Prep roundup: Natchez High, Ferriday girls win on senior night

Published 12:26 am Wednesday, February 7, 2018

The Natchez High School Lady Bulldogs ended their regular season and celebrated senior night on a high note as they defeated the Amite County High School Lady Trojans 46-32 Tuesday night.

Senior guard and co-captain Terries Smith torched Amite County for a game-high 24 points while sophomore power forward Kelvonda Arbuthnot added 12 points to lead Natchez High. The Lady Bulldogs (11-12) jumped out to a 16-6 lead over the Lady Trojans at the end of the first quarter and kept the visitors from getting back in the game afterwards.

Not one player for Amite County reached double-digit scoring. Ariesha Chandler led the Lady Trojans with eight points.

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Lady Bulldogs head coach ShaRhonda Gipson said her team will likely be the No. 2 seed for next week’s MHSAA Region 6-5A Tournament that will take place at Brookhaven High School. She then said that Wingfield High School will probably be the No. 3 seed and those two teams will face off in a first-round game at 4 p.m. next Tuesday.

Ferriday 51, Beekman Charter 28

FERRIDAY — Senior point guard Anasia Turner led a balanced scoring attack for Ferriday High School with 13 points as the Lady Trojans, on senior night, took care of the Beekman Charter School Lady Tigers 51-28 Tuesday night.

It was also the LHSAA District 2-2A and regular-season finale for Ferriday, which had to cancel both varsity games Friday at New Living Word due to its school no longer having a varsity girls’ basketball team.

Ferriday outscored Beekman Charter 17-5 in each of the first two quarters to take a commanding 34-10 halftime lead. Pacha Poole poured in 12 points and Zaniya Curry added 10 points for the Lady Trojans (23-4, 9-3), the No. 3 team in the current Class 2A power ratings. They finished in a tie for second place in District 2-2A with Mangham High School.

Head coach Lisa Abron said she will find out next Monday who they will play in the bi-district round of the Class 2A playoffs.

Delhi Charter 43, Vidalia 40

DELHI, La. — The Vidalia High School Lady Vikings were on the verge of their first LHSAA District 2-2A win of the season until a fourth-quarter meltdown allowed the Delhi Charter School Lady Gators to rally for a 43-40 victory Tuesday night.

Vidalia controlled the action for much of the first half. The Lady Vikings outscored Delhi Charter 12-8 in the first quarter and 13-6 in the second quarter for a 25-14 halftime lead. They still led by seven points in the third quarter before the Lady Gators rallied by outscoring them 18-8 in the fourth quarter.

Jamya Smith led the Lady Vikings with a game-high 16 points and Angel Heckard added 10 points.

Vidalia (N/A, 0-11) hosts General Trass at 6 p.m. Friday for its sweetheart court game as well as senior night.

Delhi High 74, Delta Charter 39

FERRIDAY — The Delhi High School Lady Bears, the No. 1 team in the LHSAA Class 1A power ratings, had their way with Delta Charter School Tuesday night en route to a 74-39 win over the Lady Storm in an LHSAA District 2-1A game.

Delta Charter, ranked No. 13 in the Class 1A power ratings, was looking to pull off what would have been a big upset. Instead, the Lady Storm couldn’t get into any kind of an offensive rhythm and failed to reach double-digit scoring in each of the first three quarters.

Cloi Cummings led the Lady Storm with 15 points while Kierra Neal added 14 points and 15 rebounds.

Delta Charter (19-12, 9-4) plays host to Cedar Creek School for Senior Night at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Oak Hill 45, Monterey 37

HINESTON, La. — Peyton Townley led Oak Hill High School with 13 points and Lacie Johnson added nine points as the Lady Rams pulled away in the second half for a 45-37 win over the Monterey High School Lady Wolves in an LHSAA District 5-B game Tuesday night.

A back-and-forth first half ended with Oak Hill holding on to a slim 23-22 lead at the break. Then Monterey went ice cold in the third quarter, scoring just three points. The Lady Rams didn’t do much better with seven points, but it was enough to stretch the lead to five points at quarter’s end.

Andy Gray led the Lady Wolves with 13 points and Jessica Woodrum chipped in with six points.

Monterey (19-10, 2-3) plays host to Glenmora High School in the district and regular-season finale for Senior Night at 5:30 p.m. Friday.