Lady Trojans drop games to tough competition in tournament

Published 11:27 am Wednesday, November 22, 2023

MONROE, La. — The Ferriday High School Lady Trojans took on some tough competition earlier this week at the Wossman High School Tournament, going 0-2 in the process after losses to Arcadia High School last Monday and Carroll High School last Tuesday.

Carroll High girls 58, Ferriday 25 (Tuesday)

Lyric Gay led Carroll High School with a game-high 15 points and Taylor Ross added 11 points as the Lady Bulldogs defeated the Ferriday High School Lady Trojans 58-25 last Tuesday afternoon at the Wossman Tournament.

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A young and inexperienced Ferriday team tried to stay with Carroll in the first half, but still trailed 12-6 after one quarter of play and 28-16 at halftime. The Lady Bulldogs imposed their will on the Lady Trojans in the third quarter and used an 18-4 advantage to take increase their lead to 46-20.

Zaria Boxley led Ferriday with 11 points and Marayah Niblett chipped in with six points while Jakeria Griggs was held to five points.

“Wossman’s girls’ tournament is always a huge, competitive tournament. A lot of powerhouses,” Lady Trojans head coach Lisa Abron said. “I have a really young group this year. I have about eight or nine freshmen, two juniors, two seniors, and a couple of sophomores. It’s like starting all over. We’re trying to learn each other. We’re playing some bigger teams to start off the season.”

The Lady Trojans (0-3) play host to Block High School next Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Arcadia High girls 59, Ferriday 15 (Monday)

The Ferriday Lady Trojans struggled on both ends of the court in their first game at the Wossman Tournament and fell to the Arcadia High School Lady Hornets 59-15 last Monday night.

Led by Rhyanna Abney and Justice Young, Arcadia dominated Ferriday on both ends of the court throughout the first half. The Lady Hornets jumped out to a 22-5 lead over the Lady Trojans at the end of the first quarter. Then Arcadia proceeded to shut out Ferriday in the second quarter 15-0 for a commanding 37-5 halftime lead.

It was more of the same in the third quarter as the Lady Hornets put up 15 points while the Lady Trojans managed just seven points to give Arcadia a 52-12 advantage. Abney led the Lady Hornets with a game-high 17 points and Young contributed with 14 points.

“I see great things in the future,” Abron said. “Right now we’re going to take it one game at a time and learn to get better.”

Jakeria Griggs led the Lady Trojans with eight points while Makenzie Russ had four points and Zaria Boxley added three points.