Ferriday teams win after delay

Published 12:14 am Wednesday, February 11, 2009

FERRIDAY — Despite a one hour and 15 minute delay, Tuesday night’s District 2-2A game between the Farmerville Lady Farmers and the Ferriday Lady Trojans still took place.

And the game turned out to be much better than expected as Ferriday, which had three players score in double figures, held on for a 54-47 win on Senior Night. It was also the district finale for the Lady Trojans, who improved to 26-5 overall and 6-2 in district play.

“The game started at 7:15 p.m. The rule states after 30 minutes the late team is supposed to forfeit and we’re supposed to inbound and make a shot,” Ferriday head coach Lisa Abron said. “Their bus broke down before they got out of Farmerville. But it was a district game and it was Senior Night, so we got to honor our seniors, Jasmine Upchurch, Atasia Banks and Jalessia Davis.”

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Upchurch led Ferriday with a game-high 20 points while T’Keyah Fletcher had 14 points and Chante Poole had 12 points.

Davis did dress out, but was unable to play because her ankle is still not 100 percent. Abron hopes to have her back when the playoffs begin a week from Thursday.

“Then it turned out to be a pretty good game. They (Farmerville) gave us a run for our money,” Abron said.

The delay may have had something to do with both teams getting off to a tough start in the first quarter, which ended with the Lady Trojans leading 12-8. In the second quarter, Ferriday got into the flow on the offensive end and outscored Farmerville 18-12 for a 30-20 halftime lead.

Ferriday took an 11-point lead into the fourth quarter, but was held to eight points in the final eight minutes. Yet Farmerville didn’t do much better as it scored 12 points.

China Kennedy led the Lady Farmers with 19 points and Courtney Wainwright had 18 points.

“We didn’t win the district championship, which was our first goal. But I’m satisfied with what we’ve done so far,” Abron said. “We’re still No. 3 in the power rankings, and that’s good. We’ll still get a high seed.”

Ferriday boys 68.

Farmerville 45

FERRIDAY — The Trojans jumped out to a big early lead and cruised to victory over the Farmers.

Ferriday led 22-10 after just one quarter and expanded its lead to 40-19 at halftime.

Three players scored in double figures for the Trojans, led by Carlton Robinson with 21 points. Demarco Lewis scored 16 for Ferriday while Levier Pryor chipped in with 13.

Farmerville was led by Corderious Mason with 22 points and Shannon Ward with 15.

Ferriday improved to 10-13 overall and 6-2 in district play with the victory.

Kilbourne boys 55,

Monterey 38

MONTEREY, La. — Orlando Rogers scored 13 points and Cameron Stephens had 12 points to lead a balanced scoring attack as the Hawks defeated the Wolves Tuesday night in District 3-B action.

The game was close for three quarters but the Hawks then put away the Wolves with a 21-9 advantage in the fourth quarter.

Ross Lipsey led Monterey with 13 points and Austin Lipsey had 10 points.

Kilbourne girls 46,

Monterey 24

MONTEREY, La. — Rebecca Cavalier and Laura Beth Whittington combined for 25 points as the Lady Hawks rolled to a 22-point win over the Lady Wolves in a District 3-B game Tuesday night.

Cavalier finished with 13 points and Whittington was right behind with 12 points to lead Kilbourne, which led 11-6 after one quarter of play and then 26-9 at halftime. Kendall Lipsey led Monterey a game-high 14 points.