Ferriday boys beat Wilkinson County 82-57

Published 12:25 am Friday, December 14, 2018


Special to The Democrat

FERRIDAY — Montrieze Sandage led the Ferriday Trojans with 28 points in a 82-57 Thursday night win over Wilkinson County.

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“We depend on our gaurds to organize and run the floor for the team and Montrieze did his job well,” said Ferriday Head Coach K.G. Watkins. 

Watkins said the Trojans had no real game plan going into the game because Wilkinson County is from Mississippi, and he had never seen them play.

Watkins also said he believes Ferriday executed what they wanted to do against Wilkinson County and were able to let younger kids get playing time in the fourth quarter when the lead was extended.

Wilkinson County got off to a good start with multiple three-pointers in the first quarter.

Wilkinson County ended up leading Ferriday at the end of the first quarter 18-21.

The Trojans regained the lead in the second quarter by a great team effort on both sides of the ball, scoring 26 points, compared to Wilkinson County’s 13 in the second quarter.

The Trojans took a comfortable lead going into half time with a score of 44-34.

Watkins said that Ferriday has been working on playing hard for the full game, and it showed when the Trojans took a 20-point lead during the third quarter.

Ferriday’s players showed great effort with their press defense, which forced a lot of turnovers.

“We just installed this defense and it got the job done but we can do better going forward,” Watkins said.

The Trojans closed out the game with a score of 82-57.

Wilkinson County coach Jason Hunt said he saw lots of things that his team can improve on going forward.

“My guys, they have to eliminate turnovers and make smarter decisions,” Hunt said. “Then they will be OK.”

Freddie Bryd led the Wilkinson County Wildcats in scoring with 16 points. Wilkinson County will host South Pike on Dec. 18.

Ferriday will host Block on Dec. 15.