Lady Eagles vying for state championship

Central Catholic is vying for the state championship Saturday.

By GEOFF STOUTE gstoute@daily-review.com

The Central Catholic Lady Eagle basketball team will look to make history Saturday when they compete in the Class 1A state championship contest, the school’s first-ever in girls’ basketball
The Lady Eagles face the top-seed North Central Lady Canes at Burton Coliseum in Lake Charles.
Central Catholic, the No. 2 seed, advanced to the finals after knocking off previously undefeated and No. 3 seed Merryville High School (31-1) 68-51 in Class 1A semifinal action Wednesday.
North Central enters the finals with a 30-2 mark. The Lady Canes advanced to the finals after edging No. 5 seed Arcadia, 61-58, in Class 1A semifinal action preceding Central Catholic’s semifinal contest Wednesday.
North Central’s road to the finals also has included wins against No. 32 Kentwood (88-41) in bi-district action, No. 16 Varnado (64-43) in the regional round (64-43) and No. 8 Southern Lab (44-34) in the Class 1A quarterfinals.
The journey for Central Catholic (28-3) has included wins against No. 31 seed Logansport (64-20) in bi-district action, No. 15 St. Mary (43-25) in the regional round and No. 7 Tensas (64-45) in the quarterfinals.
Admission to Saturday’s game will be $10.
The game will be broadcast on KBZE 105.9 FM, KFRA 1390 AM and www.kbze.com. Pregame will start at 1 p.m.
For a preview on Saturday’s game, see Page 6 of today’s newspaper.

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