Lady Dogs drop game to Vikings

Published 12:10 am Thursday, January 17, 2008

VICKSBURG — In the first meeting between Natchez High and Warren Central on Nov. 6 at the Vicksburg/Warren Central Classic, Warren Central’s ShaKayla Caples scored 29 points in a 12-point loss to the Lady Bulldogs.

Natchez High wouldn’t be as lucky in the rematch Tuesday night as Caples burned the Lady Bulldogs for a game-high 41 points as the Lady Vikings pulled out a stunning 68-60 win over the No. 2 ranked team in Class 5A and the No. 6 ranked team in the Clarion-Ledger’s Girls Super 10 poll.

Warren Central (14-7) got off to a good start on both ends of the court in getting out to a 23-11 lead by the end of the first quarter. Natchez High managed to cut the lead to single digits in the second quarter and trailed by just five points as the third quarter came to an end.

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Unfortunately for the Lady Bulldogs, they weren’t able to make enough stops on the defensive end in the fourth quarter and the Lady Vikings took the eight-point win.

Alia Frank led Natchez High (17-2) with 26 points and Keosha Bradley had 13 points. Karnina Bunch added 10 points for Warren Central.

Riverfield girls 62, ACCS 34

RAYVILLE, La. — Kelsie Cheek and Claudia Williams combined to score 45 points as the Lady Raiders used a big second quarter to pull away from the Lady Rebels in MPSA District 3-AA action Tuesday night.

Cheek led all scorers with 23 points and Williams followed with 22 points for Riverfield. ACCS played good defense in the first quarter, which ended in a 9-9 tie. However, the Lady Raiders put the game away by outscoring the Lady Rebels 23-9 in the second quarter.

Marlee Wadsworth had one of her best scoring games of the season as she led ACCS with 16 points and Jessica Moffett chipped in with eight points.

Centreville girls 46, Silliman 33

CENTREVILLE — The Centreville Lady Tigers took a big halftime lead and cruised to the finish line to take a big district victory Tuesday night.

The Lady Tigers (9-14, 3-2) led 11-6 at the end of the first quarter and pulled away even farther in the second quarter, taking a 26-10 lead at the intermission.

Centreville’s Amber Addington led all scorers with 19 points while Emily Gaulden and Olivia Ledbetter also scored in double figures with 10 points.

Silliman (11-10, 3-2) was led by Katelin Palermo with 14 points while Sydney Sones had 10 points in the losing effort.

Centreville boys 68, Silliman 48

CENTREVILLE — The Tigers wasted no time in jumping all over Silliman, outscoring them 19-5 in the first quarter and cruising the rest of the way.

Silliman hung tough in the second and fourth quarters, actually outscoring the Tigers by two points. However, in the first and third quarters, Centreville outscored Silliman by 22.

Kyle Brown led the way for the Tigers (9-7, 2-3) with 18 points while Cade Lockwood and Jamie Dezendorf both scored 15 and Brad Jelks had 12 in the win.

Silliman (6-13, 2-3) was led by Devan Moody with 16 points and Will Anderson with 10.

Riverfield boys 56, ACCS 27

RAYVILLE, La. — The Rebels of Adams Christian hung with Riverfield for one quarter but couldn’t hold on any longer as the Lady Raiders pulled away for the win.

The score was just 8-6 after the first quarter, but Riverfield outscored ACCS 16-4 in the second quarter and never looked back.

Dustin Carroll led ACCS (1-14) with eight points while Lee Swinney scored seven and Bryce Murray had four in the losing effort.