Fairview wins record-tying 7th straight title
By The Associated Press
MONROE — Katie Lemieux had a game-high 17 points and 13 rebounds as Fairview captured its seventh consecutive Class B State Championship with a 71-38 victory against the Lacassine Lady Cardinals Wednesday night in Monroe.
The victory for the Lady Panthers (43-1) ties the all-time Louisiana record for consecutive state championships with Zwolle, which captured seven straight from 1988-94.
Ashlea Vizena added 15 points and Natosha Morvant scored 13 for Fairview.
Lacassine (39-2) was led by Madyson Brasseaux’s 11 points and three rebounds, while Abbie Melanson scored eight points.
Riding a hot-shooting opening period that included five 3-pointers, Fairview put the game away early as it jumped out to a 13-4 lead and held a commanding 21-8 advantage after the first quarter.
The Lady Panthers built as big as a 35 lead at one point and never trailed.
Madison Prep wins state title over Simsboro 53-37
Behind 16 points by Brandon Sampson, Madison Prep captured the 2013 LHSAA Class B Boys State Championship with a 53-37 win against Simsboro Wednesday night in Monroe.
The win by the Chargers (42-6) is the first state championship for Madison Prep in only its third year of having a sports program. Simsboro finished the season with a 28-7 record.
The Chargers trailed 6-2 early but rallied to a 7-6 lead with 3:54 to go in the opening quarter on a Brandon Sampson free throw. Madison Prep led the rest of the way.
The Tigers would get as close as 22-18 in the second quarter, but Madison Prep responded with a 15-4 run that extended into the third quarter, grabbing a commanding 40-27 lead heading into the final period.
Daniel Ogunyemi led the Tigers with 15 points in a losing effort.