ACCS routs Amite School Center

Published 1:57 am Friday, November 12, 2010

NATCHEZ — It did not take long for the Adams County Christian School Lady Rebels to take control of their game against an overmatched Amite School Center Lady Rebels team Thursday night.

ACCS was nearly unstoppable in the first quarter and there was nothing Amite School Center could do about it. The host Lady Rebels ended up with a 30-3 lead at the end of that quarter on their way to a 54-20 win over the visiting Lady Rebels from Liberty.

Abby Givens and Braxtyn Elveston each scored 10 points to lead a balance scoring attack for ACCS, which had six players score at least six points in the game. Yet even with a 27-point lead after one quarter of play, the host Lady Rebels made sure they did not rest on their laurels in the second quarter.

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ACCS (3-1) outscored Amite School Center 15-5 to take a 45-8 lead into halftime. With most of ACCS’s starters on the bench in the second half, it was outscored by the visiting Lady Rebels 9-3 in the third quarter, but came back to outscore them 6-3 in the fourth quarter.

Marlee Touchstone scored 10 points to lead Amite School Center, which had just three other players crack the scoring column.

ACCS boys 60, Amite School Center 20

NATCHEZ — Head coach Rick Fife liked the effort and intensity his ACCS Rebels played with on both ends of the court Thursday night in their win over the Amite School Center Rebels.

“We played better defense than we did Tuesday night (in a loss at Brookhaven Academy). I thought we rebounded the ball well and outletting to the guards, which led to transition baskets,” Fife said.

ACCS dominated Amite School Center throughout the first half en route to a 44-12 lead at halftime. Even the players who came off the bench in the second half played well as the host Rebels continued to add to their lead.

Daniel Guedon led all scorers with 15 points while Brandon Walker had 10 points and Ryan Goddard added eight points for ACCS (1-1).

“I thought we’re starting to mesh a little as a team. I’m glad we got some reserves in and get them some court time to see what they’ve got. We’ll go back to practice and work on what we need to improve on offensively and defensively,” Fife said.

ACCS takes on Bowling Green School at the Silliman Shootout next Monday at 5:15 p.m.

Crystal Springs girls 46, Jefferson County 30

FAYETTE — It was a tough Thursday night for the Jefferson County Lady Tigers as they fell behind Crystal Springs early and were not able to rally as they lost to the visiting Lady Tigers by 16 points.

Mincina Walker scored 13 points and Ladonna Moore finished with 12 points for Class 4A Crystal Springs, which used a variety of defenses to keep Jefferson County befuddled throughout the game.

Crystal Springs took an 11-6 lead over Jefferson County at the end of the first quarter and held the host Lady Tigers to single digits in the next two quarter in building a 30-18 lead heading into the fourth quarter.

Taylor Mims had a game-high 14 points for Jefferson County (1-1) and Haley Turner added nine points.

Brookhaven Academy girls 59, Trinity Episcopal 27

BROOKHAVEN — What started as a close game quickly turned into a blowout as Brookhaven Academy used a big second quarter to turn a two-point lead into a 19-point lead as the Lady Cougars defeated the Trinity Episcopal Lady Saints Thursday night.

Despite facing a senior-laden Brookhaven Academy team on the road, Trinity Episcopal held its own in the first quarter and was down just 8-6 at the end of the quarter. However, the Lady Cougars’ experience and defense were showcased in the second quarter as they outscored the Lady Saints 21-4 as they went into halftime with a 29-10 lead.

Madeline Cross led Trinity Episcopal (0-3) with eight points. Anna Katelyn Mangold led Brookhaven Academy with a game-high 18 points while Mary Lindsey Magee had 15 points.