Franklin County girls rout Wilkinson County

Published 1:05 am Wednesday, January 27, 2010

MEADVILLE — Erica Jenkins finished with 15 points and Jessica Jackson had 13 points to lead five Franklin County players in double figures as the Lady Bulldogs steamrolled past the Wilkinson County Lady Wildcats 83-49 Tuesday night.

Franklin County, which maintained its No. 3 ranking in the latest Clarion-Ledger Class 3A poll, got little resistance from Wilkinson County during the first three quarters. The Lady Bulldogs led the Lady Wildcats 23-6 after one quarter of play, 50-18 at halftime and 70-29 at the end of the third quarter.

Vintrice Briggs and CeeCee Miller each scored 12 points and Leondra Shaw added 10 points for the Lady Bulldogs, who improved to 15-3 overall and remained undefeated in Region 7-3A with a 7-0 mark.

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Tyeshia Harris led Wilkinson County with a game-high 18 points and Breshiana Day chipped in with 12 points.

Vicksburg 57, Natchez High 45

NATCHEZ — Keosha Bradley scored a game-high 30 points for Natchez High, but it was not enough as the Lady Bulldogs could not overcome three bad quarters of offense and lost to the Vicksburg Missy Gators Tuesday nigh.

In the first quarter, both teams struggled mightily to get shots to fall. Even though Vicksburg scored just five points, Natchez High (11-10) could not take advantage of the situation it was given and led 6-5 at the end of the quarter. And the Missy Gators eventually made them pay.

First, they outscored the Lady Bulldogs 15-10 in the second quarter for a 20-16 halftime lead. Then in the third quarter, Natchez High had its problems not only with its offense, but with its defense as well. Vicksburg scored 19 points while Natchez High only had eight points and trailed by 15 points heading into the fourth quarter.

D. Mayfield led Vicksburg with 15 points and A. Hall poured in 11 points.

Ferriday 58, Jena 39

JENA, La. — Led by Chante Poole’s game-high 33 points, the Ferriday Lady Trojans needed just over an hour to handily defeat the Jena Lady Giants in a non-district game Tuesday night.

Even though Jena is not only in Class 3A but also in the same district as Vidalia, the Lady Giants were no match for the Class 2A Lady Trojans. And they had a hard time figuring out if Poole was either going to take shots from the outside or take it to the basket.

Ferriday (15-8) jumped out to an early lead and never allowed Jena to get back in the game. At the end of the first quarter, the Lady Trojans had a 15-6 lead. Even though the Lady Giants’ offense woke up in the second quarter, they could not make the key stops needed to get a rally going and they trailed by 13 points at halftime.

The Lady Trojans put the game away by outscoring the Lady Giants 17-7 in the third quarter for a 51-28 lead. Jena was led by Kizzy Coleman with 11 points and Jordan Hughes with 10 points.

Tensas Parish 61, Block 59

JONESVILLE, La. — First place in District 3-1A was on the line Tuesday night as the defending Class 1A state champion Block Lady Bears hosted the Tensas Parish Lady Panthers.

And this game was a good one from start to finish as Tensas Parish took a hard-fought two-point win over Block to take over first place in the district standings by itself.

Block (10-13, 4-1) led by three points at halftime, but Tensas Parish outscored the Lady Bears 17-14 in the third quarter to tie the score at 38-38. The Lady Panthers then won the game thanks to a 23-21 advantage in the fourth quarter.

Erin Fry led Tensas Parish (5-0 in district play) with a game-high 20 points and Morgan Robinson finished with 14 points. Tyra Jefferson scored 18 points and Desiree Savage had 16 points to lead Block.

Oak Hill 51, Monterey 45

MONTEREY, La. — An offensive meltdown by Monterey in the third quarter turned out to be the difference as the Oak Hill Lady Rams defeated the Lady Wolves in District 6-B action Tuesday night.

The first half was close throughout and ended with Oak Hill holding a 31-29 lead. But what happened to Monterey in the third quarter was absolutely stunning. The Lady Wolves could not make a single shot from the field and they made just one free throw on their way to trailing by eight points at the end of the quarter.

Ellen Bairnsfather led Monterey (18-9, 1-4) with 13 points and Kendall Lipsey chipped in with 10 points. Oak Hill was led by Kami Welch with 18 points.

Bunkie 65, Vidalia 33

VIDALIA — Tabitha Kyle scored 16 points while Nekia Jurell and Dlatra Friles had 12 points apiece to lead the Bunkie Lady Panthers to a 32-point win over the Vidalia Lady Vikings in District 3-3A action Tuesday night.

Bunkie jumped out to a 17-4 lead over Vidalia at the end of the first quarter and never looked back. By halftime, the Lady Panthers had a commanding 32-11 lead.

Desiree McCurdy and Christina Moore led Vidalia (0-20, 0-7) with nine points each.