Huntington boys defeat Red River

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, November 26, 2008

FERRIDAY — Tyler Peré scored a career-high 39 points to lead the Huntington Hounds past Red River Academy 86-75 Tuesday night in the final game of the Huntington Doubleheader.

It took until the second quarter for Huntington to really get going against a team the Hounds didn’t know that much about. But once they got going, there was no stopping them.

“We came out a little bit unfocused. We just really weren’t ready to play ball when the tip-off started,” Huntington head coach Nicky Peré said. “We had a real good run in the second and third quarters. We were up by as much as 17 in the third quarter.”

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In addition to Peré’s performance, Jeremy Randall finished with 17 points and Phillip Washington scored 15 points. The first quarter ended all tied up at 18-18, but Huntington took control for most of the next two quarters en route to a 63-49 lead.

“They’re a hustling bunch of boys. They really are,” coach Peré said. “We just relaxed and let them come back. They got it down to six points. A win’s a win. Tyler did a good job hitting the boards.”

He said Red River Academy got back in the game because of too many turnovers. The Hounds committed fouls they didn’t need to make, Peré said.

Tensas Academy girls 50,

Huntington 33

FERRIDAY — Mary Miller Ratcliff’s game-high 26 points proved to be the difference as the Lady Chiefs defeated the Lady Hounds Tuesday night at the Huntington Doubleheader.

“We were right with them in the first half. The second quarter they threw the press at us and got three or four easy baskets. We got behind 10 and never could catch up with them,” coach Peré said. “Tensas is a well-coached team. He’s (Lady Chiefs head coach Chuck Bauerle) had them a couple of years. They’re tough. They’re fundamentally sound.”

Peré said Ratcliff’s performance was the key to the Lady Chiefs’ win.

“The next time we play them, we’ve got to do something to slow her down,” he said. “Mary had 26 and the next scorer had six.”

Sara Hoover led Huntington (4-5) with eight points and Kristen Havard came off the bench to score seven points.

ACCS girls 48,

Central School (La.) 34

FERRIDAY — Thanks to some stout defense in the second and fourth quarters, the Adams County Christian School Lady Rebels overcame a rough first quarter to defeat the Central School Lady Pioneers Tuesday afternoon at the Huntington Doubleheader.

ACCS was going up against a team it had never faced before and it showed early on. The Lady Rebels could not their offense established in the first quarter and trailed the Lady Pioneers from Grand Cane, La., 15-9.

The second quarter was all about the defensive pressure put on by the Lady Rebels as they allowed just two points and finally grabbed the lead late in the quarter to take a 19-17 lead into halftime.

But just when it appeared that ACCS was going to keep the momentum going in the third quarter, Central School had other ideas. Led by Darrah Craig and Tori Cowdin, the Lady Pioneers outscored the Lady Rebels 13-10 and took a 30-29. But in the fourth quarter the Lady Rebels’ defense led to easy transition baskets as they outscored the Lady Pioneers 19-4.

Ashley Morrison led ACCS (4-4) with 12 points and 18 rebounds while Sara Beth Fuller and Taylor Welch each finished with nine points. Rachel Holloway had nine rebounds to go with her six points. Craig led Central School with 10 points and Codwin had seven points.

ACCS boys 56, Central School (La.) 25

FERRIDAY — Led by Lee Swinny’s game-high 17 points, the Rebels defeated the Pioneers Tuesday night at the Huntington Doubleheader for their first win of the season after an 0-5 start.

The first quarter was a harbinger of things to come for both teams as ACCS scored 18 points while Central School couldn’t get anything going offensively and ended up with just four points.

Swinny was one of just two players to score in double figures in the game. Bell (no first name given) led the Pioneers with 10 points.

Ferriday girls at Ouachita Lady Lions Hoopfest

MONROE, La. — The Ferriday Lady Trojans got a pair of lopsided wins Tuesday at the Ouachita Lady Lions Hoopfest, which is taking place at Ouachita Parish High School.

In the first game of the day, Ferriday got a 30-point performance from Jalessia Davis in a 54-35 win over the Class 2A Lakeside Lady Warriors. The Lady Trojans led by just five points at halftime, but they put the game away with a 12-3 advantage in the third quarter. D. Germany led Lakeside with 18 points.

In the second game of the day, the Lady Trojans rolled to a 61-36 win over the Class 1A Oak Grove (La.) Lady Tigers. T’Keyah Fletcher led four players in double figures with 16 points and Chante Poole had 15 points. Julie Martin led Oak Grove with a game-high 17 points.

The Lady Trojans, who are 6-1 overall, have won three of their first four games in this 16-team tournament. On Monday, they defeated the Class 2A Homer Lady Pelicans 63-56 before losing later in they day to the Class 5A West Monroe Lady Rebels 71-32.

“We’ll get a lot of points whether we win or lose because of the power ratings,” Lady Trojans head coach Lisa Abron said. “It’s good to play teams up in class.”

Ferriday will take on Homer again in tournament action today, but this time it will be the consolation game at 10:30 a.m

Ferriday boys split two at Marksville Doubleheader

MARKSVILLE, La. — After a heartbreaking one-point loss to Avoyelles on Monday night, the Ferriday Trojans bounced back to defeat the Buckeye Panthers 58-30 Tuesday to go 1-1 at the Marksville Doubleheader.

In the game against Buckeye, D. Lewis, C. Robinson and L. Pryou each scored 12 points to lead the Trojans to their first win of the season after starting off with three losses. J. Fuqua led Buckeye with 12 points.

In Monday’s game against Avoyelles, the Trojans rallied from a six-point halftime deficit to take a 44-37 lead into the fourth quarter. However, the Mustangs scored 28 points in the final quarter and won the game in the final seconds. D. Lewis led Ferriday with 23 points while J. Wilson led Avoyelles with 18 points.