HOOPS: Lady Tigers down Berwick on the road
By: Staff Reports
The Morgan City girls’ basketball team picked up a road win on Thursday with a 58-33 result over Berwick.
The Lady Tigers had two scorers in double digits and two players that had double digit rebounds in the win.
Casey Chenevert had a game-high 20 points, five rebounds, three assists and a steal, while May Grogan had 14 points, five assists, five steals and three blocks.
On the boards, Kneisha Young had 12 rebounds, eight points, three assists and two blocks; and Chelsea Jones had 10 rebounds and one steal.
Kaylyn Washington also had a solid game for MCHS (4-2) with seven points, three rebounds, six assists, four blocks and three steals.
The Lady Panthers (0-8) were led by Abigail Ohlin’s 15 points and Hailey Wilkinson and Khadijah Johnson scored five points each.
In the junior varsity game, Berwick came out on top, 14-9, with Mackenzie Baumgartner having seven points and Mackenzie Reed had five.
Berwick’s next game is at Loreauville on Tuesday and Morgan City will host Central Catholic on Tuesday.
Lumberjills down Jeanerette
The Patterson girls’ basketball team improved to 3-5 on the season with a 50-36 win over Jeanerette (0-7) on Thursday.
Keisha Kinchen led the Lumberjills with 15 points; Tala Johnson had 10 points; Claudia Fine had eight points; Kassandra Merritt had seven points; Chynne Williams had six points; and Nakia Brooks had four points.
Patterson will travel to face Breaux Bridge (5-3) on Tuesday.
Lady Eagles lose first game of the season
It took a defending state champion to beat the Central Catholic girls’ basketball team on Thursday.
St. James (9-1) won the Class 3A state title last season and dealt CCHS (6-1) its first loss of the season, 80-76, in the first game of the Vandebilt Catholic tournament on Thursday
Randi Brown led the Lady Eagles with 36 points, eight rebounds, six assists, three blocks and two three-pointers; and Meo Knight had 20 points with 11 rebounds, four assists, six blocks and five steals.
Brieanna Hill and Gee Garrett scored six points each and both grabbed 10 rebounds in the losing effort.
Makayla McDaniel had two points, four assists, a steal and three blocks; and Megan Landry added two points, two rebounds and three assists.
Tournament play continues today and Saturday at VCHS.
Lumberjacks roll on the road
The Patterson boys’ basketball team made the short trip to Jeanerette (2-6) on Thursday and came away with a 72-42 win.
“I was very pleased with the effort my team played with tonight,” PHS coach Ryan Taylor said. “The best stat of the night was a total of 24 assist for the game. When you make 26 shots and you have that many assists you are playing unselfish basketball. It was pretty to watch. We must continue to improve but I like the direction we are going in right now.”
Patterson (4-0) had 12 players score in the game with Deondre Skinner leading the team with an impressive 24 points; Tremaine Lightfoot had nine; Gino Hall had six; Dylan Sanders, Mark Jones and Tarrike Phillips had five points each; and Malik Garrett and Larry Turner had four points each.
Patterson will return to action on Tuesday as they host Morgan City (5-2).