Lady Tigers 5-2 in tourney

Published 12:01 am Tuesday, August 16, 2011

LIBERTY — Centreville Academy had a strong showing last Saturday at the Amite School Center Tournament as the Lady Tigers went 5-2 in the double-elimination format.

Centreville held on for a 3-2 win over the Columbia Academy Lady Cougars in its first game of the day and then blanked the Lady Cougars of Central Hinds Academy 8-0.

In fact, each of the first four teams the Lady Tigers played in this tournament were Lady Cougars. Their third opponent was the perennial favorite in MAIS Class A – Franklin Academy. And the Lady Cougars came away with a 6-5 victory to knock Centreville down to the losers’ bracket.

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“We had a one-hour lightning delay during (that) game. It was around 3 p.m.,” Centreville head coach Mark Mann said. “But there wasn’t any rain. There was some wind and lightning.”

The Lady Tigers got over that loss in a hurry as they took care of Brookhaven Academy 14-2 and then recorded two more shutout wins, first defeating the Heidelberg Academy Lady Rebels 8-0 and then beating Silliman Institute’s junior varsity team 11-0.

But they fell just short of reaching the championship round as they lost to the Oak Forest Academy Lady Yellow Jackets 4-1. Oak Forest lost to Copiah Academy in the championship game 5-4.

Centreville’s record improved to 12-6.

Wilkinson County Christian Academy, however, had a short stay at the tournament as the Lady Rams went 0-2. They lost to Silliman’s JV team 10-8 in their first game and were eliminated after falling to Columbia Academy 5-0.

WCCA (1-5) begins MAIS South Central A (District 3) action today when its hosts Tensas Academy at 6 p.m.