Prep basketball roundup: Delta Charter girls fall to Delhi in second half

Published 11:51 pm Tuesday, January 15, 2019

FERRIDAY — It was a tale of two halves between the Delhi High School Lady Bears and the Delta Charter School Lady Storm Tuesday night in a pivotal LHSAA District 2-1A game for both teams.

Delta Charter controlled the pace in the first half, but Delhi used a stifling defensive effort to dominate the second half as the Lady Bears rallied for a 60-51 victory over the Lady Storm to keep pace with Cedar Creek School in the district standings.

Led by Kierra Neal, Shyvlie Blaney, and Tierra Jefferson, Delta Charter jumped out to an 18-11 lead after one quarter of play and then outscored Delhi 15-9 in the second quarter for a 33-20 halftime lead.

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“It was probably our best half of basketball we played all year. We led by 13 at halftime,” Lady Storm head coach Ronald Ellis said. “Then they went to a full-court 1-2-1-1 and a full-court trap. We turned it over too many times in the third quarter. They played physical and we kind of backed down a little bit.”

The Lady Bears (9-12, 5-1) outscored the Lady Storm 21-9 in the third quarter to trail by just one point, 42-41. They capped off the comeback with a 19-9 advantage in the fourth quarter.

“Sydney Watts fouled out in the fourth quarter and that really hurt us. We scored 33 points in the first half and just nine in the third and fourth quarters. That was bad,” Ellis said.

Neal led the Lady Storm with a game-high 23 points while Blaney had 11 points and Jefferson added nine points. Watts was hurt by foul trouble and scored only five points.

Tasionna McDowell led the Lady Bears with 19 points and Morgan Tucker-Williams had 13 points.

Delta Charter (11-12, 4-2) hosts Cedar Creek Thursday at 6 p.m.

Delhi High boys 79,

Delta Charter 44

FERRIDAY — Tyler Washington made three 3-pointers, had several dunks, and finished with 44 points to lead the Delhi High School Bears to a 79-44 win over the Delta Charter School Storm Tuesday night in an LHSAA District 2-1A game.

Quatarious Jones contributed with 22 points for Delhi (17-5, 6-0), which pulled away from Delta Charter after leading just 20-17 after one quarter of play. The Bears led by nine points at halftime and 17 points at the end of the third quarter before outscoring the Storm 28-10 in the fourth quarter.

Kavarius Whitehead led the Storm with 15 points and Nikel Brooks had 11 points.

Delta Charter (5-14, 2-4) plays host to Cedar Creek School Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

Vidalia girls 58, General Trass 27

VIDALIA — Hailey Williams led Vidalia High School with 14 points and Angel Heckard had 10 points as the Lady Vikings defeated the General Trass High School Lady Panthers 58-27 Tuesday night in an LHSAA District 2-2A game.

The Lady Vikings raced out to a 21-7 lead over the Lady Panthers and never looked back. By the time halftime had arrived, Vidalia had a commanding 31-11 lead and was well on its way to a second straight victory.

Vidalia (4-14, 2-4) hosts Rayville High School on Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 6 p.m.

Vidalia boys 75, General Trass 64

VIDALIA — RayJay Ransom had a game-high 20 points and DeMikal McCoy chipped in with 13 points as the Vidalia High School Vikings rallied for a 75-64 win over the General Trass High School Panthers Tuesday night in LHSAA District 2-2A action.

The game was tied 32-32 at halftime before the Vikings took over in the second half, outscoring the Panthers 22-15 in the third quarter and 21-17 in the fourth quarter.

Manweld Smith led General Trass with 19 points and Santonial Rece added 13 points.

Vidalia (10-11, 3-3) plays host to Rayville High School at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Natchez High girls 55,

Franklin County 26

MEADVILLE — Natchez High School junior guard/small forward Candy Gray scored as many points by herself as Franklin County High School had as a team as the visiting Lady Bulldogs cruised to a 55-26 win over the host Lady Bulldogs Tuesday night.

Gray finished with a game-high 26 points for Natchez High, which allowed no more than seven points in any of the final three quarters after leading just 12-10 at the end of the first quarter. Tremecia Proby added eight points and Kelvonda Arbuthnot had seven points for Natchez High. Franklin County was led by J. Hunt, who had 14 points.

Natchez High (11-9) plays host to MHSAA Region 6-5A opponent Forest Hill High School Friday at 6 p.m.

Natchez High boys 66,

Franklin County 48

MEADVILLE — James Singleton led the Natchez High School Bulldogs with a game-high 19 points and Travon Jackson scored 15 points as they defeated the Franklin County High School Bulldogs 66-48 Tuesday night.

Charles Credit had just four points, but he also dished out 10 assists for Natchez High, which led Franklin County by just six points, 27-21, at halftime before pulling away in the second half. The third quarter was key as the visiting Bulldogs outscored the host Bulldogs 19-12 for a 46-33 lead.

Natchez High (11-6) returns to MHSAA Region 6-5A play on Friday when it hosts Forest Hill High School at 7:30 p.m.

