Wave fall to rival Flashes

Published 12:23 am Friday, November 21, 2008

NATCHEZ — Ford Biedenham led five St. Aloysius players in double figures with 12 points as the Flashes rolled to a 69-44 win over the Cathedral Green Wave Thursday night.

In addition to the balanced scoring, St. Aloyius’s defense held a young Cathedral team to just five points in each of the first two quarters. By halftime, the Flashes had a 29-10 lead over their long-time rivals.

Sean Johnson had 11 points while Alex Lanier, Luke Durnett and Chris Lewis each scored 10 points to lead the Flashes, who picked up their first win of the season after an 0-3 start.

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“We’re so young and we’re struggling to put the ball in the hole offensively,” Cathedral head coach Peter Arnold said. “We get behind early and we don’t have the firepower to come back. We’re playing as hard as we can.”

Zach West finished with eight points and Garrett Smith had seven points for Cathedral, which dropped to 0-4 on the season.

Trinity Episcopal 71, Centreville 38

CLINTON, La. — Andrew Johnson had a double-double with 17 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Saints to a big win over the Tigers Thursday night at the Silliman Shootout.

Brandon Daggs added 10 points and Kent King chipped in with nine points for a Saints team that had five players score at least eight points. Jackson Bryant had six rebounds to go with his eight points and Bryant Pearson pulled down eight rebounds.

The Saints scored 19 points in each of the first two quarters on their way to a 38-21 halftime lead. The third quarter wasn’t any better for the Tigers, who were outscored 20-6. Blake Babel led the Tigers with a game-high 19 points and Brad Jelks scored nine points.

Trinity Episcopal (3-0) will take on the winner of the Central Private/Silliman game in the boys’ championship game Saturday at 7:45 p.m. Centreville (1-1) will take on the loser of that game in the consolation game at 5:15 p.m. Saturday.

Parklane 73, ACCS 39

NATCHEZ — Adams County Christian School hung tough with Parklane Academy in the first half, but the second half was a completely different story as the Pioneers defeated the Rebels by 34 points Thursday night.

ACCS (0-3) trailed Parklane by just three points at the end of the first quarter and by just six points, 36-30, at halftime. However, once the third quarter got under way, the Pioneers clamped down on defense and forced the Rebels into numerous turnovers and tough shots.

Parklane outscored ACCS 21-6 in the third quarter and 16-3 in the fourth quarter. Blake Brown led the Pioneers with 24 points and Jared Bullock had 12 points. Joe Barksdale led the Rebels with 12 points.

Crystal Springs 51, Natchez High 47

BROOKHAVEN — Crystal Springs got 16 points from Joshua Hollins and 10 points from Christopher Lawrence as the Tigers held on for a four-point win over Natchez High to eliminate the Bulldogs from the Brookhaven Tournament.

Natchez High (4-4) took a 16-12 lead after one quarter of play. Crystal Springs (3-1) answered with an 11-7 advantage in the second quarter to make it a 28-28 game at halftime. The third quarter ended in a 41-41 tie, but the Tigers won the game by outscoring the Bulldogs 15-11.

Jeremy McMorris led Natchez High with 15 points and Kenny Jackson had 13 points.

Rayville 89, Ferriday 71

RAYVILLE, La. — Led by J. Murphy, E. Williams and D. Wilson, the Hornets cruised to an 18-point win over the Trojans Thursday night.

Murphy led all scorers with 24 points. Williams had 22 points and Wilson added 19 points for Rayville, which took an 11-point lead after one quarter of play and never looked back.

D. Lewis and C. Robinson each finished with 18 points and L. Pryor for Ferriday (0-2). With most of Rayville’s starters on the bench in the fourth quarter, the Trojans outscored the Hornets 22-13, but it was not nearly enough.