Prep roundup: Cathedral girls edge out close district win

Published 12:09 am Saturday, February 3, 2018

Caroline Kaiser’s rebound and put-back off a missed shot with five seconds left allowed the Cathedral High School Lady Green Wave to escape with a 42-41 win over the Central Private School Lady Rebels Friday night in an MAIS District 5-AAA game at Louisiana School for the Deaf.

“We were behind and had it out of bounds with 12 seconds left. I don’t know who took the shot, but Caroline got the rebound and made the shot,” Lady Green Wave coach Peter Arnold said. “They called a timeout. We stole the inbound pass and ran the (clock) out.”

Cathedral got off to a rough start and trailed Central Private 10-4 at the end of the first quarter. The next two quarters remained very close with the Lady Green Wave only managing to cut two points off the Lady Rebels’ lead by the end of the third quarter at 33-29.

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However, Cathedral was able to respond in the fourth quarter thanks in large part because of its defense. The Lady Green Wave scored 13 points while holding Central Private to just eight points over the final eight minutes.

“It was a really good ending to an otherwise terribly played game,” Arnold said.

Kaiser led all scorers with 16 points and Lessley Dooley had 12 points. Danielle Loftstrom led the Lady Rebels with 13 points.

Cathedral (21-6, 4-1) plays host to district and cross-town rival Adams County Christian School with first place in the district on the line at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Wingfield 45, Natchez High 43

JACKSON — Terries Smith led Natchez High School with a game-high 17 points, but it was not enough as the Lady Bulldogs lost to the Wingfield High School Lady Falcons 45-43 Friday night in MHSAA Region 6-5A action.

The first quarter was a dismal one for Natchez High as the Lady Bulldogs struggled to get into any kind of a rhythm offensive and trailed Wingfield 12-4 at the end of the quarter. The two teams played role reversal in the second quarter with the Lady Bulldogs outscoring the Lady Falcons 17-7 for a 21-19 halftime lead.

But Wingfield managed to rally in the second half to take the two-point win. Sade Thompson led the Lady Falcons with 16 points.

Natchez High (10-12, 2-4) hosts Amite County for at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the regular-season finale.

Rayville 62, Ferriday 49

RAYVILLE, La. — The Rayville High School Lady Hornets spoiled the return of Ferriday High School’s Anasia Turner as they defeated the Lady Trojans 62-49 Friday night in an LHSAA District 2-2A game.

Turner returned to the lineup from a foot injury she suffered earlier this season. She scored a game-high 18 points, but Ferriday could not recover.

Rayville jumped out to a 23-9 lead after one quarter of play and took a commanding 39-18 halftime advantage. The Lady Trojans did outscore the Lady Hornets 18-9 in the third quarter to make it a 12-point game heading into the fourth quarter, but they couldn’t keep the momentum going. Zaniya Curry and Pacha Poole scored 11 points each for the Lady Trojans.

Ferriday (22-4, 8-3) plays host to Beekman Charter School for senior night in its district finale at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Monterey 51, Grace Christian 29

ALEXANDRIA, La. — Andy Gray finished with a game-high 21 points and Allie Lipsey had 16 points as the Monterey High School Lady Wolves defeated the Grace Christian School Lady Warriors 51-29 in LHSAA District 5-B action Friday night.

Monterey had its way with Grace Christian on both ends of the court in the first half. The Lady Wolves took a 14-4 lead at the end of the first quarter and then proceeded to outscore the Lady Warriors 20-8 in the second quarter for a 34-12 halftime advantage.

Monterey (19-9, 2-2) plays at district foe Oak Hill at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Delta Charter 73, Sicily Island 37

SICILY ISLAND — Kierra Neal, Shylvie Blaney and Cloi Cummings each had all-around solid performances for Delta Charter School as the Lady Storm routed the Sicily Island High School Lady Tigers 73-37 Friday night in an LHSAA District 2-1A game.

Neal ended up with a game-high 26 points to go with six assists and six steals. Blaney had 17 points as well as six steals and five assists. Cummings had a double-double with 13 points and 12 rebounds.

Delta Charter took control of this game early, jumping out to a 26-11 lead after one quarter of play and then took a commanding 51-19 lead into halftime. Ricarra Lewis led Sicily Island with 13 points.

Delta Charter (19-11, 9-3) hosts Delhi High School at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Sicily Island (no records given) travels to Ruston, La. at 6 p.m. Tuesday to take on Cedar Creek School.