Huntington beats ‘unathletic’ ASC

Published 12:00 am Sunday, December 21, 2008

FERRIDAY — What a difference a day — actually less than a day — makes for the Huntington Hounds, not to mention the quality of their opponents.

After dropping an MPSA District 6-A contest to Wilkinson County Christian Academy by 22 points Friday night, Huntington had no problem defeating Amite School Center 73-20 Saturday afternoon.

“(There was a) lot more talent we played last night than we played today,” Huntington head coach David Boydstun said. “WCCA’s very athletic and they played good defense. It was a struggle last night. Today, Amite School Center was not very athletic.”

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Boydstun added that after his team had to work for every shot against WCCA, he was more than pleased to see them not only run the offense, but also get easy jumpers and lay-ups.

Amite School Center was no match for Huntington. After taking a 12-3 lead at the end of the first quarter, the Hounds scored no fewer than 20 points in any of the final three quarters. The Rebels, on the other hand, were never able to crack the double-digit barrier in any of the four quarters.

Kevin Brown led Huntington (7-7) with 18 points and Phillip Washington had 15 points. Josh Lee and Matt Swilley had 10 points each for the Hounds.

ACCS girls 46, Centreville 20

CENTREVLLE — Ashley Morrison ended up with a double-double for the ACCS Lady Rebels along with 17 points and 16 rebounds as they easily defeated the Lady Tigers Saturday afternoon.

ACCS (7-7) got off to a good start on both ends of the court. Defensively, the Lady Rebels held Centreville to just four points and offensively they were unstoppable as they finished the first quarter with 17 points.

The Lady Rebels took a 26-12 lead at halftime and continued their dominance in the third quarter, outscoring the Lady Tigers 10-1 to up their lead to 36-13.

Sara Beth Fuller added 12 points for the Lady Rebels. The Lady Tigers were led by Olivia Ledbetter with nine points.

Jackson Prep boys 56, Trinity Episcopal 39

JACKSON — The Trinity Episcopal Saints, ranked No. 2 in Class AA, stayed with longtime Class AAA powerhouse Jackson Prep in the first half. But the Patriots pulled away in the second half en route to a 17-point win Saturday afternoon.

Trinity Episcopal played well enough to put a scare in Jackson Prep in the first half and trailed by just four points, 26-22, at halftime. Unfortunately, the Saints were worn down by the Patriots in the second half.

Jackson Prep outscored Trinity Episcopal 16-10 in the third quarter to give the home team some much-needed breathing room. The Saints were then held to just seven points in the fourth quarter.

The Saints were led by Givonni Dent with eight points while Bryant Pearson, Andrew Johnson and Kent King scored six points each. Pac Toler led the Patriots with 15 points and Cody McCain had 11 points.

Huntington girls 47, Amite School Center 35

FERRIDAY — Abi Brown led all scorers with 18 points and Sara Hoover chipped in with 10 points as the Huntington Lady Hounds defeated the Amite School Center Lady Rebels Saturday afternoon.

Huntington’s defense proved to be too much for Amite School Center to handle in the first half. The Lady Rebels managed just six points in both the first and second quarters. The Lady Hounds took advantage of numerous turnovers to take a 27-12 halftime lead and then extended their lead in the third quarter.

Melanie Reed led Amite School Center with 12 points.

Bogue Chitto boys 65, Cathedral 46

NATCHEZ — Bogue Chitto’s defense did a number on a young and inexperienced Cathedral team in the first half and then its offense went to town in the third quarter as the Bobcats defeated the Green Wave Saturday afternoon in Region 8-1A action.

Cathedral (1-10, 1-2) was held in check throughout the first half, but Bogue Chitto wasn’t able to put away the home team. The Green Wave scored just five points in the first quarter and nine points in the second quarter, yet found themselves trailing by only 10 points at halftime.

However, the Bobcats (3-8, 2-1) were a much different team offensively in the third quarter. Led by Fred Tillman, who had 15 points, and Shane Lewis, who had 12 points, Bogue Chitto exploded for 30 points en route to a commanding 54-32 lead.

Daniel Huffines led the Green Wave with 14 points while Zach West and Carl Hammitte added eight points apiece.

Jackson Prep girls 56, Trinity Episcopal 30

JACKSON — Aren Atkinson led a balanced scoring attack for Jackson Prep with 11 points as the Lady Patriots cruised to a 26-point win over the Trinity Episcopal Lady Saints Saturday afternoon.

Jackson Prep controlled the game from the opening tip to the final buzzer and there was not much that Trinity Episcopal could do to get back in the game. In fact, the Lady Saints’ highest-scoring output in any one quarter was nine in the third quarter.

Caroline Ketchings led the Lady Saints (9-7) with seven points and Madelyn Cross had six points. Alex Emery and Rivers Uithoven added nine points each for the Lady Patriots.

Centreville boys 67, ACCS 50

CENTREVILLE — Colby Lockwood led all scorers with 20 points and Kyle Brown had 19 points to lead the Centreville Tigers past the ACCS Rebels Saturday afternoon.

The first half went back and forth between the two teams and it appeared that this game was not going to be decided until the fourth quarter. ACCS (3-8) took a 14-13 lead on Centreville at the end of the first quarter, but the Tigers responded with a 20-16 advantage in the second quarter for a 33-30 halftime lead.

But the second half belonged to the Tigers as they outscored the Rebels 22-14 in the momentum-changing third quarter and then they held the visitors from Natchez to just six points in the fourth quarter.

Lee Swinny led ACCS with 13 points and Joe Barksdale added 10 points. Logan Felder chipped in with 12 points for Centreville.