Boys roundup: Trinity gets past CCA, 53-36; ACCS wins
Published 12:00 am Friday, January 29, 2016
By PATRICK JONES
The Natchez Democrat
CLINTON — The Trinity Episcopal Saints needed to defeat Clinton Christian Academy by at least two points Friday night in order to jump into first place in MAIS District 5-AA.
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Led by Kevontaye Caston and Dee Fleming, Trinity Episcopal did just that as it defeated Clinton Christian Academy 53-36
Caston led all scorers with 22 points and Fleming chipped in with 10 points.
Trinity Episcopal (12-5, 7-1) hosts Porter’s Chapel Academy.
ACCS 63, Bowling Green 41
FRANKLINTON, La. — Devin Spear scored a game-high 19 points to lead Adams County Christian School past Bowling Green School 63-41 Friday night.
Julian Wilson added 17 points and Andrew Ratcliff chipped in with 11 points for the Rebels, who led Bowling Green 29-14 at halftime, and 52-23 at the end of the third quarter.
ACCS (14-9) will take on Brookhaven Academy next Tuesday at 7:45 p.m. in the first round of the MAIS District 4-AAA Tournament on the Rebels’ home court.
Brookhaven 64, Natchez High 50
NATCHEZ — A rough second quarter for Natchez High turned out to be the turning point as the Bulldogs fell to Brookhaven High 64-50 Friday night.
Natchez High led Brookhaven, one of the top teams in Class 5A, 13-9 after one quarter of play, but the Panthers quickly turned things around by outscoring the Bulldogs 21-5 in the second quarter for a 30-18 halftime advantage.
Natchez High (4-12, 0-4) plays host Tuesday against Provine.
Ferriday 74, General Trass 47
FERRIDAY — Marquell Griffin led Ferriday with a game-high 32 points as the Trojans cruised to a 74-47 win over General Trass in LHSAA District 2-2A action Friday night.
Dantrieze Scott poured in 21 points for the Trojans, who led the Panthers 19-9 after one quarter.
Ferriday (16-5, 5-1) next plays Tuesday at Rayville.
Wesson 83, Jefferson County 79
FAYETTE — Eric Rhymes and Anthony Jones sparked Wesson’s stunning second-half comeback after being down by 15 points on the road to a good Jefferson County team, leading the Cobras to an 83-79 win over the Tigers in MHSAA Region 7-3A action.
Jefferson County looked like it was in control of this game after outscoring Wesson 27-14 in the second quarter for a 45-30 halftime lead. Then the Cobras’ duo of Rhymes and Jones took over.
“It was a hard-fought game. We just didn’t execute the game plan in the second half the way we did in the first half,” Tigers head coach Marcus Walton said. “We allowed them to get into a rhythm. Mental defensive breakdowns.”
Rhymes led the Cobras with 34 points and Jones was right behind him with 33 points. Christian Day led the Tigers with 27 points and Josh Day had 16 points.
Jefferson County (11-9, 5-1) plays host to Port Gibson at 7:30 p.m. next Tuesday.