Lady Tigers hold on

Published 12:00 am Saturday, December 29, 2007

WOODVILLE — The second and third quarters proved to be big for the Centreville Academy Lady Tigers as they held on for a 35-29 win over the WCCA Lady Rams Friday night at the WCCA New Year’s Shootout.

WCCA took an 8-5 lead over Centreville at the end of the first quarter, but the next two quarters didn’t turn out the way the Lady Rams had hoped for. The Lady Tigers outscored the Lady Rams 11-5 in the second quarter and 10-6 in the third quarter for a 26-19 lead.

“They took care of business in the second half,” Lady Rams head coach Ray Olive said. “They shut us down pretty good in the second and third (quarters).”

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Allie Fontenot scored all 11 of WCCA’s points in those two quarters and led the Lady Rams with 13 points. But Olive said he would have like for the scoring to be more balanced.

“I need some more scorers to step up,” Olive said. “That’s my main focus for looking for a scorer. I was proud of my girls for their effort. We have a lot more energy and a stiffer defense then we’ve had before.”

Breanne Deville led Centreville with 12 points and Erin Gaulden chipped in with eight points.

“Centreville is always a big game for us,” Olive said. “The girls have come a long way since last year at this time.”

Wossman (La.) girls 60, Natchez High 50

STERLINGTON, La. — The Lady Bulldogs went into Friday afternoon’s game against the Lady Wildcats with an undefeated record. But one wouldn’t have known that by the way they played in the first quarter.

Natchez High scored just eight points in the first quarter and was unable to recover as it suffered its first loss of the season Friday afternoon at the Sterlington Holiday Shootout to a Wossman team that has played some very good teams this season.

Keosha Bradley led the Lady Bulldogs with 22 points, but Wossman’s defense didn’t allow anyone else to score in double figures. D. Deahall led the Lady Wildcats with 19 points while J. Jones had 17 points and C. Goodman scored 10 points.

Wossman took advantage of Natchez High’s offensive woes and had a 22-8 lead by the end of the first quarter. By the time the third quarter had come to an end, the Lady Wildcats led by 18 points.

Ferriday boys 70, Harrisonburg 33

SICILY ISLAND, La. — The Trojans scored a whopping 30 points in the second quarter to break open a close game as the cruised to a 37-point win over the Bulldogs Friday afternoon at the Sicily Island Tournament.

Mike Tennessee finished with 17 points and Josh Upchurch had 16 points to lead a balanced scoring attack for Ferriday, which will take on the winner of the Sacred Heart-Sicily Island game today at 3:40 p.m. Lee Atkins led Harrisonburg with 11 points.

Ferriday (11-6) led just 9-8 after one quarter of play before pulling away in the second quarter. After outscoring Harrisonburg 30-7 in that game-changing quarter, the Trojans didn’t let up in the third quarter as they had a 24-7 advantage for a 63-22 lead.

Amite School Center girls 30, ACCS 23

WOODVILLE — Coleigh and Shelby Carnegie combined to score 17 points as the Lady Rebels from Amite School Center finally defeated the Lady Rebels from ACCS Friday afternoon at the WCCA New Year’s Shootout.

The second quarter proved to be the difference as Amite School Center outscored ACCS 12-7 to take a 19-11 halftime lead. Coleigh Carnegie led ASC with nine points and Shelby Carnegie had eight points.

Chelsea Freeman led ACCS with a game-high 10 points while Marlee Wadsworth and Rachel Holloway finished with six points each.

Oak Forest (La.) boys 44, Tensas Academy 42

WOODVILLE — Thanks to a 16-8 advantage in the second quarter, the Yellow Jackets held on for a two-point win over the Chiefs Friday afternoon at the WCCA New Year’s Shootout.

The first quarter ended in a 10-10 tie, but that didn’t last long. Oak Forest’s defense clamped down in the second quarter and forced some turnovers, which led to easy fast-break baskets. The Yellow Jackets led 26-18 at halftime.

The Chiefs tried to come back in the second half, outscoring Oak Forest 15-9 in the third quarter to trail by two points, but the fourth quarter saw both teams score nine points.

