Lady Green Wave go 2-1 at River Oaks Tournament
MONROE, La. — After winning their first two games at the River Oaks Tournament on Friday, the Cathedral High School Lady Green Wave needed just one more win to advance to the tournament’s girls’ finals.
Unfortunately, a rough second quarter did in the Lady Green Wave against a good Briarfield Academy team as the Lady Rebels were the one who would advance after a 53-34 victory last Saturday afternoon.
Led by Cate Drane, Cathedral led Briarfield 16-14 at the end of the first quarter. The second quarter was the turning point for both teams as the Lady Rebels put up 18 points while the Lady Green Wave scored just two points to go into halftime trailing 32-18. Cathedral was not able to respond in the second half.
Briarfield was led by Malin Batton with 14 points and Caroline Martin with 13 points.
Drane led the Lady Green Wave (9-10) with a game-high 21 points. They return to action on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at home against Oak Forest Academy in the MAIS District 4-4A opener for both teams.
Cathedral’s Lady Green Wave got where they were on Saturday by first defeating the Riverdale Academy Lady Rebels last Friday morning and then beating the West Side Christian School (Ark.) Lady Warriors 46-32 later in the day.
In the win over Riverdale Academy, Cathedral rallied from an early deficit by outscoring the Lady Rebels 14-9 in the second quarter and 17-14 in the third quarter for a 39-32 lead. Lauren Dunbar led the Lady Green Wave in scoring with 22 points and Drane had 11 points.
Then in their victory over West Side Christian, Cathedral dominated the opposition on both ends of the court in the first half en route to a 30-8 halftime lead. Drane led the Lady Green Wave with 12 points and Ryleigh Probst scored 10 points.
Parklane Academy boys 44, ACCS 39 (Friday)
NATCHEZ — The Adams County Christian School Rebels had their chance to upset Parklane Academy last Friday afternoon, but the Pioneers took over in the third quarter and held on for a 44-39 victory.
ACCS struggled offensive in the first quarter, yet only trailed MAIS Class 5A Parklane Academy 11-6 at the end of the quarter. The Class 4A Rebels responded with a 13-7 advantage in the second quarter to go into halftime with a 19-18 lead.
However, the Pioneers answered in a big way by scoring 18 points in the third quarter while holding the Rebels to nine points for a 36-28 lead. Jacob Gazzo led the Pioneers with 20 points.
Vic Lassiter led the Rebels (4-5) with 20 points. They will host Silliman Institute at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the MAIS District 4-4A opener for both teams.
Parklane Academy girls 66, ACCS 25 (Friday)
NATCHEZ — The Adams County Christian School Lady Rebels were held to single-digit scoring in every quarter and lost to the Parklane Academy Lady Pioneers 66-25 last Friday afternoon.
Parklane jumped out to a 15-3 lead over ACCS by the end of the first quarter and never looked back. The most points the Lady Rebels scored in any of the four quarter were nine in the second quarter.
Halle Peterman led the Lady Rebels (1-8) with nine points and Drue Boyd added seven points. They play host to Silliman Institute at 6 p.m. Tuesday in both teams’ district opener.
Cathedral boys go 1-1 at River Oaks Tournament
MONROE, La. — The Cathedral High School Green Wave were eliminated from the River Oaks Tournament last Friday night after a 53-50 loss to the NELA Christian Home School Flames from Monroe, La.
The outcome came down to the fourth quarter after the game was knotted at 39 apiece at the end of the third quarter. The Flames outscored the Green Wave 14-11 in the final frame to pull out the victory.
Carson Taylor led NELA Christian Home School with a game-high 18 points and Austin Taylor had 11 points.
Kaden Batieste led the Green Wave (10-8) with 13 points and JT Taylor had 12 points. They will play host to Oak Forest Academy at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the District 4-4A opener.
In the first game of the day, played early Friday afternoon, Cathedral defeated the Riverdale Academy Rebels 60-46.
Cathedral outscored Riverdale in each of the first three quarter to give the Green Wave a 47-32 advantage despite a game-high 22 points from the Rebels’ Parker Almond.
The Green Wave had four players score in double figures. Taylor led the way with 18 points while Batieste had 13 points, Chase Kaiser added 12 points, and JC Harris chipped in with 10 points.