LOCAL BRIEFS: MCHS soccer beats Erath
Morgan City’s soccer teams hosted Erath on Tuesday with both sides coming away victorious.
The boys took the field first and won 2-0 with both goals coming in the second half.
Tyler Jones’ throw in sparked the first goal as German Pantoja flicked the ball with a header and Victor Cerritos finished off the play with a volley into the net from outside the goal box in the 51st minute.
Cerritos set up Sergize Flores for the second goal that would hold up for the win.
“The boys played well,” MCHS coach Jorge Hernandez said. “We kept control of the game and held them off, we are still looking for more goals and working on our scoring.”
The Lady Tigers took the field for the second game and dominated en route to a 6-0 win.
Shannon Theriot scored a hat trick and set up several goals.
Theriot’s first goal was in the second minute when Theriot set up Celeste Williams with a through ball and Theriot scored her first goal in the 12th minute on a breakaway.
Sarah Patterson set up Theriot’s second goal in the 24th minute and the freshman completed her hat trick with a 54th minute score on a pass from Williams.
Patterson set up another goal in the 57th minute on a well-placed corner kick that Reina Fernandez converted for a 5-0 lead.
Theriot set up the last goal of the game in the 67th minute that was headed in by Williams.
“Even though we had a good win and goals, there are still too many mistakes on our side. Our passing isn’t as fluent as it should be,” MCHS coach Trevor Patterson said. “We have some good practices before next week to sharpen on that.”
The Lady Tigers will compete in the St. Louis showcase in Lake Charles this weekend before opening district on Tuesday at home against South Terrebonne.
Lady Panthers fall just short
Berwick’s girls basketball team nearly pulled off a win in Loreauville’s (1-8) gym on Tuesday but fell short 36-32.
Abigail Ohlin led the team with 12 points, Hailey Wilkinson had 11 points, Khadijha Johnson had five points and Alaina Morella had two points.
Berwick (1-8) will compete in the Hanson Memorial tournament starting today.
Berwick’s hot start fades
Berwick’s boys basketball team got off to a promising start against Loreauville on Tuesday, trailing 16-13 after the first quarter.
The Panthers managed just 15 points in the last three quarters to fall 59-28.
“We had one of our best starts this year,” BHS coach John Menard said. “After the first quarter their size really got to us. We had trouble stopping their big guy and had some breakdowns on defense. On the offensive end, we just stopped making the shots we hit in the first quarter.”
Devin Tabor led the Panthers with nine points, Nick Canty had five, Chaz Russo score four; Nick Osburn and Palmer Cox had three each; and Nathan Baumgartner and Joe Francois had two points each.
Berwick (0-11) will play St. Martinville (4-6) in the first game of the Lumberjack Invitational in Patterson at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday.