Seal paces PRC to big win

Published 4:24 pm Thursday, January 19, 2012

Only two local prep teams managed to earn a win on the hardwood Tuesday night.

The Pearl River Central Blue Devils and Picayune Lady Tide were the only fortunate ones to pull out wins as the high school basketball season heads down the homestretch.

The Blue Devils beat visiting Long Beach 67-60, thanks in large part to a huge game by point guard Dennan Seal. Seal tallied a game high 31 points and had seven assists and five steals to pace PRC, while Ashton Woodson chipped in 11 points to the winning cause.

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It was the first Region 8-4A win for the Blue Devils, now 1-2 in league play, who were coming off an 81-65 loss to West Harrison on Friday. Woodson tallied 28 points in that game, and Jordan Fairconetue scored 12.

The Lady Devils dropped to 0-3 in district  play wit a 60-33 loss to LBHS. Jessica Powers had nine points and 10 rebounds for PRC. Kyra Williams had a game high 27 for the Bearkittens.

The PRC girls were coming off a 52-47 overtime loss to West Harrison. Sabrina Miller had a game high 15 points for the Lady Devils in that game, while Powers added 12 points and blocked 13 shots.

Meanwhile, Picayune split a pair of league games on the road at West Harrison Tuesday night. The lady Tide won 52-43, to move to 2-1 in league play.

The Maroon Tide, though, after winning 18 of their first 20 games, dropped their second straight contest falling 79-65 to the Hurricanes.

After scoring 21 in the win over PRC, West Harrison’s Harvey Smart scored a game-high 27 points against Picayune. Sullivan Bell led the Maroon Tide with 21 points and Nolan Fletcher added 12. WHHS is 3-0 in league play, and Picayune is 2-1.

Also, Poplarville fell 58-41 to visiting St. Stanislaus in Region 8-4A action Tuesday  night. It was the 10th straight loss for the Hornets, who are now 1-5 in league play. Rojae Raine scored 16 and Jalen Raine had 10 points for Poplarville.

All local teams return to action Friday night. Picayune travels to LBHS and PRC travels to WHHS