Lady Wave drop third straight region game

Published 12:47 am Saturday, January 19, 2008

NATCHEZ — Trying to defeat a team that has three players score in double figures is hard enough. Trying to do so while missing shots from point-blank range is virtually impossible.

The Cathedral Lady Green Wave found that out the hard way as they lost to the Bogue Chitto Lady Bobcats, one of the top teams in Region 8-1A, 62-40 Friday night to drop their third straight region game.

At one point in the second half, Cathedral rallied from a double-digit deficit and trailed by just six points. But some turnovers by the Lady Green Wave and some clutch shooting by Bogue Chitto proved to be the difference.

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“We missed I can’t tell how many shots within five feet,” Cathedral head coach Kathy Graning said. “They hit a couple of three-pointers in the fourth quarter. We had one little spurt and then we turned the ball over. We went from down six to down 13 or 14.”

Cathedral (7-14, 3-4) was led by Kristian Dobard with a game-high 23 points. However, the Lady Green Wave was without Amanda Richardson, who missed the game with the flu. They were outscored by the Lady Bobcats 24-11 in the fourth quarter.

Bogue Chitto, which has lost just once in region play (to West Lincoln) was led by Adrienne Hall with 15 points, Darcy Miller with 13 points and Kelli Howard with 10 points.

Trinity Episcopal 46, Prairie View 43

BASTROP, La. — The way that Prairie View had been steamrolling through its competition, it appeared that no team in South AA would be able to defeat the Lady Spartans until the South State Tournament.

But that all changed Friday night when the Lady Saints rallied in the second half to upset the second-ranked team in Class AA on its own home court to take over first place in District 3-AA.

One of the keys to Trinity’s stunning win was the play of Madeline Cross in the second half. Cross scored all of her 15 points after halftime. The other was the defense the Lady Saints played in the fourth quarter as they held the Lady Spartans to just seven points.

Trinity (18-5, 3-0) trailed at halftime 21-17, but the Lady Saints would not led Prairie View put them away in the second half. They outscored the Lady Spartans 17-15 in the third quarter and capped off the amazing win with a 12-7 advantage in the fourth quarter.

Molly Butts scored nine points for the Lady Saints, who as a team took just seven free throws, but made five of them. Logan Tubbs led Prairie View (26-1, 3-1) with 18 points and Caroline Oliphant added 14 points.

Ferriday 71, Farmerville 26

FERRIDAY — Chante Poole led four Lady Trojans in double figures with 18 points while their defense held the Lady Farmers to eight first-half points in a commanding 45-point win Friday night in District 2-2A action.

Ferriday (23-5, 3-1) dominated the game from the opening tip to the final horn, jumping out to a 16-4 lead after one quarter of play. The second quarter was even better for the Lady Trojans and just the opposite for Farmerville (11-11, 1-2) and by halftime the score was 40-8.

Jasmine Bulter and Deonka Birdon scored 14 points each for Ferriday and Jasmine Upchurch had 12 points. China Kennedy led Farmerville with nine points.

Monterey 52, Sicily Island 24

MONTEREY — The Lady Wolves used a big second quarter to open up a close game as they rolled to a 28-point victory over the Lady Tigers for their second straight win.

Madison Simpson led Monterey (5-22) with a game-high 20 points. Altogether, 11 Lady Wolves players ended up in the scoring column, with seven of them scoring two points. A. Branson led the Lady Tigers with 11 points.

Monterey outscored Sicily Island 16-4 in the second quarter to turn a two-point lead at the end of the first quarter into a 14-point halftime lead. The Lady Wolves then put the game away with a 17-5 advantage in the third quarter.

Tylertown 63, Jefferson County 44

FAYETTE — Tylertown’s Octavia Bearden almost outscored Jefferson County by herself as she finished with 39 points in the Lady Chiefs’ 19-point win over the Lady Tigers in Region 7-3A action.

The Lady Chiefs played well early on yet only led the Lady Tigers by seven points by halftime. However, the third quarter proved to be the deciding factor in the outcome of the game. Led by Bearden as well as Penequia Magee, Tylertown outscored Jefferson County 25-8 in that quarter to increase its lead to 24 points.

Charlita White led Jefferson County (2-5 in Region 7-3A) with 16 points while Erin Wells was held in check and finished with nine points.