PRC girls and boys basketball teams earn victories before beginning of district play

Published 7:00 am Thursday, December 28, 2017

The Blue Devils defeated Pope John Paul II Catholic High School 55-32 in non-conference action Friday night.

Pearl River Central High School’s varsity basketball team was led by AJ Banks, who contributed 20 points, five rebounds, two assists and six steals to the game. Willie Reece finished with 10 points, seven rebounds, four assists and four steals, Ethan Henley finished with 10 points, three rebounds and two steals and Josh Theady finished with four points, three rebounds, a steal and an assist. 

The win for the Blue Devils (8-4) marks the team’s fifth victory in the last six games, with the only loss occurring against Petal High School on Dec. 11.

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Jonathan Jenkins also finished with four points, Caden Thompson had three and Connor Tynes and Codi Parks had two points each.

PRC will begin district play at North Pike High School on Jan. 5 at 7:30 p.m.

—Lady Devils 62, Our Lady Academy 13: By not allowing any points in the first and third quarter, the PRC girls cruised to victory over the Lady Crescents Friday night.

The Lady Devils (10-3) were led by Harlee Davis, who had 16 points, five rebounds, two assists and three steals, Lakyn Spence finished with eight points, five rebounds, five assists and six steals and Payton Lee contributed six points, nine rebounds, one assist and six steals.

After the first quarter, PRC led 11-0 and by halftime the team held a 28-9 lead. In the third quarter, the Lady Devils defense held the Crescents back from the Devils’ end of the court while scoring 20 of their own. In the fourth quarter, PRC outscored Our Lady Academy 14-4.

“Out of our last 10 games, this is our ninth victory,” Pearl River Central Head Girls Basketball Coach Tony LaBella said.

Jada Lindsey and Elana Hawthorne each finished the game with six points, Eden Henley had five and Lindsey McCurdy and Lindsey Kyle had four points each. Brooklyn Howe contributed three points and Samantha Orgeron and Anna Carroll added two points each.

PRC will begin district play at North Pike High School on Jan. 5 at 5 p.m.