Cathedral sweeps basketball games in tourney

Published 12:01 am Tuesday, December 24, 2019

WOODVILLE — The Cathedral High School Green Wave swept through the competition last Saturday at the For His Glory Christmas Boys Tournament at Wilkinson County Christian Academy.

Cathedral’s second game was in the mid-afternoon and, after keeping Baton Rouge Home School at arms’ length in the first half, the Green Wave used a big third quarter to pull away for a 61-28 win over the Eagles.

The first two quarters were close, but Cathedral managed to outscore Baton Rouge 14-10 in the first quarter and 15-10 in the second quarter to go into halftime with a 29-20 lead. The third quarter was the turning point as the Green Wave outscored the Eagles 25-3 for a commanding 54-23 advantage.

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Kaden Batieste led the Green Wave with a game-high 15 points while JT Taylor had 14 points and Chase Kaiser contributed with nine points.

The first game of the day had an 11 a.m. tip-off, but it didn’t matter to Cathedral as it dominated Acadiana Christian School for much of the first quarter as the Green Wave defeated the Defenders 68-31.

Cathedral led Acadiana Christian 20-12 after one quarter of play before the Green Wave dominated the Defenders on both ends of the court in the second quarter en route to a decisive 22-2 advantage and a 42-14 halftime lead.

The Green Wave made sure that the Defenders would not get back in the game after the break. With Batieste leading a balanced scoring attack, Cathedral outscored Acadiana Christian 16-8 in the third quarter for a 58-22 lead.

Batieste led Cathedral (7-7) with 19 points. Kaiser, Clayton Devening, and Jordan Henry each scored seven points.

The Green Wave will be back in action on Dec. 27 and 28 at the Silliman Institute Tournament in Clinton, La.

ACCS vs. Riverfield Academy (Friday)

NATCHEZ — Adams County Christian School’s varsity boys’ basketball team took care of the Riverfield Academy Raiders Friday afternoon.

The ACCS Rebels jumped out to a double-digit lead in the first quarter and rolled to a 73-48 win over the Riverfield Academy Raiders.

Led by Vic Lassiter and Josh Credit, the Rebels controlled the action in the first quarter and led the Raiders 19-6 by quarter’s end. Riverfield outscored ACCS 21-19 in the second quarter to go into halftime down 11 points, 38-27.

However, the Rebels (4-4) made sure there would be no comeback in the second half as they outscored the Raiders 16-11 in the third quarter and 19-10 in the fourth quarter.

Lassiter led the Rebels with 20 points and Credit finished with 19 points. Garrett Brakefield led the Raiders with a game-high 26 points.