Petty leads ACCS, Griggs paces Ferriday

Published 12:02 am Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The Adams County Christian School Lady Rebels continued to roll over opponents Tuesday night as they took down Parklane Academy 56-40.

Jordan Petty led ACCS with 20 points and also recorded 10 rebounds in the win.

“She had a big game scoring and rebounding,” ACCS head coach Melanie Hall said. “Her teammates did a good job of finding her and she did a good job on the boards as well getting put-backs.”

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The two teams were neck-and-neck after the first quarter with Parklane leading 10-8, but ACCS took over in the second and third, outscoring the Lady Pioneers 35-16.

“It was a hard fought ball game,” Hall said. “Both teams got after each other, and it was a hard fought game.”

With the win, ACCS improves to 18-3 on the year and will resume action again Thursday against University Academy of CENLA.

“We give God the glory and we are just so thankful,” Hall said. “This team has been so much fun. Everybody does their part for this team. A little bit of talent and a lot of heart is dangerous.”

Ferriday 64, General Trass 43

FERRIDAY — The Ferriday Lady Trojans cruised past General Trass Tuesday night 64-43, to improve to 16-2 overall and 2-0 in district play.

Ferriday jumped out to a big lead early and never looked back.

“It was the same game plan, nothing has changed,” Ferriday head coach Lisa Abron said. “We want to utilize our press as much as possible. We have to use our speed, quickness and defensive abilities to get easy steals and lay the ball up on the other end.”

Ferriday held General Trass to just 15 first half points, and went into the second half up 21. The Lady Trojans continued to put the ball in the basket in the third, outscoring General Trass 21-7 and took a 57-22 lead into the final quarter of play.

At that point, Abron was able to get some of her bench players some quality minutes.

Abron said her team is on their way to accomplishing their goal they set for the year if they continue to play like they do.

“We set out a goal to do better in district, and overall we wanted a better record and to try and make a run for it,” she said.

Jada Griggs led Ferriday with 21 points and Kesia Mason chipped in with 15 of her own.

Pelahatchie 65, Cathedral 30

NATCHEZ — Janus Collier and Brittany Thompson led the Pelahatchie offense with 21 and 19 points respectively, as the Lady Chiefs took down Cathedral, 65-30 Tuesday night.

“We hung with them in the first quarter pretty well,” Cathedral head coach Randy Smith said. “We handled their press well, but in the second quarter, we had a lot of turnovers and that was the difference in the game.”

Pelahatchie outscored the Lady Wave 21-6 in the second quarter and were able to take command of the game from there.

“They were all very athletic and they just moved the ball around,” Smith said. “Give them credit, they had an all-around good scoring game.”

Caroline Smith led Cathedral with six points in the contest.

Next up for Cathedral is a matchup with Mississippi School for the Deaf today at 5 p.m.

Trinity 59, Tallulah Academy 33

TALLULAH, La. — D’Asia Mitchell recorded 29 points and 10 rebounds and Jasmine Ivory chipped in with 13 points as the Trinity Lady Saints took down Tallulah Academy 59-33 Wednesday.

Despite falling behind 8-1 after one quarter of play, the Lady Saints were able to rally and score 19 and 26 points in the second and third quarter, respectively, and continue to hold Tallulah defensively.

“We played great,” Trinity head coach Fay Minor said. “We started out slow, but we had a good talk and our press was overwhelming. They couldn’t do much with it.”

Trinity improves to 10-5 overall, but more importantly to 2-0 in district play.

“This was the start I was looking for,” said Minor of the Lady Saints’ performances in district games.

Avoyelles 66, Vidalia 45

MOREAUVILLE, La. — Despite 18 points from Tierra Bell and leading early in the game, the Vidalia Lady Vikings were unable to secure a win Tuesday, falling to Avoyelles 66-45.

“We showed spirit in the first half,” Vidalia head coach Fred Marsalis said. “In the second half, we just got in foul trouble and things of that nature. We have to go back and work on finishing what we started.”

Avoyelles was able to pull away from Vidalia down the stretch to claim the victory and that is something Marsalis is hoping to see his team improve upon.

“Our big thing is we have to play four quarters, we are playing two good ones and two bad ones,” he said.

Bre’Honor Harris was the only other Lady Viking player in double-digit scoring with 11 points.

Calvin 62, Monterey 54

After falling behind in the third quarter, the Monterey Lady Wolves were able to stage a comeback, but fell short against Calvin 62-54.

“We came out a little flat in the third quarter and they went on a 10-0 run,” Monterey head coach Cary Shively said. “We fought back after that to get back into the game. We had it down to about a five or six point game, but they ended up making free throws.”

Sydnee Woodruff led Monterey with 16 points and Adonna Wilson topped Calvin’s scoring column with 25.

Logansport 55, Block 51

Bontresia Barber scored 22 points and Kiaci Parker added 15 for the Block Lady Bears, but they came up short against Logansport 55-51.

“We were in there with them,” Block head coach Veronica Savage said. “I’m baffled because I really thought we were playing a good game. At one point we just lost sight of the game. That was the deal breaker.”

With the loss, Block fell to 6-10 overall and 0-2 in district play.