Phillip Carpenter led Tensas Academy with 13 points and Hunter Hale added 10 points. C. Lee scored 10 points and B. Barnes had eight points to lead Oak Forest.

Ferriday girls 41, Vidalia 9

SICILY ISLAND — Jasmine Upchurch and Chante Poole scored 12 points each as the Lady Trojans used a 30-0 run midway through the game to defeat the Lady Vikings Friday night at the Sicily Island Tournament.

Ferriday (17-4) outscored Vidalia 17-0 in the second quarter and 13-0 in the third quarter to turn an 8-4 lead to commanding 38-4 lead. With Ferriday’s starters not playing in the fourth quarter, the Lady Vikings outscored the Lady Trojans 5-3. Rachael Wagoner led Vidalia with six points.

The Lady Trojans will take on the Block Lady Bears today at 2 p.m.

Riverfield boys 49, Huntington 43

RUSTON, La. — Clayton Morris led a balanced scoring attack for Riverfield with 12 points as the Raiders held on for a six-point win over the Hounds Friday night at the Prairie View Doubleheader.

Riverfield jumped out to a 15-8 lead at the end of the first quarter and then led 39-27 by the end of the third quarter. The Raiders then had to fend off a fourth-quarter rally by the Hounds to preserve the win.

J.T. Davis had nine points and Logan Moore had eight points for Riverfield. Tyler Pere led Huntington (3-10) with a game-high 23 points and Josh Guillory had seven points.

Amite School Center boys 59, ACCS 47

WOODVILLE — Logan Felder led three Amite School Center players in double figures with a game-high 27 points as the Rebels from Liberty defeat the ACCS Rebels Friday afternoon at the WCCA New Year’s Shootout.

Unlike the first three quarters, in which neither team was able to score more than 13 points, the fourth quarter was indeed a shootout. ACCS outscored Amite School Center 27-26. Unfortunately, ACCS’s offense wasn’t anywhere near that productive early in the game and Rebels fell behind by 13 points as the final quarter got under way.

Aaron Westbrook scored 13 points and Jonathan Deville had 12 points for Amite School Center. Luke Brumfield led ACCS with 19 points and Bryce Murray added nine points.

Franklin Parish boys 78, Vidalia 65

SICILY ISLAND, La. — Brandon Simms and J.C. Winn combined to score 46 points as the Patriots defeated Vidalia Friday night to eliminate the Vikings from the Sicily Island Tournament.

Simms scored a game-high 24 points and Winn added 22 points for Franklin Parish, which got a big defensive effort in the second and fourth quarters. The Patriots outscored the Vikings 19-13 in the second quarter and 17-12 in the fourth quarter in the win.

Gary Stewart led Vidalia (12-4) with 19 points and Quartrell Thomas scored 18 points. Kendre Smith added 13 points for Franklin Parish.

Oak Forest (La.) girls 55, Tensas Academy 38

WOODVILLE — Talk about consistency. The Lady Yellow Jackets scored 15 points in each of the first three quarters en route to a 17-point win over the Lady Chiefs Friday morning at the WCCA New Year’s Shootout.

Oak Forest’s duo of Cassie Bennett and Lindsey Oliver was too much for Tensas Academy. Bennett led the Lady Yellow Jackets with a game-high 22 points and Oliver had 11 points. Kaitlen Emfinger led the Lady Chiefs (6-9) with 16 points and Jordan Leake had nine points.

Oak Forest led 15-8 at the end of the first quarter. Oddly enough, the Lady Yellow Jackets outscored the Lady Chiefs 15-8 in the second quarter to take a 30-16 halftime lead.

Prairie View girls 68, Huntington 50

RUSTON, La. — The Lady Spartans had their way with the Lady Hounds in the first half en route to an 18-point win Friday afternoon at the Prairie View Doubleheader.

Prairie View, one of the favorites to win the Class AA state title this season, jumped out to a 20-9 lead over Huntington after one quarter of play and increased its lead to 44-22 by halftime.

Donna Tarver led Huntington (7-11) with 21 points and Julia Corbett had 10 points. N. Neview scored 16 points and C. Oliphant added 15 points to lead Prairie View.