Prep roundups: ACCS defeats Prairie View 56-30

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 1, 2010

NATCHEZ — For those who thought the Prairie View Academy Lady Spartans were going to go to the Bub Ulmer Gym and get an easy win over the Adams County Christian School Lady Rebels, they thought wrong.

As it turned out, just the very opposite happened to a Prairie View team that went into this game ranked No. 6 in the Southern Sports & Travel’s Girls Class AA Top 10 poll as ACCS dominated much of the game and rolled to a 56-30 win over the Lady Spartans Tuesday night.

As to what the key factor was in the surprising blowout, ACCS head coach Melanie Hall said it was teamwork.

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“Everybody contributed,” she said. “Every player contributed. (Through the years) I haven’t changed my philosophy – play hard, play smart, have fun. To God be the glory.”

The Lady Rebels’ defense was another difference as they held Dani Anderson and Kristen Oliphant in check. Anderson finished with 11 points while Oliphant scored just seven points.

ACCS kept Prairie View (5-2) in single-digit scoring in three of the four quarters. The Lady Rebels led by eight points after one quarter of play, 16 points at halftime and 17 points at the end of the third quarter.

“It was a total team effort. We also had rebounding. We did a good job on the boards. Every fundamental area, they played together,” Hall said. “I can’t say enough about the defense. The defense stepped up. We didn’t have a lot of turnovers.”

Braxtyn Elveston led ACCS (6-2) with a game-high 13 points while Brandis White added nine points and Kaitlan Melton and Jessica Reynolds scored eight points apiece.

Ferriday 63, Rayville 61

FERRIDAY — After giving up 23 points in the second quarter and trailing by ten points at halftime, Ferriday head coach Lisa Abron was not at all pleased with her team’s performance.

“When we came into halftime, I told them we need to get refocused. I told them to play good defense,” Abron said.

Her message worked as the Lady Trojans came back with a fury in the third quarter and Chante Poole made some clutch shots late in the ball game as they rallied to defeat the Rayville Lady Hornets Tuesday night in their home opener.

Ferriday (2-3) will have it work cut out on Thursday at the Tensas High Tournament when it takes on Class 3A finalist Madison Parish at 6:50 p.m.

Cathedral 58, MSD 14

JACKSON — Led by Ana Perry and Epiphany Jackson, the Cathedral Lady Green Wave defeated the Mississippi School for the Deaf Lady Bulldogs Tuesday night in their Region 7-1A opener.

Perry and Jackson each finished with 10 points to lead a balanced scoring attack for Cathedral (2-2, 1-0). Both Taylor Beesley and Ginny Daggett scored eight points apiece and Mollie Devening added seven points.

The Lady Green Wave jumped out to a 15-5 lead after one quarter of play and never looked back from there. They will take on the winner of the Delhi Charter-St. Joseph (Plaucheville) winner in the Monterey Tournament Friday at 4 p.m.

Natchez High 46, McComb 37

MCCOMB — The Natchez High Lady Bulldogs didn’t play their best game Tuesday night against the McComb Lady Tigers, but they played well enough to pick up the win and remain undefeated.

Natchez High led McComb 12-8 at the end of the first quarter, but couldn’t pull away in the second quarter and led by just six points, 20-14, at halftime. It looked like the Lady Bulldogs would not leave McComb still undefeated after the Lady Tigers cut the lead to just three points at the end of the third quarter.

However, the Lady Bulldogs picked up their defensive pressure at just the right time as held the Lady Tigers to just seven points in the fourth quarter to pull away for the win.

Jacquerra Williams led Natchez High with 15 points and Rebecca Minor scored 13 points. The 6-0 Lady Bulldogs begin Division 6-5A play on Friday at 6 p.m. when they play at Wingfield.

Trinity Episcopal 42,

Centreville 30

CENTREVILLE — Bethany Ogden, Rosie Woods and Madelyn Cross each scored 12 points as the Trinity Episcopal Lady Saints overcame a sluggish first quarter to defeat the Centreville Academy Lady Tigers Tuesday night.

Trinity Episcopal trailed Centreville 9-7 at the end of the first quarter, but started to take control of the game in the second quarter en route to a 21-17 halftime lead. The Lady Saints put the game out of reach with a 10-4 advantage in the third quarter.

Katie Berry led Centreville with 12 points of her own.

Monterey 50, LaSalle 33

OLLA, La. — Ellen Bairnsfather finished with a game-high 13 points while Reagan Tiffee and Kendall Lipsey had nine points each to lead the Monterey Lady Wolves past the LaSalle Lady Tigers Tuesday night.

Monterey trailed LaSalle 11-9 the end of the first quarter. But the Lady Wolves took control of the game over the next two quarters as the outscored the Lady Tigers a combined 29-8 for a commanding 38-19 lead by the end of the third quarter.

Monterey (7-1) and LaSalle (1-2) could end up facing each other again in the Monterey Tournament. LaSalle takes on Harrisonburg Thursday at 6:40 p.m. with the winner of that game going up against the Lady Wolves Friday at 6:40 p.m.

Riverdale 57, Tensas Academy 15

ST. JOSEPH, La. — The Riverdale Academy Lady Rebels returned to its dominant form Tuesday night with a 42-point win over the Tensas Academy Lady Chiefs.

Riverdale jumped out to a 20-4 lead after one quarter of play and rolled from there. Melissa Savell led the Lady Rebels with 15 points and Taylor Geddings chipped in with 14 points.

Tensas Academy (2-6) was led by Brittany Bamburg with eight points.