Vidalia can’t overcome foul trouble, falls to Trojans

Published 12:17 am Wednesday, December 5, 2007

VIDALIA — A slow offense and foul trouble kept the Vidalia Vikings from defeating the Ferriday Trojans for the second time in four days.

Ferriday defeated Vidalia 59-54 Tuesday night.

“Both teams played sloppy,” Vidalia head coach Robert Sanders said. “We’re going to have to concentrate on our fouls.”

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Vidalia led 10-8 after the end of the first quarter, but only put up three points in the second quarter to find itself down 14-13 at halftime.

The Vikings would start off the third quarter with a 7-0 run, but Ferriday bounced back and cut the lead to one point by the end of the quarter.

In the fourth it was all Ferriday as they jumped out with a 14-0 run to build a lead that the Vikings would not be able to overcome.

“Our defense played well tonight,” Ferriday head coach K.G. Watkins said. “They kept us in the game.”

Montrell Tennessee led Ferriday with 17 points while Alrion McKeel and DeMarco Lewis chipped in 11 apiece.

Gary Stewart led the Vikings with 19 and Quatrell Thomas added 15.

Ferriday girls 61, Vidalia 25

The Ferriday Lady Trojans dominated all aspects of the game en route to a victory over Vidalia.

With consistent scoring and a stout defense, the Lady Trojans took a 35-9 lead at halftime.

They didn’t slow down either.

The Lady Trojans poured on 18 more points in the third with Jasmine Upchurch and Chante Poole leading the charge.

Upchurch led Ferriday with 15 points while Poole added 14.

Vidalia scored 11 in the fourth quarter, but it was too late.

Rachael Wagoner and Dejanae Harris of Vidalia each had six points to lead the Lady Vikings in scoring.