Prep roundup: No. 3 Ferriday girls fall to Rosepine in LHSAA first round

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The Ferriday High School Lady Trojans entered the 2018 LHSAA Class 2A Girls’ State Playoffs with a No. 3 seed and expectations of making a deep run in the postseason.

Instead, Ferriday’s season came to an end much quicker than many would have thought as they were upset by the 14th-seeded Rosepine High School Lady Eagles 73-65 Monday night at Ferriday Junior High School in a regional-round game.

“It was a hard-fought game. I give credit to Rosepine. Not a lot of size, but a lot of heart. They didn’t give up and we didn’t either,” Lady Trojans head coach Lisa Abron said.

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Rosepine was not the least bit intimidated by the opponent or the crowd. Instead, the Lady Eagles came ready not only to play, but to win. It showed in the first half as Rosepine trailed by just two points, 17-15, after one quarter of play and went into halftime tied with the Lady Trojans 31-31.

The third quarter was more of the same as neither team could separate itself from the other. Ferriday outscored Rosepine 20-19 to take a 51-50 lead.

But as Abron said, the Lady Trojans simply ran out of gas at the end. The Lady Eagles put up 21 points to just 14 for the home team.

“We had a couple of players in foul trouble and had to do some substituting, but that was not the turning point. I couldn’t say there was a turning point,” Abron said. “Last quarter, we just couldn’t get shots to fall and they made a lot of shots and free throws.”

Alexis Sargeant finished with a game-high 20 points for Rosepine (16-13) while Cheyenne Zander and Trinity Walker added 19 points each.

Ferriday, which finished with a 25-4 record, was led by Diamond Johnson with 18 points and Anasia Turner with 17 points.

Tensas High 67, Block 53

JONESVILLE — The No. 5 seed Block High School Lady Bears saw their season come to an end sooner than possibly expected as they were upset in the regional round of the LHSAA Class 1A Girls’ State Playoffs by the 12th-seeded Tensas High School Lady Panthers 67-53 Monday night.

Block came in to the contest as a 23-win team while Tensas, despite its high seed, has a losing record — now 12-18. Tensas will advance t the quarterfinals to take on No. 4 seed Arcadia.

The Lady Bears (23-12) held a slim 12-11 lead after one quarter of play, but the Lady Panthers turned the momentum in their favor by outscoring the home team 23-17 in the second quarter for a 34-29 halftime lead.

Tensas continued to add to its lead throughout the second half, especially in the fourth quarter as it outscored Block 16-9 to put the game away.

Toya Bethel led the Lady Panthers with a game-high 27 points and Caliyah Gibson poured in 13 points.

MaKayla Mackey led the Lady Bears with 17 points and Cintina Green chipped in with 11 points.

Arcadia 45, Delta Charter 27

ARCADIA, La. — Delta Charter School saw its season come to an end Monday night as the 13th-seeded Lady Storm lost to the No. 4 seed Arcadia High School Lady Hornets 45-27 in the regional round of the 2018 LHSAA Class 1A Girls’ State Playoffs.

Cloi Cummings had a double-double and led Delta Charter (20-14) with 10 points and 10 rebounds, while Kierra Neal had eight points and Shyvlie Blaney added seven points.

The Lady Storm was never able to overcome a rough first half in which it trailed Arcadia (23-9) 11-2 after one quarter of play and 22-7 at halftime. DeAndre’a Alexander led the Lady Hornets with a game-high 15 points and Madison Haulcy had 14 points.