HOOPS: Lady Eagles win battle of top 10 teams
The Central Catholic girls basketball team took its No. 6 ranking in Class 1A to Franklin Tuesday to face No. 9 Hanson Memorial (16-6) and came away with an impressive 80-45 win.
The Lady Eagles are now 17-2 overall and 2-0 in District 8-1A.
CCHS will host rival Vermilion Catholic 6 p.m. Friday at the Matchbox.
Complete stats were unavailable as of press time.
Ohlin scores 20 in Berwick loss
The Berwick girls basketball team fell short against Erath on Tuesday, 54-33, at home.
Abigail Ohlin had a good night shooting the ball, finishing with 20 points to lead the Lady Panthers.
Amber Girard added nine and Hailey Wilkinson and Haley Girard had two each.
Berwick (2-18, 0-6) will travel to face Patterson (7-15, 2-4) on Friday.
Jills struggle against North Vermilion
The Patterson girls basketball team had a tough time on the road Tuesday in a 51-22 loss to North Vermilion (13-8, 7-1).
Claudia Fine had seven points, seven rebounds, two steals and two blocks; Keisha Kinchen had four points, three rebounds and two steals; Tiera Butler had seven rebounds, four points and a block; Alexis Webb had three points, five steals and a rebounds; Chynna Williams had two points, four rebounds and two steals; and Tala Johnson had two points and four rebounds.
Jacks cruise against NVHS
The Patterson boys basketball team jumped out to 26-10 lead in the first quarter and didn’t look back en route to a 73-29 win over North Vermilion.
Dylan Sanders and Trevon Stewart led the team with 11 points each, Malik Garrett had 10, Larry Turner had nine, Gino Hall had eight, Deondre Skinner and Shelby Lavergne had six each, Tarrike Phillips and Daylon Charlot had four each, and Tremaine Lightfoot and Sherman Edwards had two each.
“This was a solid performance on both sides of the court,” PHS coach Ryan Taylor said. “I was pleased with the defensive effort and thought we passed the ball well.”
Patterson (17-2, 7-0) will host Berwick on Friday.
Tigers down Mustangs
The Morgan City boys basketball team got back in the win column Tuesday with a trip to Assumption and a 49-42 win.
The games were close throughout with the Tigers holding a slim 24-16 lead at halftime and a 33-32 advantage heading into the third.
Jaylen Jones led the team with 22 points, Jalen Johnson had 13 points and seven rebounds, Tyrin Watts had 13 rebounds and nine points, Derrick Walker had three points, and Carl Singleton had two points.
MCHS (14-11, 2-2) will have a break Friday before heading to face district powerhouse Ellender (17-7, 3-1) on Tuesday.
Panthers doomed by slow start
The Berwick boys basketball team came out sluggish in a 47-41 loss to Erath (5-16, 2-5) Tuesday.
The Panthers (1-21, 0-7) trailed 23-10 after the first quarter and the deficit was too much to overcome despite improved play in the last three-quarters.
“We had about four minutes in the first quarter where we didn’t defend well or run our offense and that hurt us,” BHS coach John Menard said. “We played well from there but just couldn’t seem to make a big enough run. We played extremely hard. With this young team we are learning a lot and are getting better.”
Palmer Cox led the Panthers with 15 points, Nick Osburn had 10, Nick Canty added eight, Devin Tabor had seven, and Chaz Russo hit a free throw.