Prep boys roundups: Vidalia gets district win at Avoyelles

Published 12:02 am Wednesday, February 5, 2014

MOREAUVILLE, La. — After getting off to a slow start, Vidalia High School found its rhythm in the second quarter and their was little Avoyelles High School could do about it as the Vikings defeated the Mustangs 78-64 in an LHSAA District 3-3A game Tuesday night.

Three Vidalia players reached double figures and two others came close. Julius Wilson led the Vikings with a game-high 22 points while Isiah Thompson had 21 points and Overton Lewis added 12 points. Malik Jefferson contributed with nine points and Deion Brown chipped in with eight points.

Avoyelles played well in the first quarter and led Vidalia 16-13 at the end of the quarter. However, that lead would not last long as the Vikings took the momentum away and took control of the game.

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The Vikings outscored the Mustangs 21-12 in the second quarter to take a 34-28 lead into halftime. The Mustangs tried to cut into the lead in the third quarter and they did make it a 47-43 game at the end of that quarter. But that’s as close as they would get as Vidalia outscored Avoyelles 31-21 in the fourth quarter.

Trey Williams led the Mustangs with 18 points and Desmond Alexander added 15 points.

Vidalia (N/A, 5-1) hosts Jena at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Trinity Episcopal 84, WCCA 44

WOODVILLE — Tommy McCoy led the No. 1 team in Class A with a game-high 35 points as the Trinity Episcopal Saints defeated the Wilkinson County Christian Academy Rams 84-44 in MAIS District 7-A action Tuesday night.

Trinity Episcopal pretty much had its way with an overmatched WCCA team in the first three quarters. The Saints put up 31 points in the first quarter while holding the Rams to just 12 points.

The second quarter was not much better for the home team as the Rams were held to nine points while the Saints put up 29 points to go into halftime with a commanding 60-21 lead. The third quarter was a lot more competitive, but the Saints still outscored the Rams 15-11 for a 75-32 advantage.

Arzell McCoy and Wyatt Boothe had 15 points each while Michael Whitley had a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Saints. Jaylen Washington scored 17 points while Dra’ Tolliver made three 3-pointers and finished with 11 points to lead the Rams.

Trinity Episcopal (19-0, 7-0) next plays at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Franklin Academy. WCCA (N/A, N/A), plays host to Tensas Academy at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Brookhaven 64, Natchez High 58

BROOKHAVEN — Natchez High’s offense stumbled in the first half and that proved to be the difference as the Bulldogs lost to the Brookhaven High Panthers 64-58 Tuesday night in an MHSAA Division 6-5A game.

Natchez High scored just 10 points in each of the first two quarters while Brookhaven had 15 and 19 points, respectively, for a 34-20 halftime lead. And by the time the Bulldogs’ shots started falling in the fourth quarter, it was too late.

De’Arius Griffin led the Bulldogs with a game-high 17 points and Gary Woods had 13 points. The Panthers were led by Khlil Newton with 13 points and Ladarion McNulty added 12 ponts.

Natchez High (12-8, 3-2) plays host to division opponent Wingfield at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Northwood-Lena 86, Block 65

JONESVILLE — The Northwood-Lena Gators defeated the Block Bears 86-65 in an LHSAA District 3-1A game Tuesday night. No other information on the game was available.

Block (12-8, 6-2) plays at Montgomery at 7:30 p.m. Friday.