Prep boys roundup: Trinity remains undefeated vs. Tallulah

Published 12:01 am Wednesday, January 15, 2014

NATCHEZ — Tommy McCoy led Trinity Episcopal with a game-high 26 points and Arzell McCoy had 14 points as the Saints remained undefeated with a 73-35 win over the Tallulah Academy Trojans in MAIS District 7-A action Tuesday night.

Trinity Episcopal took control of the game in the early stages of the first quarter. The Saints dominated Tallulah Academy on both ends of the court and by the time the quarter was finally over, they led the Trojans 34-7.

The second quarter was much closer than the first quarter was, but Trinity outscored Tallulah Academy 19-14 to take a 53-21 lead at the half. The Saints’ defense held the Trojans to single-digit scoring in both the third and fourth quarters.

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Michael Whitley added 12 points and Wyatt Boothe chipped in with 11 points for the Saints. The Trojans were led by Parks Watson with 13 points.

Trinity Episcopal (13-0, 2-0) hosts Wilkinson County Christian Academy Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Ferriday 72, General Trass 67

LAKE PROVIDENCE, La. — Will Scott scored 24 points to lead Ferriday as the Trojans used a fourth-quarter rally to defeat the General Trass Panthers 72-67 Tuesday night in an LHSAA District 2-2A game.

Ferriday trailed General Trass 23-15 after one quarter of play, but the Trojans cut that eight-point deficit to six points, 53-47, at the end of the third quarter. The Trojans completed their comeback by outscoring the Panthers 25-14 in the fourth quarter.

Steve Wilson poured in 15 points and Jashon Foster ended up with 13 points for the Trojans.

Ferriday (5-12, 1-1) plays again at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Winnfield.

Cathedral 62, Pelahatchie 61 (OT)

PELAHATCHIE — James Coley led four Cathedral players in double figures with 20 points as the Green Wave held on for a 62-61 overtime win over the Pelahatchie Chiefs Tuesday night to remain undefeated in MHSAA Division 7-1A.

Pelahatchie sent the game into overtime by outscoring Cathedral 15-7 in the fourth quarter to tie the game at 51-51. The Green Wave won the game with an 11-10 advantage in the overtime period.

R.J. Givens had 12 points while Ishmael Blackmon and William Doss had 10 points each for the Green Wave. Keldrick Stokes led Pelahatchie with a game-high 29 points.

Cathedral (7-7, 4-0) hosts Hinds Agricultural High School at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Lanier 65, Natchez High 63

JACKSON — Tonzell Handy led Lanier High School with 19 points and Randy Phillips had 18 points as the host Bulldogs held on for a 65-63 win over the Natchez High Bulldogs Tuesday night.

Natchez High went into the fourth quarter trailing Lanier 53-43, but the visiting Bulldogs went on a furious comeback to make the game interesting. However, the rally fell just a few points short despite outscoring the host Bulldogs 20-12.

Gary Woods finished with 19 points and Daryl Jones had 15 points for Natchez High (11-5), which next plays at Wingfield in an MHSAA Division 6-5A game at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Brookhaven 66, Jefferson County 47

BROOKHAVEN — Khalil Newton led a balanced scoring attack for Brookhaven High School with 16 points as the Panthers defeated the Jefferson County Tigers 66-47 Tuesday night.

Tavis Moore added 12 points and Fred Trevillion chipped in with 11 points for Brookhaven, which jumped out to a 16-8 lead over Jefferson County and never looked back.

Ry’Yale Brown led the Tigers with 16 points while Christian Day had 12 points and Akeem Williams scored 11 points.

Jefferson County (7-9) next plays at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Crystal Springs in an MHSAA Division 7-3A game.