Prep Roundup (Boys and Girls): ACCS, FHS, others victorious
Published 12:01 am Wednesday, November 19, 2014
MCCOMB — Adams County Christian School had about as good of a first quarter as a team could have. Parklane Academy had about as bad of a first quarter as possible.
By the time the quarter was finally over, ACCS had a 26-4 lead over Parklane and the Rebels cruised to a 63-42 win over the Pioneers Tuesday night in Matthew Freeman’s second and final game as interim head coach.
Devin Spear led the Rebels (no record given) with a game-high 19 points. Jay Fleming and Brandon Brooks each contributed with 14 points apiece and Brody Cole added nine points.
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After ACCS’s domination of Parklane in the first quarter, the Pioneers had no response. The Rebels outscored them in the second quarter 19-15 for a commanding 45-19 halftime advantage. Parklane played better in the second half and actually outscored ACCS 23-18, but it was not nearly enough.
Henry McDonald led Parklane with 18 points and Jack Dumas added 10 points.
ACCS next plays at Silliman Institute next Tuesday night.
Delta Charter 62, WCCA 44
WOODVILLE — Dae’Vern Mayes finished with a game-high 21 points as the Delta Charter School Storm defeated the Wilkinson County Christian Academy Rams 62-44 Tuesday night.
Johnny Hatten added 11 points and Dawson Woodruff chipped with 10 points for Delta Charter, which trailed WCCA 8-6 at the end of the first quarter before outscoring the Rams a combined 36-19 over the next two quarters to take control of the game.
Colton Nettles led the Rams with 12 points and Hutch Holden had nine points.
Delta Charter (2-1) plays host to Georgetown Thursday night.
Ferriday 63, Tensas High 59 (OT)
ST. JOSEPH, La. — Ronald Davis led Ferriday High School with 14 points and Dantrez Scott had 13 points as the Trojans rallied from a first-quarter deficit to eventually force overtime and then defeated the Tensas High School Panthers 63-59 Tuesday night.
Tensas High had a 13-6 lead over Ferriday at the end of the first quarter, but the Trojans slowly chipped away at the Panthers’ lead over the next three quarters. They were only able to knock one point off the lead in the second quarter, but they outscored the Panthers 12-7 in the third quarter and 15-14 in the fourth quarter to send the game into overtime.
Then Ferriday put the exclamation point on the come-from-behind win with a 12-8 advantage in the extra period. Ronald Williams added 10 points for the Trojans.
Ferriday (1-0) hosts Vidalia High School Friday night.
Ferriday 49, Tensas 43
ST. JOSEPH, La. — Trenace Morgan is the only senior on the Ferriday Lady Trojans’ roster. And when Ferriday needed someone to step up in the fourth quarter against Tensas High School, it was Morgan who answered the call.
Morgan hit a three-pointer and back-to-back jumpers to hold off the Lady Panthers’ comeback attempt as the Lady Trojans held on for a 49-43 win in their season opener Tuesday night.
“Everytime we play them it’s like a big rivalry. It was a good first game of the season for us,” head coach Lisa Abron said. “It was pretty much up and down the whole game.”
Even though Tensas High first used a man-to-man defense and then an up-tempo zone defense in the first half, Ferriday didn’t seem too fazed. The Lady Trojans led the Lady Panthers 13-8 after one quarter of play and 24-15 at halftime. However, Abron said her team was at times playing too fast when it had the lead.
“When (Tensas) went down, they went back to the man-to-man press defense and they forced some turnovers. I had to call several timeouts. I told them to spread the floor and pass the ball around,” Abron said. “We controlled the tempo instead of them controlling the tempo with their defense.”
Both teams scored 11 points in the third quarter to make it a 35-26 game. But the fourth quarter got a little bit interesting as the Lady Panthers got back in it with their defense. However, Morgan came through in the clutch for the Lady Trojans.
Jada Griggs led Ferriday with a game-high 20 points and Morgan finished with 10 points. A pair of freshmen also had solid performances for the Lady Trojans as Kesia Mason and Zhane Green had eight points each.
“Zhane gave us good quality minutes on the inside. Jada was outstanding with her slicing and dicing and going through the lane and hitting some big shots for us. Kesia helped us out with the ball handling,” Abron said. “It was a total effort on everybody’s part. We took good shots around the perimeter and in the paint.”
Ferriday (1-0) plays host to Vidalia High School Friday night.
Parklane Academy 52,
MCCOMB — Tootie Carter led Parklane Academy with a game-high 13 points and Juliana Adams added 10 points as the MAIS Class AAA Lady Pioneers held on for a 52-47 win over the Class AA ACCS Lady Rebels Tuesday night.
Destini Brown also had 10 points for Parklane, which was in control of the game in the first half and had an eight-point halftime lead before ACCS made a big charge in the third quarter to erase all of that deficit.
But in the fourth quarter, the Lady Pioneers regained their momentum and slowly pulled away from the Lady Rebels.
“As I always say, to God be the glory. The girls battled really hard, in victory and defeat,” Lady Rebels head coach Melanie Hall said.
Jordan Petty led ACCS with 12 points while Mackenzie Boyd and Lexie Emanuel had 10 points apiece. The Lady Rebels (5-1) don’t play again until next Tuesday at Silliman Institute.
Monterey at Jena cancelled
JENA, La. — A scheduling conflict between Monterey and Jena resulted in the two school’s basketball games at Jena High School to be canceled, Lady Wolves head coach Cary Shivley said.
Also, Monterey’s junior varsity and varsity home games against LaSalle High School that were scheduled to take place Thursday night have been postponed until Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 because LaSalle’s football team advanced to the second round of the LHSAA Class 1A Playoffs.