'Jacks take out Wildcats

From Staff Reports

Patterson took a huge step toward the District 9-3A championship Friday with a 64-36 beat down of Abbeville.

The hosts ’Jacks outscored the Wildcats, 21-9, in the second quarter and cruised to their 20th win of the season.

PHS (20-2, 10-0) has three games remaining in the regular season, including two district contests against Franklin and Erath.

Patterson’s full-court press rattled Abbeville from the opening tip. PHS took a 30-15 lead on a three-point play by Deondre Skinner and a 35-20 lead into halftime.

“This was by far our best game of the year,” Patterson head coach Ryan Taylor said. “We made some mistakes but that is going to happen. We never let our heads hang and make one mistake turn into two. I also thought we did a good job of forcing them to play at our pace.”

Denzell Johnson and Skinner were the leading scorers at the half with seven points each. Tremaine Lightfoot also had six points in the post.

Patterson dominated the boards throughout the game.

“We rebounded the ball extremely well,” Taylor said. “I think our effort on the glass was a big difference in the game.”

The ’Jacks took a 40-20 lead on a three-pointer and lay-up by Gino Hall on back-to-back plays with 5:40 left in the third quarter. Abbeville didn’t convert a basket until 1:51 remained in the quarter. The Wildcats scored just six points in the third.

Abbeville made a late run in the fourth quarter, but Lightfoot restored order with a basket and big blocked shot.

“They tried to trap us but we were able to get some good looks,” Taylor said.

Skinner finished with 18 points, 10 rebounds, two blocks and three steals to lead the Lumberjacks. Johnson had 10 points, while Lightfoot added eight points and 14 rebounds. Trevon Stewart also scored eight, while Dylan Sanders and Hall had five points each. Malik Garrett added three, while Tarrike Phillips, Shelby Lavergne and Sherman Edwards had two and Larry Turner scored one.

PHS travels to New Iberia Thursday before closing out the season against district foes Franklin and Erath.

In girl’s play, highly regarded Abbeville (22-6, 10-0) upended Patterson, 42-20. The Lady Wildcats jumped out to a 24-9 halftime lead and never looked back. Chynna Williams led the Lumberjills with eight points, while Alexis Webb added three and Claudia Fine had two.

Patterson returns to action Friday when it hosts rival Franklin in a District 9-3A game.

Panthers, Lady Panthers fall on the road

In other area action, the Berwick Panthers fell to Jeanerette on the road Friday, 77-49, in non-district action.

The Tigers outscored the Panthers (1-24 overall, 0-9 in district) in every quarter on its way to the victory, jumping out to a 29-11 advantage after one quarter and extending its lead to 43-22 at the half.

Jeanerette continued its scoring in the third quarter, outpacing Berwick, 19-14, for a 62-36 advantage before closing the game with a 15-13 fourth-quarter run.

“We didn’t get the start we needed,” Berwick coach John Menard said. “Early on, we did a bad job of stopping them in transition. They were just beating us down the floor. They outrebounded us which was something that we had to win to give us a chance. Despite getting down early the kids played hard and never quit.”

Chaz Russo led the Panthers in double figures with 12 points, while Nick Osburn and Nick Canty each added eight. Devin Tabor added seven points and Joe Francois and Palmer Cox added six each. Brandon Naverro chipped in two for Berwick.

The game was much different than earlier this season when Jeanerette claimed a 55-50 victory against the Panthers in the Berwick Tournament.

In the girls’ game, the Lady Panthers fell to Jeanerette, 56-40.

Amber Girard led the Lady Panthers with 23 points, while Khadijah Johnson scored 13 and Madison Dupree added 4.

Tigers, Lady Tigers

defeat South Terrebonne

The Morgan City soccer squads were not the only ones who faced South Terrebonne on Friday night, as the Morgan City Tigers and Lady Tigers defeated South Terrebonne in District 8-4A action at home Friday.

In the boys’ game, the Tigers defeated the Gators, 26-23.

Both teams put up six points in the first quarter, and Morgan City led 15-12 at the half.

At the end of the third quarter, South Terrebonne cut the Tigers’ lead to 1 at 19-18, and outscored the Gators, 7-5, in the fourth quarter for the victory.

Individual stats for MCHS were not available as of press time.

In the girls’ game, Morgan City defeated the Gators, 54-34.

Individual stats for MCHS were not available as of press time.

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