.”

Alpha Christian girls 68, Centreville Academy 24

CENTREVILLE — The Lady Tigers suffered their worst loss in a long time as they fell to Alpha Christian by 44 points at home Tuesday night. Amber Addington led Centreville with 11 points.

Amite School Center boys 32, ACCS 31

LIBERTY — Amite School Center won the game thanks to a free throw with no time remaining. No other information was available.