Prep boys roundups: Vidalia rallies to beat Madison Parish, 60-53

Published 12:03 am Wednesday, December 4, 2013

VIDALIA — Julius Wilson led Vidalia High School with 19 points, and Deion Brown added 12 points as the Vikings rallied in the second half to defeat the Madison Parish Jaguars 60-53 Tuesday night.

Vidalia was down 13-9 after one quarter of play to Madison Parish and 28-21 at halftime before grabbing the momentum in the second half, especially in the fourth quarter.

Vidalia was only able to cut two points off the Jaguars’ lead in the third quarter and trailed 42-37 before going on a tear in the fourth quarter. The Vikings outscored the Jaguars 23-11 in that frame to pull off the win.

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Curtis McNulty, J.T. Townsend and Isiah Thompson each scored seven points for the Vikings.

Vidalia (3-0) next plays at the Tensas High Tournament in St. Joseph, La. against Sicily Island at 7 p.m. Friday.

Wilkinson County 47, Tylertown 39

WOODVILLE — Devin Voorhies led Wilkinson County with 16 points and Frank Johnson had 11 points as the Wildcats held on for a 47-39 win over the Tylertown Chiefs Tuesday night for their first win of the season.

Wilkinson County dominated Tylertown for much of the first half. The Wildcats led the Chiefs 11-7 at the end of the first quarter. The second quarter was even worse for Tylertown as it scored just five points while Wilkinson County put up 16 points to go into halftime with a 27-12 lead.

However, the Chiefs responded in a big way in the third quarter as they outscored the Wildcats 16-5 and trailed by just four points, 32-28, at the end of the quarter. But the Wildcats made sure they would not get any closer as they outscored the Chiefs 15-11.

Wilkinson County (1-6) next plays at Natchez High at 7:30 p.m. next Tuesday.

Trinity Episcopal 68, Central Private 43

BAKER, La. — Dre’ McCoy and Tommy McCoy scored 26 points each for Trinity Episcopal as the Saints overcame a sloppy second quarter to defeat the Central Private School Rebels 68-43 Tuesday night in their first game of the season.

Trinity Episcopal looked like it was on its way to an easy win after jumping to an 18-4 lead over Central Private at the end of the first quarter. However, the Rebels answered by outscoring the Saints 16-6 in the second quarter to trail just 24-20 at halftime.

But just like the first quarter, Trinity dominated on both ends of the court in the second half. The Saints pulled away from Central Private by outscoring the Rebels 23-13 in the third quarter and 21-10 in the fourth quarter.

Trinity Episcopal (1-0) next plays at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Cathedral.

Tensas High 57, Ferriday 51

ST. JOSEPH — Dajohn Mitchell led Ferriday with a game-high 18 points, but the Trojans were done in by a fourth-quarter comeback by Tensas High as the Panthers escaped with a 57-51 win Tuesday night.

Ferriday led Tensas High 42-38 after three quarters of play, but the Panthers turned up the defensive pressure in the fourth quarter and ended up outscoring the Trojans 19-9 for the come-from-behind victory. Steve Wilson added 10 points for the Trojans.

Ferriday (0-4) next plays at 8 p.m. Friday against Madison Parish at the Tensas High Tournament.

Amite County 64, Jefferson County 40

LIBERTY — Ry’yale Brown led Jefferson County with 17 points, but it was not nearly enough as the Tigers lost to the Amite County Trojans 64-40 Tuesday night.

The second quarter was the turning point of this ball game as Amite County outscored Jefferson County 24-9 to turn a 13-10 deficit into a 34-22 halftime advantage. The Trojans put the game away by outscoring the Tigers 20-12 in the third quarter.

Christian Day added 11 points for Jefferson County (2-4), which plays host to Natchez High at 7:30 p.m. Friday.