Blocks beats Ferriday 63-32 Friday night

Published 12:30 am Saturday, January 8, 2011

FERRIDAY — Staying true to its name, Block High School blocked Ferriday High School from a win Friday night on their own court.

The Bears came away with what Ferriday coach James Davis said was an easy win in a 63-32 blowout.

Block players played more physical than Ferriday. The Bears blocked multiple shots, stole bad passes, and just ripped the Trojans of the ball.

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“They out-rebounded us, out-hustled us. They played harder than us,” Davis said. “We gave them the opportunity to win.”

Four Block players scored in double digits, many of which came from offensive boards and steals resulting in fast breaks.

“They didn’t have to work hard to win. The easy put backs were a result of us not hustling,” Davis said.

Block held Ferriday to a 4-point second quarter. Their full court press was too overwhelming for the Trojans as they turned the ball over multiple times, allowing the Bears to take advantage of easy buckets.

“This was the best effort we’ve had all season,” Block coach K.G. Watkins said. “Ken Colbert came off the bench and played really well. Fred Green, he’s a senior, he really stepped up for us tonight, too.”

Chuck Bowie for Block led all scorers with 13. Preston Bowman and Fred Green each scored 12 for the Bears. Ken Colbert scored 11.

Ferriday did not manage any players with double digits, Richard Jefferson and Ted’Rai Gullage both scored seven points for the Trojans.

The game, after one period was tied at 9. However, the 16-4 second period gave Block a 12-point lead heading into the half.

Block managed three quick scores to open the second half. Those three quick scores seemed to suck all the life out of Ferriday. Block’s lead was never threatened, but instead, increased to 20, then 30.

As Block’s lead increased, tensions rose among the players. There were many hard fouls late in the third quarter but the players kept their composure.

Ferriday girls 69,

Block 49

Desiree Savage for Block led the game with 33 points but it was not enough for the Bears who had no answer for the “big three” of Ferriday.

Chanta Poole dominated the Block Bears with a 30-point effort Friday night. Keatrice Brown had 19 points and T’Keyah Fletcher had 15.

The Trojans led by 10 at the half, a lead that was never relinquished. The Trojans cruised to a 20-point victory behind their potent offensive attack and aggressive defense.