BOYS ROUNDUP: Wilkinson County, Cathedral, ACCS pick up wins
Published 12:01 am Saturday, December 19, 2015
WOODVILLE — All 15 players on Wilkinson County High School’s roster saw action in Friday night’s game against Trinity Episcopal Day School.
The Wildcats built an early lead and cruised to an 84-46 win against the Saints.
“I loved their effort, it was a team win from start to finish,” Wilkinson County head coach Julius Anderson said. “They were able to execute everything we’ve been practicing and improve upon communication on the floor and dominate the way they can.”
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Five different players scored in double-figures for Wilkinson County with Ja’Quorias Stewart leading the way with 14 points. Robert Swint, Kentreyl Miles and Travion Jones each added 11 points for the Wildcats.
“It was nice to be able to put in all of our players and not skip a beat,” Anderson said. “They were getting good looks and had confidence in their shots. They want to prove a point to themselves and to everybody that Wilkinson County is a force to be reckoned with.”
With the win, Wilkinson County improves to 8-2, while Trinity drops to 5-2.
David Jackson led Trinity with 13 points and Kevontaye Caston added 12.
Cathedral 66, Sacred Heart 47
HATTIESBURG — The Cathedral Green Wave improved to 9-2 on the season with 66-47 win against Sacred Heart Friday night.
With just a two-point lead at halftime, the Green Wave picked up the pace in the second half, doubling Sacred Heart’s output in the third quarter and dominating the fourth quarter en route to the win.
Connor Mire scored a game-high 21 points for Cathedral and Jardarius Anderson added 14.
D.J. Batteste also scored in double-figures for Cathedral with 10.
ACCS 46, Laurel Christian 37
LAUREL — The Adams County Christian School Rebels used strong first and fourth quarter performances to put away Laurel Christian School 46-37 Friday night on the road.
Devin Spear scored a game-high 23 points, while Laurel Christian School’s J.T. Bradley was close behind with 21.
ACCS jumped out to a 16-9 lead after the first quarter, but a pesky Laurel Christian School played the Rebels tight in the second and third.
However, ACCS was able to put the game away in the fourth, outscoring Laurel Christian 14-8.
With the win, ACCS improves to 6-3 on the year.
The Rebels’ next game will be Dec. 28 at the Brookhaven Academy Christmas Classic against Riverfield Academy.