HOOPS: Lady Tigers down Berwick in last non-district game
By: Staff Reports
Morgan City’s girls basketball team beat Berwick on Tuesday, 47-38, in the last game of non-district play for the Lady Tigers.
Casey Chenevert led MCHS with 25 points and nine rebounds; May Grogan had 14 points and 10 rebounds; and Tae’lor Hawkins and Kaylyn Washington added four points and six assists each.
Khadijah Johnson led Berwick with 15 points; and Abigail Ohlin and Amber Girard each had eight.
Morgan City will host Ellender to start district on Friday at 6:30 p.m. and the Lady Panthers will face Kaplan at home.
Lady Eagles lose second
game of the season
Central Catholic’s girls basketball team picked up just its second loss of the season on Tuesday in Lafayette.
Class 4A St. Thomas More (15-1) won 72-32 in the rare loss for the Lady Eagles (14-2).
Meo Knight led CCHS with 16 points, but was the only Lady Eagle to score in double figures.
Makayla McDaniel had four points, five assists and two steals; Megan Landry had two points and five rebounds; Randi Brown had three points, a rebound and two steals; and Geralyn Garrett added five points, eight rebounds and two assists.
Central Catholic will host Patterson (5-11) on Friday at the Matchbox.
Central Catholic boys keep rolling up wins
The CCHS boys basketball team picked up an impressive 75-60 win over the No. 1 team in the Class 1A power rankings, Christian Life, on Tuesday in Baton Rouge.
The Eagles were No. 3 in the power rankings prior to Tuesday’s game, so they could be the top team in the state if they can win again on Friday against Class 3A Patterson.
Lloyd Grogan led the team with 26 points and Nick Case, Dontrell Brown and Josh Singleton added 10 points each.
The junior varsity also played well in a 38-34 win.
David Brown led the way with 16 points and Luke Landry had 11.
Lumberjacks remain unbeaten in district
Deondre Skinner and Tremaine Lightfoot led the Patterson boys basketball team to a 55-36 road win over Abbeville (7-11, 2-1 in District 9-3A) on Tuesday.
The Lumberjacks (14-1, 3-0) trailed 22-20 at halftime but used a strong defensive effort to pull away in the second half.
“I thought last night was our first complete game in a long time,” PHS coach Ryan Taylor said. “They did some things in that second quarter that gave us some problems but we stayed with our game plan and made the necessary adjustments at halftime.
“We knew if we were patient and made good passes our size advantage inside would come into play. I can’t say enough about our defensive effort in the second half, especially in the fourth quarter. We forced them into some hurried shots and were able to control the boards. It was definitely a big win for us.”
Skinner had 21 points, Lightfoot added 19 and Trevon Stewart scored seven in the crucial District 9-3A win.
Patterson will get a break from district on Friday with a trip to Morgan City for the third game of the season against Central Catholic (13-3).
Tigers too much for Berwick
Morgan City’s boys basketball team beat Berwick, 83-17, on Tuesday at MCHS.
The Tigers jumped out to a 36-8 lead at halftime en route to their 12th win of the season.
Tyrin Watts led all scorers with 25 points and 14 rebounds to complete his double double; Jalen Johnson had 17 points and eight assists; Malcolm Watkins had 16 points and eight rebounds; Derrick Walker had seven points; and Carl Singleton and Eric Walker added five points each.
Morgan City (12-9) kicks off District 8-4A play at home on Friday against Ellender (15-6) with tip off set for 7:30 p.m.