Girls roundup: Ferriday notches win
Published 12:18 am Wednesday, January 27, 2016
By PATRICK JONES
The Natchez Democrat
MONROE, La. — With two of Ferriday’s scorers on the bench with foul trouble for much of the second and third quarters, a win over Ouachita Christian did not look promising Tuesday night.
But a change in defense and the re-insertions of both LaKeshanna Harris and Zhane Green turned out to be the momentum changers the Lady Trojans needed as they rallied to defeat the Lady Eagles 51-47 in an LHSAA District 2-2A game.
“We got in foul trouble early, so I had to make a lot of substitutions. (Two of) our main scorers weren’t out there,” Lady Trojans head coach Lisa Abron said.
Harris led Ferriday with 13 points and Green finished with eight points. The Lady Trojans also got double-digit scoring from Shaniqua Hillard and Anasia Turner, who scored 12 and 11 points, respectively.
Ferriday (7-13, 2-4) plays host Friday to General Trass.
Jefferson County 50,
Franklin County 38
MEADVILLE — Diamond Smith led Jefferson County with 15 points while Antrell Gales and Dra’breaun Turner added 11 points each as the Lady Tigers defeated Franklin County 50-38 Tuesday night to remain undefeated in MHSAA Region 7-3A.
“I’m very displeased. This was the worst game we’ve played this season. But I’m glad we won.” JCHS coach Flora McKnight said. “I wasn’t happy with our defense. Our defense is our offense. And we didn’t play defense tonight.
Jefferson County (18-3, 5-0) Friday hosts Wesson. Franklin County (3-2 in Region 7-3A) plays at Port Gibson.
ACCS 51, Brookhaven Academy 20
NATCHEZ — Anna McDaniel and Jordan Petty led Adams County Christian School with 11 points apiece as the Lady Rebels defeated Brookhaven Academy 51-20 Tuesday night in an MAIS District 4-AAA game.
Mackenzie Boyd poured in nine points and Bailey Boyd contributed with eight points.
“It was a total team effort. It was senior night, and the kids had fun,” Lady Rebels head coach Melanie Hall said. “They played with heart. When you play with heart, you have fun. In victory or defeat, to God be the glory.”
The Lady Rebels finished second behind Columbia Academy and will be the No. 2 seed in the girls’ bracket for next week’s District 4-AAA Tournament.
ACCS (20-6, 8-2) plays host Thursday to Class AAAA Jackson Academy.
Jena 76, Vidalia 29
VIDALIA — Harley Lisenby scored 21 points and Kiara Walker had 15 points to lead four Jena players in double figures as the Lady Giants cruised to a 76-29 win over Vidalia in an LHSAA District 3-3A game Tuesday night.
Ebony Walker led the Lady Vikings with 13 points and Shay Thomas chipped in with eight points.
Vidalia (7-15, 1-8) next plays Friday at Bolton.
Trinity Episcopal 61, Amite School Center 21
NATCHEZ — D’Asia Mitchell led Trinity Episcopal with a game-high 20 points as the Lady Saints rolled to a 61-21 win over Amite School Center in MAIS District 5-AA action Tuesday night.
Tali Beard added 15 points and Jasmine Ivory chipped in with 14 points for the Lady Saints, who outscored Amite School Center a combined 41-15 over the middle two quarters after getting off to a slow start.
Trinity Episcopal (18-5, 7-0) will be on the road Friday when it takes on Clinton Christian Academy at 6 p.m.
Cathedral 64, Salem 50
TYLERTOWN — Elizabeth Smith recorded 17 points and 12 rebounds as Cathedral defeated Salem Attendance Center 64-50.
“We started off slow and steadily, but got better as the game went on,” Cathedral head coach Peter Arnold said.
Marty Lewis ended up with 16 points and Caroline Kaiser scored 15 points for the Lady Green Wave. Jasmyn Henderson led Salem with a game-high 24 points.
Cathedral (18-6) returns to MAIS District 4-AAA play on Thursday at 5 p.m. when it hosts Simpson Academy.
Delta Charter 54, St. Frederick 30
FERRIDAY — Kiaci Parker led Delta Charter School with 20 points and Cloi Cummings had 12 points as the Lady Storm defeated St. Frederick 54-30 Tuesday night in an LHSAA District 2-1A game.
Delta Charter (4-5 in District 2-1A) next plays Friday at Tensas High School.
St. Mary’s 60, Block 40
NATCHITOCHES, La. — Mazie Dubois led St. Mary’s High School with 14 points, and MacKenzie Methvin had 13 points as the Lady Tigers used a big first quarter to beat Block 60-40 Tuesday night in LHSAA District 3-1A action.
Aziyah Anderson ended up with 14 points and Cintina Green had seven points to lead the Lady Bears in scoring.
Block (9-10, 2-3) plays host to LaSalle Friday at 6 p.m.