PCA boys advance, girls fall in North State tournament

Published 1:04 pm Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Porter’s Chapel Academy knocked down some shots and another opponent.

Chris Taylor finished with 31 points and five steals, and PCA beat Lee Academy (Ark.) 59-50 in the first round of the MAIS Class 3A North State tournament on Tuesday.

Nic Williams added 18 points and Willie Rogers had 12 rebounds for PCA (17-9), which advanced to play tournament host Newton Academy in an elimination game Thursday at 7:45 p.m. The winner of that game will advance to the semifinals on Friday night and clinch a berth in next week’s Class 3A state tournament at Greenville Christian.

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While PCA’s boys’ team moved on, its girls’ team had its season come to an end with a 57-39 loss to DeSoto School in a first-round North State game on Tuesday.