Lady Trojans beat Lady Patriots 66-43

Published 12:02 am Wednesday, December 12, 2018

FERRIDAY — Pacha Poole had a game-high 21 points and Zaniya Curry added 19 points as the Ferriday High School Lady Trojans defeated the Franklin Parish High School Lady Patriots 66-43 Tuesday night.

While Lady Trojans head coach Lisa Abron said she was pleased with the win, she was not exactly thrilled with number of missed lay-ups.

“We missed a lot of lay-ups again. I think we’re still kind of fatigued from last week. Not to make excuses, but we made a lot of mistakes,” Abron said. “We were grabbing and reaching.”

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Franklin Parish led Ferriday 13-10 at the end of the first quarter, but the second quarter is when the Lady Trojans seized the momentum and never gave it back to the Lady Patriots. Thanks to its tenacious defense, Ferriday outscored Franklin Parish 19-4 in the second quarter to take a 29-17 lead into halftime.

The Lady Trojans continued to add to their lead in the second half, outscoring the Lady Patriots 17-13 in the third quarter and 20-13 in the fourth quarter. Yet Abron said her team could have had an even larger margin of victory than 23 points.

“We managed to play in spurts. Our press was efficient a few times. When we did press, we missed some lay-ups. We could’ve scored a lot more points tonight,” Abron said. “I’m glad that we won, but I’m not happy about that. We’ve got to be more polished and more seasoned. We’re 11 games in.”

Ferriday (8-3) will play host to its own tournament this weekend. The Lady Trojans will play their only game of the tournament at 6:30 p.m. Friday against Richwood High School.

Natchez High boys 54, McComb 43

NATCHEZ — James Singleton ended up with 15 points and Tyreeq Washington added 10 points to lead a balanced scoring attack for Natchez High School as the Bulldogs defeated the McComb High School Tigers 54-43 Tuesday night.

Charles Credit poured in nine points and Travon Jackson had eight points for Natchez High, which led McComb 12-6 after one quarter of play and 24-15 by the time halftime arrived.

Both teams scored 14 points in the third quarter and the Bulldogs outscored the Tigers 16-14 in the fourth quarter.

Natchez High (6-1) plays host to Jefferson County High School Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

McComb girls 68, Natchez High 49

NATCHEZ — Ebony Gayden scored 30 points and Alisha Tucker had 16 points as the McComb High School Lady Tigers pulled away late for a 68-49 win over the Natchez High School Lady Bulldogs Tuesday night.

Natchez High got off to a slow start and trailed McComb 18-6 at the end of the first quarter. However, the Lady Bulldogs responded in a big way by outscoring the Lady Tigers 17-10 in the second quarter and 15-13 in the third quarter to cut the lead to just three points, 41-38.

The Lady Tigers were only up by two, 43-41 with 4:43 to go in the fourth quarter before ending the game on a 25-8 run. Shanell Gayden added 12 points for McComb.

Aja Carter led the only Lady Bulldogs player to score in double figures with 28 points.

Natchez High (6-4) hosts Jefferson County High School Thursday at 6 p.m.

MRA girls 57, ACCS 26

MADISON — Sara Seabrook led Madison-Ridgeland Academy with a game-high 18 points as the Lady Patriots cruised to a 57-26 win over the Adams County Christian School Lady Rebels Tuesday night.

MRA jumped out to a double-digit lead early on and led ACCS 16-6 by the end of the first quarter. The Lady Patriots outscore the Lady Rebels 16-4 in the third quarter for a commanding 49-20 lead.

Shelby Mason led ACCS with 13 points and Geri Brumfield chipped in with eight points.

ACCS (0-7) next plays at Parklane Academy Thursday at 5 p.m.

MRA boys 69, ACCS 21

MADISON — The Adams County Christian School Rebels didn’t score a single point in the first quarter and would eventually fall to the Madison-Ridgeland Academy Patriots 69-21 Tuesday night.

When the first quarter was over, MRA enjoyed a 17-0 lead and showed no mercy on ACCS afterwards. The Patriots put up 19 points in the second quarter and 22 points in the third quarter while the Rebels scored 11 points in the second and just three points in the third.

Austin Blanton led the Rebels with seven points and V.J. Knight added six points.

ACCS (1-4) plays at Parklane Academy Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

Madison Parish boys 56, Vidalia 54

TALLULAH, La. — After a lackluster first half for both teams, the Madison Parish High School Jaguars used a third-quarter rally to defeat the Vidalia High School Vikings 56-54 Tuesday night.

Vidalia led Madison Parish 11-2 at the end of the first quarter, but Madison Parish got back in the game thanks to a 13-9 edge in the second quarter to go into halftime down just five points, 20-15. The Jaguars then outscored the Vikings 20-13 in the third quarter for a 35-33 lead and held on for the win after a wild fourth quarter.

Jaquan Wilson led the Vikings with a game-high 22 points and RayJay Ransom added 15 points.

Vidalia (2-5) next plays at 3 p.m. today at the West Feliciana (La.) Tournament against Livonia High School.

Delta Charter girls 59, Epps 40

EPPS, La. — Kierra Neal led all scorers with 24 points as the Delta Charter School Lady Storm used a big second quarter to defeat the Epps High School Lady Panthers 59-40 Tuesday night.

Delta Charter only led Epps 12-8 after one quarter of play before taking command of the game thanks to a 22-10 advantage in the second quarter for a 34-18 halftime lead.

Cloi Cummings and Shyvlie Blaney each ended up with 11 points for the Lady Storm.

Delta Charter (6-4) takes on Lincoln Preparatory School Thursday at 5 p.m. at the Carroll High School Tournament.

Epps boys 68, Delta Charter 57

EPPS, La. — Kavarius Whitehead finished with 21 points and Mykel Brooks added 15 points for Delta Charter School, but the Storm could not hold an early lead and lost to the Epps High School Panthers 68-57 Tuesday night.

A good start for Delta Charter allowed the Storm to take an 18-14 lead over Epps at the end of the first quarter. However, the Panthers fought back and it started with a 13-8 edge in the second quarter for a 27-26 halftime lead.

In the second half, the Storm tried to regain the lead and the momentum, but to no avail. The Panthers outscored them 19-16 in the third quarter and 22-15 in the fourth quarter.

Delta Charter (no record given) next plays at the Carroll High School Tournament against Bastrop High School Thursday at 6:30 p.m.