Lady Dogs roll on

Published 12:08 am Saturday, January 12, 2008

NATCHEZ — For one of the very few times this season, the Natchez High Lady Bulldogs trailed at the end of the first quarter. But their three-point deficit to the Terry Lady Bulldogs didn’t last long.

Natchez High, ranked No. 2 in Class 5A and No. 6 in the latest Clarion-Ledger Super 10 girls poll, took control of the game in the second quarter and never looked back in taking a 52-40 win over Terry Friday night to remain undefeated in Division 6-5A.

The key to the win for Natchez High (17-1, 4-0) was the second quarter, when the host Lady Bulldogs outscored the visiting Lady Bulldogs 15-6 to take a 23-17 halftime lead. Alia Frank led Natchez High with a game-high 22 points. B. Lewis led Terry (2-2 in Division 6-5A) with 14 points.

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Tallulah Academy 47, Huntington 32

FERRIDAY — Despite getting a double-double from Phyllicia Woods, the Lady Hounds were unable to rally from a 15-point halftime deficit as they fell to the Lady Trojans in a District 6-A match-up.

Woods led Huntington (8-14, 2-2) with game-highs of 15 points and 12 rebounds. Yet Tallulah (4-0 in District 6-A) used a balanced scoring attack to take control of the game. Anna Book led the Lady Trojans with 14 points while Catherine Post had 12 points and Mary Givens added 10 points.

Tensas Academy 56, Franklin Academy 20

ST. JOSEPH, La. — Mary Miller Ratcliff led the Lady Chiefs with a game-high 23 points and ended up outscoring the Lady Cougars by herself in this District 6-A game Friday night.

Tensas (9-9, 2-1) broke the game open after a close first quarter with a 15-3 run in the second quarter and took a 24-9 lead at halftime. Things didn’t get any better for Franklin Academy (6-9, 0-3) in the second half as the Lady Chiefs outscored the Lady Cougars 32-11 in the second half.

North Pike 52, Jefferson County 43

FAYETTE — After outscoring North Pike 14-7 in the second quarter to take the lead at the half, it appeared as if the Lady Tigers were going to extend their winning streak to six games and get back in the hunt in Region 7-3A.

Instead, the Lady Jaguars came out focused and more relaxed in the second half as they rallied to defeat the Lady Tigers in Region 7-3A action Friday night. Erin Wells led Jefferson County (2-4 in Region 7-3A) with 15 points.

Trinity Episcopal 53, River Oaks 12

MONROE, La. — Eleven players wound up in the scoring column for the Lady Saints as they had no trouble defeating the Lady Mustangs Friday night in District 3-AA action.

Caroline Ketchings led Trinity (15-5, 2-0) with 14 points and Molly Butts had nine points. The Lady Saints took a 19-4 lead at the end of the first quarter and then held River Oaks scoreless in the second quarter en route to a commanding 31-4 halftime lead.

Bowling Green 47, Centreville 17

FRANKLINTON, La. — Gabby Givens scored a game-high 16 points as the Lady Buccaneers used a big second quarter to open up a close game en route to a 30-point win over the Lady Tigers in District 5-AA action.

After a low-scoring first quarter that ended with Bowling Green (12-7) leading 7-4, the Lady Buccaneers outscored Centreville (8-13) 18-5 in the second quarter. Amber Addington led the Lady Tigers with nine points.

Prairie View 68, ACCS 21

NATCHEZ — The Lady Spartans, ranked No. 2 in Class AA, jumped out to a 27-10 lead after one quarter of play and never looked back as they defeated the Lady Rebels Friday night in District 3-AA action.

ACCS (0-2 in District 3-AA) saw Meagan Cole foul out and then lost Rachel Holloway to a separated shoulder. Chelsea Freeman led the Lady Rebels with six points. Caroline Oliphant led Prairie View (25-0, 2-0) with 20 points.

Lake Providence 54, Ferriday 53

LAKE PROVIDENCE, La. — After a sluggish first half, the Lady Trojans had an opportunity to win the game, but Deonka Birdon missed two free throws with three second left as the Lady Panthers pulled off a stunning upset in District 2-2A play.

Jasmine Upchurch led Ferriday (21-5, 1-1) with a game-high 19 points while Chante Poole and Jasmine Butler had 12 points each. Tremayne Jackson led Lake Providence (1-0 in District 2-2A) with 17 points.

Salem 50, Cathedral 45

TYLERTOWN — Tip Turner scored a game-high 25 points and Meka Slocum had 13 points as the Lady Wildcats overcame an early deficit to defeat the Lady Green Wave in Region 8-1A action Friday night.

Cathedral (7-12, 3-2) led Salem 12-8 at the end of the first quarter, but Salem cut the lead to just one by halftime and took the lead for good with a 16-10 advantage in the third quarter. Kristian Dobard led the Lady Green Wave with 20 points.