Block girls 50, LaSalle 45

JONESVILLE — The Block High School Lady Bears used a big second quarter to take a double-digit halftime lead, then had to hold off a second-half rally by LaSalle High School for a 50-45 win over the Lady Tigers Tuesday night in LHSAA District 3-1A action.

After a low-scoring first quarter that ended with Block leading just 9-8, the Lady Bears outscored LaSalle 21-10 in the second quarter for a 30-18 lead at intermission. However, the Lady Tigers would not go away quietly as they outscored the Lady Bears 15-9 in the third quarter to make it a 39-33 game.

But LaSalle could not make enough stops on the defensive end to get over the hump in the fourth quarter as it outscored Block by just one point, 12-11.

Cinita Green led the Lady Bears with 17 points and ShirCold Bowman ended up with 13 points.

Block (18-5, 4-2) hosts St. Mary’s High School Friday at 6 p.m.

ACCS girls 44, Central Private School 34

CENTRAL, La. — Shelby Mason led Adams County Christian School with a game-high 23 points as the visiting Lady Rebels from Natchez finally won their first game of the season as they defeated the Central Private School Lady Rebels 44-34 Tuesday night in their MAIS District 5-AAA opener

It did not look good for ACCS in the first half as Central Private jumped out to a 13-9 lead after one quarter of play and took an 18-15 lead into halftime. But ACCS took over with a dominating performance on both ends of the court in the third quarter, outscoring Central Private 20-5 in the process for a 35-23 advantage.

Drue Boyd and Danyel Weir poured in nine points each for ACCS. Danielle Loftstrom led Central Private with 17 points.

ACCS (1-13, 1-0) will play host to Silliman Institute Friday at 6 p.m.

Central Private School boys 50, ACCS 44

CENTRAL, La. — Jace Pendarvis led Central Private School with a game-high 18 points to lead the host Rebels to a 50-44 win over the visiting Adams County Christian School Rebels Tuesday night in an MAIS District 5-AAA game.

Central Private took an 11-8 lead over ACCS at the end of the first quarter and continued to slowly add to its lead after that, with the exception of the fourth quarter. That was the only quarter in which ACCS outscored Central Private, and even that was by just one point, 11-10.

Glaston Magee finished with 12 points and Dawson Parker had 11 points for ACCS.

ACCS (1-11, 0-1) hosts Silliman Institute Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Silliman Institute girls 51, Cathedral 33

CLINTON, La. — Cayley Pelt led all scorers with 20 points and Sara Beard had 10 points as the Silliman Institute Lady Wildcats defeated the Cathedral High School Lady Green Wave 51-33 Tuesday night in an MAIS District 5-AAA game.

The score at the end of the first quarter resembled that of a football game as Silliman took a 10-3 lead over Cathedral. Even though the Lady Green Wave got more shots to fall in the second and third quarters, they weren’t able to make nearly enough stops to get back in the game.

Silliman outscored Cathedral 12-11 in the second quarter and 17-16 in the third quarter for a 39-30 lead. The Lady Wildcats put the game away with a 12-3 advantage in the fourth quarter.

Baylee Graning led the Lady Green Wave with 12 points while Hailey Ellis and Ryleigh Probst had seven points each.

Cathedral (5-14, 0-1) plays at Central Private School Friday at 6 p.m.

Silliman Institute boys 48, Cathedral 33

CLINTON, La. — Silliman Institute’s Ben LeJeune was held in check in the first quarter. Cathedral High School probably wishes that would have happened the rest of the game.

LeJeune overcame that slow start to finish with a game-high 23 points as the Wildcats defeated the Green Wave 48-33 Tuesday night in an MAIS District 5-AAA game.

The first three quarters were very competitive with not much distance separating the two teams. Silliman led 6-5 after one quarter of play and 18-14 at halftime. But the Green Wave would outscore the Wildcats 12-11 in the third quarter to cut the lead to three points 29-26.

Unfortunately, the Green Wave didn’t have enough to keep up with Silliman in the fourth quarter and was outscored 19-7.

Colby Passman finished with 11 points while Trey Gill and K.J. Washington added seven points each for the Green Wave.

Cathedral (4-14, 0-1) next plays at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Central Private School.

Monterey girls 45, Georgetown 30

GEORGETOWN, La. — Andy Gray scored 23 points to lead all scorers and Sara Beard poured in 10 points as the Monterey High School Lady Wolves rallied from an early deficit to defeat the Georgetown High School Lady Bulldogs 45-30 Tuesday night.

Monterey got off to a sluggish start and trailed Georgetown 8-7 at the end of the first quarter. But the Lady Wolves responded in a big way, outscoring the Lady Bulldogs 17-7 in the second quarter for a 24-15 halftime lead.

Sara Carter led Georgetown with 11 points and Kaylee Garney added seven points.

Monterey (16-5) visits Harrisonburg High School Friday at 6 p.m.

Hazlehurst girls 70, Jefferson County 40

HAZLEHURST — The Hazlehurst High School Lady Indians defeated the Jefferson County High School Lady Tigers 70-40 in an MHSAA Region 7-3A game Tuesday night.

No other information on the game was available.

Jefferson County (N/A, 0-2) travels to Woodville to take on Wilkinson County High School at 6 p.m. Friday.