By Charles Ballard
SHEPHERD — The Lady Pirates embarrassed Trinity on Friday with a 37-11 win that saw the Lady Tigers maintain a single-digit score until the end of fourth quarter.
The Tigers only had 9 points until the fourth quarter almost ended; the second quarter was a blank for Trinity, while the Lady Pirates scored almost at will, with 13 points in the first, 14 points in the second and a pair of 10-point quarters in the second half.
Kiona King had 8 points for the night, and Dakiyah Clark posted 4 points. Mckayden Nelson was the high-point lady for the night with 24 points. Aaliyah Thomas and Elizabeth Coyle combined for 5 points on the night.
On Wednesday, the Lady Pirates lost to the Lady Trojans 44-20.
Shepherd’s Kiona King posted 1 point for the night and Jaz Richardson had 10. Dakiyah Clark had a point, while Mckayden Nelson and Tiana Clark each had 4 points.
For Coldspring, Efreauna Bains had 2 points while Ella Phillips posted 11 points for the night. Shaniyla Goffney led both teams with 21 points and went 2 for 4 at the line.
On Friday, the Lady Trojans were downed 61-52 by Onalaska.
Shepherd crushed Trinity 66-37 in Friday’s district matchup.
After The Trinity Tigers stunned the Coldspring Trojans earlier in the season, they were looking for another win to help secure a seat in the playoffs; however, the Pirates captured that win as Payton Burton was shooting the lights out, hitting six 3-point shots to steal the show.
Brayden White, Tristen Cullum and Burton teamed up to post an overwhelming 50 plus points to secure the win over the Tigers.
Burton said, “I quit counting after the fourth trey fell in the basket. It was a great win for the team.”
Coach Jeremy Bennett said, “We were ready for this game it was a must win and we got the ‘W.’”
Shepherd fell to Coldspring to set up a three-way race for district champion on Wednesday night.
Entering the gym on Wednesday, the Shepherd Pirates were sitting on top of the district by a game, while Coldspring and Crockett were knotted with 3-2 records.
Coach Kerry Bryan of the Coldspring Trojans said, “We shot ourselves in the foot, not once but several times playing against Trinity last week.”
Trinity upset the Trojans 56-52 during a previous matchup.
Bryan stated, “We just need to keep our focus and get back on track here tonight, and we will be fine.”
The first quarter was not very kind to the Pirates as they were only able to muster 8 points while The Trojans were at full throttle, posting 27 points of their own.
Coldspring’s Luke Monroe had 9 of the 27 points scored and ended with a total of 22 points, and Kelvin Harden posted 14 points for the night.
Shepherd’s Braydon Mettlen had 9 points, and Payton Burton and Tristen Cullum each had 10 points.
On Friday, the Trojans downed Onalaska 76-73.