HOOPS: Lumberjills down Franklin in overtime

By: Staff Reports
The Patterson girls’ basketball team beat Franklin on Tuesday in overtime, 44-41.
Claudia Fine had a strong game with 15 points, nine rebounds, six assists, four steals and three blocks; Chynna Williams had nine points, five steals and four rebounds; Keisha Kinchen had six points, three rebounds, three assists, two steals and a block; Nakia Brooks had six points, five rebounds, four assists and three steals; Tala Johnson had five points and six rebounds; Alexi Webb had two points; and Tiera Butler had one point, two steals, two rebounds and a block.
The junior varsity didn’t fare as well, losing 29-17.
Brooks led the team with six points and Butler added five.
Lady Panthers struggle on the road
The Berwick girls’ basketball team has had a tough schedule of road games recently, losing to Kaplan on Friday and struggling against Abbeville on Tuesday in a 59-28 loss.
Khadijah Johnson led the Lady Panthers with 12 points, while Haley Girard and Amber Girard scored five points each.
Lumberjacks dominate Franklin
Three different Patterson players scored in double figures on Tuesday in a 71-47 win over Franklin.
Gino Hall had 15, Tremaine Lightfoot had 14, and Daylon Charlot had 10.
“This was a good bounce back win after the loss at Central Catholic,” PHS coach Ryan Taylor said. “We stressed in practice the importance of getting back to who we are. We played good pressure defense last night and were able to create some easy transition opportunities. When we get ourselves in the flow of the game, we are able to make plays.”
Eleven different ‘Jacks scored in the game with Deondre Skinner and Denzel Johnson adding six each, Dylan Sanders scored five, Tarrike Phillips had four, Trevon Stewart scored three, Larry Turner had three, Malik Garrett had three, and Traylon Jennings scored two points.
“I was pleased with the effort of everyone on the floor,” Taylor said. “We have one more game in the first round of district so we need to keep our focus and continue to play hard.”
Patterson will continue district play on Friday at home against Erath.
Tigers down Gators on the road
The Morgan City boys’ basketball team beat South Terrebonne, 31-25, on Tuesday.
The win evens the Tigers District 8-4A record at 1-1.
Tyrin Watts led the way with a double double on 15 points and 10 rebounds; Jaylen Jones had nine points, Jalen Johnson had six, and Derrick Walker added a free throw.
Morgan City will host District 8-4A rival Vandebilt Catholic on Friday.

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