Sebastopol too strong for Cathedral

Published 1:16 am Wednesday, January 20, 2010

SEBASTOPOL — The Cathedral Green Wave had its hands full trying to contain Sebastopol post player Dedrick Adams. Just like the Bobcats’ first three opponents in Region 7-1A this season.

Adams finished with a game-high 26 points and James Patrick scored 17 points to lead Sebastopol to a 63-40 win over Cathedral to remain undefeated in region play.

“They just dominated the lane on both ends of the floor,” Green Wave head coach Peter Arnold said. “Adams is 6-4, 230. We just couldn’t stop him. He’s the strongest post player we’ve seen all season. We could not match up with Adams.”

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Other factors that were key in the outcome of this game were Cathedral’s offense not being patient on offense and rebounding.

Sebastopol (8-3, 4-0) led Cathedral 17-10 at the end of the first quarter and extended its lead to 16 points at halftime. The Bobcats then continued to add to their lead in the second half.

“I don’t think we played very well at all. Lack of patience on offense. We’re getting beat on the rebounds bad,” Arnold said.

Not one player for Cathedral (7-8, 2-3) had double-digit scoring in this game. The Green Wave was led by Caleb Upton with nine points and Daniel Huffines with eight points.

Trinity Episcopal 90, Tensas Academy 53

NATCHEZ — Playing his last home game before going on a recruiting trip, Trinity Episcopal senior R.J. Fleming was one of five players to finish in double figures as he scored 16 points in the Saints’ 37-point win over Tensas Academy Tuesday night.

Trinity Episcopal, the No. 2 team in Class A, had little difficulty with the Chiefs in this MAIS District 6-A matchup. The Saints jumped out to a 26-10 lead after one quarter of play and then led the Chiefs 53-27 at halftime.

Givonni Dent led the Saints (13-6, 7-0) with a game-high 24 points. Kent King finished with 15 points while Jordan Dossett added 13 points and L.J. Trimble chipped in with 10 points.

Austin Emfinger led Tensas Academy with 20 points and Jon Truman James had 15 points.

WCCA 49, ACCS 43

WOODVILLE — Ethan Carruth scored 15 points and Luke Whikater poured in 12 points to lead the Wilkinson County Christian Academy Rams to a six-point win over the Adams County Christian School Rebels in MAIS District 5-AA action Tuesday night.

WCCA led by 12 points at halftime, but ACCS outscored the Rams 14-7 to cut the lead to five points at the end of the third quarter. However, the Rebels could not sustain their momentum in the fourth quarter and the Rams escaped with the win.

James Moffett led ACCS (6-11, 2-5) with 10 points while Alvion Sampson had 19 rebounds, 11 of them on the offensive end, to go with eight points.

Vidalia 72, Bolton 32

VIDALIA — Torrey Dixon and Gary Stewart led a balanced scoring attack with 19 points each as Vidalia led Bolton by 40 points at halftime and went on to win by that same margin in District 3-3A action Tuesday night.

The Vikings dominated the Bears on both ends of the court during the first half. When the first quarter was over, Vidalia (18-4, 5-0) had a 25-8 lead. And at halftime the score was 57-17 in favor of the Vikings.

D.J. Polk scored 11 points and Quartrell Thomas had 10 points for Vidalia. Bolton was led by J. Pollard with eight points and C. Hendrix with seven points.

Huntington 65, Chamberlain-Hunt 51

PORT GIBSON — Jess Dossett scored 25 points as Huntington needed a big fourth quarter to pull away from a scrappy Chamberlain-Hunt team Tuesday night in an MAIS District 6-A game.

The Hounds led the Wildcats 16-10 after one quarter of play, but they had a hard time adding to their lead over the next two quarters. In fact, Chamberlain-Hunt cut Huntington’s lead to five points at halftime and the lead remained at five points at the end of the third quarter.

But in the fourth quarter, the Hounds finally got things going and outscored the Wildcats 25-16. Huntington (8-16, 2-3) also got 10 points each from Kevin Brown and Jeremiah Powell. Chamberlain-Hunt was led by L. Murphy with a game-high 26 points.

Mangham 52, Ferriday 25

MANGHAM, La. — Led by J. Harris’ 13 points and M. Hardiman’s 10 points, the Mangham Dragons cruised to a 27-point win over the Ferriday Trojans in a District 2-2A game Tuesday night.

Mangham had its way with Ferriday in the first half en route to a 26-13 halftime lead. The Trojans were held to single-digit scoring in all four quarters.

Ferriday (0-3 in district play) was led by Ted’Drai Gullage with 11 points.