'Jills finish second at Lady Tiger Classic

Staff Report

Patterson finished in second place in the White Division of the Morgan City Lady Tiger Invitational this weekend.

The ’Jills, the winner of Pool B, recorded a 3-1 finish Saturday, falling to Pool A champion Ellender, 2-1, (25-19, 13-25, 9-15) in the finals.

“A second place finish at the Morgan City Tournament was great and appropriate for my team,” PHS coach Chasity Fontenot said. “It’s the first trophy volleyball takes back home to Patterson High in a while, if not ever.”

In the championship game, Caitlyn Fontenot led Patterson with four points, six kills and two blocks, while Kailyn Johnson added two points and five kills. Rebecca Taylor also recorded four aces and a kill for Patterson.

Ellender had advanced to the finals after defeating Pool B runner-up South Lafourche, 26-24, 25-23.

In the semifinals, Patterson, the winner of Pool B, knocked off West St. Mary, Pool A’s runner-up, in three games (25-20, 19-25, 15-9).

“Our semi-final game is one that I will never forget,” Fontenot said. “My youngsters on the bench cheered their hearts out.”

Fontenot said the younger players’ enthusiasm in the game helped the varsity stay focused on the task at hand, as well as stay positive.

Caitlyn Fontenot once again led Patterson with three points, four aces, seven kills and one block, while Taylor contributed three points, two aces and five kills and Carissa Fontenot chipped in six points, six assists and two aces.

The ’Jills came out first in their pool with victories, a 4-0 mark with victories against Houma Christian and Franklin Thursday followed by wins against South Lafourche (25-21, 25-19) and Donaldsonville (25-4, 25-17) Saturday.

Against South Lafourche, Caitlyn Fontenot recorded three points, five digs and five kills, while Johnson added a point and a dig, two aces and three kills. Other contributors included Caitlyn Fontenot, three points, five digs and five kills; and Courtnie Boudreaux, two points and six kills.

In Patterson’s win against Donaldsonville, Carissa Fontenot led the ’Jills with 10 points, five aces, two digs and four assists, while Caitlyn Fontenot added a point, a dig, an assist, two aces and four kills. Taylor contributed three points and five aces, while Gaylen Grogan recorded three kills.

“We’re getting better day by day and definitely taking steps in the right direction,” Coach Chasity Fontenot said. “My dedicated players will get where they need to be by the time district gets here, which is next week. It’s exciting, and something I look forward to seeing.”

Patterson (7-3) returns to action today when it travels to Baldwin to face West St. Mary. Junior varsity begins at 4 p.m. followed by varsity action.

Morgan City finishes

2-2 in tourney

Morgan City High finished 2-2 in the Green Division of its Lady Tiger Invitational with wins against Thibodaux (25-17, 25-20) Thursday and against Sam Houston (25-11, 25-11) Saturday.

However, the Lady Tigers suffered losses Saturday to Acadiana (25-23, 20-25, 17-19) and Ascension Catholic (25-20, 13-25, 15-17).

Against Thibodaux, Katelyn Adams recorded three kills, a block, 17 assists, an ace and four digs, while Jaiveianna Jones added an ace, nine kills, three digs and two blocks. Other Lady Tigers contributors included Kloé Liner, five kills and 11 digs; Savannah Loupe, an assist, eight digs and two aces; Ariel Trimm, an ace, a kill and seven digs; and May Grogan, four kills.

In the win against Sam Houston, Liner recorded three aces, three kills and 16 digs, while Jones added five kills, five aces and seven digs. Other Lady Tigers contributors included Adams, four aces, four digs, a kill and 10 assists; Marilynn Bailey, two kills, eight digs, an assist and three aces; and Loupe, two aces, an assist and seven digs.

In the loss to Acadiana, several Lady Tigers turned in huge performances, including Jones, who had 12 kills, 14 digs, a block and an ace.

Other Lady Tiger standouts included Liner, 26 digs, four kills and an assist; and Adams, six kills, 21 assists, 10 digs and two aces.

Bailey added a kill, an ace and 16 digs, while Loupe added three aces and 14 digs for the Lady Tigers.

Against Ascension Catholic, Adams had a big game with 14 assists, 14 digs, as well as four aces and a kill, while Liner added 19 digs, four kills and an ace. Bailey had two kills and two aces, 15 digs and an assist.

Other Lady Tiger contributors included Jones, seven kills, 20 digs, an assist and a block; Grogan, five kills and a dig; and Loupe, nine digs.

Breaux Bridge, the winner of Pool B, defeated O.P. Walker, Pool B runner-up, 25-23, 25-19, in the Green Division finals.

The Morgan City Lady Tigers will return to action today when they travel to Houma Christian. Action will start at 4 p.m. with freshmen action, followed by junior varsity and varsity play.

CCHS finishes 4-2 at

Catholic League Tourney

Central Catholic finished 4-2 at the Catholic League Tournament in New Orleans with wins against Vanderbilt, St. Scholastica, Catholic High-Point Coupee and E.D. White.

The squad dropped contests to Dominican and Teurlings Catholic.

Against Vanderbilt, the Lady Eagles won 25-27, 25-13, 15-9.

Brie Hill and Caroline Byrne were tops for CCHS. Hill had 10 kills, an ace, a dig and three solo blocks, while Byrne recorded three kills, 31 assists, an ace and a dig.

Other Lady Eagles contributors included Meo Knight, eight kills, six digs and a block assist; Celine Flores, nine kills and 10 digs; Gee Garrett, five kills, a dig and a solo block; and Olivia Crawford and Abbie Bergeron, eight digs apiece.

The Lady Eagles defeated St. Scholastica, 25-16, 23-25, 15-2.

Hill led the Lady Eagles with seven kills, an assist, an ace, a dig and a block assists and three solo blocks, while Byrne added 22 assists and six digs.

Other Lady Eagles contributing in the victory included Knight, nine kills, two digs and a solo block; and Garrett, five kills.

The Lady Eagles defeated Catholic Point-Coupee 25-8, 25-17.

Hill and Knight led the Lady Eagles in the victory. Hill recorded five kills, an ace, a solo block and four digs, while Knight added five kills, two digs and three solo blocks. Byrne added 19 assists, two aces and three digs

Also during the tournament, the Lady Eagles defeated E.D. White, 25-16, 25-22

Knight led the squad with seven kills, three digs and a solo block, while Hill added six kills and three solo blocks.

Other Lady Eagles contributing included Byrne with 21 assists, two aces and five digs; Bergeron, an ace and 12 digs; and Garrett, five kills.

During the tournament, the Lady Eagles suffered losses to Dominican (19-25, 18-25) and Teurlings Catholic (22-25, 19-25).

Against Dominican, Knight recorded six kills, a dig, a solo block and a block assist, while Byrne added 15 assists and a dig; and Flores, five kills.

The Lady Eagles also fell to Teurlings Catholic, 22-25, 19-25.

Knight led CCHS with 14 kills, four digs and three solo blocks, while Garrett added three kills, three digs and three assists as well as a solo block.

Other Lady Eagles contributors included Bergeron, 10 digs; and Brittany Longman, seven digs.

The Lady Eagles will return to action today when they travel to face Dominican. Action will begin with freshmen play at 4 p.m. followed by junior varsity and varsity action.

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