'Jills win season opener
PATTERSON — The Patterson Lumberjills started their season with a 3-1 win against Franklin Thursday.
After dropping the first game 25-22, the Lumberjills responded with three straight wins, 25-13, 25-13 and 25-17.
“We’re not where I would like to be by any means, but a win is a win in my book,” Patterson coach Chasity Fontenot said. “We will continue to work hard at practice. Heart and hustle is what I strive to get from my girls day in and day out. With these two things, anything is possible.”
Gaylen Grogan led Patterson with one point, two aces, seven kills, two digs and four blocks; Kailyn Johnson had eight points, 10 aces and 10 assists; and Rachel Easley added 10 points, five aces, two kills and five digs.
Other top contributors included Tamia Washington, one point, six aces and two kills; Jazmin Evans, 10 assists; Arian Grogan, one point, three aces and six kills; Katelyn Thibodaux, nine digs; Toree Leonard, five points, one ace, two kills and one dig; and Jasmine Roberson, five points.
In junior varsity action, Patterson won 25-13, 25-16.
Erykah Singleton led Patterson with two points, four aces and two kills, while Katelynn Spradling added two points and six aces.
Other top contributors included Nia Broussard, six points, two aces and six assists; Makayla Ruiz, two points and three kills; and Nyla Grady, three kills.
Patterson will return to action Tuesday when it hosts Highland Baptist. Junior varsity action is set for a 4 p.m. start with varsity action to follow.
Berwick splits matches
Berwick split its matches at Assumption’s tournament Thursday with a win against Thibodaux before falling to Assumption.
Against Thibodaux, the Lady Panthers won 25-15, 25-20.
Brie Hill led the Lady Panthers (2-1) with four aces, 12 kills, 13 digs and three blocks; Ashton Morales had two kills, 14 assists and three digs; and Hannah Carpenter, one kill and 19 digs.
Other top contributors included Abigail Askew, six kills and a dig; Rennen Delatte, eight digs; and Rosalyn Gros, one ace and five digs.
Against Assumption, the Lady Panthers fell 2-1.
After winning the first game 25-15, the Lady Panthers fell in the next two, 12-25 and 6-15.
Hill had three kills, four blocks and two digs for Berwick; Morales had a kill, eight assists and five digs; and Carpenter, 14 digs.
Other top contributors included Diana Grace Guarisco, one ace, two kills and five digs; Askew, three kills, one block and two digs; Maddie Gray, one kill and four digs; and Gros, five digs.
Berwick will continue play in Assumption’s tournament Saturday.
Central Catholic wins
Central Catholic improved to 3-0 on the season with a 3-0 win against St. Thomas Aquinas in Hammond Thursday.
The Lady Eagles picked up 25-13, 25-13 and 25-22 victories for the sweep.
Meo Knight led the Lady Eagles with 16 kills, three aces and six blocks; Gee Garrett had 10 kills; Kaitlyn Gros, 31 assists; Olivia Crawford, nine digs; and Brittany Longman, five kills.
In Tuesday’s 3-2 win (20-25, 25-19, 19-25, 25-21, 15-12) against Lutcher, Knight recorded 26 kills, 15 digs and a block; Garrett had 14 kills and two blocks; and Crawford, 17 digs.
Other top contributors included Gros, 19 assists; and Megan Landry, six kills.
“The girls fought very hard, and I’m extremely proud of them,” Central Catholic first-year head coach Latashia Wise said. “(I) think it was a great match to have in front of our home crowd.”
Central Catholic will return to action Monday when it hosts Vandebilt Catholic. The game will be a reunion for Wise, who came to Central Catholic this year from Vandebilt where she was the head volleyball coach.
Morgan City falls
The Morgan City Lady Tigers fell to Ascension Episcopal 25-8, 25-15 at Assumption’s tournament Thursday.
Jaiveianna Jones led Morgan City with seven kills, two blocks, a block assist and a dig; Layne Reynaud had one ace, one kill, a block assist, five assists and four digs; and Taylor Prince, four assists and five digs.
Other top contributors included Kloé Liner, one kill and four digs; and Savannah Loupe, five digs.
Morgan City (1-1) will continue play in Assumption’s tournament Saturday.