Vidalia Lady Vikings defeat Caldwell Parish Lady Spartans; Spartans hand Vikings 5th straight loss

Published 8:48 am Friday, January 5, 2024

VIDALIA — Vidalia High School’s varsity basketball teams started the new year by earning a split with Caldwell Parish High School last Tuesday night as the Lady Vikings defeated the Lady Spartans while the Vikings came up just short against the Spartans.

Vidalia girls 48, Caldwell Parish 42

In the varsity girls’ game, the Vidalia Lady Vikings avenged a 25-point loss at Caldwell Parish on Friday, Dec. 22, 2023 by taking care of the Lady Spartans 48-42. No other information on the game was available.

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With the win, the Lady Vikings snapped a three-game losing streak and improved to 9-6 overall. Next up for them is a home game against the Ferriday High School Lady Trojans in a non-district game on Tuesday, Jan. 9 at 6 p.m.

Caldwell Parish boys 51, Vidalia 47

In the varsity boys’ game, the Caldwell Parish Spartans held on for a 51-47 victory over the Vidalia Vikings. No other information on that game was available. This was Caldwell Parish’s second win over Vidalia in 11 days.

The Vikings fell to 8-9 overall after their fifth loss in a row. They next play at the Ouachita Parish Tournament which started on Wednesday and goes through Friday. Efforts to reach head coach Damus Smith to find out which teams the Vikings will be playing and on what days and times were unsuccessful.

Because of the Vidalia Vikings participating in the Ouachita Parish Tournament this week, Vidalia’s varsity home games against Delta Charter School that were scheduled for last Wednesday night have been postponed until Thursday, Jan. 25.

“They (Vidalia) told us that they would be playing in some holiday tournament. So we decided to postpone our games with them until Jan. 25,” Delta Charter head coach Patrick Davis said. “We decided to accommodate them in whatever holiday tournament they are playing in.”

Also, Vidalia’s varsity girls’ and boys’ games at Sicily Island High School that were scheduled for Friday night have been cancelled.