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|Monterey teams get two sweeps|
Monterey High's boys and girls teams picked up a pair of wins, downing Avoyelles Charter for Homecoming Friday before disposing of Natchez Cathedral Tuesday in Natchez.
"It's been a while since we've won two games in a row," said Monterey coach Jeffery Odom. "The kids are playing with confidence and understanding what we are trying to do."
On Friday, Monterey's boys defeated Avoyelles, 46-36.
Monterey led 16-12 after one period and 29-18 at halftime as Ross Lipsey scored 11 of his 13 points.
Josh Chapman scored six of his 19 points in the third period as the Wolves outscored the Saints 17-11.
In the girls contest, Monerey led 6-4 after one period adn 18-10 at halftime.
The Lady Wolves outscored the Lady Saints 14-4 in the third quarter.
Kendall Lipsey led the Lady Wolves with 14 points, while Rachel Pecanty added eight.
Against Cathedral, the Lady Wolves jumped out to a 14-5 lead and outscored the Lady Wave 10-3 in the final period for a 45-29 win.
Kendall Lipsey led Monterey with 17 points, while Brooke Baker and Rachel Pecanty added 11 points each.
Monterey's boys trailed Cathedral 9-7 in the first half before taking a 16-12 lead at halftime. The Wolves outscored the Green Wave 25-19 in the second half.
Ross Lipsey led Monterey with 14 points, while 6-foot-5 sophomore Josh Chapman added 11.
"We're playing our inside-out basketball," Odom said. "When you have a big guy in the middle he becomes a threat and when you get the ball to him it opens up things for other people. Ross did a great job in the second half."
Monterey plays in the Grace Christian Tournament this week.
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