Lady Green Wave three-game winning streak snapped

Published 12:01 am Wednesday, December 4, 2019

NATCHEZ — Lady Cathedral Green Wave saw their three-game winning streak snapped in a 51-18 loss to the Jackson Academy Lady Raiders on Monday in Jackson.

The Lady Raiders held the Lady Green Wave to under single digits throughout the game. Jackson Academy kept Cathedral scoreless in the first quarter while the Raiders scored 23 points.

Leading the Lady Green Wave in scoring was Lauren Dunbar with six points. Annalyce Riley and Hailey Ellis tied for second on the team in scoring with four points each.

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“It was a great experience to play Jackson Academy,” Bernita Dunbar, Lady Green Wave Head Coach, said. “Different levels of play it opens up your eyes to see where you are and where you need to be going for the season.”

Meanwhile, the Lady Raiders were led by Emma Roberts with 11 points. Reeves Stratton was second on the Lady Raiders’ squad with eight points and Emily Thompson was third with six points.

To prepare for the upcoming Monterey Tournament on Thursday and Friday, Dunbar said the Lady Green Wave need to tweak both the offense and defense.

Jackson Academy Varsity boys 68, Green Wave Varsity boys 26

In the varsity game, Jackson Academy won 68-26 over Cathedral.

JT Taylor led the Green Wave with eight points, followed by Jordan Henry with seven points and Jake Hairston finished with four points.

Meanwhile, Mason Shoemaker led the Raiders with 16 points and Thomas Antici was second with 12 points.

Going into the Monterey tournament Thursday and Friday, Strahan said he needs the full roster back healthy.

“In practice, we really need to work on our rebounding and offense,” Strahan said. “We are a very young team that is outsized on most nights. Executing in the half court is also going to be a huge key in improving throughout the year.”