Four area teams continue in postseason play

Published 12:01 am Monday, February 25, 2008

NATCHEZ — Three area varsity boys’ basketball teams — Trinity Episcopal, Ferriday and Jefferson County — and one area varsity girls team, the Franklin County Lady Dawgs, will continue their seasons this week.

The Trinity Episcopal Saints will be playing in the MPSA Overall Tournament at A.E. Wood Coliseum on the campus of Mississippi College in Clinton, which begins Tuesday.

The 27-7 Saints will go to Overall as the Class AA No. 2 seed after losing to Brookhaven Academy 62-54 in the championship game of the AA State Tournament Saturday night at Kirk Academy. They will take on Class A No. 3 seed Delta Academy on Tuesday.

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The Ferriday Trojans advanced to the regional round of the Class 2A playoffs with a 32-point win at home over Springfield last Friday night. But in the regional round, the 23-7 Trojans, the No. 6 seed, will be on the road as they will take on No. 22 seed Donaldsonville (13-16), which upset No. 11 seed South Beauregard 78-70.

The Jefferson County Tigers advanced to the MHSAA Class 3A Boys’ State Tournament at Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson with a 20-point win over Morton in the South State third-place game. The Region 7-3A champion Tigers will take on the loser of the Aberdeen-Humphreys County game Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.

“I’m very happy to make it. Haven’t been here since Juan Wyatt was a senior,” Jefferson County head coach Marcus Walton said.

The Region 7-3A champion Franklin County Lady Dogs will be playing in the MHSAA Class 3A Girls’ State Tournament in Jackson.