Trojans run to victory

Published 12:46 am Saturday, January 19, 2008

FERRIDAY — Montrell Tennessee finished with a double-double as he scored 34 points and grabbed 18 rebounds to lead the Ferriday Trojans to a 95-43 romp over the Farmerville Farmers Friday night in District 2-2A action.

Ferriday (17-7, 4-0) got off to a hot start and Farmerville never had a chance to get back in the game after that. By halftime, the Trojans enjoyed a 21-point lead and the rout was on.

“Our intensity level was very good. We played very well on both ends of the court,” Ferriday head coach K.G. Watkins said. “We got off to a 14-0 run. The kids played real aggressive.”

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Alrion McKeel scored 20 points for Ferriday while Levier Pryor had 13 points and Matthew Smith finished with 10 points. Watkins said he was pleased with the team’s effort and determination.

“Montrell had an awesome night. He basically put us on his shoulders and carried us tonight. The whole team played well. The starting five came out and played with high intensity,” Watkins said.

Corderious Nakon led Farmerville with 21 points and Majyal Johnson had 13 points.

Trinity Episcopal 60, Prairie View 58 (OT)

BASTROP, La. — Andrew Johnson scored 16 points and made two free throws with four seconds left in overtime as the Saints rallied to defeat the Spartans Friday night to remain undefeated in District 3-AA.

Trinity (16-3, 4-0), ranked No. 2 in Class AA, let an early 10-point lead slip away and by the time the third quarter was over the Saints were trailing Prairie View by seven points. It took a big defensive stand and some clutch shooting by the Saints to force overtime.

In the overtime period, Trinity trailed by three points before Parker Brumfield hit a three-pointer with 32 seconds left to tie the score at 58-58 before Johnson won the game for the Saints with his two big free throws.

As a team, Trinity made 14 of 20 free throws and three three-pointers. Prairie View, on the other hand, made no three-pointers and was just 12-of-27 at the line.

Brandon Daggs led the Saints with 17 points and Matthew Freeman had 14 points. Taylor Sandler led the Spartans with 25 points while Jonathan Bain and Adam Spires had 11 points each.

Bogue Chitto 57, Cathedral 54

NATCHEZ — Bogue Chitto’s Justin London led all scorers with 30 points as the Bobcats held off a fourth-quarter to defeat Cathedral in a key Region 8-1A game for both teams Friday night.

Bogue Chitto (4-3 in Region 8-1A) held Cathedral to nine points in the second quarter and took an eight-point lead into the fourth quarter. But the Bobcats nearly saw that lead go away yet were somehow able to hold on for the win.

Juan Gray led Cathedral with 27 points and Andy Lucas had 14 points. With the loss, Cathedral (16-5, 5-2) has lost two straight games in region play and trail West Lincoln by two games.

Jefferson County 77, Tylertown 26

FAYETTE — Kadon Day led a balanced scoring attack with 18 points and Percy Turner had 14 points as the Tigers stayed in the hunt for the No. 1 seed in the Region 7-3A Tournament with a convincing 51-point win over the Chiefs Friday night.

Jefferson County (15-9, 6-1) controlled the action from the opening top and there was nothing Tylertown could do about it. The Tigers had an 18-6 lead after one quarter of play and a 41-12 lead by halftime. Clayton Conerly led Tylertown with seven points.

Wingfield 76, Natchez High 55

JACKSON — Natchez High knew it would have to play a nearly perfect game in order to upset the No. 2 team in all of Class 5A Friday night and get back in the race in Division 6-5A.

Unfortunately for the Bulldogs, that would not be the case as Wingfield dominated the first three quarters en route to a 21-point win to clinch the top seed in the division tournament, which will also be held at Wingfield next month.

Led by A. Richardson, who led all scores with 23 points, and C. Wallace, who had 14 points, the Falcons (21-3, 5-0) jumped out to a 21-11 lead at the end of the first quarter. They didn’t let up at all in the second quarter and led Natchez High (11-9, 2-3) 43-23 at halftime.

By the time the Bulldogs’ offense got going in the fourth quarter, it was way too late. Kendall Logan led Natchez High with 20 points and Kenny Jackson had 11 points.

Chamberlain-Hunt 59, ACCS 38

NATCHEZ — The first quarter didn’t turn out the way ACCS was hoping for as the Rebels scored just three points and ended up losing to the Wildcats by 21 points Friday night in District 3-AA action.

Chamberlain-Hunt, led by Rickels with 15 point and Hahn with 11 points, jumped out to a 20-3 lead at the end of the first quarter and by halftime led 35-18.

Lee Swinney led ACCS (1-15, 1-5) with a game-high 17 points and Duncan Guedon had eight points.

Sicily Island 63, Monterey 51

MONTEREY — If the third quarter had turned out much differently for Monterey, the Wolves would have defeated Sicily Island Friday night. Instead, the Tigers rallied from a five-point halftime deficit to defeat the Wolves.

Monterey (4-23) played very well in the first half and had a 31-26 halftime lead. But things fell apart for the Wolves in the third quarter as they were outscored by Sicily Island 19-3 and they never recovered from that.

K. Gary led Sicily Island with 26 points and D. Dunbar had 17 points. Billy Metcalf led Monterey with 16 pints and Jon Lipsey had 13 points.