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.

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