Girls teams play in early season

Published 8:18 am Friday, December 7, 2012


The Bogalusa Lady Jacks participated in the Country Day Tournament last weekend and lost all three games. They opened against perennial powerhouse Dominican and fell 62-36.

“Not all of my starters are healthy, so I had to rely on several freshman to fill in and their inexperience showed,” lamented Bogalusa coach Adrian Frazier. “We kept it close for awhile, but we had too many turnovers down the stretch.” Gabrielle Alexander led the scoring with 29 of Bogalusa’s 36 points.

In the second game they faced a Walker team that was equally as good going down, 63-27. Again, it was the inexperience that played a huge role in the outcome.

Alexander was the high scorer again with 17 points.

In the final game of the tournament Bogalusa faced another quality opponent in Vandebilt Catholic, who beat them, 60-19.

“They pressed us, and we couldn’t handle the heat,” Frazier said.

In a regular season game this week the Lady Jacks took on Franklinton, falling 54-40. Frazier was more upbeat about this game.

“This is the first game of the season that I have had all of my starters back, and we played much better. We played better defense, and our half-court game is finally coming around.”

Alexander was the leading scorer again with 21, while Darria Phillips contributed 10.

Next up will be a road trip to take on Varnado. Bogalusa is currently 0-8 on the season.


The Lady Buccaneers have been busy, getting in two games last week. The Lady Bucs, coached by Pat King, beat Copiah Academy, 48-31, and Columbia Academy, 59-23.

In the first game Bowling Green never trailed. With the halftime score at 34-10 the Lady Bucs coasted from there. Caroline Haik led the scoring with 16 points followed by Reagan Moody, who pumped in 12.

“The girls are playing good ball,” remarked King. “Our 26-point run in the second quarter sealed it for us. I got a chance late in the game to work on our stall game, which is always nice to run under true game conditions.”

In the second contest the Lady Bucs were even more dominant, holding Columbia to single digit scores in every period. With the halftime score of 42-12 they breezed through the remainder of the game.

“This was probably the best we have played all year. All aspects of our game were executed well, so I am very happy with the effort,” summed up King.

Moody led the way with 14 points, with Mackayla Dykes and Haik each contributing 10.

Bowling Green opens its district campaign Saturday taking on Centreville. The Lady Bucs are 9-1 on the season and play in Class 2A District 6 in the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools.


The Ben’s Ford Lady Eagles took a break from tournament action this past weekend but did play a non-district game against Pontchartrain Home School ,where they lost, 50-46.

The Eagles, coached by Shadd Pittman, are 1-8 on the season but have high hopes for improvement going into the upcoming district schedule. The Eagles play in Class 1A District 4 in the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools.

Pittman’s club led PHS at halftime, 19-18, but couldn’t hold the lead in the second half, going down, 50-46.

“We are a very young team with no senior leadership, so we are still in a learning process,” said Pittman. “Despite our record I think the girls are getting better with each game and are committing less turnovers.”

The leading scorer for Pittman was sophomore Savanna Smith with 30 points. Smith is averaging 20 points a game this season. District play opens Tuesday when the Lady Eagles travel to Prentiss to take on Prentiss Christian School.