Trinity boys, girls defeat Cathedral in Monday night matchup

Published 12:10 am Tuesday, January 4, 2011

NATCHEZ — It almost seemed like a home game for both teams.

The Trinity gym was packed to the brim as the Saints hosted Cathedral School Monday night. Emotions were high as both schools’ fanbases were well represented — there appeared to be just as many Green Wave fans as Saints fans.

However, the true home team ultimately came away with wins in both the varsity boys and varsity girls games.

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The Trinity boys used a second-quarter surge to pull ahead of Cathedral, and the Saints never let it get close after that in an 83-56 win. Trinity’s Givonni Dent and Tip McKenzie each tallied 16 points for the Saints.

Cathedral trailed just 21-19 after the first quarter, but Trinity scored 9 unanswered points to begin the second quarter, seven of which were scored by Dent. The Saints went into the half with a 47-33 lead, holding Cathedral to 14 points in the second while scoring 26 of their own.

“The first one and a half minutes of the second quarter, we went into one of our lulls, and they turned it on,” Cathedral head coach Peter Arnold said. “They went up by 10 points to begin the second.”

Cathedral actually held Trinity to just 9 points in the third quarter, but was unable to close the gap in points, scoring just 10 in the third. Trinity led 56-43 after three.

In the fourth quarter, Trinity extended its lead, outscoring Cathedral 27-13.

Trinity’s Jake Winston finished with 14 points. Tanner Cage and L.J. Trimble each had 12 points. For Cathedral, Carl Hammitte tallied 12 points, with Caleb Upton putting up 10.

Despite having not played since Dec. 21, Arnold said he wouldn’t use the layoff as a reason for his team getting beat.

“That’s just an excuse,” Arnold said. “Bottom line, they made plays and we didn’t. They were more aggressive, and we made bad decisions.”

Cathedral finished with 22 team fouls, and Trinity had 19 teams fouls. Trinity was just 18-for-35 at the free throw line.

Cathedral (6-6) will play at West Lincoln Friday. Trinity (5-2) will play at Tallulah Academy today.

Trinity girls 52,

Cathedral 22

Madelyn Cross and Bethany Ogden proved too much for the Lady Green Wave Monday night.

Cross and Ogden both finished with 19 points. Trinity outscored Cathedral 22-2 in the first quarter and 34-6 in the first half.

No one for the Lady Green Wave scored in double digits. Epiphany Jackson led Cathedral with give points, and Nana Kumi and Ana Perry both had four points.