Gray sparkles again but Wave fall

Published 12:44 am Sunday, December 9, 2007

HARRISONBURG, La. — The Cathedral Green Wave got yet another amazing performance from Juan Gray but couldn’t hold a seven-point lead in the fourth quarter as they fell in a 51-49 heartbreaker to Buckeye in the finals of the Harrisonburg Basketball Tournament.

Gray drained five threes in the first half and scored 28 points in all but Cathedral couldn’t hold on.

“It was a great game,” Cathedral coach Peter Arnold said. “They are a 3A school and had three guys over 6’4. We played phenomenal but I think we got tired near the end of the game and couldn’t finish it out.”

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Cathedral led 24-23 at halftime and 36-33 at the end of the third quarter.

Jeremey Fuqua led Buckeye with 25 points while Corey Salmon scored 18.

“This is a tough way for our seven-game winning streak to end,” Arnold said. “But we’ll have to regroup and get ready for next week.”

WCCA boys 55, ACCS 47

WOODVILLE — The WCCA Rams opened up a big halftime lead and held on in the second half for a victory over ACCS.

WCCA led 18-10 at the end of the first quarter and 32-18 at intermission.

Todd Gonda led the Rams with 21 points while George Davis scored 14 and Trumaine Norwood chipped in with 12.

Lee Swinney scored 14 points to lead ACCS while Dustin Carrol scored eight.

WCCA girls 43, ACCS 41

WOODVILLE — The Lady Rams of WCCA overcame a fourth quarter deficit to take a close win over the ACCS Lady Rebels.