Cathedral hoops teams sweep archrival St. Aloysius in MAIS District 4-5A action
Published 11:25 am Thursday, February 1, 2024
NATCHEZ — Justin Hawkins scored 18 points and Cam Tanner contributed with 14 points to lead four Cathedral High School players in double figures as the Green Wave avenged a recent loss at St. Aloysius High School with a 60-48 win at home over the Flashes last Tuesday night in MAIS District 4-5A action.
It wasn’t easy and it took a big third quarter for Cathedral to come away with a big win over its longtime arch-rival and district opponent. The Green Wave was only up 11-10 after one quarter of play and 23-20 at halftime over a pesky St. Aloysius team.
Whatever head coach Jonathan Albright said to his players at halftime must have worked as the Green Wave outscored the Flashes 21-12 in the third quarter for a 44-32 lead. Cathedral made sure there would be no comeback for St. Aloysius in the fourth quarter as both teams put up 16 points.
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Grayson Gay poured in 13 points and Gibson Hillyer added 10 points for the Green Wave, which improved to 13-16 overall and 2-5 in district play.
Next up for Cathedral is a trip to Bossier City, La. to take on Providence Classical Academy in the district finale at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Cathedral girls 54, St. Aloysius 35 (Tues. night)
NATCHEZ — Kinslee Young had herself quite the performance last Tuesday night as she scored a game-high 23 points and pulled down 21 rebounds to lead the Cathedral High School Green Wave to a 54-35 win over the St. Aloysius High School Lady Flashes in an MAIS District 4-5A game.
Molly Shirley chipped in with eight points while Hannah Hargon had herself an all-around strong game with six points, seven rebounds, six assists, and five steals for the Lady Green Wave.
Cathedral jumped out to a 17-6 lead on St. Aloysius at the end of the first quarter. Then the Lady Green Wave put the game out of reach by outscoring the Lady Flashes 18-3 in the second quarter for a 35-9 halftime lead.
By the time St. Al tried to get back in the game, it was way too late. The Lady Flashes outscored the Lady Green Wave 17-10 in the fourth quarter, but all that did was make the final score a little more respectable.
The Lady Green Wave improved to 18-9 overall and 5-2 in District 4-5A. They travel to Bossier City, La. to take on Providence Classical Academy in the district finale at 6 p.m. Friday.