Prep girls roundups: Monterey rolls past Harrisonburg 47-22

Published 12:57 pm Wednesday, February 2, 2011

HARRISONBURG, La. — Seven of the eight players for Monterey who reached the scoring column had at least five points as the Lady Wolves rolled past the Harrisonburg Lady Bulldogs 47-22 Tuesday night in District 6-B action.

Even though only four players for Harrisonburg scored in this game, the Lady Bulldogs tried to make a game of it against a superior opponent. They trailed by 11 points at the end of the three quarters, but Monterey put the game away with a decisive 19-5 advantage in the fourth quarter.

Reagan Tiffee led Monterey (22-3, 5-2) with a game-high eight points while Kristin Russell and Kendall Lipsey each finished with seven points. Erica Cater, Emilee Smith and Marleigh Montpelier all had six points to lead Harrisonburg.

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The Lady Wolves finish up their five-game road trip on Friday night when they play at Glenmora.

Ferriday-Lake Providence games postponed due to work stoppage by officials

FERRIDAY — The Ferriday Lady Trojans were scheduled to play the Lake Providence Lady Panthers at Lake Providence in a key LHSAA District 2-2A game for both teams Tuesday night.

However, that game, as well as the varsity boys’ game between the Trojans and the Panthers, have been postponed until further notice. That’s because four of the 14 officials’ associations are on strike because those high school officials want a pay increase.

“There are four associations that are striking right now — Alexandria, Monroe, Shreveport and Hammond. Lake Providence uses Monroe officials. Those officials are holding out,” Lady Trojans head coach Lisa Abron said.

Abron added that she was looking forward to the game because the Lady Trojans need a win over Lake Providence to stay in the hunt for the district championship. The Lady Panthers are currently 4-0 in district play while Ferriday is at 3-2.

Abron added that there will be a meeting today at the Louisiana High School Athletic Association office in Baton Rouge at 1 p.m. The Executive Committee is holding this meeting with the 14 basketball officials’ associations and the 14 principals’ groups in each respective area so members of all organizations involved can possibly rectify the situation and reach some kind of agreement to finish the current school year.

“I don’t know if another association is going to call the games or what,” Abron said. “We only have three games left in the (regular) season.”

Ferriday plays at Mangham in District 2-2A action Friday night.

Area games postponed due to bad weather

NATCHEZ — Tuesday morning and afternoon’s strong thunderstorms that rumbled through south Mississippi as well as the strong winds that preceded and followed the passage of a strong cold front forced some area varsity games to be postponed.

Natchez High was scheduled to play at Wilkinson County Tuesday night. Those games will now take place today starting with a junior varsity game at 5 p.m. to be followed by the varsity games.

Also, Jefferson County’s home games against Region 7-3A rival Amite County were also postponed to today because of the inclement weather. There will be three games with the first one, a JV game, starting at 5 p.m.