Prep roundup: Lady Rebels stay perfect in district to lead host of girls wins Tuesday
Published 12:26 am Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Brianna Henson led four Adams County Christian School players in double figures with a game-high 20 points as the Lady Rebels cruised to a 68-33 win over the Central Private School Lady Rebels Tuesday night to stay undefeated in MAIS District 5-AAA.
The host Lady Rebels also got 14 points each from Lexie Emanuel and Danyel Weir as well as 10 points from Caitlyn Gamberi. ACCS jumped out to a double-digit lead in the first quarter and led Central Private 20-8 at the end of the quarter.
The lead continued over the next two quarters as ACCS outscored the visiting Lady Rebels 21-6 in the second quarter for a commanding 41-14 lead at halftime and 22-10 in the third quarter for a 63-24 advantage.
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ACCS (10-6, 3-0) steps out of district play on at 5 p.m. Thursday when it travels to Franklinton, La. to take on Bowling Green School.
Natchez High 56, Forest Hill 49
JACKSON — The Natchez High School Lady Bulldogs and the Forest Hill High School Lady Patriots went back and forth for three quarters, but Natchez High took control in the fourth quarter to rally for a 56-49 win over Forest Hill Tuesday night in an MHSAA Region 6-5A game.
Natchez High had a 13-11 lead after one quarter of play, but Forest Hill managed to outscore the Lady Bulldogs 10-9 in the second quarter to cut their lead to one point, 22-21, at halftime. The Lady Patriots then had a 14-12 advantage in the third quarter for a 35-34 lead by quarter’s end.
However, the Lady Bulldogs regained momentum and the lead in the fourth quarter. Led by Aja Carter, Candi Gray and Kelsey McNeal, they outscored Forest Hill 22-14 over the final eight minutes to pull out the victory. Carter led all scorers with 20 points while Gray had 18 points and McNeal chipped in with 11 points.
Natchez High (10-11) returns to Jackson at 6 p.m. Friday to take on Wingfield High School in a key Region 6-5A game for both teams.
Trinity Episcopal 43, Mt. Salus Christian School 30
CLINTON — Cate Drane led Trinity Episcopal School with a game-high 19 points as the Lady Saints used a big third quarter to defeat the Mt. Salus Christian School Lady Eagles 43-30 Tuesday night in their MAIS District 4-A finale.
Trinity Episcopal went into halftime trailing upset-minded Mt. Salus Christian 21-19, but the Lady Saints dominated the third quarter, outscoring the Lady Eagles 16-5 for a 35-26 advantage. Cecile Croquet scored eight points and Addison Jackson added seven points.
With the win, the Lady Saints finished 6-2 in District 4-A and will be the No. 2 seed for next week’s district tournament.
But before that, Trinity Episcopal (6-9 overall) will travel to Amite, La. to take on Oak Forest Academy at 2 p.m. Saturday in its regular-season finale.
Delta Charter 41, Ouachita Christian School 36
FERRIDAY — Kierra Neal scored 19 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and blocked five shots as the Delta Charter School Lady Storm defeated the Ouachita Christian School Lady Eagles 41-36 Tuesday night in an LHSAA District 2-1A game.
The third quarter was the turning point for Delta Charter after going into halftime trailing Ouachita Christian, 22-20. The Lady Storm used a tenacious defense to outscore the Lady Eagles 10-4 for a 30-26 lead.
Cloi Cummings also had a double-double for the Lady Storm with 13 points and 10 rebounds.
Delta Charter (16-12, 7-4) next plays at district rival Sicily Island High School at 6 p.m. Friday.
Cathedral 39, Silliman Institute 34
CLINTON, La. — Caroline Kaiser scored 13 points and Baylee Graning had 12 points as the Cathedral Lady Green Wave rallied to defeat the Silliman Institute Lady Wildcats 39-34 Tuesday night in an MAIS District 5-AAA game.
Silliman took a 12-7 lead at the end of the first quarter, but Cathedral outscored the Lady Wildcats by the same score in the second quarter to go into halftime tied at 19-19. The Lady Green Wave took a 26-25 lead at the end of the third quarter and outscored the Lady Wildcats 13-9 in the fourth quarter.
Cathedral (20-6, 3-1) will take on Central Private School Friday at 6 p.m. with the game being played at Louisiana School for the Deaf in Baton Rouge.