Trinity Episcopal handles Tensas Academy 84-35

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 13, 2011

NATCHEZ — Tensas Academy hung tough with Trinity Episcopal in the first quarter of their MAIS District 6-A game Tuesday night at Clyde Adams Arena.

After that, the Saints showed why they are the third-ranked team in all of Class A as they completely dominated the Chiefs in the final three quarters for an 84-35 win that put them one step closer to the No. 1 seed in next month’s district tournament.

Trae McKenzie led Trinity Episcopal with a game-high 21 points while Tip McKenzie poured in 12 points and Garrett Vinson added 10 points.

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The first quarter turned out to be much closer than anyone expected. Blaine Fletcher did his best to keep Tensas Academy in the ball game. Trinity Episcopal had the lead at the end of the quarter, but only by six points, 17-11. Fletcher led the Chiefs with 16 points.

But from that point on, Trinity’s depth, experience and defensive pressure proved to be too much for the Chiefs to stop. The Saints put the game by outscoring the visitors from St. Joseph, La. 28-9 in the second quarter and 26-9 in the third quarter for a 71-29 advantage.

With the win, Trinity Episcopal improved to 14-4 overall and 5-0 in district play. The Saints travel to Port Gibson today for a district game against Chamberlain-Hunt.

Franklin County girls 70,

Jefferson County 35

FAYETTE — Vintrice Briggs scored 17 points and Toni Robinson added 11 points to lead a balanced scoring attack for Franklin County as the Lady Dawgs hammered the Jefferson County Lady Tigers Tuesday night in Region 7-3A action.

Eleven players wound up in the scoring column for Franklin County, the No. 5 team in the Clarion-Ledger’s Girls’ Super 10 poll and the No. 2 team in Class 3A. Five of those players scored at least six points.

Jefferson County was stymied when it had the ball and was held under 10 points in each of the first three quarters. The Lady Tigers managed to score 15 points in the fourth quarter, but by then the game was well out of hand.

Haley Turner led Jefferson County (2-3 in Region 7-3A) with eight points and Taylor Mims added six points. The Lady Tigers host Hazlehurst on Friday.

Franklin County (14-0, 3-0) plays host to Amite County Friday.

Monterey boys 70, Georgetown 33

MONTEREY, La. — Jacob Evans led four Monterey players with a game-high 21 points as the Wolves soundly defeated the Georgetown Bulldogs Tuesday night.

Josh Chapman finished with 14 points while Dillon Smith scored 11 points and Shaun McClenahan chipped in with 10 points for Monterey (13-5), which won its second game in a row after a four-game losing streak. The Wolves open up District 6-B action next Tuesday at home against Glenmora.